Clint Eastwood
Gorillaz Lyrics


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Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

Yeah
Finally, someone let me out of my cage
Now time for me is nothing 'cause I'm counting no age
Now I couldn't be there
Now you shouldn't be scared
I'm good at repairs
And I'm under each snare
Intangible
Bet you didn't think so I command you to
Panoramic view
Look, I'll make it all manageable
Pick and choose
Sit and lose
All you different crews
Chicks and dudes
Who you think is really kickin' tunes?
Picture you gettin' down in a picture tube
Like you lit the fuse
You think it's fictional?
Mystical? Maybe
Spiritual
Hero who appears in you to clear your view when you're too crazy
Lifeless
To those the definition for what life is
Priceless
To you because I put you on the hype shit
You like it?
Gun smokin' righteous with one toke
You're psychic among those
Possess you with one go

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future (that's right) is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on

The essence, the basics
Without it, you make it?
Allow me to make this
Childlike in nature
Rhythm
You have it or you don't, that's a fallacy
I'm in them
Every sprouting tree
Every child of peace
Every cloud and sea
You see with your eyes
I see destruction and demise (that's right)
Corruption in disguise
From this fuckin' enterprise
Now I'm sucked into your lies
Through Russel, not his muscles but percussion he provides
For me as a guide
Y'all can see me now 'cause you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind
That's the inner
So I'ma stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rhymes so motherfuckers remember where the thought is
I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless (right here)
Feelings, sensations that you thought was dead
No squealing, remember that it's all in your head

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless, but not for long
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on
It's coming on
My future is coming on
It's coming on




It's coming on
My future

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" are a reflection on the state of the world and the search for meaning and purpose within it. The opening lines, "I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad, I got sunshine in a bag," suggest a conflicted state of mind- the singer is not necessarily happy, but feels some sense of positivity despite this. The repeated line "I'm useless, but not for long, the future is coming on" hints that the singer is searching for a larger purpose or goal to work toward. The rest of the lyrics go on to describe the current state of the world, with lines like "Corruption in disguise, from this fucking enterprise" and "feelings, sensations that you thought was dead, no squealing, remember that it's all in your head." The singer feels trapped in a kind of cage and disengaged from the world until they are released and discover a sense of purpose.


The song is a collaboration by the virtual band Gorillaz, consisting of members 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs. "Clint Eastwood" was the group's first single and released on March 5, 2001. It was an instant commercial success, reaching number four in the UK charts and becoming a top 20 hit in several other countries. The song features a distinctive hip-hop beat, electronic instrumentation, and a chorus sample from the song "Modesty Blaise" by British composer John Dankworth.


Line by Line Meaning

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Opening vocalization


I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I'm not satisfied with where I'm at, but I'm content with the present moment


I got sunshine in a bag
I have optimism and positivity within me


I'm useless, but not for long
I lack purpose for now, but that will soon change


The future is coming on
Opportunities and potential for growth are on the horizon


It's coming on
Repeating the idea of the future and its possibilities


Finally, someone let me out of my cage
I'm finally free from some oppressive or limiting force


Now time for me is nothing 'cause I'm counting no age
I have no limitations holding me back; time is irrelevant


Now I couldn't be there, now you shouldn't be scared
I wasn't able to help before, but now you have nothing to fear


I'm good at repairs, and I'm under each snare
I have the skills to fix things and I'm aware of any traps or obstacles ahead


Intangible
I'm not easily definable or understandable


Bet you didn't think so, I command you to
I challenge your preconceived notions of me


Panoramic view, look, I'll make it all manageable
I have a wide perspective and can handle anything thrown my way


Pick and choose, sit and lose, all you different crews, chicks and dudes
It's your choice who you align yourself with, but you may miss out on something else


Who you think is really kickin' tunes?
Who do you think is really making a difference or standing out?


Picture you gettin' down in a picture tube, like you lit the fuse
Imagine yourself getting lost in the entertainment, like it's setting off a spark in you


You think it's fictional? Mystical? Maybe. Spiritual. Hero who appears in you to clear your view when you're too crazy
You might think the music is fantasy or magic, but it can have a spiritual impact and help you regain perspective when you're feeling overwhelmed


Lifeless, to those, the definition for what life is, priceless, to you, because I put you on the hype shit, you like it?
What some people see as meaningless or worthless, you value because I introduced you to it and you enjoy it


Gun smokin' righteous with one toke
I have a powerful impact, like the smoking barrel of a gun


You're psychic among those, possess you with one go
I have a way of captivating people quickly and leaving a lasting impression


The essence, the basics, without it you make it?
The core and foundation are important; can you succeed without them?


