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Closet Romantic
Damon Albarn Lyrics

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Dr. No
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice

Diamonds Are Forever
Never Say Never Again

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Damon Albarn's song "Closet Romantic" refer to themes and iconic characters from several James Bond films, specifically "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "You Only Live Twice," "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever," "Thunderball," and "Never Say Never Again." Each of the mentioned films features a different Bond girl and a different villain, and each with a specific personality and story arc.

The idea of a "Closet Romantic" is someone who is sensitive and loves romance, but hides their emotions and avoids expressing them, perhaps out of fear of being judged or rejected. This could be a reference to James Bond himself, who is often portrayed as a tough and emotionless spy, but who also engages in passionate love affairs with various women throughout the films.

The mention of each film title may represent a different aspect of the romantic persona, such as the danger and risks involved in loving somebody, the thrill of a new romance, or the longing for someone who is unattainable. The lyrics suggest that even though the protagonist may hide their romantic tendencies, their passion and desire are still present beneath the surface.

Line by Line Meaning

Dr. No
A reference to the first James Bond film about a villainous scientist named Dr. No.

From Russia With Love
A reference to the 1963 James Bond film based around a mission to steal a decoding machine from the Soviet Union.

You Only Live Twice
A reference to the 1967 Bond film about a mission in which Bond fakes his own death in order to investigate a mysterious rocket launch.

A reference to the third James Bond film, in which Bond foils a plan to break into Fort Knox and steal America's gold reserves.

Diamonds Are Forever
A reference to the seventh James Bond film, in which Bond investigates a diamond smuggling ring.

A reference to the fourth James Bond film, where Bond is assigned to a mission to recover two stolen nuclear warheads.

Never Say Never Again
A reference to the 1983 James Bond film, which is a remake of Thunderball.

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DAMON ALBARN

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if they don’t play this at the ending credits of my life, i swear i’ll make a hell.

Kazoo Fum

really lovely comment :)

Michael Harris

😂 😂 😂

Ecko Albino

I wonder if they made the Trainspotting soundtrack available on Spotify

Michael Harris

IVe made them both, Trainspotting 1 and 2, they are both on here, who needs spotify.

Pierricki Keilberg

I want this song on my funerails.

shinsei tamago-chan

hard to tell if it's a rejected outro from Modern Life is Rubbish or the draft of an instrumental for 13.


It's like a horrors from The Great Escape

__tof___ _

Think people: whats an oasis album compared to this non-blur movie ending score?

Andy hodgson


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