1. Calgary
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    30 Sep '05 21:48
    I initially put this in general, but I wonder maybe I'll get a better response here. This is a little ditty by an awesome band called GORILLAZ from their 2nd CD "DEMON DAYS". The actual song itself is a spoken word done by Dennis Hopper.

    Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head
    by Gorillaz

    Once upon a time at the foot of a great mountain, there was a town where the people known as Happyfolk lived, their very existence a mystery to the rest of the world, obscured as it was by great clouds. Here they played out their peaceful lives, innocent of the litany of excess and violence that was growing in the world below. To live in harmony with the spirit of the mountain called Monkey was enough. Then one day Strangefolk arrived in the town. They came in camouflage, hidden behind dark glasses, but no one noticed them: they only saw shadows. You see, without the Truth of the Eyes, the Happyfolk were blind.

    Falling out of aeroplanes and hiding out in holes
    Waiting for the sunset to come, people going home
    Jump back from behind them and shoot them in the head
    Now everybody dancing the dance of the dead,
    the dance of the dead,
    the dance of the dead


    In time, Strangefolk found their way into the high reaches of the mountain, and it was there that they found the caves of unimaginable Sincerity and Beauty. By chance, they stumbled upon the Place Where All Good Souls Come to Rest. The Strangefolk, they coveted the jewels in these caves above all things, and soon they began to mine the mountain, its rich seam fueling the chaos of their own world. Meanwhile, down in the town, the Happyfolk slept restlessly, their dreams invaded by shadowy figures digging away at their souls. Every day, people would wake and stare at the mountain. Why was it bringing darkness into their lives? And as the Strangefolk mined deeper and deeper into the mountain, holes began to appear, bringing with them a cold and bitter wind that chilled the very soul of them up. For the first time, the Happyfolk felt fearful for they knew that soon the Monkey would soon stir from its deep sleep. And then came a sound. Distant first, it grew into castrophany so immense it could be heard far away in space. There were no screams. There was no time. The mountain called Monkey had spoken. There was only fire. And then, nothing.

    O little town in U.S.A, your time has come to see
    There's nothing you believe you want
    But where were you when it all came down on me?
    Did you call me now?
  2. Calgary
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    04 Oct '05 13:39
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    I initially put this in general, but I wonder maybe I'll get a better response here. This is a little ditty by an awesome band called GORILLAZ from their 2nd CD "DEMON DAYS". The actual song itself is a spoken word done by Dennis Hopper.

    Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head
    by Gorillaz

    Once upon a time at the foot of a great mountain, there was ...[text shortened]... you believe you want
    But where were you when it all came down on me?
    Did you call me now?[/i]
    I refuse to let this die without anybody commenting on it. Do you like the story? What do think they are trying to say? What does it mean to you? I expected better from this forum.
  3. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    04 Oct '05 13:42
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    I refuse to let this die without anybody commenting on it. Do you like the story? What do think they are trying to say? What does it mean to you? I expected better from this forum.
    It reminds me of Loki. I can't say more right now, I've drunk too much coffee & I'm annoyed.
  4. Calgary
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    04 Oct '05 14:04
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    It reminds me of Loki. I can't say more right now, I've drunk too much coffee & I'm annoyed.
    Thank you, and whats annoying you, I'm all ears.
  5. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    04 Oct '05 20:56
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    I initially put this in general, but I wonder maybe I'll get a better response here. This is a little ditty by an awesome band called GORILLAZ from their 2nd CD "DEMON DAYS". The actual song itself is a spoken word done by Dennis Hopper.

    Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey's Head
    by Gorillaz

    Once upon a time at the foot of a great mountain, there was ...[text shortened]... you believe you want
    But where were you when it all came down on me?
    Did you call me now?[/i]
    It reminds me of H.P. Lovecraft a little bit.
  6. Standard membermokko
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    05 Oct '05 01:06
    Originally posted by Canadaguy
    I refuse to let this die without anybody commenting on it. Do you like the story? What do think they are trying to say? What does it mean to you? I expected better from this forum.
    Better yet, what does it mean to you?
  7. Standard memberOmnislash
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    05 Oct '05 05:44
    I believe it is a social commentary on the inherantly destructive nature of the "modern" world. Perhaps an inference to modern US specifically.

    I prefer tracks 6 and 12 myself, but I enjoyed the song/story.
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