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Skinny Ape is the fourth single of Gorillaz' eighth studio album Cracker Island.

Background[]

This is the most kind of, sort of, for me, the most Gorillaz animated characters song. I feel like this is very in the world of 2-D, you know, and I like to enter that level of fantasy sometimes, because it's really important part of what Gorillaz is about.
~ Damon Albarn, Gorillaz presents Cracker Island on Spotify

Skinny Ape was first played live on the Gorillaz World Tour 2022, on September 21st, 2022.[1] It was officially released on the 8th of December, 2022.

On December 17th and 18th the Immersive Live Performances of the song took place at the Times Square and Piccadilly Circus.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1: 2-D]
Shoot the pool at least try to let it go
But nobody knows what they're dealing with here
There will be time and there will be a sign
When all the kids who have cancelled time will
Take my hand and pull me up again
Cheer me up and help me walk again

[Verse 2: 2-D]
Shoot the pool at least try to let it go
But nobody knows what they're dealing with here
I got bones, I got jaded legs
Not the type that can rearrange around
Leaving plastic on a vacant lot
Left me high and staring at a robot

[Chorus: 2-D]
Don't be sad for me
I'm a cartoon G
And my intent is to breathe in a new world
Don't be sad for me

[Verse 3: 2-D]
I can balance on the highest tree
You can hardly see outlines of me
I can disappear, all I am your day
In this vacant stage
I'm a skinny little ape

[Chorus: 2-D]
Don't be sad for me (I'm a skinny little ape)
I'm a cartoon G
And my intent is to breathe in a new world
Don't be sad for me

[Instrumental]

[Chorus: 2-D]
Don't be sad for me
I'm a cartoon G
And my intent is to breathe in a new world
Don't be sad for me

[Bridge: 2-D]
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
Ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape
Ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape
Ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape
I'm a Skinny little, skinny little, skinny little, skinny little ape ape ape ape

[Outro: 2-D]
(But nobody knows what they're fooling with)
Don't be sad for me

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