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It's about false idols and people who are not in control of their own destiny, and they lay their destiny to other people, and hold themselves to an industry that castrates the best of us.
~ slowthai, Machine Bitez #3

Momentary Bliss is a song from Gorillaz' seventh studio album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez and a part of Gorillaz' 2020 web series Song Machine. The song features slowthai and Soft Play and was co-produced by Mike Dean.

Background[]

The track was recorded in Studio 13 sometime in 2019. The song was co-produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka Jr. and Mike Dean. A snippet of the demo for the song could be heared in one of Jamie Hewlett's instagram posts from December 8, 2019.[1]

Momentary Bliss was released on the 30th of January 2020 as the Episode One.[2]

Lyrics[]

[Intro: 2-D]

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Momentary Bliss

[Chorus: Isaac Holman]

We could do so much better than this
Mausoleum faces and momentary bliss
We could do so much better than this
Oh, Rita, oh, Rita

[Segue: 2-D]

Lovely Rita, meter maid
Lovely Rita, meter maid

[Verse 1: slowthai & 2-D]

Your potential, you lacked credentials
And you were special, so fucking special (Rita)
Oh how you need it, oh how you're needed
And you keep squeezing the truth from the middle (Ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy)
You part the seas, but your arches, they ain't golden (Ah)
And you was gangin' for some gags so now your rollin' (Woo)
Best you shut your trap and keep it hush (Hush)
On another note, complements make me blush
There's a hole in your pocket, so you cannot find the change
Cavern of your mind, you said your patterned
You pull your strings and you jump, hold your mouth and you say: (Ah, ah, ah)
"What was scripted, the day before it happened?"
We all give applause when people open doors
But on the way out it did your back in
See, everything in life isn't silver and gold
But minin' for metal gave you platinum

[Refrain: slowthai]

It makes me sick to think you ain't happy in your skin
It's wearing thin to think light bulb don't blink
It just flickers so dim, then it pops and withers
You're a turkey twizzler, you deserve school dinners
It makes me sick

[Bridge: 2-D]

Poster Boy (Ayy)
Poster Girl (Rita)
In truth the bills (The bills)
Must be paid (Yeah, yeah, alright)
Poster Boy (Yeah, alright)
Poster Girl (Ah, that's time)

[Verse 2: 2-D]

In truth, the bills, they must be paid (Uh-huh)
And what is left is sodden cake typical
Oh you need to change your face
You're getting sold, it's such a waste
You know, we can do so much better than this
Swimmin' in pools of momentary bliss
Where you gotta bite the bounty 'cause everybody taking it
Meanwhile you keep on adding
How big you gonna grow

[Refrain: slowthai]

It makes me sick to think you ain't happy in your skin
It's wearing thin to think light bulb don't blink
It just flickers so dim, then it pops and withers
You're a turkey twizzler, you deserve school dinners
It makes me sick to think you ain't happy in your skin
It's wearing thin to think light bulb don't blink
It just flickers so dim, then it pops and withers
You're a turkey twizzler, you deserve school dinners
It makes me sick

[Chorus: Isaac Holman]

We could do so much better than this
Mausoleum faces and momentary bliss
We could do so much better than this
Oh, Rita, oh, Rita
We could do so much better than this
Perfect little pictures of moments that we missed
We could do so much better than this
Oh, Rita, oh, Rita

Music Video[]

Lyric Video[]

Trivia[]

  • The song is the final track on the standard release of Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez despite it being the first released single for the project.
  • Momentary Bliss is the first Gorillaz track ever that received an official Lyric Video.

References[]

  1. Hewll. Kong Studios ✍🏻🎧🎹🎸🎻🥁🎬🎤🎺. Instagram.com. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. Gorillaz. "Gorillaz - Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai & Slaves (Episode One)". YouTube.com. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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