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Gorillaz — Clint Eastwood
Album: Gorillaz
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Released: 2001
Length: 5:47
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Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh...

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on (Poof)
It's coming on
It's coming on...

Yeah... Ha Ha!
Finally someone let me out of my cage
Now, time for me is nothing 'cause I'm countin' no age
Now I couldn't be there
Now you shouldn't be scared
I'm good at repairs
And I'm under each snare
Intangible
Bet you didn't think so, I command you to
Panoramic view
Look, I'll make it all manageable
Pick and choose
Sit and lose
All you different crews
Chicks and dudes
Who you think is really kickin' tunes?
Picture you gettin' down in a picture tube
Like you lit the fuse
You think it's fictional
Mystical? Maybe
Spiritual
Hero who appears in you to clear your view when you're too crazy
Lifeless
To know the definition for what life is
Priceless
For you because I put you on the hype shit
You like it?
Gunsmokin' righteous with one token
Psychic among those
Possess you with one go

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

The essence, the basics
Without it you make it
Allow me to make this
Childlike in nature
Rhythm
You have it or you don't, that's a fallacy
I'm in them
Every sprouting tree
Every child of peace
Every cloud at sea
You see with your eyes
I see destruction and demise
Corruption in disguise
From this fuckin' enterprise
Now I'm sucked into your lies
Through Russell, not his muscles, but percussion he provides
With me as a guide
Y'all can see me now 'cause you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind
That's the in (motherfucker)
So I'm gonna stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rhymes so motherfuckers
Remember where the thought is
I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless
Feelings, sensations that you thought were dead
No squealing, remember
''That it's all in your head!''

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
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My future is coming on
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My future is coming on
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My future
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My favourite Gorillaz song to date. Good stuff :)
Sobient wrote:
I'll upload their new hit from their newest album: Feel Good Inc.
My son got me into Gorillaz ... I think he already has most of the new CD on his MP3 ...
I'll upload their new hit from their newest album: Feel Good Inc.
radiojunkie wrote:
Well, I clearly have come in at the end of a long and spirited discussion. Heydy-ho, everybody! I must say I find this tune QUITE catchy! I at first thought it was Beck -- who, of course, everybody loves -- but then discovered it must be by someone else who is of the "rap" persuasion, and has been met with a great deal of hostility. Anyho, I am still enamored of the beat and sound, and I even found the "motherf**ker" references in the lyrics to be something of an eye-opener. Toe tapper, that! I give it an 8, because I AM FEELING LUCKY. Heydy-ho, all! Must pull up my lime-green pants and get back on the links.
It's a side project of Damon Albarn from Blur. CW stands the test of time, as does the rest of the CD. Also Gorillaz vs. Space Monkey CD is good. They have a new CD coming out very shortly.
:music: :bounce: :propeller.gif:
Well, I clearly have come in at the end of a long and spirited discussion. Heydy-ho, everybody! I must say I find this tune QUITE catchy! I at first thought it was Beck -- who, of course, everybody loves -- but then discovered it must be by someone else who is of the "rap" persuasion, and has been met with a great deal of hostility. Anyho, I am still enamored of the beat and sound, and I even found the "motherf**ker" references in the lyrics to be something of an eye-opener. Toe tapper, that! I give it an 8, because I AM FEELING LUCKY. Heydy-ho, all! Must pull up my lime-green pants and get back on the links.
I don't listen to rap and don't have any rap albums but I do think it is relevant and, hell, I even enjoy it. Maybe we could have some Eminem in the future, Bill?
masterhead wrote:
Oh my... didI just read a bunch of white fascist comments about rap, Oh wow..considering this an "eclectic" station
MtnGoat wrote:
I'm always amazed at how rap hits the hot buttons of non-blacks. The anxiety it causes! Its an 8 for my lilly-white ears. C.
I've read through nearly 3 years worth of comments regarding this song (including my own from a couple years ago) and have no idea where you get the notion people are facist or racist simply because they dislike this song. Puuuleeeeze! Get off your self-righteous high horses. Go hug a freakin' tree or something. Just sayin'. Not all rap or hip-hop is bad. I dislike this song due to the plodding, lethargic beat and the dearth of musical ability displayed. The monotonous vocals don't help, either. I don't give a rat's ass about the color of the artists' skin or their country of origin. Sucky music is sucky in any color, language, or flavor you choose.
sully3 wrote:
All of you people that hate this "rap" that is actually hip hop are ignorant or disregard it because you probably associate it with gansters and violence. If you actually paid attention to the beats and the words you might change your perception. You might acknowledge it as an art form. :rolleyes: I used to be against anything that sounded like rap or hip hop and deemed it as crap. Now, I have learned to be open minded and can recognize creativity and style more than a type of sound.
