"Song 2" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James, David Rowntree, Giorgio Prezioso, Andrea Prezioso and Alessandro Moschini....
Woo-hoo
Woo-hoo
Woo-hoo
Woo-hoo

I got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn't easy
But nothing is
No

Woo-hoo
When I feel heavy-metal
And I'm pins and I'm needles
Well, I lie and I'm easy
All the time but I'm never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you

I got my head down
When I was young
It's not my problem
It's not my problem

Woo-hoo
When I feel heavy-metal
And I'm pins and I'm needles
Well, I lie and I'm easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you

Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Yeah yeah
Oh yeah


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by gmg1111201

"Song 2" as written by Damon Albarn David Alexander De Horne Rowntree

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  • +15
    General CommentYou dumb asses.... This song is a parody to American popular rock. The songs are just random words. The chorus, WOOHOO is just another hack of the lack of meaning in the majority of popular american music. Songs these days are written to make money. Look at all the mainstream punk bands these days. Its rediculous. Go Blur for making a good song. I bet they laughed their asses off when their parody of american pop music became a hit... but only in America. HAHA...
    uncwjozon May 02, 2004   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI always thought the song was about fear of flying. Perhaps it's him telling about the first time he flew on an airplane. Every noise and every bump is terrifying:

    'I got my head checked
    By a jumbo jet
    It wasn't easy
    But nothing is
    No'

    I think the next bit is him hearing the engins and feeling the terror (pins and needles) of something happening. Who knows maybe he was on a plane that had engin trouble (heavy metal) when he was younger:

    "When I feel heavy metal
    And I'm pins and I'm needles'

    The next bit he's telling himself that everythings going to be alright and talking to the person in the neighboring seat to help keep calm.

    'Well I lie and I'm easy
    All of the time but I'm never sure
    When I need you
    Pleased to meet you'

    I think the, "I got my head done when I was young" means that the whole thing is past tense and just him remembering it or telling a friend what happened.

    Ultimately the, 'Woo hoo' is just the terror he feels every time the plane bumps and jostles. It also is probably exilerating to know he survived and to think back on it.

    When I think of it in this context it makes me laugh. Just to imagine this guy going insane on an airplane. I think it would have made a fitting music video.
    chaosmagickon November 07, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWhen I was 11 I loved this song... I still do. But then I'd ride around on my bike singing it, it was funny. I remember that summer it has memories. It was when I loved my friend Bradley.
    walking-catastropheon March 14, 2002   Link
  • +5
    General CommentSorry everyone. It was fun reading your responses. This song is actually Blur's way of commenting on what gets accepted in American radio/pop culture. The went out to prove a point that no matter what lyrics you put to a song, as long as it has a catchy rhythm, the mindless public will just eat it up. They are saddened by what is being accepted as "great" music. So they made this song with the most ridiculous lyrics ever made, gave it a booming guitar riff, and sent it out. They even casually named it "song 2". True to their suspicions, it caught on. "... I got my head checked. By a jumbo jet. It wasn't easy. But nothing is. WooHOO!" Even after we found out what they were up to we STILL embraced it. I love this song so much as a testament to what truly "great" music is.
    meetjoeblackon June 04, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Commentalthough this is a decent song, its a shame to know that its the only song people know by blur and it's really nothing like the lot of their songs. blur is an excellent band and people should really look more into their music than just this song.
    redplaidon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThe lead singer is SEXAY!
    SnuffieSnifferon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentMy Chemical Romance is horrible, sorry.
    FlanInTheFaceRHon December 06, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIn the mid nineties `Britpop' was everything in parallel to Americas grunge scene. Musically they were polar opposites and they each had very little respect for each other.

    Graham, the bassist from blur, was secretly a grunge fan and would play this king of music in his headphones to avoid chastising from the band.

    Damon Albarn though approached Graham with a few grunge type songs for Graham to choose. The track he selected was `Song 2'its working title and official release name.

    Ironically the song charted very well in England, ironic for the fact it was meant to be a satirical stab at everything grunge. Seeming non-sensical lyrics and a clich‚d video to match apparently weren't noticed by the public at the time who rode it to chart success.

    `I got my head done,

    When I was young,

    It's not my problem'

    These lyrics demonstrate the incoherent nature of the whole song, jumping from subject to subject with no links. One of the main victims of `Song 2' was the Pixies who were the poster grunge band of the nineties.

    Now Damon Albarn says that it was a branching to more pure music and has never addressed the thoughts that it was in actual fact a mickey take, these have been confirmed by other members of the band though.


    anima69316on August 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgood memories of this song: a girl in my class insisting the "woo-hoo" bit was "song 2!", and a mate of mine attempting to impress this girl by jumping off a bench in our college common room when the heavy bit kicked in, subsequently falling through a glass pane above a door and cutting his elbow! Excellent!
    turtonhoton April 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah this song is great. It will be a classic, I bet they will always use it in movies, tv, and sports.
    DrFeelgood03on March 23, 2003   Link

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