//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Clint Eastwood (Live - feat. De La Soul and Bootie Brown)

Old meets new, a bridge between that band that brought you “Sunshine in a Bag,” and the one that did “That Windmill Song.” When this was a feature on the Demon Detour radio tour, it was a kitschy little treat: Listening to a classic with an updated drum beat and two new emcees. But now, slapped on to the "DARE" single as a B-Side, it seems like a shameless publicity tap-dance on EMI’s part to draw a crowd by saying, “Cheggitout! We’re blending the two big singles! What’s not to like?!” Beyond that, De La Soul’s verse includes a neat little nod to Del, with the lyric “How I Wish My Brother Del Was Here,” which is appropriate not only because we, the listener, definitely miss Del who’s verses on the original Clint Eastwood made him a household name, but because the lyric play on the title of Del’s debut album “How I Wish My Brother George Was Here.” Bootie’s verse is just as tinny and whiney as his work on Dirty Harry, so I can’t say that it works all that well for me. Damon’s voice sounds strained and unpolished, as it always seems to on live versions of this track. I’ve actually grown to like that, although the first time I heard it way back in Phase 1, it was sort of shockingly unpleasant. But again, a neat idea? Yes. Did it need to be roped into the “DARE” package? No. No, it did not.
- Wazawaii


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz, Bootie Brown and De La Soul
Produced by Gorillaz, Dangermouse, Jason Cox and James Dring
Co-produced by Jason Cox
Engineered by Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by James Dring
Assistant engineer: Toby Whelan



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

"Clint Eastwood (Live - feat. De La Soul and Bootie Brown)" [?:??] - available on the UK CD2, UK promo 12", the mainland Europe, Australian and Japanese CDs of DARE



Live

Probably going to be performed live at the upcoming gigs.



Lyrics:

Oh...

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

Drums'll fall heavy like anvil weight
Higher than your high scape goat cheese
Order, Order, please
Run, Joe, run, there are criminals behind you
Side-winders and snakes your moves define you
Remind you:
How I wish my brother Del was here
Catalog originals, the expert's clear
Shear legs of lamb your whole style's am
We are tons and tons and you are just a gram
The hand of irrelevance, banned from the benefits
Cancelin' your Visa
Pushing 'til you be like ah
These-za, 30 below freeze-za
Caesar got stabbed cause he was a bi-otch
Gia
Piano key-za , select to touch the ivory
I see it in Black and White
It’s an easy ideology
We sigh, and sweat, and tear; save the blood for Valentine
Tell me how you're feelin' at the end of the rhyme

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

They say I have no meaning, no purpose
So why do I exist?
I purchase me some way to tell protect my risk
I hit that rope, I flushed those pills
All those opposing me cause they can't get the deals
I catch them in a pickle trying to steal home plate
When I got the home field advantage
Don't think they can manage
Stop this shine, cross this line
You will find it didn’t have to go
Leading out to nowhere
Faster than a bullet train
I got me a Lois Lane; I'm feeling like I'm superman
Here again, the Yucatan
I yell it from the studio, loud and clear
Howl in here
Explosion, damage, corrosion
It's what remains in your theory
I'm in this emissary
Til the end of the love letter
We’ll go get her
"Can't" has no place in my vocabulary
Why you even doubt it?
It wasn't necessary

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 future, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on...




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