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5/4 is the second track on Gorillaz' 2001 album "Gorillaz". The song is polymetric, the guitar riff being in 5/4 (hence the title), while the other instruments play in the more common 4/4.

It was originally intended to be a single with a corresponding video, but was replaced by "19-2000". However a storyboard version is available for viewing on YouTube. 

In 2015 a YouTube user by the name of "Martin M" published a fan animated music video for the song "5/4" based on the storyboard for the song which can be found here

In 2020, a production team called HOOLIGRAMZ made their own version of the storyboard which can be found here

The song description in Rise of the Ogre calls it a "spiky showdown; like Godzilla versus the hulking King Kong, Noodle and 2-D battle it out for centre stage, with the vocals singing of magic, silent heartbeats, cities and suicide."

Background and Recording

Murdoc said that he needed a proper dirty fuzz coming from the bass, so he kicked a big hole in the speaker cabinet and let the torn flappy speaker cone buzz away.

2-D said that it was kind of difficult to sing. "The timing throws me a bit on this. It's like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time. Bit difficult."

Lyrics

Magic for me
Magic make no sound
It good for me
It good for me underground

Magic on me
Really got me down
Invade the city
It make my heart beat no sound

Beat no sound
Beat no sound (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Beat no sound
Beat no sound
Beat no sound (ooh ooh ooh ooh)

She made me kill myself
Tell on
She turned my dad on
She turned my dad on
Dad on
Dad on!!!

Magic for me
Magic get me through
We pledge it money
People seem to walk through you

Magic's funny
Magic get me through
All good for me
When people seem to always walk through you
Walk through you
Walk through you (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Walk through you
Walk through you
Walk through you (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Walk through you
Walk through you

it made me kill myself
Tell on
She turned my dad on
She turned my dad on
Dad on
Dad on

She made me kill myself
Come on
Come on

She turned my dad on
Come on
She turned my dad on
Come on
She turned my dad on
She turned my dad on
Dad on
Dad on


Gallery


Videos

5_4

5 4

5\4

Gorillaz_-_5-4_(Animatic)

Gorillaz - 5-4 (Animatic)

Animatic version of the Gorillaz track 5/4

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