"Dan Abnormal" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
Meanie Leanie come on down
Come and entertain the town
It's friday night and we're all bored
Time's been called there is no more
Time's been called it's such a bore

Dan Abnormal not normal at all
It's not his fault we made him this way
He'll imitate you try to ape you
But it's not his fault Dan watches T.V.

The meanie Leanie stays up late
Mopes around gets in a state
He the killer in your arcade
Killing gangstas ready made
Cause that is where the future's made

Tele port me

Dan went to his local burger bar
I want McNormal and chips
Or I'll blow you to bits
Give us it

It's the miseries at half past three
Watching video nasties
He has dirty dreams while he's asleep
Dan's just like you and me
He's the Meanie Leanie

Dan Abnormal not normal at all
It's not his fault we made him this way
He'll imitate you try to ape you
But it's not his fault Dan Abnormal's me

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Dan Abnormal" as written by Graham Leslie Coxon Damon Albarn

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    General CommentAbout the media influence on children.

    The way it is played off as a scapegoat to try and explain the irrational actions of children sometimes.
    Mantinonon February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe last line is
    "But it's not his fault/Dan Abnormal's...me!"
    It's a bit of wordplay: the antisocial character throughout the song could be anyone, including the singer, and "Dan Abnormal," as rocky mentions, is an anagram of "Damon Albarn".
    bugoffon July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm an American who just started listening to Blur in the past month and I knew that Damon Albarn was an anagram of Dan Abnormal. So is Norman Balda, both of which are credited for keyboards on Elastica albums instead of Damon Albarn, but they're both him. Elastica: Damon Albarn - keyboards (1995, 1999) (credited under the anagrammatical pseudonyms "Dan Abnormal" on Elastica and as "Norman Balda" on The Menace)
    RubyDMon April 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDan Abnormal = Damon Albarn ofcourse!
    rocky_raccoonon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a lovely wee insight into the strrrange mind of mr. albarn. What a great man!
    BombTheBourgeoisieon December 24, 2008   Link

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