"Fool's Day" as written by and Damon Albarn Graham Leslie Coxon....
Wake up straight, caught out by the sun.
On the first day of April.
Out of bed, thought there was a plane crash.
But I'm sure that I was
Dreaming
TV on, of course caffeine.
A science of submission again
Another day, on this little island, just a bell hangs on.

Porridge done, I take my kid to school past the pound shop, Woolworth's
Under bridge, where the subway the daytime, and the Westway flies by
Then on my bike, down the Ladbroke Grove, to the forthcoming dramas
A studio, and a love of all sweet music, we just can't let go
Let go, let go, let go, let go

So meditate, on what we've all become, on a cold day in springtime
Civil war, is what were all born into, raise your left hand, right, sing.
Don't capitulate to the forces of the marketplace, they've long departed
Consolidate, the love we have together, on a cold day in springtime.


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"Fool's Day" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

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    My OpinionFirst comment on a song? This feels awesome. :) I'm loving Blur's newest single and I can't wait to see more! And just when I thought we weren't going to hear any new Blur.
    NotaNazion May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe tune is much simpler than deeper meanings assumed. It is reminiscent of that older Blur 'daily-observance of British life' Parklife-style of writing a la Madness and The Kinks. While no doubt some lines are not immediately understandable or may be symbolic/personal to Damon, this seems quite straight forward to me: Blur have gotten back together in early 2010 to cut a single. Damon's daily routine on the way to the studio is reflected in the lines - waking up, tv on, coffee/tea, breakfast, kids to school, biking to the studio, etc.

    The latter part of the song really hits on the 'reunion' of Blur.
    - "just can't let go" and "a shared love of music"
    - "civil war" (in fighting an tension leading to the original band breakup),
    - "don't capitulate...to the marketplace" (theyre not doing this for the money but just because they like playing together)
    - "consolidate" (getting the band back together)
    - "a cold day in springtime" (when the song was recorded prior to its release on Record Store Day in April of 2010.
    zumghallion January 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commentzum's on the money.

    Albarn blends the old observations of English day to day life ("on this little island", Ladbrook Grove) with an awareness of himself, Blur and how the four members of the band have grown and changed:

    "So meditate
    On what we've all become
    On a cold day in springtime

    Civil war
    Is what we all were born into
    Raise your left hand, right, sing"

    It's quite optimistic about the future of the band.
    EuchridEucrow83on April 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso happy that blur is putting a new album out! favorite band! saw damon albarn at coachella with gorillaz and nearly died. hope he comes to san diego with blur!

    i think it's pretty obvious what this song is about. self explanatory for the most part.
    favorite lyric: "out of bed/ thought it was a plane crash/ but i'm sure that i was dreaming".
    so many meanings i can't choose!
    i think he's referring to bad dreams but also living in the modern world as it is, and how we get so scatterbrained and distraught because our morals don't agree with most of the generic lifestyle that when we wake up we think it's all been just some plane crash. but still, you're not sure if you've been dreaming.
    go blur!
    ferretwhereitaton May 12, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThis song will always remind me of Lost, because I first heard it near when Lost was ending
    and the lyrics remind me of parts of the show.

    e.g.
    "plane crash" -obvious!
    "But I'm sure that I was dreaming"- SO many referenes to dreaming
    "science"- science v. faith.
    "another day on this little island" -well, yeah.
    repetition of "let go"- fairly significant in terms of the last episode.
    "what we've all become"- changes to the people on island.
    "what we were all born into"- themes of destiny
    "the love we have together"- the importance of love for constants etc.

    obviously the song isn't really about lost, but it reminds me of it, so yeah.
    sez369on June 05, 2010   Link

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