Plastic Beach Album

Artist(s): Gorillaz

Cover Art

Gorillaz Plastic Beach Cover Art

Tracklist

Orchestral Intro

length: 1:10
producer: Gorillaz
conductor: André de Ridder
orchestra: Sinfonia ViVA
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
orchestrator: James Redwood and André de Ridder
composer: Gorillaz

Instrumental

Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach

length: 3:36
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz and Snoop Dogg
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Ted Chung, Chris Jackson, Jason Cox, Stephen Sedgwick and Josh Shultz
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional brass: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz, Snoop Dogg
Gorillaz and the boss Dogg Planet of the apes
The revolution will be televised
And the pollution from the ocean
Now with devotion
Push peace and keep it in motion

Kids, gather around
Yeah, I need your focus
I know it seems like the world is so hopeless

It's like wonderland

Now fascinate me
Picture and animate me
Cause I'm rollin'
Keep holdin'
Click clacking
Crack-a-lacking
Full packing
Fo packin'
Acting a fool when I teach
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach, yeah
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach

Mirror mirror on the wall
Boss Dawg
Give it to 'em
Get involved
Turn it up
Speed it up
Slow it up
Underground where the under us undercut
Shipped up
Shipped out
Swimmin' with the sharks
Put my gills up
Turn the wheels up
Real tough
Drinkin' lemonade in the shade
Getting blade with a gang of pilgrims

Yeah, just like that
Belly floppin' lockin' while I'm rockin' in the bubble bath
And I'm just like math
Fozo's added up that get you more cash
So quick, so fast
All the kids say they love it when I make 'em laugh

Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach, yeah uh
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach, yeah uh
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach
Welcome to the world of the Plastic Beach

White Flag

length: 3:44
producer: Gorillaz
conductor: Essam Rafea
performer: Kano, Gorillaz and Bashy
orchestra: National Orchestra for Arabic Music
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
orchestrator: Essam Rafea
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz, Kano, Bashy
misc: وسام خضر
Look, yo, no castaway, no survivor
I ain't lost and this ain't shipwrecked
I feel small in this big wide world
A mummy ain't said 'Honey, I shrunk the kids' yet
I ain't Jesus but I'm walkin' on water
There's no bombs here, there's no walkers
I can break out of jail with a lighter
So is there any point in making laws, blud
This ain't Atlantis, are you sure
I nearly suffocated when I touched the shore
No rain, condoms it poured and up the road
You'll never guess who I saw

Uh, uh, uh, it's K-A
Look, skip on the beat like Ali in the gym
Honey I'm home this is where I wanna live
Just found it like Nemo on the d-low
I don't know if it's greener, but it's green though
On the other side of the fence, bind to the ends.
No fence, no stress, no rent, no superficial ****, this real flow
Where the women look hot, but the beach cold
And the speech goes like, "Hi little lady"
Sex on the beach, wanna try for a baby
Word in the village, I'm a little bit crazy
Swag up on a hundred degrees, no eighty
Look, if heaven had a V-I-P, uh, this is it, white sand, blue sea,
But I don't know who they are and I'm damn sure they don't know me
But I come in peace!

Cool! White flag! White flag!
No war!
No guns!
No Corps!
Just life.
Just love
No hype.
Just fun.
No ties.

Just me and my mind.
Just me and my wife.
But tell me if I'm dreamin'
Cause I don't wanna wake up till the evenin'
And I don't wanna be left sleepin'
From all the diseases that I breathe in.
Look, respect the island, no stealin'
And don't bring religion here, no three kings.
It's great and we ain't leavin'!
We come on in peace. Sing
White flag?
White flag!

Rhinestone Eyes

length: 3:21
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower
That you made with plastic power
Your rhinestone eyes are like factories far away

When the paralytic dreams that we all seem to keep
Drive on engines till they weep
With future pixels in factories far away

So call the mainland from the beach
Your heart is now washed up in bleach
The waves are rising for this time of year
And nobody knows what to do with the heat
Under sunshine pylons we'll meet while rain is falling like rhinestones from the sky

I got a feeling now my heart is frozen
All the phoses and the growsin
Happy and after native in my soul
I prayed on the unmovable
Yeah clinging to the Adam's of rock
Seasons seas just smooth signs of change
I can't see now she so sexy
Now that light is so I can see
Storm bring strange loyalties and skies

I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower
That you made with plastic power
Your rhinestone eyes are like factories far away
(Here we go again)
(That's electric)

Helicopters fly over the beach
Same time everyday, same routine
Clear target in the summer when skies are blue
It's part of the noise when winter comes
It reverberates in my lungs
Nature's corrupted in factories far away