Allow me to make this childlike in nature, rhythm
Let me simplify this concept and make it easy to grasp through the rhythm and flow


You have it or you don't, that's a fallacy
It's not true that some people are just naturally gifted with rhythm and others aren't


I'm in them, every sprouting tree, every child of peace, every cloud and sea
I'm intertwined and present in all of nature and peace


You see with your eyes, I see destruction and demise (that's right), corruption in disguise, from this fuckin' enterprise, now I'm sucked into your lies
You may see beauty and wonder, but I see the destruction and deception that comes from this system I'm trapped in


Through Russel, not his muscles but percussion he provides, for me as a guide
Through the music provided by Russel, I can find my way and be guided


Y'all can see me now 'cause you don't see with your eye, you perceive with your mind, that's the inner, so I'ma stick around with Russ and be a mentor
You only see me through the music, but I can still impact and guide you through our shared experiences, and I'll continue to do so


Bust a few rhymes so motherfuckers remember where the thought is, I brought all this, so you can survive when law is lawless
I'll drop some lines so you don't forget where the inspiration comes from, I started all this so you can thrive even in chaotic times


Feelings, sensations that you thought was dead, no squealing, remember (that it's all in your head)
The music can awaken emotions and sensations you thought were gone, but don't get too caught up in it as it's all just in your mind.


My future is coming on
The chorus is repeated to emphasize that my bright future is on its way




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Damon Albarn, Teren Devlon Jones, Jamie Hewlett

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@claire4217

Lyrics:

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
Finally someone let me out of my cage
Now time for me is nothin', 'cause I'm countin' no age
Now I couldn't be there, now you shouldn't be scared
I'm good at repairs, and I'm under each snare
Intangible (ah y'all), bet you didn't think
So I command you to, panoramic view (you)
Look, I'll make it all manageable
Pick and choose, sit and lose all you different crews
Chicks and dudes, who you think is really kicking tunes?
Picture you getting down in a picture tube
Like you lit the fuse, you think it's fictional? Mystical? Maybe
Spiritual hero who appears on you to clear your view
When you're too crazy
Lifeless to those the definition for what life is
Priceless to you because I put you on the hype shift
Did you like it? Gut smokin' righteous with one toke
You're psychic among knows possess you with one go
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future (that's right) is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
The essence, the basics without did you make it?
Allow me to make this childlike in nature
Rhythm, you have it or you don't
That's a fallacy, I'm in them
Every sprouting tree, every child of peace
Every cloud and sea, you see with your eyes
I see destruction and demise
Corruption in the skies (that's right)
From this fucking enterprise, now I'm sucked into your lies
Through Russel, not his muscles
But percussion he provides
For me as a guide, y'all can see me now
'Cause you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind, that's the inner (fuck 'em)
So I'mma stick around with Russ and be a mentor
Bust a few rhymes so motherfuckers remember
Where the thought is, I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless (right here)
Feeling sensations that you thought was dead
No squealing and remember that it's all in your head
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
My future is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on, my future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on, my future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future



@playlex639

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

Finally someone let me out of my cage
Now time for me is nothin', 'cause I'm countin' no age
Now I couldn't be there, now you shouldn't be scared
I'm good at repairs, and I'm under each snare

Intangible (ah y'all), bet you didn't think
So I command you to, panoramic view (you)
Look, I'll make it all manageable
Pick and choose, sit and lose all you different crews
Chicks and dudes, who you think is really kicking tunes?

Picture you getting down in a picture tube
Like you lit the fuse, you think it's fictional? Mystical? Maybe
Spiritual hero who appears on you to clear your view
When you're too crazy

Lifeless to those the definition for what life is
Priceless to you because I put you on the hype shift
Did you like it? Gut smokin' righteous with one toke
You're psychic among knows possess you with one go

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future (that's right) is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

The essence, the basics without did you make it?
Allow me to make this childlike in nature
Rhythm, you have it or you don't
That's a fallacy, I'm in them
Every sprouting tree, every child of peace
Every cloud and sea, you see with your eyes

I see destruction and demise
Corruption in the skies (that's right)
From this fucking enterprise, now I'm sucked into your lies
Through Russel, not his muscles
But percussion he provides

For me as a guide, y'all can see me now
'Cause you don't see with your eye
You perceive with your mind, that's the inner (fuck 'em)
So I'mma stick around with Russ and be a mentor

Bust a few rhymes so motherfuckers remember
Where the thought is, I brought all this
So you can survive when law is lawless (right here)
Feeling sensations that you thought was dead
No squealing and remember that it's all in your head

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
My future is coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on

My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on, my future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
It's coming on, it's coming on, my future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on

My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future
It's coming on, it's coming on, it's coming on
My future



All comments from YouTube:

@uyttyhjkl1604

Damn we need to get these guys to a fucking dentist quick

@DG-ek8qr

uyt tyhjkl just for like Murdock. He's like 90% canine teeth.

@uyttyhjkl1604

LOL yeah

@febriansatriorinantopamung6153

uyt tyhjkl I just watch the new 2016 assassins creed!!!!!!!!! :-)

@tackofall2399

uyt tyhjkl Noodle's and Russell's teeth are fine. it's Murdoc and 2D the that need a dentist.

@Kjrulz101

Well, 2-D and Murdox are English sooooo

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@n-nani7484

"It's all in your head" never fails to give me goosebumps...

@PatchesOnPaws

Same.
This song is incredible.

@MrLongshotbob

Is it muted for you? It cuts out when he says it's all in your head.

@andrrrrew21xD

That's because your soul knows it's true. we are living in a simulation and everything you see , hear, touch . smell and feel is created by your brain and mind. pretty deep stuff. notice how he says "feels and sensations that you thought were dead"

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