Paid attention to the beats and the words. Tried to view it as an artform. Resultant perception is as follows: still sucks. Call me ignorant, call me closed-minded, call me whatever the hell you want, but you're still not gonna shame or browbeat me into liking annoying music.
:puke: :puke: :puke: ick.
Very very catchy, but the lyrics are utterly mindless.
I like it. Used to turn it up in the car, when it came on the radio.
Let's sic Dirty Harry on these guys.
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Someone should upload 19-2000 and watch people really squirm. Love that song.
The shoeshine song! Though it was used in a gum commercial, not that I like it any less
This may have been discussed already but, is there a reference to Clint Eastwood IN the song or what? Why the title?
phrawzty wrote:
This tune is awesome. Del (aka Del the Funky Homosapien, aka Deltron 3030) has lyrics that just blow your mind. This isn't the best example of what he, or the Gorillaz, can do, but it's the best i've heard on RP. Props to RP for actually trying to branch out in to other areas of music and art, instead of just pigeonholing into "rock" (eclectic as it might be). Bourns to all the detractors who aren't willing to open their hearts and their minds to new and interesting music.
I love this station for its diverse selection of music. I don't particularly care for this song (see my post of "ick"), BUT I must defend those of us who don't care for it. I am MOST willing to "open my mind and heart to new and interesting music"...it would be hard to listen to RP all day, every day, without this ability. However, I still reserve the right to "judge" a piece for myself. And I find this to be simply OK...not even that interesting. Sorry.
I'm always amazed at how rap hits the hot buttons of non-blacks. The anxiety it causes! Its an 8 for my lilly-white ears. C.
:crashcomp: this crap should stay on MTV & BET! :puke:
it's borderline annoying.
I love it.
Don't know why ... I like It
Love the groove! Guess I am a sucker for melodicas. 8)
(pimp) To each their own. Personally, I love it.
ptooey wrote:
*uses fingers* Hey..... That's more than two.
utter crap is 2 words............... :)
ee_ wrote:
Two words: utter crap to me at least
*uses fingers* Hey..... That's more than two.
:puke: :puke:
Two words: utter crap to me at least
Faxanadu wrote:
Yeah, kind of like our political system
AMEN.
reedifus wrote:
The downside to the rating system is that doofuses have access.
Yeah, kind of like our political system
It's just boring, probably the worst crime it commits.
Please make it stop......
:crashcomp:
Now, come on. Who really thinks this is "Godlike"? The downside to the rating system is that doofuses have access.
I think, "crap", said it best. This stuff just drones on and on. Sort of like drool.
Most tolerable...and will always remind me of my ex... :sunny.gif:
This song ain't bad, but I think it's more fun if you watch it with the flash video. :)
solid :bounce:
This song is actualy kind of Halloween-y when you consider the ole' music video for it...
Someone should upload 19-2000 and watch people really squirm. Love that song.
kokopellie wrote:
CRAP!!!
one "c" too much.
This tune is awesome. Del (aka Del the Funky Homosapien, aka Deltron 3030) has lyrics that just blow your mind. This isn't the best example of what he, or the Gorillaz, can do, but it's the best i've heard on RP. Props to RP for actually trying to branch out in to other areas of music and art, instead of just pigeonholing into "rock" (eclectic as it might be). Bourns to all the detractors who aren't willing to open their hearts and their minds to new and interesting music.
I agree with all the other users who compared this song to feces.
GOLD!!!
CRAP!!!
Art_Carnage wrote:
What a stinking pile of crap.
Now tell us how you REALLY feel
I don't normally care for rap. This song did nothing but reinforce that opinion. Sucks.
Thanks for playing this! I love the mix of the beat and the croon... it's dynamic and mesmerizing... Keep it up even if some folks are out of their comfort zone with rap (which this is such a mild example of).
ick
I found this interesting when it came out. Unfortunately several music chanels tried just a little to hard to force us to like this. Needless to say, this had the opposite effect on me. <-( Still, Interesting video.
you know. i never liked this one. even when it was new. but, to be fair, i never listened very hard to it, either. i should; maybe i'll grow to appreciate it. as it is, i'll give it a solid 5, because while i don't like it, i never really gave it a fair shake, either.
Well said ploafmaster!
