This song has nothing whatsoever to do with the fairy tale, but I like David Bowie so deal with it. According to wikipedia: "The lyrics have been interpreted as a look back at Bowie's severe mood swings during his cocaine addiction while living in Los Angeles from 1975 to 1976, with the line "Thank God Heaven left us standing on our feet" suggesting the singer's gratitude for making it through that period. The phrase "someone fetch a priest" alludes not to a desire for religious succour but to co-producer Tony Visconti's frequent expletive during the recording sessions for "Heroes", "someone f!@# a priest"." Bowie gives a hint to the choosing of the title in this video when he says it is "of somewhat schizophrenic nature."