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The Globe
Big Audio Dynamite Lyrics


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Break it on down
Bless you
Bless you
I want to bless you
Bless you

Where are you going
My beautiful friend
Is this the road that
You take till the end
And if we left behind
Is this the highway
Of our mankind

Axes spins so round and round we go
Where we're goin' no one really knows
Here we here we here we here we go
Feel the fire
Way down below

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
Gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Come on dim the lights
Switch on the strobe
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Down at the Globe

Get up and clean your teeth and have a shave
It's 1 a. m. let's go out to a rave
One more and before we hit that grave
It's harder than a microwave wave

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
Gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Where's the party officer?

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Here we go party time break it all down

Where is the failure
Not in this land
But still you try to
Get what you can
You know that it's bad but
If you insist
Here's one more chance now
That you just missed

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

I believe you
I believe you

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Waking up the global warning way
Nepal cornflakes for my special kay
What's the halth departement got to say
Don't smoke more than 50 fags a day

Come on dim the lights
It's party time
Switch on the strobe
Do what you like
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have a ball
Down at the Globe

Come on party on down

Come on dim the lights
Let's have ball
Switch on the strobe
Let let let's have a ball
We're gonna have a ball tonight
Let's have ball
Down at the Globe

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "The Globe" by Big Audio Dynamite II speak to the theme of living life to the fullest and taking chances. The verses present questions about the road we take in life and where it might lead us, and whether we leave anything valuable behind. The chorus contrasts with these reflective lines, inviting the listener to let loose and enjoy themselves, letting go of their fears and doubts. The song encourages us to seize the day and have a good time with others, even if we don't know where we're headed.


The band achieves a unique sound on this track by fusing elements of rock, reggae, and electronic music. They use samples and loops to create a rhythm that is both driving and hypnotic, with lyrics that are full of wordplay and rhyme. Much of the song's energy comes from the repetition of phrases like "bless you" and "let's have a ball," which create a sense of momentum and excitement.


Overall, "The Globe" is a celebration of life, a call to action, and an invitation to join in the fun. With its catchy beat and memorable lyrics, it's a song that can inspire listeners to live boldly and enjoy what life has to offer.


Line by Line Meaning

Break it on down
Let's break down our inhibitions and have a good time


Bless you
I wish you good health and happiness


Where are you going My beautiful friend Is this the road that You take till the end And if we left behind Is this the highway Of our mankind
Where are you heading, my dear friend? Is this the path you'll stay on forever? And if we abandon the route, is it the journey for all of humanity?


Axes spins so round and round we go Where we're goin' no one really knows Here we here we here we here we go Feel the fire Way down below
Life can be chaotic and unpredictable. We don't know where we're headed, but let's enjoy the wild ride and feel the passion within us.


Come on dim the lights It's party time Switch on the strobe Do what you like Gonna have a ball tonight Let's have a ball Down at the Globe
Let's have a good time and dance the night away at the Globe club


Get up and clean your teeth and have a shave It's 1 a. m. let's go out to a rave One more and before we hit that grave It's harder than a microwave wave
Wake up and get ready for a night out. Despite being close to death, we'll party hard and have a great time that's intense like microwave waves.


Where's the party officer?
Can you take us to where the fun is, officer?


Where is the failure Not in this land But still you try to Get what you can You know that it's bad but If you insist Here's one more chance now That you just missed
Failure isn't a consequence of our country. But, still, you strive to amass wealth. You know it's morally wrong, but if you're insistent, here's another opportunity that you've missed.


I believe you I believe you
I believe in you; I trust you


Waking up the global warning way Nepal cornflakes for my special kay What's the halth departement got to say Don't smoke more than 50 fags a day
Following the global warning approach, I'll start my day with Nepalese cornflakes. What does the health department recommend? Smoking should be restricted to no more than 50 cigarettes per day.


Come on party on down
Let's party with joy and gusto!


Let let let's have a ball
Let's have a grand time and enjoy ourselves.


We're gonna have a ball tonight Let's have ball Down at the Globe
We'll have a good time and dance the night away at the Globe club.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Word Collections Publishing
Written by: GARY STONADGE, MICK JONES

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@darkmantis69

Break it on down
Bless you
Bless you
Oh bless you
Bless you
Where are you going
My beautiful friend
Is this the road that
We take til the end
And if we break down
Are we left behind
Is this the highway
Of all mankind
Axis spins so round and round we go
Where we're goin no one really knows
Here we here we here we here we go
Feel the fire way down below
Come on and dim the lights
(It's party time)
Switch on the strobe
(Do what you like)
We gonna have a ball tonight
(Let's have a ball)
Down at the Globe
Come on dim the lights
(Here we here we here we go again)
Switch on the strobe
(Lookin right?)
Gonna have a ball tonight
(All I see is?)
Down at the Globe
Get up and clean your teeth and have a shave
It's 1am let's go out to a rave
One more in before we hit that grave
It's hotter than a microwave wave
Come on and dim the lights
(It's party time)
Switch on the strobe
(Do what you like)
We gonna have a ball tonight
(Let's have a ball)
Down at the Globe
Where is the failure
Not in this land
But still you try to
Get what you can
You know that it's bad but
If you insist
Here's one more chance now
That you just missed
Come on and dim the lights
(It's party time)
Switch on the strobe
(Do what you like)
We gonna have a ball tonight
(Let's have a ball)
Down at the Globe
Come on and dim the lights
(It's party time)
Switch on the strobe
(Do what you like)
We gonna have a ball tonight
(Let's have a ball)
Down at the Globe
Come on and dim the lights
(It's party time)
Switch on the strobe
(Do what you like)
We gonna have a ball tonight
(Let's have a ball)
Down at the Globe



All comments from YouTube:

@aprilhatfield6148

I was 17 years old in Hollywood with my best friend and family and we were shopping for my 18 hole Docs (Dr Martin’s) and they were shooting this video and they asked if we wanted to be in it. I was so excited to be in this video and meet the band. They were totally cool. It was an awesome day for me. My first pair of 18 hole Docs and get to meet the band And be in a video. Still a great song 29 years later!!

@bulbkit

That is a truly awesome and essential early 90s high school fantasy story come true. The Docs, the band, the video and the holes.

@Wisconsin-tourism

Best. Comment. Ever.

@bradbennett67

you rock. i was thinking, i would've KILLED to be at this shoot! and you scored it!

@kellydover6737

You were so lucky!

@JC20XX

That's pretty cool. Thank you for sharing

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@eugeneweeks3325

I am 45 and just missed this band. These guys are truly awesome and extremely unique. I have never heard anything this unique.

@adamf1980

Mick Jones sampling Mick Jones = Total mindblow!

@jasonharshman5397

Mick did the same with The Clash and Carbon/Silicon. The Clash's intro to Guns on the Roof is pretty much the same as Clash City Rockers which was inspired by The Who's I Can't Explain. Years later on Carbon/Silicon's What the Fuck!, Mick again uses the Clash City Rockers intro

@DigitalGeorgeY2k

We need to go deeper...

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