|David Bowie at the Berlin Wall in 1987 (Getty Images)|
However it was the message sent by the German Foreign Office that brought back for me the power of one of my favorite Bowie songs: "'Heroes'". Co-written by David Bowie with Brian Eno in Berlin in 1977 the song delivers a powerful message precisely because it is not a political song but one about two lovers by the Berlin Wall.
"I, I can rememberTen years later Bowie's performance of "'Heroes'" on June 6, 1987 at the German Reichstag in West Berlin was considered by some to be a catalyst to the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall two years later. In 2002 he returned to the German capital then unified and sang the song again.
Standing, by the wall
And the guns, shot above our heads
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall
And the shame, was on the other side
Oh we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day"