//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Dirty Harry (Paul Mac Remix)

A remix made by the Australian remixers Paul Mac. Till this moment this remix remains an Australian only exclusive.
The original with a fun backbeat. You can’t listen to this song without nodding your head. Go ahead. Try it! Add in some ammunition sound effects and presto! You’ve got a light-hearted protest against war. The mix beat meshes so well with Bootie Brown’s rap that they sound tailor-made for each other. Some of the impact of the original is lost, but you’re having too much fun dancing in your seat to care.


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz and Bootie Brown
Performed by Gorillaz, rap by Bootie Brown, additional vocals by the San Fernandez Youth Chorus
Produced by Gorillaz, Dangermouse
Additional production by Jason Cox & James Dring
Mixed by Cox / Gorillaz / Danger Mouse at Pierce Rooms London
Engineered by Jason Cox
Programming by Danger Mouse / James Dring
Violins: Sally Jackson and Prabjote Osahn
Violas: Amanda Drummond and Stella Page
Cello: Isabelle Dunn
Double Bass: Al Mobbs and Emma Smith
Additional production and remix by Paul Mac


Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

'Dirty Harry (Paul Mac Remix) (Radio Edit)' [3:29] - available on the Australian 12" promo for the Paul Mac Remix
'Dirty Harry (Paul Mac Remix) (12" Version) [5:12] - available on the Australian 12" promo for the Paul Mac Remix

 

Live

This track has never been performed live


  Lyrics:
 

I need a gun to keep myself from harm
The poor people are burning in the sun
But they ain't got a chance
They ain't got a chance
I need a gun
Cos all I do is dance

I need a gun to keep myself from harm
The poor people are burning in the sun
No, they ain't got a chance
They ain't got a chance
I need a gun
Cos all I do is dance
Cos all I do is dance

In my backpack
I got my act right
In case you act quite difficult
And your result
Weaken
With anger and discontent
Some are seekin
In search of
Like Nimoy
I'm a peace-loving decoy
Ready for retaliation
I change your whole location to a pine box six-under
Impulsive don't ask why or wonder
Orders given to me is
strike and I'm thunder with lightning fast reflexes on constant alert
from the constant hurt that seems limitless with no drop in pressure
Seems like everybody's out to test ya
'til they see you break
You can't conceal the hate
That consumes you
I'm the reason why you fill up your Isuzu
Chill with your old lady at the tilt
I got a 90 days extension
And I'm filled with guilt
From things that I've seen
Your water's from a bottle
mine's from a canteen
At night I hear the shots ring
So I'm a light sleeper
The cost of life seems to get cheaper
out in the desert
with a street sweeper
The war is over
So said the speaker with the flight suit on
Maybe to him I'm just a pawn
So he can advance
I remember when I used to dance
Man, all I want to do is dance

 

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