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Lonesome Street
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What do you got?
Mass produced in somewhere hot
You'll have to go on the Underground
To get things done here
(And then you have to see)
If you need a yellow duck, service done
This is a place to come to,
Or, well, it was
I know a hot spot oh oh
Crossing on the guillotine

And if you have nobody left to rely on
I'll hold you in my arms and let you drift
It's got to be that time again
And June, June will be over soon again

So get yourself up, get a past glitch on your way
There's nothing to be ashamed of
Taking off again
The five fourteen to East Grinstead
(You've sent me off to see) (we're going up, up, up, up, up)
Coursing on our greatest night
And talking types will let us down, again
Talk, talk on your arse all night
You wanna be there

Step inside the tarmac ride
To the land that crime forgot
Oh, just don't go there
Cracks inside the tarmac ride
To the land that crime forgot, oh no

And if you have nobody left to rely on
I'll hold you in my arms and let you drift
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Lonesome Street, ooh

Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Lonesome Street, ooh
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Steven Alexander James, David Rowntree, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon

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Anthony Qiu

For those of you who don't understand Chinese or the Chinese culture:

0:04 三藩市鳳凰飛健舞社 San Francisco "Flying Phoenix" Dance Club
0:08 模糊 冷清的街道 Blur Lonesome Street
3:49 本製片人感謝許炳輝先生,鳳凰飛舞蹈隊及其親友的大力支持和合作。 The producer of this video thanks Mr. Binghui Xu, "Flying Phoenix" Dance Club members, their friends and families for their supports and cooperation. (followed by a bunch of Chinese names, presumably the names of the dancers in the video)

The dance in this video is called 廣場舞 in Chinese, which literally means "public square dancing" or "plaza dancing". It's a very very very popular pastime among older people (usually 50+ years old) in mainland China. In every major city, either in the early morning or in the evening after dinner, many older people will gather in public squares and plazas and do this type of dancing for fun or as exercises. The music they dance to is usually propaganda songs of the Cultural Revolution, or super cheesy contemporary pop songs. Part of the reason why the dance is so popular among them is that many of them were red guards back in the Cultural Revolution and have nostalgia for the "good old days". Even if the music is not always propaganda songs, they simply enjoy moving in unison or dancing collectively in large groups, which was the norm during Mao's reign. (Yes those who have been through that dark time were brain-washed. Nowadays many older people in China still worship Mao as a god. Some even hang Mao's portraits in their homes or in their cars for his blessings.) They usually use large loudspeakers to blast out the music, which is an annoying noise pollution to people living nearby and causes many conflicts. Some of them are quite bitter and even amusing. For example, I remember reading in news that some residents in nearby apartments threw piss-balloons (yes, balloons or plastic bags filled with pee) and poops (yes, literally human shits) from their windows at the dancers. And they threatened to throw home-made grenades or Molotov cocktails if the dancers didn't quit. 

However in the music video, the dancers are clearly Chinese immigrants in US. I didn't know that this type of dance is popular among Chinese communities in US as well...

PS. I'm from mainland China and I just moved to US.



Chainy Rabbit

What do you got?
Mass produced in somewhere hot
You'll have to go on the Underground
To get things done here
(And then you have to see)
If you need a yellow duck, service done
This is a place to come to,
Or, well, it was
I know a hot spot oh oh
Crossing on the guillotine

And if you have nobody left to rely on
I'll hold you in my arms and let you drift
It's got to be that time again
And June, June will be over soon again

So get yourself up, get a past glitch on your way
There's nothing to be ashamed of
Taking off again
The five fourteen to East Grinstead
(You've sent me off to see) (we're going up, up, up, up, up)
Coursing on our greatest night
And talking types will let us down, again
Talk, talk on your arse all night
You wanna be there

Step inside the tarmac ride
To the land that crime forgot
Oh, just don't go there
Cracks inside the tarmac ride
To the land that crime forgot, oh no

And if you have nobody left to rely on
I'll hold you in my arms and let you drift
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Lonesome Street, ooh

Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh
Lonesome Street, ooh
Going down to Lonesome Street, ooh



All comments from YouTube:

Leonardo Aguilar

"Just dance for 5 minutes and we'll pay you "

SjS BH

LMAO

Diego Ortega

I thought the same

Gabriel Ramos Ramos

Lucas Dodson Thats what happened, you were there? XD

Nikolajs Romanovs

Blur: - Dance for 5 mins for 200 pounds
Japanese man: - Where can I pay?

SG Miner21

*4 minutes, but I get what you mean. What has come to Blur video's these days XD

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Five Star Corgi Butts

Am I the only one who absolutely adores this video??? It was almost hypnotizing... it was just calming, and peaceful, and I couldn't take my eyes off the dancing... it's just so refreshing compared to normal music videos...

I mean, music videos rarely even make sense anyway; they just have a lot of random shit going on to entertain you. This doesn't make much sense either, but I like how it's cute and simple and oddly mesmerizing instead of just busy, dramatic, and over-stimulating like most videos...

PainGoingCrazy

I love it too!!!! Simple is beautiful.

joseph carroll

no you are not!

Kich

Yeah, this is a more memorable music video compared to all the other "high octane" music videos nowadays. I'd be surprised if I forgot this one in my memory.

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