Your loves' like rhinestones, falling from the sky (have electric)
With future pixels in factories far away (have electric)
Your loves' like rhinestones, falling from the sky
With future pixels in factories far away

Stylo

length: 4:31
producer: Gorillaz
vocal: Bobby Womack
performer: Mos Def and Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
assistant recording engineer: Mike Makowski
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Michael Horovitz, Mos Def, Gorillaz
Love, electricity, shockwave central
Power on the motherboard, yes
Push up, overload, legendary heavy glow
Sunshine, thunder roll, keep this on
Yes the lantern burn, burn that easy
And broadcast, so raw and neatly
Thunder roll, sunshine, work it out

Overload, overload, overload
Comin' up to the
Overload, overload, overload
Comin' up to the
Overload, overload, overload
Comin' up to the
Overload, overload, overload
Comin' up to the

Oh Stylo,
Go forth, blossom in your soul
When you know your heart is light
Electric is the love

When the mako flies up from the bottom in your eyes
Then I know the twilight skies are not so broken hearted

If its love is electric
It'll be flowing on the streets
Night after night
Just to get through the week
Sometimes it's hard

Right now

Sing yourself out of depression, rise above
Always searching if I know your heart
Electric is the love

There's only one way
Let it pray a little while longer
It's got a way of passing through man and woman
In another world
In another world, in the universe

Right now

Here's what we got to do

If its love is electric
It'll be flowing on the streets
Night after night
Just to get through the week
Sometimes it's hard

That's what I'm talking about

Love, electricity, shockwave central
Power on the motherboard, yes
Push up, overload, legendary heavy glow
Sunshine, thunder roll, keep this on
Yes the lantern burn, burn that easy
And broadcast, so raw and neatly
Thunder roll, sunshine, work it out

Right now

Superfast Jellyfish

length: 2:55
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz, De La Soul and Gruff Rhys
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
contains samples by: David Attenborough
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional guitar: Gruff Rhys
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
composer: Gorillaz, Gruff Rhys
lyricist: De La Soul, Gorillaz, Gruff Rhys
This morning you've got time for a hot, home-cooked breakfast
Delicious and piping hot in only three microwave minutes.

Yo, pretty packages of frosted delights
Look, it comes with a toy hehe, I like that.
I wanna number four, a number six, and throw in a plastic doughnut
Just enjoy the gritty crunch, it tastes just like chicken.
Wrappers of many bit sizes
Man, are you freakin' blind? That's a rock.
All mixed in the pot for momma's homemade from scratch, well, not quite.
Toasted over flames, they be tasting quite right.

All hail King Neptune and his water breathers
No snail thing to quick for his water feeders
Don't waste time with your network, our net worth is set ready, go.
Many know others, but
We be the colors of the mad and the wicked
We be bad, we be brickit with the twenty four hour sign
Shower my habits while you dine like rabbits
With the crunchy, crunchy carrots (that's chicken)
Gotta have it superfast!

(A whole lot of breakfast you got time for!)

Superfast superfast, I come in last, but just in time for breakfast
Keep it through, keep it through, forever blue
Tonight's the night for?
Aluminum I crush your f.u.n aluminum
The sea is radioactive
The sea is radioactive

All hail King Neptune and his water breathers
No snail thing to quick for his water feeders
Don't waste time with your network, our net worth is set, ready, go.
Many know others, but
We be the colors of the mad and the wicked
We be bad, we be brickit with the twenty four hour sign
Shower my habits while you dine like rabbits
With the crunchy, crunchy carrots (that's chicken)
Gotta have it superfast!

Superfast superfast, I come in last, but just in time for breakfast
Keep it through, Keep it through, forever blue
Tonight's the night for?
Aluminum I crush your f.u.n aluminum
The sea is radioactive
The sea is radioactive

Superfast Jellyfish
Superfast Jellyfish
Superfast Jellyfish (Don't waste time!)
Superfast Jellyfish
Superfast Jellyfish

Empire Ants

length: 4:44
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz and Yukimi Nagano
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
additional keyboard: Håkan Wirenstrand and Fredrik Källgren Wallin
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional guitar: Simon Tong
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz, Yukimi Nagano
Oh joy's arise
The sun has come again to hold you
Sailing out the doldrums of the whole week
The polyphonic prairies here, it's all around you
It's all around you, out here

And if the whole world is crashing down
Fall through space out of mind again
Where the emptiness we leave behind on warm air rising
Lose all the shadows far away

The falling alcohol empire, is here to hold you
Ruling out and haunted till it sinks

Little memories, marching on
Your little feet, working the machine
Will it spin, will it soar
My little dream, working the machine

Little memories
Your little feet, working the machine
Will it spin, will it soar
My little dream, working the machine

Glitter Freeze

length: 4:04
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz and Mark E. Smith
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional guitar: Simon Tong
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Mark E. Smith, Gorillaz
Where's North from here?

