"Sound Check (Gravity)" as written by and Damon/hewlett Albarn....
Gravity on me never let me down gently
Gravity with me never let me go no no
Gravity

I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on me
I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on you

I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on me
I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on you

Gravity on me never let me down gently
Gravity with me never let me go no no
Gravity

I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on me
I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on you

I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on me
I don't pull me down
I don't pull me down on you


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"Sound Check (Gravity)" as written by Jamie Hewlett Damon Albarn

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about pleading to someone about something you know is futile. Like when you're asking someone not to leave you for another man or pleading to your boss not to fire you, I think this really captures that sick feeling you get in your stomach when you realise you can't do anything about it...
    Philemon_Crowleyon February 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI decided to do some looking into what the sample could be saying.

    On one site someone said "I've got no luck at winning."

    I manage to hear several different things:

    How come nobody's leaving?
    leaking?
    I saw no bodies ---

    I can hear all three of these possible solutions. The real thing that is throwing me off is the word at the end that sounds like leaguing/leaving/leaking. Maybe he's saying "I've got no luck at leaving." We may never know.
    Wingdingoon April 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about a person who's in a bad relationship and is afraid that their bf/gf is going to leave them.

    Gravity - I feel this word is being used to describe the attraction both people have towards each other. They were drawn to each other from the start.

    Never let me down gently - Letting someone down gently is a common way that people refer to breaking up with someone that they genuinely care about and, as such, don't want to hurt by telling them that they want to end the relationship. The speaker is telling the person to never let them down gently, or in other words, "don't try to spare my feelings by not telling me right out that you don't think it will work between us."

    Never let me go no no - Simple in the context: please don't leave me.

    The next two lines seem to suggest that one or the other is in denial about there being a problem in the relationship.

    I don't pull me down on me - I don't put pressure on myself by putting ridiculously high standards on how I'm supposed to live or act.

    I don't pull me down on you - I don't put my own insecurities on you either.

    Also, the indecipherable parts suggest a recurring argument between the two, as if they're just not understanding or hearing each other.

    Which brings me to my last point, the name of the song.

    Sound Check (Gravity) - It's as if the main speaker were trying to suggest that the main problem, the fact that neither is listening to the other effectively, is going unheard and being ignored by both parties. Coincidentally, most people only remember the part of the name "Gravity" which isn't even the true name of the song! In a strange way, it illustrates perfectly that when one is in a bad relationship the negative tends to get ignored and communication tends to suffer more and more as the relationship is nearing it's end, until the final words of the last fight are all one hears and the relationship is broken off.

    Of course the idea about this just being about the force of gravity is an interesting thought as well.
    RevBugon January 06, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best song on th' cd, but without the two of them...
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..........i love thiz song....... ^.^
    headexplody731on May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a pretty cool song. i love it
    HivesFanCCon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with newfoundfinch. =)
    ~ether_streamon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats not tru sean ive neer been high and this song has alot of meaning to me
    darkpop2Dzombieon July 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok so what does it mean to you?
    sean7711on July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's representing a struggle between what is inevitable and what you want to happen. The strings in the background, and the sample w/scratching add alot too.
    TacticalEliteon July 24, 2002   Link

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