A raucous punk stomper, recalling Blur's 'We've Got A File On You' and 'B.L.U.R.E.M.I.' in particular. Can have a claim to the 'most indeciperhable lyrics in any Gorillaz song, ever'.The picture book that came with the digipack version of the album Gorillaz in the UK featured the lyric on Punk's page: 'Everybody says I shoot up but I just tell them to shoot up', yet this does not appear to feature in the track as on the album. It is likely Damon pretty much improvises the lyrics every time he plays the song (live versions differ wildly) and also he uses his most incomprehensible mode of singing (also employed on, e.g. The Sounder), so even if he has an idea of what he's saying in his head, it's extremely hard to decipher. The lyrics below are the most popluar transcription of Punk out there, but the matter will never be settled.


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz
Performed by Gorillaz
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)

Punk [1:36] - available on all versions of the album Gorillaz and on the DVD Celebrity Take Down (here it is accompanied by its live visuals). Punk (Instrumental) [3:42] - only available on the old version of the Gorillaz official site as streaming audio. Click here for more details


This track was played live on every date of the Phase One tour, inavrialbly as the closer before the encore.


Said to myself "I'll go up"
Makeup for myself, I'll never
Always this time I thought I stand up
Then another day to shut up

Back to this town, doing what you can
Bound to be gone, damned a loser
Damned it but I'll never give up
But everybody said to "Shut up"

Damd she might care to love up
Then say she'll never get up
Everybody said to shoot up
Last time I tell them word up

Down in the sun, I did what I was told
Did it to my self, did it to my self
And don't expect anything else
Cause everybody told me "Shut up"

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