"Good Song" as written by Damon Albarn, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
Waiting, I got no town to hide in
The country's got a hold of my soul
TV's dead and there ain't no war in my head
And you seem very beautiful to me

Sleeping but my works not done
I could be lying on an atom bomb
I'll take care
Cause I know you'll be there
You seem very beautiful to me

It is the rest of your life keeps a rolling and rolling
Picture in my pocket looks like you
It is the rest of your life keeps a rolling, rolling, rolling along

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"Good Song" as written by Alexander Rowntree David Damon Albarn

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  • +4
    General CommentI'm getting that he's saying that there's so much bad news around, he could talk about it, but his partner is more interesting. There so much to do, but she seems pretty beautiful.
    Perhaps Panon December 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis has to be my favorite song that Albarn wrote.
    I dunno, It's perfect and everything that is good in the world. The music reminds me of long nights by a desk lamp, fighting out life the honest way. A safe haven. Truly a beautiful song.
    Avianrueon May 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgreed- I have no idea why more people haven't heard this song. It's oddly catchy and lyrically simple, which makes a great combination. I definitely recommend checking out the video (link is in the post above).
    drucifer23on November 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite Blur song... Just sooo beautifully sad.
    The_Gloamingon February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust saw the video.

    Nicasioon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the cachy guitars in this song. kind of reminds me of 'the sounder' from gorillaz
    tehDemonManon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs. it is really beautiful and sad to me, about the loss of someone you love. it speaks of how when you lose someone, nothing else is important to you (i could be lying on an atom bomb). i think the final lines (its the rest of your life, keeps rolling, picture in my pocket looks like you) is especially sad. its about trying to move on and thinking about how that person you care about so much moves on with their life, too. simply excellent song on an excellent album, except crazy beat.
    markgbon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought that it was about a soldier who deserts his unit.
    juliatroyon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSounds like a soldier in love. I love a lot of lines from here because they're so simple but true, no grasping for poetry.

    One of my favorites, in the context of my interpretation, is "TV's dead but there ain't no war in my head" ... when he is on rest, there is no trauma of the war to weigh down on his psyche (I'm thinking Apocalypse Now, when Martin says "when I'm in Saigon I want to go home, when I'm at home I wish I was in Saigon") because he's thinking about his love.

    Other favorite line, in general: "Picture in my pocket...looks like you."
    minuetteon May 09, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWell it's a bit sentimental,the video.But it's very simple and just black and white animation.
    However I think the "coffe and TV" video is even better.I am not sure if Blur would make something as excellent as that in the future.It's obvious that they are going downhill after "13".Maybe it has much to do with Graham's leaving.It might as well that it's because Damon's change in mind.(Perhaps he's getting old?)
    amelieleeon January 27, 2005   Link

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