"Supersonic" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
I need to be myself
I can't be no one else
I'm feeling supersonic
Give me gin and tonic

You can have it all but how much do you want it?
You make me laugh
Give me your autograph
Can I ride with you in your BMW ?

You can sail with me in my yellow submarine
You need to find out
Cause no one's gonna tell you what I'm on about
You need to find a way for what you want to say

But before tomorrow
Cause my friend said he'd take you home
He sits in a corner all alone
He lives under a waterfall

No body can see him
No body can ever hear him call
You need to be yourself
You can't be no one else

I know a girl called Elsa
She's into Alka Seltzer
She sniffs it through a cane on a supersonic train
She made me laugh

I got her autograph
She done it with a doctor on a helicopter
She's sniffin in her tissue
Sellin' the Big Issue

She needs to find out
Cause no one's gonna tell you what I'm on about
She needs to find a way for what you want to say
But before tomorrow

Cause my friend said he'd take you home
He sits in a corner all alone
He lives under a waterfall
No body can see him

No body can ever hear him call


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"Supersonic" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +9
    General Commentthe lyrics arent 'nonsense' u retards, this song paints a picture of working class, unemployed drunken drugged up life and the despair that comes with growing up with no aspirations in this environment. the verses are about this mundane lifestyle and the chorus/pre-chorus is a warning - make an effort to get out or you'll end up like the dude in the chorus: alone, drunken (under a waterfall) and invisible. fucking brilliant song

    noel isnt shallow with his lyrics, theyre honest and have meaning, if you cant see it go listen to justin bieber
    spinnacton April 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNo, no, NO!! You idiots, you plebs, you noobs! You know nothing! I can't believe how ignorant you all are, its makes me so angry. As Noel Gallagher says in this song, "You need to find out, cos no-ones gonna tell you what I'm on about." Fortunately he was incorrect in this statement, because I am here to tell you what he's on about.
    To understand this song, I mean to really GET it, we need to first ask ourselves, who is this mysterious "friend" NG refers to? The one who is going to drive "you" home? What do we know about this "friend"? Well first of all, he lives under a waterfall. Who lives under a waterfall? Trolls and fish. So that narrows it down to one of these.
    But now we find out that nobody can see this friend. Well, this further narrows it down: the friend has to be a troll or ogre, because I imagine trolls are capable of making themselves invisible, I mean elves and sprites can do this, so why not a troll. But then again, I guess nobody can see fish either because they are under the water. Okay now you're probably confused at this point, but I'm not. I know what's going on.
    So the next point. Nobody can hear Noel's "friend" when he calls. Well of course not, he's behind a waterfall. Difficult to hear somebody calling when their voice is muffled by a waterfall.
    This all raises some questions: How can Noel be friends with somebody he can't even see? How can he go out to the pub with this person if this person can't even "call" him to arrange a meeting?
    Obviously it makes sense that Noel can visit this friend in his "yellow submarine". He's spelled this bit out at least. But how can this troll visit him? He'll be hounded by anti-ogre killing vigilantes if he leaves his waterfall home.
    And why would Noel trust this person, who is probably an ogre or a troll, to drive "you" home?
    Would the troll or ogre even want to drive "you" home, where do "you" live? What if it's miles away from the waterfall and miles out of the ogre's way? What if this makes the ogre angry and he attacks or eats you? Why would Noel expose "you" to such a grave danger, of being eaten by an angry ogre, just seconds after "you" have made him laugh and he has asked for your autograph? What kind of gratitude is that?
    Well maybe "you" refused to give him your autograph and that's why he's pissed off. You know what the Gallaghers are like you fool, why would "you" do such a thing? Because "you" are a noob and a pleb, that's why.
    I think we can deduce from all this that
    1. Noel is on drugs.
    And well that's about it really.
    See you were all wrong and I am right. I know more about this song, and I care about it more than you. Suck it up losers. You can have it all, but how much do you want it? Not enough, unfortunately. Peace out. Live forever.
    ICareMoreThanYouon May 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentis about coke, like all oasis songs, and its fucking brilliant
    gunsofbrixtonon January 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment I listen to this before every football game
    curley61on December 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBatman.
    For some reason I feel like this song is about Batman.
    Think about it.
    The chorus works for Batman, and the verses work for Bruce Wayne, billionaire playboy extraordinaire.
    Obviously, I don't think the song was actually written about this, since I'm thinking about the Dark Knight trilogy, which came out well after this song was written, but in my head, it fits.
    ThatBitchon April 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I write the first line and the end word, 'Supersonic', it's like, 'Well, what rhymes with that?' And you start off with 'A' and you go, 'Atomic. Bionic.' Then you go...'Gin & Tonic. Alright, that'll do.' It's no big deal. You just write it down, and people go 'Wow! Feeling Supersonic...Give me Gin and Tonic. Wow!' Basically, cos it rhymes."
    -Noel Gallagher
    manic4manicson July 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great song. just about a load of drug references
    rocomon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about being yourself and taking chances in life. Make yourself confident as if you were supersonic.
    miketar_10on August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song that turned me into a fan of Oasis (Somewhat). As mentioned above a shit load of drug references, and I love the how this song carries in the instruments.
    Drink_and_Fighton September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNoel&Liam say...Supersonic- "That was originally going to be the B-side to Bring it on down, but then when we wrote it we knew it had to be an A-side. It was written and recorded in 8 hours at the Pink Museum in Liverpool. When Alan McGee heard it he threatened to drop every other act on his label. He didn´t keep his promise though, the Scottish bastard. I was just bladdered, out of it really. I sort of just played around with words. The girl called Elsa was really a dog. They had this big Rottweiler in the studio. All I did was find something that rhymed with it. It just came out of nowhere... I knew it was a classic as soon as we´d finished."

    mat2710on September 25, 2002   Link

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