"Jubilee" as written by and Bobby Womack/harold Payne/damon Albarn/richard Russell....
Jubilee slouches in the settee
He's losing all will to move
He gone divy too much telly
He watching twenty-four hours of rubbish
He got butane, he got plastic bags
His eyes are going square
Oh yeah
He no raver, just antisocial
He not going to cut his hair

He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not mean enough
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not keen on being like anyone else

Jubilee's dad, billy banker
Thinks his son's a slob
Should get out more, stop scabbing
He really should go and get a job

He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not mean enough
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him where to go
But he just don't get out enough
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him talk to girls
But he's just too spotty
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not keen on being like anyone else
So he just plays on his computer games

He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not mean enough
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him where to go
But he just don't get out enough

He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him talk to girls
But he's just too spotty
He dresses incorrectly, no-one told him seventeen
He not keen on being like
Anyone he's not being like
Anyone jubilee's not like
Anyone else


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Jubilee" as written by Damon Albarn Alexander James

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentAbout a lazy and immature 17 year old boy who spends all his time watching TV, playing computer games and being anti-social in general.
    Pretty much my brother actually...
    phys2104on September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's lyrics sound like they're about someone I know
    Tabuckton April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds like David Bowie (Jean Genie, Suffragette City and the like). Especially the saxophones. :P
    skleggon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe computer game sounds in the bridge are from a electronic pocket keychain.
    laurelinwyntreon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell maybe damon is talking about his own experiences... about himself at the age of 17
    farfallinaon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"He got butane he got plastic bags "

    Butane can give you a cheap high if you inhale it. It's one of the stupidest ways to get stoned, actually, but it is used by some of the youth in the UK.
    EuchridEucrow83on April 11, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Jubilee's not like anyone else"

    I wonder if Albarn seriously thinks that. Maybe in 1993-1994, people like Jubilee were not common knowledge.
    Skillstadon November 04, 2012   Link

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