Movin' uptown
But I know it's the part I should be
The streets are all quiet
And no one saying nothing at all

Then the sun came out of the clouds
And charged up the satellites
We all got our energy back and started talking again

It's the blessed routine
For the Good, the Bad and the Queen
Walking out of dreams with no physical wounds at all

Don't kick the crack heads off the green
They are a political party
And the kids are never going to be tired
'Cuz everything has ever so slightly come


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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the last line is
    "and the kids are never gonna be tired cause everything is so slightly CALM"
    dfitzdon July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo comments...sad, really. I mean, I know nobody here in America knows who Albarn is, let alone this band.

    This is an amazing closer. The song itself is good, but the ending guitar freakout is awesome.

    As for the meaning...I've heard somewhere how it's about the same sun shining on everybody, from criminals to the Queen. Probably an under-handed jab at racism, perhaps?
    T_Capon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHeres one american who thinks this group is the best band out now other than oasis of course. albarn is a genius
    jhendrix516on October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou forgot to mention the absolutly beautiful piano intro...
    Stonie_Stonsenon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, great album and a great band. What more can I say? = )
    GoodSongon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould you explain to me, what is the meaning of this sentence:
    "Don't kick the crack heads off the green
    They are a political party"
    Thanks
    Phlppeon March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI guess it's a reference to drug culture getting legitimized. A little while back there was this craze where all these MPs came out saying they'd done a load of drugs in their youth, like some attempt to seem more human. And at the same time there's loads of lobbyists trying to get more and more drugs legalised, and there's this shift from drug users being "bad people" to go to jail to them being a legitimate group of people with needs to be catered for. I mean, that's not really true but I guess that's the direction Damon's hinting at?
    Appers66on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe great flood disaster described throughout the album is finally overcame and things are returning back to normal. The cycle begins again!

    History has become a routine of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. The chapter of the satiric world described in the album closes as the a new one in this reality begins.
    SadXuHuangon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Don't kick the crack heads off the green
    They are a political party"

    What he seems to be describing, to me at least, is the eviction of the crazies and homeless from public places (I think the "green" would be a public park or green space). Many of these are crackheads. Don't get rid of them with such carelessness because though they are a problem in themselves, they represent a deeper problem existing within society and politics in general. They themselves are not only a voice in our culture but a symbol of what this culture produces and what it overlooks and discards. I'm not English, but I know here in America this could be true.
    sammygrundelon March 18, 2011   Link

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