It was a glitter freeze
Listen
You are a credit
A believer

Ship him far!

Some Kind of Nature

producer: Gorillaz
performer: Lou Reed and Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
choir vocals: The Purple, The People, The Plastic Eating People
additional guitar: Lou Reed
assistant recording engineer: Mike Makowski
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
composer: Gorillaz, Lou Reed
lyricist: Lou Reed, Gorillaz
Some kind of nature
Some kind of soul
Some kind of mixture
Some kind of gold
Some kind of majesty
Some chemical load

Some kind of metal made up from glue
Some kind of plastic I could wrap around you
They need the eat, and they-they wear phony clothes
O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o

Some kind of nature
Some kind of soul
Some kind of mixture
Some kind of gold
Some kind of majesty
Some chemical load

Well near like plastics
And digital foils
Could wrap up the sun
And protect the girls
From the spiritual poison
You spill at night
Like phony clothes, but
I really like my

Some kind of nature (some kind of nature, some kind of soul)
Comes from one within us
Oh, Lord, forgive me (some kind of mixture, some kind of gold)
It's got to come and find us
All we are is dust

Some kind of metal made up from glue
Some kind of plastic I could wrap around you
They need to eat, and they-they wear phony clothes

Some kind of nature (some kind of nature, some kind of soul)
Comes from one within us
Oh, Lord, forgive me (some kind of mixture, some kind of gold)
It's got to come and find us
All we are is dust

On Melancholy Hill

length: 3:54
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
Up on melancholy hill
There's a plastic tree
Are you here with me
Just looking out on the day
Of another dream

Well you can't get what you want
But you can get me
So let's set up and see
'Cause you are my medicine
When you're close to me
When you're close to me

So call in the submarines
'Round the world will go
Does anybody know
If we're looking out on the day
Of another dream

If you can't get what you want
Then you come with me

Up on melancholy hill
Sits a manatee
Just looking off for the day
When you're close to me
When you're close to me

When you're close to me

Broken

length: 3:18
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
Distant stars
Come in black or red
I've seen their worlds
Inside my head

They connect
With the fall of man
They breathe you in
And dive as deep as they can

There's nothing you can do for them
They are the force between
When the sunlight is arising

There's nothing you can say to him
He is an outer heart
And the space has been broken

It's broken
Our love
Broken
It's broken
Our love

Is it far away in the
Glitter freeze
Or in our eyes
Every time they meet

It's by the light
Of the plasma screens
We keep switched on
All through the night while we sleep

There's nothing you can do for them
They are the force between
When the sunlight is arising

There's nothing you can say to her
I am without a heart
And the space has been broken

It's broken
Our love
Broken

It's broken
Our love
Broken

It's broken
Our love
Broken

It's broken
Our love
Broken

Sweepstakes

length: 5:21
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Mos Def and Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional brass: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
assistant recording engineer: Mike Makowski
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Mos Def, Gorillaz
Pay day, you're a winner
Keep cool from my line
Scar'd money broke money
Bow money mo' money
So sunny, cloud breaker
Sound make a wave runner
While funky drummer
You can get it how you want it

There's nothing as dealers and players and me
They say that they're winners
Ok well let's see
You play there you play
The rules of the trade
The math of the date
The times and the age
But you want how you like
Hey my man why not?
Sun Moon Stars y'all
Ditching all the y'holes
Mathematics and dealers and players and me
They say that they're winners
OK well let's see

Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner

Pay day, you're a winner
Keep cool from my line
Scar'd money broke money
Bow money, more money
So sunny, cloud breaker
Sound maker, wave runner
Why wonder? Funky drummer
You can get it how you wanted it
'Who's the winner?' said the dealer
Every player 'Yeah me'
So you say 'We will see'
Player play! hey ok
Whatcha want? how d'you like?
Hey m'ha why not?
Sun Moon Stars y'all
Ditching every alley y'all
Who's the winner? Yeah me
So you say 'We will see'
Cloud breaker danger beats!

Ha! OK, let's eat!

Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner

Pay day, you're a winner
Keep cool from my line
Scar'd money ,broke money
Bow money, mo' money
So sunny, cloud breaker
Sound maker, wave runner
Why wonder? Funk drummer
You can get it how you wanted it

There's nothing as dealers and players and killers and me
They say that they're winners
Ok well let's see
You play there you play
The rules of the trade
The math of the date
The times and the age
But you want how you like
Hey my man why not?
Sun Moon Stars y'all
Ditching every alley y'all
There's nothin' as dealers and players and me
They say that they're winners
Ok well let's see!

