"Caramel" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
I've gotta get over
I've gotta get over
I've got to get better
Will love you forever
I've gotta find genius
I've gotta get better
I've gotta stop smoking
I've gotta get better

Caramel, Caramel

Where is the magic
I've gotta get better
Oh, lord give me magic
I'll love you forever
I've gotta find Mounts Hill
And live by the mountains
I'll love you forever
You are and you are


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by WhiteOak, Crane42

"Caramel" as written by Graham Coxon Damon Albarn

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is a state I'm often in (although as an unrequited lover), that of wanting to stop thinking about someone you shouldn't be thinking about ("I've got to get over") and perhaps realising you never will. It's a sticky feeling (caramel). The sound of the song, particularly that stereo blast of delay effects is a very effective representation of the tumult a man feels either as an unrequited lover or as someone who's lost someone, particularly when Damon sings "low low low low" towards the end over that deliciously simple keyboard part. Love the dancehall piece that immediately follows.
    DaveyLowellon October 08, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentCaramel is a drug reference, Damon wants to get over a breakup and over a bad stage, he wants to expirience something enlightening and inspirational, he even asks god for it. In some interviews he said that drugs have that enlightening effect on him, and I don't believe this song wasn't made on drugs. He is yearning for som divine inspiration. In the end, he sings Give me love, love, love. And that's what the whole 13 is about. For me it's one of the best albums ever and this song should be the best of best.
    Yohieon October 28, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentalso, caramel is sticky--i think (like phys2104 mentioned) the texture/stickiness of caramel is a metaphor for the situation.
    alovelyfadeouton June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout Damon's split from Justine Frischmann (as is most of the album)
    Him telling himself that he has to get over her and make himself better but at the end coming back to the conclusion that he'll love her forever.
    The title Caramel somehow suits the texture of this song so well.
    phys2104on September 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe point where "you are" leads to a burst in the music is my favorite part. It sounds like the most body-wrenching part of his struggle.
    Avianrueon May 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit sounds like he's comparing his love for her to his love for caramel, it's less of an emotional thing as it is a craving. and like cravings, you often can't get rid of them without just giving in and satisfying it. perhaps he's admitting that because he can't have her that means he'll love her forever because, like a craving, the more you can't have something the more you want it.
    alovelyfadeouton June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is so powerful
    karmaxon February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstrangely and wonderfully hypnotic.
    pumkinhedon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it a red eyes song?
    lazyduck187on May 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike just about every song on 13 (and most blur songs) this is really beautiful. It seems to be about trying to reach a better state after the end of a relationship but also holding on to it in a way (like when you eat a rolo and still have a bit of caramel left on your collar, even though the rolo is finished).
    teapoton December 06, 2005   Link

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