//GORILLAZ SONGS//

911

The track was recorded just after September 11th 2001. This certainly influenced the lyrics, and certain of the rappers mention the events (and suspects behind) 9/11 in the song. However the lyrics are not very cohesive and aren't really 'about' anything. The result sounds pretty impressive and the rapping is tight, but the overall message is just one of confusion. Terry Hall, of Specials fame, worked on this track too, having known Damon for a few years they'd always meant to collaborate together at some point. In some ways the result is almost a little too close to The Special's materpiece 'Ghost Town'. Not as quite as good as that epic by any stretch of the imagination, 911 is still a worthy track, even though not really a worthy comment on the tragedy of 9/11.


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz and D-12(Von Carlisle, Ondre Moore, Denaun Porter, Rufus Johnson, De Shaun Holton)
Performed by Gorillaz and D-12(Von Carlisle, Ondre Moore, Denaun Porter, Rufus Johnson, De Shaun Holton) featuring Terry Hall
Produced by Gorillaz, Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Engineered by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by Tom Girling
Ude: Hassian



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

'911' [5:51] - formerly available as a download from the official Gorillaz site. Also on the 12 inch vinyl promo for this download-only release and on the CD promo for 911
'911' (Clean Version) [5:51]- available on the Bad Company OST
'911 (Short Version Ultra-Clean) [5:00] - available on the CD promo for 911



Live

Played live only once, as the last song of the encore at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom show in the US part of the Phase One tour. D-12 performed in front of the screen whilst the Gorillaz played behind the screen



Lyrics:

Gorillaz
Back the fuck up
D12

[Proof]
The new terrors in rock (rock)
On every block (block)
Late for School, Late for Work
But ahead of these cops (cops)
My credit is shock, in the detonate box (box)
Like, people take my life and thats pathetic as Pac's (Pac's)
A waste of the talent, say my boys is just no where
Placed on the planet, remain in poisonous warfare
Derelict Arabic terrorists in the air,
shit arrogant apparent to punish people by their heritage,
Nato marriage, Hate embarrassed
There is the faith to cherish
In your room face to face with race awareness
A race to share with army bombin' your God is with you
Calm over war, we gotta start our pistol
Cause if you right and, know you right, then where's your ritious ways
We sacrafice, snatch your life, many nights and days
Follow me into equality we might behave
And only christ can say the trife will reunite again

[Kuniva]
America Owns, Without a fucking care in my dome,
Bearin' my bones, so far away staring at home,
Stay at my zone, falling asleep late with my chrome,
Feelin' hype from these rockets burning like straightenin' in the cones,
Stay at the streets, bullshit and plans to beef,
Spray at your peeps for christmas, give a K to my neice,
Real nigga's feel us and fear us,
Gorillaz beat on they chest when,
Dangerous lyricist, I hope that you hear us,
The spirit of Bugz is still in me,
God bless it the trinity,
Cause my bullets they come in three's like trilogy's,
Put the knife away, missles away strike and blaze,
So much smoke you can't tell the difference of night and day,
Right away blow your life away, so light your haze,
Hold tight grenede's so when it blows I'm slightly grazed,
Kuniva might be crazed unleashin' unlikely rage,
The next time you hear a verse from me I might be caged.

[Terry Hall / Damon]
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay

[Bizarre]
Everynight I talk to a black hawk, taking herion in bulks
Watch my body hit the chalks
I'm too lazy, mescalines got me crazy
Rape this old lady, but the bitch was having a baby
And I ain't never going home, Bizarre can for go
It's cold I'll be for cyphering, right from wrong
As I sit in my seat and remain calm, and close my eyes and wait for the bomb (Here it comes!)

[Swifty]
I'm gettin' the fuck on, I'm aggrivated
I know I'll make it, Im in a place full of hatred,
Treatin' my life like a sacrred,
Try to check me, I break your neck,
Disrespect me you get injected,
It's hectic with some bullshit that happen,
You least expected,
We just don't accept it nigga,
I go ahead, lift my trigger,
Get rid of bitches, pay you a visit, then get your shit lit
I'm a nitwit with a big dick, and big balls
I don't miss shit
I hit all, whoever that did this,
We gonna getch'all.

[Terry Hall / Damon]
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay

[Kon Artis]
Yo, yo
Now whether its Sadam or Bin Laden thats been startin all this trouble for us,
Creepin horrors doin show after show, sleepin on the tour bus
We lost Aaliyah, lost our families, it takes no Tenges
You dont need us to say the world is fucked up dawgs can see it
Now it seems the public needs this shit to calm its kids
Cuz they findin out how you lied about your twisted sins
They say we bad for you but shit our music is your friend
They cant deter you from the truth cause we the helping hand.

[Terry Hall]
We are one, and one is all,
We are, we are, we are one,
And one is all...

[Terry Hall / Damon]
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay
Aaaahhhiyyyaaaa
Ahhhayayayayay




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