I think what most peeps need to realize is that you can't quantify each individuals' tastes in music. And you know what? We have an influence in this playlist, but we don't write this playlist. So like it or hate it, let it play. Comment on it if you like, but silly childish arguments over the quality of a song, musician, or genre don't lead anyone anywhere. Ciao, The Dude
I don't normally care for rap but have always liked this group, I find it very creative.
Oh my... didI just read a bunch of white fascist comments about rap, Oh wow..considering this an "eclectic" station
sully3 wrote:
If you actually paid attention to the beats and the words you might change your perception. You might acknowledge it as an art form. :rolleyes: I used to be against anything that sounded like rap or hip hop and deemed it as crap. Now, I have learned to be open minded and can recognize creativity and style more than a type of sound. :D :clap:
Okay, so I can recognize the creativity and style, but it doesn't mean I wanna listen to it. No big whiff though, considering the number of times it's been played in 2004.
I like it. It's not what I would normally listen to, so I find it engaging (admittedly in small doses).
Wow, have to say I'm surprised by the amount of intolerance that is seeping out of the RP seams on this one. I never listen to rap on my own, but I LIKE the groove of this song. Hey friends, eclectic means ECLECTIC; the more genres we're able to bridge here, the better. As with the rest of RP music, as long as its intelligent, innovative, and generally respectful (e.g. not misogynistic) I'm happy to hear rap on the playlist.
words fail me, so..... :puke:
I LOVE the Gorillaz and this is a good song... but there are quite a few better songs: 19-2000 The Sounder Tomorrow Comes Today Latin Simone etc...
What a stinking pile of crap.
Future segue? Gorillaz--Clint Eastwood Cake--Frank Sinatra Bree Sharp--David Duchovny Bananarama--Robert DeNiro's Waiting(Talking Italian) King Missile--Martin Scorsese OK, I'll stop now
casablues wrote:
Well good for you!! Others of us find a monotonous beat and the constant barrage of words tedious at best. :beat:
I second that. Monotonous beat, not much of a melody, innocuous barrage of words. IMHO - I concur with those Yucks.
sully3 wrote:
All of you people that hate this "rap" that is actually hip hop are ignorant or disregard it because you probably associate it with gansters and violence. If you actually paid attention to the beats and the words you might change your perception. You might acknowledge it as an art form. :rolleyes: I used to be against anything that sounded like rap or hip hop and deemed it as crap. Now, I have learned to be open minded and can recognize creativity and style more than a type of sound. :D :clap:
Well good for you!! Others of us find a monotonous beat and the constant barrage of words tedious at best. :beat:
Interesting for the first 20 seconds. Then ... :cry:
(pimp) My, but aren't there lotsa comments here! More conversation than a fart at a black-tie dinner. :D
Originally Posted by ANNE_MARIE: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Take that, mofo!
Originally Posted by sully3: All of you people that hate this "rap" that is actually hip hop are ignorant or disregard it because you probably associate it with gansters and violence. If you actually paid attention to the beats and the words you might change your perception. You might acknowledge it as an art form. :rolleyes: I used to be against anything that sounded like rap or hip hop and deemed it as crap. Now, I have learned to be open minded and can recognize creativity and style more than a type of sound. :D :clap:
WORD! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
YUCK
wow. never thought i\'d hear del the funky homosapien up in the RP. mediocre song, though. if you want some more del, pick up \"no need for alarm\", which is an oft overlooked classic. actually, tell you what... if any of you are really interested in good hiphop, but just don\'t know where to start, hit me up at bachapman3@yahoo.com and i\'ll see about making you a little mix cd. you cover shipping and the cd itself, and i\'ll send it out. think about how bad rock radio is... if you listened to any clear channel bullshit all you\'d hear is the swill they\'re trying to sell. same way with rap music. you can\'t find the good stuff on the radio or mtv... maybe you\'ll still hate it, but at least you gave it a chance, right?
This is not rap in any traditional sense of the word. As a matter of fact, it\'s more hip hop, but not even really that. It\'s got a funky groove, it\'s got rap elements, it\'s got hip hop elements, it\'s got an infectious chorus... If I remember correctly, some of Gorillaz vocals are provided by the lead singer of Blur, another band that makes some good music...
