Blur

Blur's Albums and Lyrics

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Blur

Blur's Albums and Lyrics

by Heidi Harley 780 Views comments

Blur

Release Date:10/02/1997

1997 saw Blur abandon English character song and look towards left-field American rock for inspiration. Recorded partly in Iceland, Britpop is shunned in favour of abstract experimentalism, abrasive guitars, held together with Damon Albarn’s instinctive knack for writing memorable tunes. The album features the band’s second UK number 1 single, “Beetlebum” and the casually anthemic “Song 2″, the latter finally acquiring Blur transatlantic success.

En 1997, Blur abandonne les chansons à caractère Anglais et se tourne vers le côté gauche du rock Américain pour ce qui concerne l'inspiration. Enregistré en partie en Islande, Britpop est en faveur de l'expérimentation abstraite, les guitares abrasives, le tout orchestré par le talent de Damon Albarn pour écrire des airs mémorables. L'album comporte le deuxième single classé numéro 1 au Royaume-Uni, "Beetlebum" et la désinvolture hymne "Song 2", ce dernier permettra finalement à Blur d’acquérir un succès transatlantique.

  • Beetlebum

Beetlebum
What you've done
She's a gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum
Get nothing done
You beetlebum just get numb
Now what you've done
Beetlebum

[Chorus]
And when she lets me slip away
She turns me on all my violence is gone
Nothing is wrong
I just slip away and I am gone
Nothing is wrong
She turns me on
I just slip away and I am gone

Beetlebum
Because you're young
She's a gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum
She'll suck your thumb
She'll make you come
Coz, she's your gun
Now what you've done
Beetlebum

[repeat chorus]

  • Song 2

I got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn't easy
But nothing is
No

[chorus]
Woo-hoo
When I feel heavy-metal
And I'm pins and I'm needles
Well, I lie and I'm easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you

I got my head down
When I was young
It's not my problem
It's not my problem

[repeat chorus]

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Oh yeah

  • Country Sad Ballad Man

Yeah I found nowhere
It got to know me
Let me sleep all day
Spent the money
I haven't felt my legs
Since the summer
And I don't call my friends
Forgot the numbers

[Chorus]
VIP 223
Have my chances
They have me
Now stay up nights
Watch TV
I'm a country sad
I'm a ballad man

I'm on a come back roll
Yeah I'm a bizzard
And in my motor home
Sweat on my pillow all night

[repeat chorus]

  • M.O.R.

It's automatic
I need to unload
Under the pressure
Gone middle of the road
Fall into fashion
Fall out again
We stick together
Cause it never ends

Here comes a low
I'm a boy and you're a girl
Here comes a high
The only ones in the world
Here comes everything
You and me can work it out
Here it comes
You, me, we'll work it out!

Here comes tomorrow
1 2 3 episodes
We stick together
Gone middle of the road
Cause that's entertainment
It's the sound of the wheel
It rolls on forever
You know how good it feels

Here comes a low
I'm a boy and you're a girl
Here comes a high
The only ones that's in the world
Here comes everything
We're like monkeys out in the space
Here it comes
We are members of the human race
You, me, we'll work it out!

It's automatic
I need to unload
Under the pressure
Gone middle of the road
Fall into fashion
Fall out again
We stick together
Cause it never ends

Here comes a low
I'm a boy and you're a girl
Here comes a high
You're the only one that's in the world
Here comes everything
You and me can work it out
Here it comes
You, me, we'll work it out!

  • On Your Own

Holy man tiptoed his way across the Ganges
The sound of magic music in his ears
Videoded by a bus load of touristis
Shinny shellsuits and drinking lemonade
Now I got a funny feeling
Which I bought mailorder
From a man in a teepee in California
Said he once was a great game show performer
Then he blew all his money away
Blew it all away

[Chorus]
So take me home
Don't leave alone
I'm not that good
But I'm not that bad
No psycho killer
Hooligan gorilla
I dream to riot
Oh you should try it
I'll eat parole get gold card soul
My joy of life is on a roll
And we'll all be the same in the end

Then you're on your own

Well we go happy day glow in the discos
The sound of magic music in our brains
Someone stumbles to the bathroom
with the horrors
Says lord give me time for I've jumped into space
I'm in outter space

[repeat chorus]

  • Theme From Retro

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  • You’re So Great

Sad drunk and poorly
Sleep in really late
Sad drunk and poorly
Not feeling so great
Wandering lost in a town full of frowns
Sad drunk and poorly
Dogs digging up the ground

[Chorus]
And I feel the light in the night and in the day
And I feel the light
When the sky's just mud and grey
And I feel the night when you tell me it's OK
Coz you're so great and I love you

Tea, tea and coffee
Helps to start the day
Tea, tea and coffee
Shaking all the way
City's alive, a surprise so am I
Tea, tea and coffee, get no sleep today

