Green World
Gorillaz Lyrics


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Oh, oh
Oh, green world
Don't desert me now
Bring me back to fallen town
Where someone is still alive

Fighting for something new in this
When no one needs the heart of me and I'll
Get out somewhere other than me before

(Than me before)

O green world
Don't deserve me now
I'm made of you and you of me
But where are we?
Oh no

Sells to lie
Phone with talk, you stars
Suppose you
Down when you're in fast
'Cause it seems so little to you

But now you're in love, you know
You know, me too
You know, me too
I hope sex and drugs rust into my self, holy




It feels holy
It feels like you're with your father in the place you love

Overall Meaning

The Gorillaz's song "Green World" appears to be reflective of a utopian society that is just a fantasy. The chorus of "Oh, oh, Green World, don't desert me now, Bring me back to fallen town, Where someone is still alive," suggests that the singer desires to be taken out of the current world and into a place that is alive with activity and vigor. The next line, "Fighting for something new in this, When no one needs the heart of me," seems to indicate a sense of hopelessness within the singer. The idea of being useless and the futility of fighting for change when no one takes notice can allude to a dystopian world where the elite class dominates, while the rest of society struggles to get by.


The verse, "I hope sex and drugs rust into my self, holy, It feels holy, It feels like you're with your father in the place you love," is more difficult to decipher. It suggests that the singer seeks pleasure in their life, and it is a coping mechanism for the harsh realities of the world. The idea of rust is the breaking down of an object over time, which could symbolize the singer's mental and physical state deteriorating, causing the need for relief. The "father" alluded to in the verse could be interpreted as someone who is absent from the singer's life and whose memory is taken to find some sense of peace.


Overall, "Green World" examines the complexities of the world and the emotions that arise from living within it. The song seems to infer that societal norms and expectations have a significant impact on shaping the individual and how they perceive the world. The lyrics and the melody work together to give the audience a glimpse of a hidden world that is often left unaddressed.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, oh
Expressing excitement or anticipation for what is to come


Oh, green world
Addressing the natural world as a precious entity


Don't desert me now
Asking the green world to stay with the singer and not abandon them


Bring me back to fallen town
Asking to be taken to a place that has been abandoned or ruined


Where someone is still alive
Expressing the desire to find other living beings in a place that has been abandoned


Fighting for something new in this
Struggling to find meaning or purpose in life


When no one needs the heart of me and I'll
Feeling useless or unimportant to others


Get out somewhere other than me before
Trying to find a way to escape from oneself


(Than me before)
Comparing the current situation to a previous one


O green world
Addressing the natural world as a precious entity (repeated)


Don't deserve me now
Feeling unworthy of the green world's companionship


I'm made of you and you of me
Acknowledging the interconnectedness of all living things with nature


But where are we?
Expressing a sense of confusion about one's place in the world


Oh no
Expressing concern or worry


Sells to lie
Commenting on the deceptive nature of consumerism


Phone with talk, you stars
Referencing technology and how it has become a part of daily life


Suppose you
Suggesting that technology and consumerism have become too prevalent and invasive


Down when you're in fast
Commenting on the fleeting nature of pleasure and happiness


'Cause it seems so little to you
Suggesting that people have become desensitized to the things that used to bring joy


But now you're in love, you know
Acknowledging the power of love to change one's perspective


You know, me too
Expressing agreement with the previous statement about love


You know, me too
Reinforcing the previous statement


I hope sex and drugs rust into my self, holy
Expressing a desire to find a more meaningful connection to life than just pleasure-seeking


It feels holy
Suggesting that this deeper connection would be a religious or spiritual experience


It feels like you're with your father in the place you love
Expressing the idea that this deeper connection would bring a sense of comfort and familiarity




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: DAMON ALBARN, BRIAN JOSEPH BURTON, JAMIE CHRISTOPHER HEWLETT

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@EG0z_08

Lyrics:
O green world
Don't desert me now
Bring me back to fallen town
Where someone is still alive

Fighting for something new in this
When no one needs the heart of me
And I'll looking out somewhere I've never been before

Been before

O green world
Don't deserve me now
Made of you, and you of me
But where are we? Oh no

Sells to lie
From the darkest stars than force you
Down when you're in fast
Does it seem so little to you?

I know you now, I know
You know me too, you know me too
Hope, sex, and drugs thrust into myself
Holy, it feels holy
It's fun when you're the father in the place you love



@semicolon6294

[Lyrics (may be wrong, correct me if so)]
VERSE 1:
O Green World
Don't desert me now
Bring me back to fallen town
Where someone is still alive
Fighting for something new in this
When no one needs the heart of me and I'll
Get out somewhere other than me before...

VERSE 2:
O Green World
Don't deserve me now
I'm made of you and you of me
But where are we?
Oh no
Sells to lie
Phone in darkest hours
Suppose you
Down when you're in fast
Cause it seems so little to you

OUTRO:
But now you're in love, you know
You know, me too
You know, me too
I hope sex and drugs rust into my self, holy
It feels holy
It feels like you're with your father in the place you love



@djslick1991

green world,

Don't desert me now

Bring me back to fallen town

Where someone is still alive



Fighting for something new in this

When no one needs the heart of me and I'll

Get out somewhere other than me before...



(than me before...)



O green world

Don't deserve me now

I'm made of you and you of me

But where are we?

Oh no



Sells to lie

Phone with talk, you stars

Suppose you

Down when you're in fast

Cause it seems so little to you



But now you're in love, you know

You know, me too

You know, me too

I hope sex and drugs rust into my self, holy

It feels holy

It feels like you're with your father in the place you love...



@herbertgoncalves4345

[Verse 1: 2D]
O green world
Don't desert me now
Bring me back to fallen town
Where someone is still alive
Fighting for something new in this
When no one needs the heart of me
And I'm looking out somewhere I've never been before
Been before

[Verse 2: 2D]
O green world
Don't desert me now
Made of you and you of me
But where are we?
Oh no, sells to lie
From the darkest stars that force you
Down when you’re in first
Does it seem so little to you?
I know you now, I know
You know me too
You know me too
Hope, sex and drugs thrust into myself holy
It feels holy
It’s fun when you’re the father and in the place you were



All comments from YouTube:

@mcwatte

Murdoc's raven is screaming during the whole song

@ilikeburgers

McWatte lol

@cayden3410

McWatte you are right

@kurokuma9555

McWatte geil finde ich es trotzdem😊

@thatchris1626

Yep

@jeyshlenealiz351

So that explains it

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@hollyhs3222

how do such weird sounds make such an enjoyable song. if you pick each sound out individually they are really unusual sounds. brilliant song

@vestilox

another duck I see

@abi9039

@@vestilox dude ducks aren't real, they're spying devices OPEN YOUR EYES

@slapslicks7531

@Audi0x [MDL] mysic is more like waves. waves of particular lengths that overlap with one another with sheer brilliance.


These waves however, crash and crash and crash... it's an ocean of sound i''ll never forget.

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