Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head

by Gorillaz

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[Verse 1]
 
Am
Once upon a time at the foot of a great mountain,
Am
There was a town where the people known as Happyfolk lived.
Am
Their very existence a mystery to the rest of the world,
Em  F                               G   Am
Obscured as it was by great clouds.
Am
Here, they played out their peaceful lives,
 
Innocent of the litany of excess and violence
                              Em
That was growing in the world below.
                                                          Am
To live in harmony with the spirit of the mountain called Monkey was enough.
Am*      Em   F           Em
Then one day, Strangefolk arrived in the town
F            Em          A*
They came in camouflage, hidden behind dark glasses
A*                       F             Em
But no one noticed them, they only saw shadows
C*       G*                       F                        E
You see, without the Truth of the Eyes, the Happyfolk were blind
 
[Chorus 1]
 
Am             G*             Am*           G*
Falling out of aeroplanes and hiding out in holes,
Am*             G*              Am*          G*
Waiting for the sunset to come, people going home.
Am            G*               Am*              G*
Jump out from behind them and shoot them in the head,
Am*           G*           Am*          G*
Now everybody dancing, the dance of the dead,
Am*              G         Am* Em       Am
The dance of the dead, the dance of the dead.
 
[Verse 2]
 
Am                                                                      Em
In time, the Strangefolk found their way into the higher reaches of the mountain
F                                G            Am
And it was there that they found the caves of unimaginable sincerity and beauty
                                              Em
By chance, they stumbled upon the place where all good souls come to rest
Am                    Am*                         Em              F
The Strangefolk, they coveted the jewels in these caves above all things
    Em                 F
And soon they began to mine the mountain
Em       A*                                   F     Em
Its rich seam, fueling the chaos of their own world
C*                     G*        F
Meanwhile, down in the town, the Happyfolk slept restlessly
E                                       Am
Their dreams invaded by shadowy figures digging away at their souls
Am
Every day, people would wake and stare at the mountain
Am
Why was it bringing darkness into their lives?
Am                                                                Em    F
And as the Strangefolk mined deeper and deeper into the mountain, holes began to appear
              G      Am
Bringing with them a cold and bitter wind that chilled the very soul of the Monkey
Am
For the first time, the Happyfolk felt fearful
Em
For they knew that soon the Monkey would stir from its deep sleep
Am*
And then came a sound, distant at first, it grew into castrophany
Am*
So immense that it could be heard far away in space
Am*
There were no screams, there was no time
Am*
The mountain called Monkey had spoken
Am*
There was only fire, and then... nothing
 
[Chorus 2]
 
Am                 E         F                Em
Oh, little town of USA, your time has come to see
F                   Em          A*
There's nothing you believe you want
F              E   C*               G       F
But where were you when it all came down on me?
E
Did you call me? No
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                  Once upon a time at the foot of a great mountain, there was a town where the people known as Happyfolk lived, their very existence a mystery to the rest of the world, obscured as it was by great clouds.

Here they played out their peaceful lives, innocent of the litany of excess and violence that was growing in the world below.

To live in harmony with the spirit of the mountain called Monkey was enough.

Then one day Strangefolk arrived in the town.

They came in camouflage, hidden behind dark glasses, but no one noticed them: they only saw shadows.

You see, without the Truth of the Eyes, the Happyfolk were blind.

Falling out of aeroplanes and hiding out in holes
Waiting for the sunset to come, people going home
Jump out from behind them and shoot them in the head
Now everybody dancing the dance of the dead,
The dance of the dead,
The dance of the dead

In time, Strangefolk found their way into the higher reaches of the mountain, and it was there that they found the caves of unimaginable Sincerity and Beauty.

By chance, they stumbled upon the Place Where All Good Souls Come to Rest.

The Strangefolk, they coveted the jewels in these caves above all things, and soon they began to mine the mountain, its rich seam fueling the chaos of their own world.

Meanwhile, down in the town, the Happyfolk slept restlessly, their dreams invaded by shadowy figures digging away at their souls.

Every day, people would wake and stare at the mountain. Why was it bringing darkness into their lives?

And as the Strangefolk mined deeper and deeper into the mountain, holes began to appear, bringing with them a cold and bitter wind that chilled the very soul of the monkey.

For the first time, the Happyfolk felt fearful for they knew that soon the Monkey would stir from its deep sleep.

And then came a sound. Distant first, it grew into castrophany so immense it could be heard far away in space.

There were no screams. There was no time.
The mountain called Monkey had spoken.
There was only fire.
And then, nothing.

O little town in U.S.A., your time has come to see
There's nothing you believe you want
But where were you when it all came down on me?
Did you call me now?                
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