Stop The Dams

B-side on the Japanese and UK CD version of the El Mañana/Kids With Guns single. This new track is recorded with ex-Sugarcube Einar Orn's new band Ghostigital and The Reykjavik West End Brass Band, in support of the Stop The Dams campaign. You can find out more about the campaign here. This beautiful lullaby rocks you right to sleep. You could just see Damon crooning this to his daughter at bedtime. The lyrics follow Damon’s typical admonishment that we are all disposable. Unnatural things seem so important. In case you miss the message, the annoying talking guy lays it out explicitly. With all the craziness in the world today, this song is the perfect reminder to let the small things go. Turn it on, take your Soma, and drift away.

Official song credits

Gorillaz featuring Ghostigital
Horns by the Rekyvjavik Wes End Brass Band: Olafur Bielawski, Hrafnkell
Einarsson, Katrin Palmadottir, Ashildur Akadottir, Haraldur Thrastarson,
Einar Palmaon, Magnus Andersen, Hugi Theyr Gunnarsson, Oskar Volundarson,
Hordur Bjarkason, Larus Halldor Grimsson
Produced by Gorillaz / Cox / Dring
Engineered by Jason Cox
Programming by James Dring
Recorded at Kong Studios & Studios B109, Timi, The 12B Reykjavik
Mixed by Cox / Gorillaz at Pierce Rooms London
Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Townhouse Studios London

Versions & availibility(Click links for exact discographical details)

"Stop The Dams" [5:41] - available on El Mañana/Kids With Guns


Was performed live in Reykjavik where Damon collaborated with the Reykjavik West End Brass Band, altough in different form. There they played 'Alluminium', the melody is, altough different, clearly the same.


When you're smoking tinfoil in the morning
It's gonna be a cold day
When you're keeping everything inside you
It can only hurt you

Unrelated sounds
The sun will shine again
You hold it in your hands

This young land is a young land let it stay that way
Its pollution only turns you into something you don't want to see in the water
A reflection of them that you receive

You don't own the sun
And the sun won't shine again
So maybe you're all in love
With Aluminium

The cling and a clang
Is the metal in my head when I walk
I hear a sort of, this tinging noise
Cling clang
The cling clang
So many things happen while walking
The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk
Freaks my balance out
So the natural thought
Is just clogged up
Totally clogged up
So we need to unplug these dams
And make the the natural flow
It sort of freaks me out
We need to unplug the dams
You cannot stop the natural flow of thought
With a cling and a clang

And wake me up again until
We're Aluminium
You hold it in your hands
The sun will shine again
The sun will shine again
The sun will shine again
The sun will shine again
The sun will shine again
The sun will shine again

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