What is this? Oh yeah, my fingers work and so does the mute button! I\'ll check back later when this has been flushed. :cry:
All of you people that hate this \"rap\" that is actually hip hop are ignorant or disregard it because you probably associate it with gansters and violence. If you actually paid attention to the beats and the words you might change your perception. You might acknowledge it as an art form. :roll: I used to be against anything that sounded like rap or hip hop and deemed it as crap. Now, I have learned to be open minded and can recognize creativity and style more than a type of sound. :D :clap:
:frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
In general, I'm not a rap/hip-hop fan, and this song didn't really turn my head or particularly catch my attention. I do agree however, that it's never too late to teach an old dog like me new tricks. 8 Mile opened my eyes (and tastes) somewhat to the nature of the beast. That said, isn't rap music an oxymoron? :cool:
Everyone thought Disco sucked. Rap takes the prize for suckyness. :frustrated:
:cry: :cry: :cry:
I don't know why, but I have always liked this song. It just gets my head to bopping! :bounce:
:lol: this is weird. I forgot I already commented on this song but hearing it again sounds pretty good. Now I\'m wondering what I was thinking when I made my last comment.
very cool. I am not a real rap fan, but if it sounds good it is good to me. Thanks. :bounce:
Radioparadise is definitely ECLECTIC alright! I couldn't handle this alot though!!!! :D
Originally Posted by lostinoklahoma: so much GREAT music on this station... does this really rank? On the dance floor / Come on, we're making money / Talks to me funny .... hmmmm, does not do much for me. :??:
I don't know what song your listening to, but it ain't Gorillaz. :??:
Hey man this is a cartoon band - give them a break :rolleyes: I saw Paula West (great jazz/cabaret singer) last night in SF and she did "Trouble Right Here in River City" from the Music Man as a rap song from 1957 and it was fun, So don't be afraid - Expand your mind!! :D
Here\'s my rap... Rap is crap. :frustrated:
It\'s going away, it\'s going away, it\'s going away....
If you are going to play rap crap, I\'m outta here! What happened to \"intelligent rock\"? :frustrated:
Originally Posted by time_101: i second that...! well put. for all the music snobery that seems to run rampant around here, i would think more people would be a bit more clued in as to what's what and when a group pushes aside the boundries of genres and makes something original. If you want to stay in your traditional rock format, go for it, but don't knock anyone who tries to mix things up and stray from the beaten path.
R.P. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!? :??: :cry: :(
A big yes to Arrested Development... they were VERY FINE. whatever happened to them...?
Originally Posted by craigsimon: This is my first comment ever, since I'm surprised by the hostility toward this song. I found it much more listenable than most rap I hear out in the world, and I'm tuning into RP because I like the eclectic mix. So it works for me. Maybe it's about time I dig out my old Arrested Development CDs and give them a whirl.
so much GREAT music on this station... does this really rank? On the dance floor / Come on, we\'re making money / Talks to me funny .... hmmmm, does not do much for me. :??:
Originally Posted by utopiapark: Thanks Bill for being infinitely more eclectic than your listeners. Gorillaz are fine by me and hate rap. It's not RAP people. It has rap in it. There's a difference. This is Blur's lead singer giving us something different and something to think about. I think the people criticizing Bill for this need to chill. I'm a young person who doesn't always like some of the old things like Neil Young or Bob Dylan but I listen to it and let it culture me. And I don't make comments about it sucking or think less of Bill for playing things I don't like. If you don't like Bill's eclectic playlist . . . GO listen to regular radio where you'll hear Pink or Eminem every 10 minutes guaranteed, not to mention thousands of commercials.
well put. for all the music snobery that seems to run rampant around here, i would think more people would be a bit more clued in as to what's what and when a group pushes aside the boundries of genres and makes something original. If you want to stay in your traditional rock format, go for it, but don't knock anyone who tries to mix things up and stray from the beaten path.
RP is a garden. Lots of the stuff I hear here (here here!) are fruit and flowers. This one\'s a weed. . . :lol:
Normally I only comment on what I like....trying to be positive and all that. However, call me whatever you want, but I don\'t get hip-hop, I don\'t like hip-hop, and I\'ve yet to see any indication of talent in its creation. I see it as just another indication of the growing trend towards mediocity. Yawn.
nope, don\'t like it.
When lumped together in one large heap, the smell of rap or country could kill flocks of birds and knock the stars from the sky. But when you take gems like this from the festering pile of rap (heh), you learn that you shouldn't throw artists into the heap without first giving them a listen. Its orignal and it sounds like actual effort was put into production.
I get the feeling some people may not be as open-minded about their music as the station they are listening to.
Oh come on guys. Have fun with it.
no rap please - just stick to MUSIC
Originally Posted by fartybreath: :moon: How load do we all have to shout?
It would help if you knew english.
Originally Posted by woody_mac: This SUCKS the BIG ONE!!!!!!!!! Please no more of this- If you want people to sign up for XM this will be a big turn off
What do you like, pearl Jam?
