//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Mr Softy's Balloon Race

Just as in 'All Alone', this song features great influences by 80's video games. It was one of the first tracks from Phase Two. It made a good impression of Gorillaz's new style. People had fallen for the cheap drum machine, the electronic beeps and Damon's sensitive lyrics. The name is based upon Mr. Softy: some kind of symbol for soft ice. And the name has to do with old video games, including balloons and race tracks. Together with 'Mix 2' and other songs, this was just some track laying around that got placed on Gorillaz.com by coincicdance. Concerning if 'Mr softy's Balloon Race' is a polished song, Noodle replied to me: "I do not polish tracks as I find you can wipe away the soul." Which is a nice way to not clear up anything at all.



Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz
Produced by Gorillaz, 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)

'Mr Softy's Balloon Race' [3:49] - available only on the Gorillaz website. For more information on availability, click here.



Live

Probably not going to be performed live at the upcoming gigs.



Lyrics:

Why can't you be near?
Never one would appear
Where do we go from here,
where do we go?

If the last one isn't there
And it's all gone
But if the last one wasn't there
It'd all be wrong

Sometimes you turn around
Sometimes you're lost but not found
Where do we buy the day,
when we go?

If the last one isn't there
And it's all gone
But if the last one wasn't there
It'd all be wrong




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