//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Clint Eastwood

A catchy, electrifying track which would become the biggest hit to date of Damon Albarn's career when released in 2001. This version was not the original version (the Phi Life Cypher version was already laid down before Dan The Automator came to work on the album and got Del Tha Funkee Homosapien involved. Del's rap is brilliant and as good as anything on Deltron 3030. The lyrics address in part the eclectic mix Gorillaz offers, how they can move you and shake up the world despite not being real 'all in your head' (an added dimension to this is that Del is rapping in the persona of a ghost in Russel's head, so he is 'not quite real' even with respect to the cartoon Gorillaz world. It's also swaggeringly self-aggrandising. And with beats like this, and a plaintive harmonica that sounds just right, who could argue. The title was chosen because the track sounded a bit like parts of the scores to Clint Eastwood's 'Dollars' films, according to Tom Girling and Jason Cox (titles were added and discarded in a free flowing manner during the process of making the album as songs evolved into each other, and collections of ideas were brought together), however Damon has also stated in an interview that it was also a nod to an old reggae star who went by the name of Clint Eastwood (reggae star Lee 'Scratch' Perry and The Upsetters also recorded an album of this name).


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz, rap by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Performed by Gorillaz, rap by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Produced by Dan The Automator and Gorillaz
Co-produced by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Engineered by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by Tom Girling
Assistant engineer: Toby Whelan



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

Clint Eastwood [5:42] - available on all versions of the debut Gorillaz album except the clean version in the US
Clint Eastwood (clean album version) [5:42] - available on the clean US version of the debut album Gorillaz
Clint Eastwood [5:55] - available on all versions of the Clint Eastwood single
Clint Eastwood (clean radio edit) [3:44] - available on certain promos for the Clint Eastwood single, such as CDRDJ6552, CDRDJX6552, SPRO-16466, and the US clean version of the Gorillaz debut.
Clint Eastwood (Instrumental) [6:14] - available on US promo SPRO-16466 for the Clint Eastwood single
Clint Eastwood (clean edit, single length) [5:55] - available on US promo Virgin SPRO-16418 for the Clint Eastwood single
Clint Eastwood (Video version) [4:28] - available on promo VHS videos for the Clint Eastwood single, the DVD Celebrity Take Down
Clint Eastwood (Call Out Hook) [0:10] - available on US promo Virgin DPRO-16183 for the Clint Eastwood single



Live

Clint Eastwood was played live at every date on the Phase One shows. Phi Life Cypher did the rap for all the shows apart from those on the North American tour, where The Last Emperor did the rap. Both acts changed Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's words. Phi Life Cypher did the same rap as appears on their recorded version of Clint Eastwood. Along with an appearance in the main set, Clint Eastwood was always played again at the end as a repeated encore (Except for the initial London Scala show, where there were no encores).



Lyrics:

Oh oh oh oh 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 (Rah, yeah)
It's coming on, it's coming on

Finally someone let me out of my cage
Now time for me is nothin' 'cos I'm counting 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 (ah y'all) I bet you didn't think so
I command you to, panoramic view (you)
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 kicking tunes?

Picture you getting down and I'll picture too
Like you lit the fuse
You think it's fictional, mystical - maybe
Spiritual hero who appears on you to clear your view (yeah)
When you're too crazy
Lifeless for whose definition is for what life is
Priceless to you because I put ya on the hype shift
Did ya like it?
Gut smokin' righteous but one talkin' psychic
But among knows possess you with one though

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 (That's right)
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 child like in nature
Rhythm you have it or you don't
That's a fallacy, I'm in 'em
Every sprouting tree, every child of peace
Every cloud I see you see with your eyes
You see destruction and demise (That's right)
Corruption in the skies
From this fucking enterprise that I'm sucked into your lies
Through Russell not his muscles
But the percussion he provides

With me as your guide, y'all can see me now
Cos you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind
That's the end of it
So I'm gonna stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rounds of motherfuckers
Remember but the thought is
I brought all this so you can survive when law is lawless (right here)
Fearless, sensations that you thought was 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
The future is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on

My future (future)
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future




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