Sweepstakes! You're a winner

Pay day, you're a winner
Keep cool from my line
Scar'd money broke money
Bow money mo' money
So sunny cloud breaker
Sound maker wave runner
Why wonder? Funky drummer
You can get it how you wanted it

'Who's the winner?' said the dealer
Every player 'Yeah me'
So you say 'We will see'
Player play! Hey ok
Whatcha want? how d'you like?
Hey m'ha why not?
Sun Moon Stars y'all
Ditching every alley y'all
Who's the winner? Yeah me
So you say 'We will see'
Cloud breaker danger beats!
Fresh plates!
Let's eat!

Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner

Ha!
Keep cool from my line
Scar'd money broke money
Bow money mo' money
So sunny, cloud breaker
Sound make a wave runner
Why wonder? Funky drummer
You can get it how you wanted it

Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner
Sweepstakes! You're a winner

There's nothing as dealers and players and me
They say that they're winners
OK well let's see
You play there you play
The rules of the trade
The math of the days
The times and the age
But you want how you like
Hey my man why not?
Sun Moon Stars y'all
Ditching all the y'holes
There's nothin' as dealers and players and me.

Plastic Beach

length: 3:48
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional guitar: Mick Jones
additional bass guitar: Paul Simonon
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
To the dark dark seas
Comes the only whale
Watching ships go by
It's the day we try

It doesn't know

It's a Casio on a plastic beach
It's a Casio on a plastic beach
It's a Styrofoam deep sea landfill
It's a Styrofoam deep sea landfill
It's automated computer speech
It's automated computer speech
It's a Casio on a plastic beach
It's a Casio

If they hold you, whale
On a really hot day
When the call got made
You've gone away

It doesn't know

Its a Casio on a plastic beach
Its a Casio on a plastic beach
It's a Styrofoam deep sea landfill
It's a Styrofoam deep sea landfill
It's automated computer speech
It's automated computer speech
It's a Casio on a plastic beach
It's a Casio

To Binge

length: 3:56
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz and Yukimi Nagano
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
additional keyboard: Fredrik Källgren Wallin and Håkan Wirenstrand
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz, Yukimi Nagano
Waiting by the mailbox, by the train
Passin' by the hills 'til I hear the name
I'm looking for a saw to cut these chains in half and all I want is
Someone to rely on as
Thunder comes a rolling down
Someone to rely on as
Lightning comes a staring in again

I'll wait to be forgiven
Maybe I never will
My star has left me
To take the bitter pill
That shattered feeling
Well the cause of it's a lesson learned
Just don't know if I could roll into the sea again
"Just don't know if I could do it all again" she said, it's true

Waiting in my room and I lock the door
I watch the colored animals across the floor
And I'm looking from a distance
And I'm listening to the whispers
And oh it ain't the same, when your falling out of feeling and your
Falling in and caught again

I'm caught again in the mystery
Your by my side, but are you still with me?
The answers somewhere deep in it, im sorry but your feeling it
But I just have to tell that I love you so much these days
Have to tell you that I love you so much these days, its true

My heart is in economy
Due to this autonomy
Rolling in and caught again
Caught again

My heart is in economy
Due to this autonomy
Rolling in and caught again
Caught again

Cloud of Unknowing

length: 3:07
producer: Gorillaz
conductor: André de Ridder
vocal: Bobby Womack
performer: Gorillaz
orchestra: Sinfonia ViVA
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
additional guitar: Simon Tong
orchestrator: André de Ridder and James Redwood
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
On the cloud of unknowing
My world seems open
Every satellite up here is watching
But I was here from the very start
Trying to find a way to your heart

All the days are forgetting
They've gone out with the tide
Lost at sea somewhere, waiting
Like setting suns at the rodeo
Trying to find someone you'll never know

Oh, sinking love
On the cloud of unknowing
Every satellite up here is wanting
Waiting to see what the morning brings
May bring sunshine on its wings

Pirate Jet

length: 2:33
producer: Gorillaz
performer: Gorillaz
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Stephen Sedgwick and Jason Cox
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
choir vocals: The Purple, The People, The Plastic Eating People
additional drums (drum set): Gabriel Manuals Wallace
additional mouth harp: David Coulter
composer: Gorillaz
lyricist: Gorillaz
It's all good news now
Because we left the taps
Running
For a hundred years
So drink into the drink

A plastic cup of drink
Drink with a couple of people
The plastic creating people

Still connected to the moment it began

Pirate’s Progress

length: 4:03
producer: Gorillaz
conductor: André de Ridder
performer: Gorillaz
orchestra: Sinfonia ViVA
mixer: Jason Cox
recording engineer: Jason Cox and Stephen Sedgwick
additional membranophone: Gabriel Manuals Wallace
programming: Stephen Sedgwick
orchestrator: André de Ridder and James Redwood
composer: Gorillaz
Instrumental