"Trimm Trabb" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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  • +3
    General CommentHis voice is so sad.

    That's just the way it is...
    just the way it is,
    just the way it is.
    LetItFlow_LetItFlowon June 14, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've got a pair of Trimm Trab. They're the greatest trainers ever made.

    Coincidentally a cracking tune about the moronic lad culture which ultimately results in emptiness, a feeling the song conveys perfectly.
    mankatron2008on December 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is obviously about the emptiness of consumer culture. the main character spends all his time trying to keep up with trends. he's got his trimm trabs just like the cool kids, but he's still alone at the end of the day.
    brownsonon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment=(

    An incredibly sad song. I love the guitar..

    Ok. To me, Trimm Trabb = say...an incurable illness.
    Compare it to HIV. Damon being tested HIV positive...A person with HIV who's given up on any further hope, and now simply accepts his grim fate...rotting away, day by day. Just the way it is, Just the way it is.
    I can't help it. "Let it flow". Let the infected blood flow through my veins, for I can't stop it. Just the way it is. Let it flow.
    I don't know the definiton of a 'flash boy', yet when the above is applied, Damon sleeps alone, as not to inflict his illness on another.

    I don't know. =(
    LetItFlow_LetItFlowon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWell, i've never tried to decipher lyrics to be honest cos i spend long enough writing my own, but i think it may not be as bad as LetitFlow says. (no offence dude)
    Maybe he's talking about the 'Lad' image he grew to hate so much? Trim trab are a make of trainers, "like the flash boys have". He may be also admitting that due to his being part of the 'lad' culture of the 90's, no matter what he does he will always be remembered for it. "I cant go back".
    Thats just my thoughts tho, so please feel free to add to it
    StickDogon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlad culture?can u explain?(I'm from china
    I'm in love with this song the third times listening to it. listening to their 13album makes me feel so low.
    and graham got a good voice(why everyone only remember damon?)
    cxcaramelon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTrimm Trab is a shoe's Adidas model
    I think Damon (or Graham, I don't know who wrote the lyrics ) talks about fashion
    I'm sorry if I've made mistakes in my comment, i'm frome France
    Windmillon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI once looked up Trimm Trabb and came across the fashion reference. Since it's a sad song in a way.. i think he may just feel regret about being part of that cultural subset back in the day.. but we are what we are.. and despite regrets.. it's part of who he is now.. what you were in the past is part of what you are now.. so live with it..

    course I used to think he said "I sleep in lava".. which made it a really weird song for me.
    SavageMadroxon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about suffering from a total lack of motivation having split up with someone. A lot of 13's songs have the spectre of Damon's relationship with Justine Frischmann hanging over them.
    ReActoron October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIcnredible song, why wasn't it an single

    I think this is another one like No distance left to run about Damon's ex girlfriend
    meewhitenoiseon January 24, 2006   Link

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