//GORILLAZ SONGS//

Rock The House

This track is unique in being co-credited to Dan The Automator; it could be that this is the only tune he took an active part in bringing together (the vast majority of songs for the debut album were fully assembled save a bit of remixing and adding some beats (and Kid Koala scratching) and certain vocals and raps, before Dan was brought in). Or it might simply Damon's concession of a perk to his producer (who would receive greater royalties, given the credit). The trumpet section from "Modesty Blaise" dominates the track, but it is still a good party track and Del's vocals are once again excellent, great fun, mischevious and witty at the same time. There is an extended water theme in the lyrics a little inexplicably (as it is clearly not the them of the whole track, which is pretty much a party track).


Official song credits

Written by Gorillaz, Dan The Automator and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Performed by Gorillaz, rap by Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
Additional information: contains portions of 'Modesty Blaise' written by J Dankworth
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)

Rock The House [4:09] - available on most versions of the Gorillaz' debut album, Gorillaz and on the single Rock The House
Rock The House (Clean edit) [4:09] - available on the US clean version of the debut album, Gorillaz
Rock The House (Radio Edit) [3:03] - available on non-US versions of G-Sides
Rock The House (Video version) [3:42] - available on the DVD Celebrity Take Down (basically the radio edit plus sounds and intro, etc)



Live

This song was performed live on every date on the Phase One Tour. However it featured a different rap - the North American tour dates featured raps by The Last Emperor and all the rest had raps by Phi Life Cypher. Both acts changed the words to Del Tha Funkee Homosapien's raps.



Lyrics:

I know you like that
You wanna try that
It's like a flashback
So shake your ass crack
I got the balls ta
Rock the salsa
Funk the blues-a
Any groove ta
Make you move cos
Taking you ta
Another landscape
It's my mandate
I'm highly animated even though I'm decomposing
So if your feet is frozen Imma die to see you ropin'

And when the MC rhyme and the DJ spin
I want y'all to just get down
Now when the MC rhymin' and the DJ cuttin'
I want y'all to just get down
And when the MC rhyme and the DJ spin
I want y'all to just get down
Now when the MC rhymin' and the DJ cuttin'
I want y'all to just get down

Tap your toes and clap your hands
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on trace the globe and shake your pants
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Just twist your hip and do the dip
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on shake and bake do whatever it takes
(How many people ready to rock the house?)

Graviational pull
'll have you making a fool
Out of yourself on the dance floor
Doing back spins running man and more
Party down with vigor and candor
Coming to the jam
Or look like a landlubber
And do the aqua boogie
Win lots of goodies maybe
Pop a Gucci wallet turntables is talking to me
It's awfully groovy
Seeing all the treasure and the booty

And when the MC rhyme and the DJ spin
I want y'all to just get down
Now when the MC rhymin' and the DJ cuttin'
I want y'all to just get down
And when the MC rhyme and the DJ spin
I want y'all to just get down
Now when the MC rhymin' and the DJ cuttin'
I want y'all to JUST GET DOWN

Tap your toes and clap your hands
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on trace the globe and shake your pants
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Just twist your hip and do the dip
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on shake and bake do whatever it takes
(How many people ready to rock the house?)

I wanna get down lower than Atlantis
Going toe to toe with an enchantress
Get funky we've been funkadelic wearin' Pampers
While you eggheads is on the wall preparin' answers
Sharing transcripts while we over here
Dipping and dancin'
Rhythm romancin'
Wallflowers
Giving no action no
All hours we chillin' and max the flow
Relaxing
Opposites attracting
Imma toss my hat in
Floss when the track spin
Like I'm on a crack bend
Jigging and wiggling
Freakin' booties speakin' to the cuties so belligerent
No religion just bump the feed on
You'll feel reborn
Negativity we just dead it like D-con
Better lift your feet and just measure the beat on
The pulse when it respawns

Tap your toes and clap your hands
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on trace the globe and shake your pants
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Just twist your hip and do the dip
(How many people ready to rock the house?)
Come on shake and bake do whatever it takes
(How many people ready to rock the house?)




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