[repeat chorus]

  • Death of a Party

The death of the party
Came as no surprise
Why did we bother?
Should have stayed away

Another night
And I thought "Well, well"
Go to another party and hang myself
Gently on the shelf

The death of the teenager
Standing on his own
Why did he bother?
Should have slept alone

Another night
And I thought "Well, well"
Go to another party and hang myself
Gently on the shelf

Another night
And I thought "Well, well"
Go to another party and hang myself
Gently on the shelf

  • Chinese Bombs

He makes an inner arm block
Then kicks off from behind
The lights they go off
But he can fight blind
Coz he got the touch
But he won't live long
Coz he comes from Hong Kong
Where people are strong

Chinese bombs, millions jump,
Chairman's junk USA
Won't somebody, won't somebody
Sink this place

Got a cab to go to Soho
The dragon says go
Let everyone know
You got the touch
You come from Hong Kong
Where people are strong
And you won't live long

Chinese bombs, millions jump
Chairman's junk,USA
Won't somebody, won't somebody
Bruce Lee comes to save the day
Bruce Lee comes to save Chinese way

  • I’m Just a Killer for Your Love
  • I heard a man who had no lungs
    he took me in and made me lunch
    He told me how I'd lost my friend
    He smiled at me it was the end
    I said

    I'm just a killer for your love [X4]

    I cut my hair off in the road
    I take my coat off dropped my load
    I wipe my hands on the grass
    Coz I know that nothing ever lasts
    And I said

    I'm just a killer for your love [X4]
  • Look Inside America

Good morning lethargy
Drink pepsi is good for energy
The bath's on, smoke in the bedroom
Sore throat and on my neck a nasty bruise
Where it came from, well I don't know
We played last night, it was a good show

Got the play out, second rate chatshow
It's a nation wide deal, so you gotta go
Chuck from the company says it will be alright
Got an ad on KROQ
And there's an in-store tonight
Well I build things up
Then I let them go
Got to get time share on the radio

Look inside America, she's alright, she's alright
Sitting out the distance
But I'm not trying to make her mine
Looking for America
With its kooky nights and suicide
Where the TV says it's alright
Coz' everybody's hung up on something or other

Steppin' off in 20, so the driver says
I should sleep tonight
But I think I'll watch videos instead
Annie Hall leaves NY in the end
Press rewind and Woody gets her back again
And the whole world could pass through me
But I don't know if it means much to me

Look inside America
She's alright, she's alright
Sitting out the distance
But I'm not trying to make her mine
Looking for America
With its kooky nights and suicide
Where the TV says it's alright
Coz everybody's strung out on something or other

And the whole world
Could pass through me
But I don't know if it means much to me

  • Strange News From Another Star

All I want to be is washed out by the sea
No death star over me
Won't give me any peace
All I want is light relief
Put the crazies on the street
Give them guns and feed them meat
Now shoot the death star down
Dig a hole and put it down
Thousand miles undergroung

[Chorus]
They say it's no game
There's strange news from another star
I'm lost, I'm lost
There's strange news from another star

Give me all your stuff
Until I can't get up
Watch the whole world freeze
Countig tin can in our sleep
I don't believe in me
I don't believe in me
All I've ever done is tame
Will you love me all the same
Will you love me though
Always the same

[repeat chorus]

  • Movin’ On

At the music heist
I met the gourmet man
With aluminium lungs
Sucks all we can

Seek the whole world go flip
In a stunt bug style
With a cellulite pile
But he can smile

This is the music
And we're movin' on, movin' on

We're sticky eyes and sticky bones
You get no time on your own
You get a dose and get a ghost
You get it coast to coast
Dye your hair black
Get Satan tattoed on your back
Pierce yourself with a coke can
Put yourself in fake tan now you're in a band

Coz this is the music
And we're movin' on, movin' on
Hey, this is the music
And we're movin' on, movin' on
No matter how low, there's always further to go
We're movin' on, movin' on

We're movin' on, it won't be long
We're movin' on, it won't be long

  • Essex Dogs

I remember thinking murder in the car
Watching dogs somersault
Through sprinkles on tiny laws
I remember the graffti, we are your children
Coming in with spray cans of paint
I remember the sunset and the plains of cement
And the way the nights seems to turn the colour
of orangeade

In this town cellular phones are hot with thieves
In this town we all go to terminal pubs
It helps us sweat out those angry bits of life
From this town the English Army grind
Their teeth to glass
You'll get kicked tonight
Smell of puke and piss
Smell of puke and piss on your stillettoes

Here comes the panic attack
My heart stops then starts
Give me a drink
I'll drink your round
I'll take you round the pole
It's cold up here
You'll catch the flu or you'll catch the city
Either way, you'll catch the flu
Or you'll catch the city

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