"Born On A Different Cloud" as written by and Liam Gallagher....
Born on a different cloud
From the ones that have burst 'round town
It's no surprise to me
That you're classless, clever and free

Loaded just like a gun
You're the hero that's still unsung
Living on borrowed time
You're my sun, and you're gonna shine

Talking to myself again
This time I think I'm getting through
It's funny how you think
It's funny how, it's funny how when you do...

Born on a different cloud
From the ones that have burst round town
It's no surprise to me
That you're classless, clever and free

Lonely soul
Busy working overtime
Nothing ever gets done
Especially when your hands are tied

Lonely soul
Baking up your mother's pride
Nothing ever gets done
Not until your war's won

Born on a different cloud
You're born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud
Born on a different cloud

Na na na na na na na


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"Born on a Different Cloud" as written by Liam Gallagher

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is by far my favorite Liam-written song. I still find it hard to believe he wrote it, it seems waaaay out of his league. I hope he writes more songs like this; long, with amazing lyrics.
    qotsa137on February 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI am liking Liam's songs, but we all know he is a Beatles freak, or actually a Lennon freak. He likes to sound like the Beatles. I was annoyed how he seams to steal little tid-bits of Lennon's lyrics, but he did pick the right man to steal from, one of the best song writers ever. Liam knows that we know he is trying to sound like the Beatles. So who cares and let him write how ever he wants. His tunes are not that bad at all.
    As for Noel. I must say the "chief" is losing his touch, but he has proved himself with millions of albums sold, so who gives a shit. You can't expect artist to write brilliant songs for the rest of their lives.
    I still like Oasis and will buy their albums even the critics say they suck.
    serge_67on November 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think's it's a great song, one of my favourites off Heathen Chemistry and I was amazed that Liam wrote it, it's a big step upwards from "Little James". It does soundd quite Lennony but thats great, it's not like Lennon can sound like Lennon any more, Liam may as well
    walrusgumboots1on December 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSome of these Lennon connections seem to be a bit of a stretch, but the lines "classless, clever and free" and "living on borrowed time" could have likely been pinched. Either way, it's a fantastic song and at the rate Liam's going he'll soon be one of the best songwriters in music.
    nushion September 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNoel says...Born on a Different Cloud (Liam's song)-"Born On A Different Cloud. Well that was in France playing a piano. Same again I don't really play that much. Only chords and that and I thought and the melody come and I wrote the words. I don't know where it comes from but what I wrote was like I had read this book Living On Borrowed Time by Frederick Seeman. That is probably the only book I have ever read and it was like living on borrowed time, born on a different cloud that was where it all came from."

    mat2710on September 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLiam wrote 3 different songs and worked them all together! It is writtern about his son, Lennon, and does have numerous links to John Lennon! Personally i think Heathen Chemistry puts up a good fight to be Oasis' 2nd best album after Definitely Maybe & without this song the album would have been missing that little bit it needed, could you imagine the following albums without these songs? (WTSMG? - Champagne Supernova, BHN - All Around The World, SOTSOG - Gas Panic)
    wriggion March 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is as Lennonesque as one can get. Good job Liam. This song is about him and his son, saying "we're born on a different cloud" kind of alienating himself from society. To me, it has elements of the beatles songs "happiness is a warm gun" and "while my guitar gently weeps" both of which are from the white album, and oddly enough are right next to each other in the tracklisting. Go figure.
    The cageon September 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLennon references are by no means hard to imagine. Funniest thing is when Noel heard it first he didn't believe that Liam wrote it. Then said it was going to be the first single of the album the ''ass fell out of his trousers'' ha ha gold. That was on the interview for HC that came with the CD..
    jdfobfanon July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me, or are there some references to their idol John Lennon here?

    "Living on borrowed time" -- John Lennon had a song entitled "Borrowed Time"
    "You're my sun..." -- a reference to Liam's son whom he named "Lennon"? "...and you're gonna shine" -- a reference to the line in the Lennon song "Instant Karma" -- "we all shine on"

    "Nothing ever gets done/Not until your war's won" -- John Lennon fought
    "a war" for peace ("Give Peace A Chance"/"Power To The People"/"Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)"


    Perhaps I'm just trying too hard to find these, though.
    J.Diddyon July 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure but the song sounds so much like Lennon's solo material it's uncanny! I think it might be Liam's way of ripping off... err I mean paying homage to the great man himself :)
    frownedon July 24, 2002   Link

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