Slow it down some
No split clown bum
Your old hit sound dumb
Hold it now, crown 'I'm
Where you found them at

Got 'em 'round town
Coulda drowned in it
Woulda floated bloated

Voted sugar coated
Loaded hip shooter
Draw for the poor
Free coffee at the banks
Hit through the straw
None more for me, thanks

That blanks the raw
That dang sure stank lit
Sank passed the pit for more hardcore prank spit

Crank it on blast
Roll past front street
Blew the whole spot
Like some old ass with skunk meat

These kids is too fast
Juiced off a junk treat
Who could get looser off a crunk or a funk beat?

Something is starting today
Where did he go why you want it to be?
Well you know November has come
When it's gone away

Something is starting today
Where did he go why you want it to be?
Well you know, November has come
When it's gone away

Can you dig it like a spigot
My guess is yes you can
Like, can I kick it?
Liquor shot
If you happy and you know it
As you clap your hands to the thick snot
Of a poet flowin'
Broke a pen and I'm in cope hymen
Dope or rhymin all worth it then
The Hope Diamond
Required off the blackmarket
Or wire tappin'
Couldn't target a jar of spit
The rapid fire spark lit
A rapper bug zapper
And it don't matter after if they's a thug or a dapper
Plug yer trap or it's maximum exposure
The beast got family in numbers asking 'em for closure
Aw, send 'em a gun and tell 'em clean it
Then go get the nun who said her son didn't mean it
She wore a filled-in thong
A billabong
And said, nah, fo'realla
The Villain on a Gorilla jawn?

Something is starting today
Where did he go why you want it to be?
Well you know November has come
When it's gone away

Something is starting today
Where did he go why you want it to be?
Well you know, November has come
When it's gone away
When it's
When it's gone away

Lyrics submitted by adamr, edited by Zeekar

"November Has Come" as written by Damon Albarn Daniel Dumile Thompson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

November Has Come song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentHas no one else noticed the allusion to Death in the title?

    I thought the idea was strange, the first time I heard of the month November being symbolic of Death. I had never thought of it in that way before. My high school English teacher explained to us when we were analyzing poetry that November, being the month before December, then January (when the New Year begins) symbolizes Death. The death of old habits, a lifestyle, a loved one, precedes the birth of a new year and a new beginning.

    I think in 'November Has Come', Gorillaz are referring to the death of a gangster, whose violent life is essentially doomed from the outset, and therefore a metaphor for Death being inevitably close by. Perhaps Death has already come for him, and the song is a jaded reflection on ghetto life in general.

    There are two protagonists in the song, which leads me to think that one (MF Doom) is a gangster, currently (in the song) immersed in the ghetto lifestyle, made flippant and blasé by his desensitization to violence. It is something he sees everyday, so he treats it with savage amusement, much like a teenager playing a violent video game.

    "Baha, can you dig it like a spigot
    My guess is: yes you can like, can I kick it?

    His language, which seems at times bemused and even condescending, seems to indicate that despite the violent nature of his 'work', he enjoys it, despite having come to find certain aspects of it banal with time and experience.

    "Aw, send 'em a gun an tell 'em 'clean it'
    Then go get the nun who said her son didn't mean it"

    Furthermore, his thinly veiled contempt for the series of events that lead to the death of another gangster suggests that Death is something he has come to view as mundane, due to the regularity with which it occurs.

    The second protagonist (2D) seems more omniscient and ephemeral. He is less preoccupied with the details of ghetto life and death, instead focusing more on its consequences, giving the impression that he is not a person, but more the spirit of remorse.

    "Something has started today
    Where did it go? Why you want it to be?
    Well you know November has come
    And it's gone away

    It's gone away"

    2D's repetition of these lines serves to hammer home that on this day, gang warfare was set into motion by MF Doom's persona.

    "Well you know November has come
    And it's gone away"

    The finality within these lines insinuates that 2D's persona has witnessed Doom's persona either kill a man, or lose his life as a result of gang warfare. If this is the case, Doom's character's death (or the death of his rival) will kick-start further altercations and war between those that murdered him and his own gang, and this is the 'Something' that is being referred to so ominously. The time for Doom's character to lose his life has arrived, and gone away again.

    All in all, a portentous, even sorrowful song, maybe intended both as a lament, and a warning that with a violent way of life often comes a great price; one's own life. I like the way the two different characters voice their messages throughout the song, seemingly without ever being aware of one another's presence. It gives the impression that one is but a ghost of the other's past, trying to communicate the inevitable truth. Maybe Doom's character manages to evade Death, but I believe that the loss of a life is mentioned in the song, be it his own or that of a fellow gangster.

    digitalceremonieson July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMF Doom is fucking superb in this song.
    ReActoron June 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow is Gorillaz ripping off Green Day? Just because the name of the song is similar? Gorillaz are more creative than Green Day. Green Day are a bunch of whiny, nasal-sounding emo boys who are really pop artists, not punk rock. They spend way too much time on MTV.
    Punk was not about how Green Day turned away from punk. Punk was making fun of Punk rock music, anyone can see that. I'm sure they weren't even thinking of Green Day.
    You're basically admitting that Green Day are sellouts. They are manufactured sycophants that don't deserve all the fame and love they get. And I like how you're getting mad at people for "acting shitty to Green Day, it's such a gay attitude to take" And then you go off iinsulting Gorillaz-what a gay attitude to take.
    I've never understood people who go on other bands pages just to tell the fans how much they suck. Why are you on the Gorillaz page then? Go back to Green Day if you don't like Gorillaz
    Cassandra Roseon October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrection:

    *despite only being aware of the other's presence
    digitalceremonieson July 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdammit, correction 2: * despite only ONE being aware of the other's presence.
    digitalceremonieson July 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan you dig it like a spigot?

    MF Doom owns, I still miss Del the funky homosapian though.
    WantedManon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy guess is this song is another social commentary. Stuff about guns and drugs and all kinds of crazy bad stuff.
    ManiacalLaughteron June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa better wash yo ass if ya must...

    haha i love that song mf doom is that shit.(thats a diff song just to let u know)
    Austin33on June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWith the tone of the rest of the album, I wouldn't doubt that "November has come/And it's gone away" is a reference to a lost opportunity to oust Bush.
    lahdeefriggindaon July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a gangster going thru life and smoking drugs and doing drive by's. The whole theme is that minorities dont vote cause they have things to worry about like living...I quote "That dang sure stank lit " its talking about the weed smell...
    RyanZiggyon July 31, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top