I had to register before I could do this--anyway, I\'m not what you would call a \"rap fan\", but I did find myself dancing around my kitchen to this one. I just found out about radioparadise.com and I have to say--I love the music selection. Not ever tune is my favorite, but what a great mix. Thank you.
:clap: This song is amazingly original and the rap is fresh. werd. :D
I think I know why I kinda like this song....as pointed out ..most rap is rehashed old hits and butchered....this is not rap done to someone else's music looped over and over...This..Like Rage Against The Machine...this is original music...played by musicians. and I think this is what is meant by eclectic: Now Playing: Peggy Lee - Fever Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood Augustus Pablo - Point Blank Tori Amos - A Sorta Fairytale an eclectic mix if ever there was one
Originally Posted by JCJ: There are occasions such as these where the video definitely helps the song. You must see the video to appreciate it fully. And to all those out there who immediately scream that it sucks because of the rap, get the images of gangster rap losers out of your head and give it a chance.
You said it, this is completely different from the rap I despise, its too good to be labeled as bad rap. The video definately points that out, I love animation! Somebody's got good taste.. thanks Bill.
There\'s good stuff in every genre. I\'ve gotten past my blind hatred of country music. Can other people get past their blind hatreds of hip-hop and rap? Admittedly, this is not the best song rap and hip-hop have to offer, but it\'s fun. It really is. Give it that, at least :p
Originally Posted by billrm: I hope I never get as old as you old farts. At 47 I can still listen to new and different and find what I like and learn to expand my selection. Maybe you guys should go find a Beatles only station.
One's age has nothing to do with whether or not a song just inherently sucks.
Thanks Bill for being infinitely more eclectic than your listeners. Gorillaz are fine by me and hate rap. It's not RAP people. It has rap in it. There's a difference. This is Blur's lead singer giving us something different and something to think about. I think the people criticizing Bill for this need to chill. I'm a young person who doesn't always like some of the old things like Neil Young or Bob Dylan but I listen to it and let it culture me. And I don't make comments about it sucking or think less of Bill for playing things I don't like. If you don't like Bill's eclectic playlist . . . GO listen to regular radio where you'll hear Pink or Eminem every 10 minutes guaranteed, not to mention thousands of commercials.
I quite enjoy the song, I surprised at all the hostility. Playing songs like this one helps add to the stations eclectic mix, keep up th e good work!
This is my first comment ever, since I\'m surprised by the hostility toward this song. I found it much more listenable than most rap I hear out in the world, and I\'m tuning into RP because I like the eclectic mix. So it works for me. Maybe it\'s about time I dig out my old Arrested Development CDs and give them a whirl.
I hope I never get as old as you old farts. At 47 I can still listen to new and different and find what I like and learn to expand my selection. Maybe you guys should go find a Beatles only station.
i\'m glad to hear this one again. kinda missed it.
This SUCKS the BIG ONE!!!!!!!!! Please no more of this- If you want people to sign up for XM this will be a big turn off
Hey Bill! I was just thinkin\' about this song! I like it. And Bill, this morning\'s playlist has been great!! (9/19/02) Patti M. 8^)
the best button ever invented is the one marked "off" :frustrated: ...this is as annoying as most other rap music; rappers don't interest me, don't catch my attention, don't leave a "mark" of any description, don't make the station, don't improve d' nation, don't inspire me to love or increase dis vibration, and dats mutha furknig WORD! ...b'atches! :evil:
:moon: How load do we all have to shout? THIS SUUUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKSSSS!!!!!!! I love RadioParadise, but this song is the obvious odd man out. I hate talentless (c)Rap or (s)hit hop or whatever they call it, they blatently steal good catchy tunes and destroy them for the benefit of drug addict losers. Please do not play this EVER again! :moon:
:lol: :lol: Man, I love this song, gets folks fired up every time. :lol: :lol: BTW, the real meat of this tune is contained in the rap portion of the song. I was just sittin' here watching the rating bounce around during the whole song.
There are occasions such as these where the video definitely helps the song. You must see the video to appreciate it fully. And to all those out there who immediately scream that it sucks because of the rap, get the images of gangster rap losers out of your head and give it a chance.
This one sux bad - even worse here than on FM since it\'s here I come to retreat from stuff like this. Please pull it.
I don\'t know whether to cry or just throw my computer out the window. This deserves a zero. :frustrated: :cry:
They way overplayed this in the cool-kid, hip-teen stores like The Gap and Sketchers. However, the music mideo for this is very good. Ground-breaking animation.
If I wanted to hear rot like this, I\'d hang out with the phony people down at the local dance club.