"Hillbilly Man" as written by and Jamie Hewlett Damon Albarn....
Drive away,
As in lonesome sound,
Like a real straight shooter,
Three lanes full,

Drive away,
As in lonesome sound,
Like a real straight shooter,
Three lanes full,

Gotta ride in my heart,
Get 'em goin' down,
You don't have to be a star,
To, to get them goin' 'round

Even if you try to move,
Wheel it to your right,
So get on, on the driving wheel,
Save it for a round,

Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now

Got to ride in my heart,
See 'em goin' down
Killed up by the ball front,
Shoot a jamboree,
Just a cold 'nother day,
Like a memory,
Just a cold 'nother day,
Slip a line on me,

Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now

Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now


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"Hillbilly Man" as written by Jamie Christopher Hewlett Damon Albarn

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    General Commentseems to me to be about cocaine
    I realize that it's probably not just like "yea bro I wrote this song about coke"
    but I feel like the thought of cocaine or coke addiction was present when writing this

    like a real straight shooter
    3 lanes full

    (coke is cut into lines, straight shooter, the straw or bill down the line, also the cocaine will "shoot" into your sinus)



    I think he tried to take a simple idea of coke, then make an abstract song about it.
    Love this one has the whole "crashing melancholy" vibe on top of fast "euphoric" very few artists can convey this emotion well, gorillaz seem to do so in several of their songs.
    Sobertoaston March 03, 2015   Link
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    General CommentLove the new songs from The Fall!!!
    RejectFalseIconson April 01, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionWhy don't people get started on lyrics from The Fall? Ive already submitted two songs that are pending. Amarillo and The Parish of Space Dust. Gorillaz fans, rejoice for their awesomeness!
    RejectFalseIconson April 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'll share some thoughts on the possible meaning behind this one, based on the lyrics and the sound of the song.

    Drive away,
    As in lonesome sound,
    Like a real straight shooter,
    Three lanes full,

    -As someone who travels much, I feel this disconnect. The song starts acoustically and, to me at least, is somewhat somber yet also hopefully "drive away, as in lonesome sound". Then the song gets more dynamic all of a sudden, like beginning a new journey.

    Drive away,
    As in lonesome sound,
    Like a real straight shooter,
    Three lanes full,

    Gotta ride in my heart,
    Get 'em goin' down,
    You don't have to be a star,
    To, to get them goin' 'round

    - The way I see it, Albarn is conveying that the way to overcome this weariness of the road is to "follow your heart" in a sense. "You don't have to be a star" could possibly indicate how we don't have to be rockstars, or CEOs to be great to ourselves.

    Even if you try to move,
    Wheel it to your right,
    So get on, on the driving wheel,
    Save it for a round,

    - I'm not too sure about this verse.

    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now

    Got to ride in my heart,
    See 'em goin' down
    Killed up by the ball front,
    Shoot a jamboree,
    Just a cold 'nother day,
    Like a memory,
    Just a cold 'nother day,
    Slip a line on me,

    - This could possibly have to do with the road again, which I feel is a recurring theme throughout "The Fall". "Shoot a jamboree, Just a cold 'nother day", an interesting choice, since jamboree means a large group or audience - followed by "Like a memory... Slip a line on me" with the same line repeated between.. As if losing a sense of purpose on the road, not living in the present, finding no pleasure in what it is we set out to do (if life?)... And if wanting to take the last line on a darker note, hinting possibly at drug usage.

    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now

    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now
    Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now

    Again, from the sound of the song, I drew these conclusions. A repressed voice - a saddened voice remaining low throughout just really caught me up in the idea of sadness on the road. Traveling is a great thing, but after awhile of not seeing home can really wear on the soul. At first, the "person" of the song seems compelled by purpose and traveling alone, but seems to turn to other things to "help", "Helpin' me, helpin' me, helpin' me 'round now".
    Cyanraveon March 24, 2013   Link

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