"Humility" as written by and James Ford Remi Kabaka....
Calling the world from isolation
'Cause right now, that's the ball where we be chained
And if you're coming back to find me
You'd better have good aim
Shoot it true
I need you in the picture
That's why I'm calling you (calling you)

I'm the lonely twin, the left hand
Reset myself and get back on track
I don't want this isolation
See the state I'm in now?

Callin' the hunter with a rifle
'Cause right now that's the ball where we be chained
Shoot it true
I want you in the picture
That's why I'm calling you (calling you)

I'm the lonely twin, the left hand
Reset myself and get back on track
I don't want this isolation
See the state I'm in now?

If I pick it up when I know that it's broken
Do I put it back?
Or do I head out on to the lonesome track and let you go?

I'm the lonely twin, the left hand
I don't want this isolation
See the state I'm in now?
If I pick it up when I know that it's broken
Do I put it back?
Or do I head out on to the lonesome track and let you go?


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"Humility" as written by James Ford Remi Kabaka

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    My InterpretationI actually think the song is about brexit but i prefer to think it being about someone getting over depression or a tragedy.

    "Calling the world from isolation
    'Cause right now, that's the ball where we be chained"

    The singer (2-D or Albarn, although I really doubt that's the meaning he intended) is ready to leave his poor state of mind (the isolation) behind, since he's been chained to it so long, he's reaching out for help

    "And if you're coming back to find me
    You'd better have good aim"

    hoping they can help him (have good aim)

    "Shoot it true
    I need you in the picture
    That's why I'm calling you"

    He's found his will to move on (shoot it true) and repeats that he's calling out

    "I'm the lonely twin, the left hand
    Reset myself and get back on track
    I don't want this isolation
    See the state I'm in now?"

    the left hand is seen as dammed or impure in hinduism and christianism, he's saying that he feels insignificant or useless. But he wants to change his mindset (reset himself) and get back on track. Then illustrates how bad he's doing (his state)

    "Callin' the hunter with a rifle
    'Cause right now that's the ball where we be chained"

    He calls out for a hunter with a rifle instead of an axe, as in red riding hood, so he's got good aim. He wants a hunter to save him and this dependance is the current ball

    "If I pick it up when I know that it's broken
    Do I put it back?
    Or do I head out on to the lonesome track and let you go?"

    He's pondering on what's it gonna be like if he's able to get better (pick himself up). Will it all be the same? Or will he never be able to get better? Forced to live like this or do something drastic.

    The last part is a summary of his inner conflict

    Get Better:

    "I don't want this isolation"
    "See the state I'm in now?"
    "Do I put it back?"

    Stay depressed or die

    "I'm the lonely twin, the left hand"
    "If I pick it up when I know that it's broken"
    "Or do I head out on to the lonesome track and let you go?"
    vezquebienon July 04, 2018   Link
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    General CommentCalling the world from isolation
    'Cause right now, that's the ball where we be chained

    He doesn’t want to be alone and he realizes majority of the world is in a loneliness state..He is telling everyone it is time to be happy

    And if you're coming back to find me
    You'd better have good aim

    If the loneliness and isolation is coming back for him.. It will have to try hard to get back into that state of mind again

    Shoot it true
    I need you in the picture

    It is true he needs happiness in his life

    That's why I'm calling you (calling you)

    He is calling for happiness for a reason

    I'm the lonely twin, the left hand

    Your hands are twins. Majority of people are right handed and complete most task with their right hand. The left is mostly isolated. Therefore he call himself the lonely twin the left hand

    Reset myself and get back on track

    He wants to start all over

    I don't want this isolation
    See the state I'm in now?
    Callin' the hunter with a rifle
    'Cause right now that's the ball where we be chained

    He wants to be happy, people see he is happy and is trying to kill his joy. Earlier he said you better have good aim. Therefore, they are calling a hunter with a rifle. They are going to kill his joy.



    If I pick it up when I know that it's broken
    Do I put it back?
    Or do I head out on to the lonesome track and let you go?

    Now of days people do not fix broken things they throw them out. So he is asking do I fix my broken heart and put it back together or do I throw my heart away and let it go.





    missywoodson April 14, 2019   Link

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