"Go-Go Gadget Gospel" as written by and Thomas Decarlo/burton Callaway....
I'm well on my way
I'm almost everything
And this is my day
Make me wanna sing

I'm free, look at me
And all and everything
I'm allowed to see
Free, come and see
Na na na na na na na

Shapeless, formless
Heart is enormous
I've born this, I've worn this
No never what the norm is
Come here this is fearless
Contrast in color
Wisdom's a woman
Listen and love her

Hook:
I'm free, look at me
Freedom in hi-fidelity
Free, come and see
Na na na na na na na

What are you waiting on
I want action, passion, smiling
Laughing, yielding, feeling
Helping, healing
Introduce your neighbour
To your savior

I'm free, look at me
Freedom in hi-fidelity
Free
Na na na na na na na


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"Go-Go Gadget Gospel" as written by Nicolas Flagello Brian Joseph Burton

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    General Commentwow. this song gets you goin
    FahQ_Nigelon August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about independent music. From the lines "If your wondering what you look like, look at me" right at the beginning of the song (which isn't listed here by the way) it's talking about how he is saying that all artists seem to look the same now a days. "Pump up the peculiar, while I yell unique" telling people to listen to the unique music he is singing, trying to break the mold of the dime a dozen pop artists and what not. He goes on to tell pretty much how it's made, that music shouldn't be just sort of slapped together like in an assembly line, but from the heart ("heart is enormous") and how that if you make it that way, people will want to listen to you ("come hear this, it's fearless"), and how it will actually be more like art ("contrast, colour, prism so warming"). Finally, he mentions that he is free, free from record labels things that have generally been seen as squelching artist freedom to produce whatever music they wish too. Just my 2 cents.
    galactoron August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCmon guys, this is a gospel song!! He is free from sin, and he is excited about it. I mean cmon, the last verse hes sayin to other Christians cmon and live your faith, celebrate it, tell people about it, don't hide it!
    Locheimon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhile I'm not sure of the religious affliation of either member of Gnarls Barkley, I think Locheim's interp. is a very good guess, and I agree with it.
    Katyaon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that galactor's interpretation is right, to a certain extent.
    I think that the song declares Gnarls Barkley's independence, and the uniqueness of their music. "Pump up the peculiar/ While I yell unique"
    I think that the song primarily focuses on the freedom that this music, and perhaps the act of making music, offers people.
    I do think that there is an obvious reference to christianity, but that it is not an endorsement of the religion, but rather a comparison.
    "Introduce your neighbour to your saviour" would normally be interpreted as "tell others about your faith", but I think that this is not their intention. I think that, in this instance, the "saviour" is music, and that the message is "tell others about this music [or just music in general]".
    This wording allows music to be compared to religion- declaring that music IS their religion (metaphorically speaking). Such a statement would be very powerful (and rather poetic) if I am right.
    It would also suggest that music has the power to save you, I suppose. That would be supported by the earlier line "Yieldin', feelin', helpin', healin' ", as well.
    PureSilverMoonXon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a brilliant song about expressing whatever you feel into music and making into a true art form unlike so many singers/bands who just sing about shallow topics in the hopes of making it big.

    "Bore this, I've worn this, no never what the norm is"

    I think it's saying like 'it doesn't matter what people want to hear. This is what I have to say. This music isn't just music, it's part of me. It doesn't have to be "normal" or what's "popular".'

    "Contrast, colour, prisms, so warmin"

    He's showing his music as an art form rather than just a song.

    "Introduce your neighbour to your saviour"

    Like PureSilver said, it's not a reference to a literal savior (Jesus, or what not), but music in itself being a saviour, a religion.

    Music can be an art. Let it be free from cliches. Let it be unique. Let it be something you're passionate about. Don't care what people will think about it.

    OK. I'm done. The end.
    fearsSYNlieson January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a brilliant song about expressing whatever you feel into music and making into a true art form unlike so many singers/bands who just sing about shallow topics in the hopes of making it big.

    "Bore this, I've worn this, no never what the norm is"

    I think it's saying like 'it doesn't matter what people want to hear. This is what I have to say. This music isn't just music, it's part of me. It doesn't have to be "normal" or what's "popular".'

    "Contrast, colour, prisms, so warmin"

    He's showing his music as an art form rather than just a song.

    "Introduce your neighbour to your saviour"

    Like PureSilver said, it's not a reference to a literal savior (Jesus, or what not), but music in itself being a saviour, a religion.

    Music can be an art. Let it be free from cliches. Let it be unique. Let it be something you're passionate about. Don't care what people will think about it.

    OK. I'm done. The end.
    fearsSYNlieson January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin the beginnig i can hear him say "f*ck you* but i know what the real lyrics are ment to be.
    tehDemonManon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song is speaking about being individual, different but happy about it and free from caring about it. seems as though he is speaking out to get people to share this uniqueness with others.
    GemmahBarron March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have the album and the book says that some of those lyrics are wrong:-

    [Pump up the peculiar
    While I yell unique
    Aah, let me show you right here
    If you're wondering what you look like, look at me
    Hey, ahaha
    Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah]- (These aren't in the album book)

    I'm well on my way
    I'm almost everything
    And this is my day
    Make me want to sing

    I'm free! Look at me!
    And all and everything
    I'm allowed to see
    Free! Come and see
    Na, na, na, na, na na na

    Shapeless, formless,
    Heart is enormous
    I've born this, I've worn this,
    No never what the norm is
    Come hear this is fearless
    Contrast in colour,
    Wisdom's a woman
    Listen and love her

    I'm free! Look at me!
    Freedom in hi-fidelity
    Free! Come and see
    Na, na, na, na, na na na

    What you waiting on?
    I want action, passion, smiling, laughing
    Yielding, feeling, helping, healing
    Introduce your neighbour to your saviour

    I'm free! Look at me!
    Freedom in hi-fidelity
    Free!
    Na, na, na, na, na na na
    JimJamJaharon August 11, 2009   Link

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