"The Swagga" as written by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett....
Alright, wanna be a teacher in the team
Get to come in naked ?cause it's clean
I wanna be your make-up with the seam
Just take a shaker, make it mean

I won't get over the dam
?Cause it's just like that old mile
Every four o'clock in the morning
I think I'm gonna die

Check, I'll hold you
I wish it was you

Gotta get a cat up a CK
?Cause that's where we're at
Gotta give a car the beetles
?Cause they're just sad

But I won't get over it now
?Cause it's half-drawn on the shout
It could be four o'clock in the morning
If you wish it'd got no style

I gotta shit out like I was never
On the fallest town to be
I could wish this way forever
But I ain't ever gonna be clean

No, I can't get shot, albeit, no
I can't get shot, albeit, no
I can't get shot, ooh

Wanna grow to keep it in tune
Gonna make it easy for you
Wanna be the cavern in the cold
Just get this on with everything the kids enjoy

But I won't get over it soon
?Cause it ain't light at full noon
At four o'clock in the morning
I got cheering up to do

If that's not you there, there ain't no shot
It's just like walls I never trod

But I go, ooh
I just go, ooh
We all go, ooh, yeah
We all go, ooh, alright

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"The Swagga" as written by Jamie Hewlett Damon Albarn

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's a song that most likely has no meaning.

    Why do people always look for drugs in Gorillaz songs?
    Girogon July 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds kinda like a fun dream to me
    davjaxon August 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this seems to be about a wet dream. Pretty cool song.
    Weirdguy1616on August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNope. I'm 99 percent sure its about a guy who's got a heroine addiction which caused the woman he loved to leave him, so he trys to quit to get her back and start a life with her. unfortunately he wakes up every four o clock in the morning with the pains of withdrawl.
    ImProbablyRighton January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt can't be an addiction because of these lines.

    Gotta get a cat up a CK
    Cause that's where we're at
    Gotta give a car the beetles
    Cause they're just sad

    CK is a mix of Cocaine and Ketamine. Beetles are slang for something I forgot what.
    Other than that I agree with both ImProbablyRight and Larrow. Both have similar theories.
    Super7amon December 17, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningA lot of songs I've heard refer to 4am anyone no wats up with that ? AND its not about drugs. Hate to admit it but I see a tipsee (drunk) man because of the "we all go woo!" Lines
    Lizatar5on April 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what it can be about, because it seems to go all over the place without a theme, but the drug idea seems to possibly fit, with the whole

    "But I ever gonna be clean
    No, I can't get shot
    Albeit, no!
    I can't get shot
    Albeit, no!
    I can't get shot!"

    And maybe about lost love

    "Check I'll hold you
    I wish it was you"

    Wanting the needle to be his lost love, maybe.

    I only look for meaning in Gorillaz songs. If drugs happen to come up to make sense, it might be. If love comes up to make sense, it might be. If wet dreams come up to make sense, i'll think about it, it might be.
    But I don't know.
    We don't know.
    So that's fun.
    monkeyninja69on March 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay. this song is talking about drugs, but as we know, gorillaz speaks in riddles. They are really talking about how someone is addicted to something, this could be anything. And yes, while this thing feels good and may be right, its not what the person wants, this person is frustrated from a previous (love?) life and wont try to fix it because leaving the comfort of his addiction is scary and daunting.
    A truly amazing song, talking about how we need to know whats the most important thing in our life. Giving up what makes us happy and distracted and accepting the truth and facing the pain.
    OnlyKangaon May 09, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIts about a guy who is making and selling drugs but he wants to stay clean and not shoot up but the end kinda shows that he has an addiction to it
    Larrowon November 28, 2007   Link

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