"Starshine" as written by and Damon/hewlett Albarn....
Starshine never gonna find me
Starshine, they ain't gonna find me
Starshine, never gonna find me
Starshine, never gonna find me

Stand easy with myself, with myself
Jumping up, I'm low, low, low, low
Show me down

Starshine never gonna find me
Starshine, they ain't gonna find me
Starshine never gonna find me
Starshine, never gonna find me


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"Starshine" as written by Jamie Hewlett Damon Albarn

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  • +5
    General Commentthe first time I heard this song it was like 11 pm and I got so creeped out. Especially cuz I live really close to a big shopping mall, and its light drowns out the starshine. starshine never does find me. and it's so messed up, cuz it's like that all over. You can't see the freaking stars. Starshine never does find us. I don't even know what the big dipper looks like. and if you do see a star, you dont even know if it is a star, or if it's a satalite.
    Seezleon February 17, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentReally hard for me to explain, so bare with me:
    In terms of depression, it could refer to life feeling like an empty, black sky with nothing really worthwhile in it. The stars are like the friends and family who help you through it all, and just anything that helps keep you going. But there aren't even any stars out in this person's world. It's just pitch black, without even starshine to light his way - he can't find his way out, and no one can find or help him. He just feels way too deep into it to think he there's a hope of making it out.
    With the 'jumping up' line, that could also be a failed attempt to get out of this depression, but only ends up showing him how low, alone and insignificant he is.
    I'm not sure about the line "stand easy with my self, with myself" though. Maybe something about how it's easier to be by himself than actually being with someone else? Or him not admitting he needs help, trying and failing to help himself. I really don't know, just pulling that out of the air, lol.
    I think the simple, rambling nature of the song also shows how numb, overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted this person is, it's like they can barely even function anymore. Like when you're so overwhelmed with an emotion you're practically speechless.

    I feel like a bit of a wanker writing all this about a song that's like 7 lines long, but oh well, lol.
    It's a bloody good song. Haunting.
    violent_midgeton March 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentseriously darkpop, you need to realize that although lots of songs are about drugs, there a quite a lot more of them that are not. This song, for example is most definitely about a bout with self-loathing, and general disgust with the world around him (2-D), and drugs may or may not be part of his exit from the corporeal. And your friend was probably lit to begin with.
    happylittledemigodon July 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of 2D's most personal songs
    gorillazguy0666on April 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEven thouigh I REALLY don't like this one, I think it's about how he thought being famous in the "Starshine" was going to be a great thing, but isn't. Honestly, that's it. Fame isn't everything.
    Gorillaz Of A Downon January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWhen damon albarn (which is the genius behind gorillaz) was the frontman of britpop band Blur, he got so famous that he couldn't take it anymore, so he made gorillaz where he could hide behind cartoon characters and that's what this song is about. Him saying: "starshine (the press and all the fame) they never gonna find me"
    williamzigon January 11, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me fall asleep
    YUCK!!on March 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of @D's most personal songs
    gorillazguy0666on April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...yes....its so depressing....and yet...in some way,it makes me fell less-depressed....(i guess its juzt tha fact that im listenin' ta gorillaz and that ALWAYS makes one feel better..) ^.~
    headexplody731on May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kiks ass my frends like obsessed with it. he was rolling around on the ground maoning starshine it was really funny.
    darkpop2Dzombieon May 19, 2002   Link

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