"Daydreaming" as written by Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws, Robert Del Naja, Grantley Marshall, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowles and Waliou Jacques Daniel Badarou....
I quietly observe standing in my space
I quietly observe standing in my space

Way that we say 'em in style that we write 'em in
Massive attack we keep it strong just like a vitamin
Going for the positive wiping out the negative songs
'Cause brother it's relative
The pass is picking up all the lyrics on the dance floor
That raise your spirit level 'cause it demands for

Attitude is cool degrees below zero
Up against the wall behaving like De Niro
Tricky's performing taking his phono
Making a stand with a tan touch it like cocoa
Smooth to keep you moving at the back now
Free is the needle it's moving through the track now

Dance to the drummer's beats we need new sticks
Bounce around the vibes like acoustics
No drugs or pharmaceuticals for the body ain't suitable
Stick with liquid me and trick we've drop
A paper which you use my tongue to lick with

Trouble and strife ain't no sunshine in my life
Wiseguys get protection when they carry a knife
They shouldn't have been born they're making me yawn
But I just take it easy it's a Sunday morn'

So you come on light my fire and
Together we'll grow forever watch my eight kay rig go

Because my eight kay rig goes boom boom
My eight kay rig goes boom

Yeah rhymin' the jam and uh we got the stamina
In case you never know us if we don't give a damn and uh
And it's hard to handle keep your distance
Resist and the posse gets the pleasure of this dance
The cool breeze that you welcome in the heat
You don't see it but you feel it when it's blowing on the street

If i was a rich man

Da da dada

I quietly observe standing in my space
It's the devious days they call the rat race
It's a concrete jungle, evil in the town
Weebles, wobble, occasional squabble
But what happen when the bomb drops

Don't make sound
'Cause the dance floor's a desert
And the dancers are parched
Do a rain dance and your brain's still marsh
My heavy my brother get lighter than helium
Float above the world to break the tedium
Living in my headphones Sony's what I say to 'em
The surreal boom of the budokan stadium

Well I'm floating on air when I'm daydreaming
I quietly observe standing in my space

Well I'm tricky kid don't deal with sadness
Can't be with the one i love i love the one that i miss
I'm very down to earth but brain sits on top floor
Don't need another lover just need, I'm insecure

The weather is a changin' the storms be shakin'
The love that you take is equal to the love you're makin'
Here comes the sun little darlin' here comes the sun
It's alright

Yes tricky kid i check my situation
Maggie this Maggie that Maggie means inflation
Hip-hop you don't stop cause I'm not sloppy
I like the beat so we need another copy

We're natives of the massive territory and we're proud
Get peaceful in the dance, adapt the glory and the crowd
The problem ain't a different kind of skin tricks
I love my neighbour I don't wait for the Olympics
See you go hooligan you're trying to play the fool again

Caught you in the lost and found

When your posse weren't around

No crowd

So you're going for you tool again

I quietly observe standing in my space
Well I'm floating on air when I'm daydreaming

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"Daydreaming [Album Version]" as written by Robert Del Naja Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General CommentI like how they borrow lines from some of their other songs and do little variations on 'em....like 'can't be with the one you love, so love the one you're with' from Blue Lines, or 'I quietly observe this is not my space' from Five Man Army. And they also borrow lines from Fiddler on the Roof and the Beatles' Abbey Road...too good!
    deadeyeduckon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmassive attack truly know how to tease the senses & entrance with their music. it's sends me to another world and this song is a prime example. delightfully disturbing in its eeriness. i love triphop.
    fascistbabyon June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The problem ain't a different kind of skin tricks; I love my neighbor, I don't wait for the Olympics."

    More commentary made by Trick and his crew on the ailments in society.
    RedSenateon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe and my friend have smoked so much pot to this song its ridiculous. This or Blue's Line is always the first song played.
    ClicKon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy all time favorite Massive Attack song.
    Kzlicon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^I agree w/ how amazing it is that MA can incorporate other lyrics into this song. My favorite track off Blue Lines.
    idntfckloserson March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was funny that 3D sings "No drugs or pharmaceuticals" in this song because Massive Attack strikes me as being the kind of band that's pretty much fucked up all the time. Then I realized he's singing "No drugs or pharmaceuticals for the body ain't suitable" which is much funnier, even.
    owennnnnnnnnnon January 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWeebles are toy figures shaped like eggs, that are weighted so that they "wobble but don't fall down". Massive attack must be talking about the 1970s UK ones that are slightly different ones in the US. I just read about Weebles- how sad am I!
    matthewsheffieldon February 03, 2009   Link

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