//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Ghost Train

A definite fan favourite, often coming high in fan polls. The song samples the Human League's 'Sound Of The Crowd' (its pulsating backbeat - it's not a small borrowing, it's impossible not to listen to 'Sound Of The Crowd' as a Gorillaz fan and not exclaim 'but that's Ghost Train!', hence the joint songwriting credit). However the song succeeds on its own merits as a singalong rocker. Dr.Wurzel (invention of the Gorillaz creators who had 'his own' website) said it was 'the first Gorillaz recording' - there may be some truth in this, and perhaps Ghost Train dates from the first Gorillaz sessions. The lyrics are actually fairly interesting (quite rare for a Gorillaz track) although some are so incomprehensible they defied fan lyric transcribers for years.



Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz / Phillip Oakley / Ian Burden
Perfomed by Gorillaz 'featuring Phillip Oakley and Ian Burden'
Additional information: contains portions of 'Sound Of The Crowd' written by Phillip Oakley / Ian Burden
Produced by Gorillaz
Co-produced by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Engineered by Tom Girling and Jason Cox
Pro-Tools by Tom Girling



Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

Ghost Train [3:54] - available on certain formats of the Rock The House single, and also on all versions of G-Sides



Live

Never performed live.



Lyrics:

Here they come to steal my soul (Ghost train)
Wait it out until I know (Ghost train)
Trying not to feel I give it (Ghost train)
Moving up until I go go go (Ghost train)

She was not to hear about me leaving (Ghost train)
Trying to be near my heart (Ghost train)
Trying not to feel like bleeding (Ghost train)
Moving up until I'm taught to your side (Ghost train)

Yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

Got suicide for my baby (Ghost train)
Living up until I wanted (Ghost train)
Seeing like I'm out of bed, yeah (Ghost train)
Moving up and taught I'm a weapon (Ghost train)

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

I see myself pretend how to get there (Ghost train)
Dripping down, I'm poisoned on the street (Ghost train)

Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)

Got suicide for my baby (Ghost train)
Living up until I wanted (Ghost train)
Seeing like I'm out of bed, yeah (Ghost train)
Moving up and taught I'm a weapon (Ghost train)

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (Ghost train)

I see myself pretend how to get there (Ghost train)
Dripping down, I'm poisoned on the street (Ghost train)

[Deep vocal, heavy reverb, incomprehensible]

Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)
Come on come on come on! (Ghost train)




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