"Bobby in Phoenix" as written by and Bobby Womack/damon Albarn/jamie Hewlett....
Let's talk about Phoenix
It's got a way
Of helping you to breathe a little better

Through the storm and rain
If you need to escape
Oh you wonder why

Let's talk about Phoenix
It's got a way
Of helping you to breathe a little better

I can slowly see
A light faded away
In my mind and in my heart I have no doubt
Oh you wonder why


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"Bobby in Phoenix" as written by Jamie Christopher Hewlett Damon Albarn

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    General CommentNo idea
    dj17on March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHa, at first I thought the lyric was "Let's talk about feelings" instead of "Let's talk about Pheonix". I sorta liked it better.=p
    MoreToTheMouseon May 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love how that the same person who sings this song also sings in "Stylo" and "Cloud of Unknowing". Combining these three songs together makes one continuous story.
    "Stylo" has him praising the Stylo, a machine that symbolizes the technological revolution and turned the Plastic Beach into what it is today . He starts out as a man obsessed with artificial things and fake love.
    "Cloud of Unknowing" has him questioning his beliefs about the Stylo and technology. He is uncertain whether the Stylo is indeed a good thing or not.
    "Bobby in Phoenix" wraps up the trilogy of songs. This song is in another album entirely (another "story", as each Gorillaz album is essentially one long story), showing the passage of time between the last two songs and this one. In this song, Bobby has realized the beauty of nature, due to Phoenix (Let's talk about Phoenix, it's got a way of helping you breathe a little better) (In my heart and my mind I have no doubt). He is a happy man, one with nature.
    Either that, or it's just Bobby Womack singing about his time in Phoenix during the Plastic Beach World Tour. Iunno.
    Thekilleraxon March 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI would imagine its about how the dry desert air is easy on the lungs and the last line gives me the impression of watching the city fade away from the window seat on a jet.
    elwoood13on May 10, 2014   Link

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