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The Pink Phantom  is a song from Gorillaz' seventh studio album Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez and a part of Gorillaz' 2020 web series Song Machine. It premiered on the Gorillaz YouTube channel on October 1, 2020 as Episode Seven.[1] [2] [3] The song features Elton John and 6LACK.

Music Video

Gorillaz_-_The_Pink_Phantom_ft._Elton_John_&_6LACK_(Episode_Seven)

Gorillaz - The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Episode Seven)

Lyric Video

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Gorillaz - The Pink Phantom ft. Elton John & 6LACK (Official Lyric Video)

Lyrics​​

[Verse 1: 2-D]

You have more or less forgotten me this summer
And I can’t hide my disappointment
I was on my way in the phantom five
The one you gave away

[Verse 2: 6LACK & 2-D]

Try to tell you that I love you but I'm choked up
You forgot and that makes me feel like no one (Summer nights)
Were you even really there? Did you ever really care?
Wait, I got so many examples of all of the good times we had
Long summer nights (Summer nights), held you long time
Put your name in my rhyme, refresh your memory
Of where you wanna be, the phantom's on the way
She’s comin' down the street

[Chorus 1: Elton John]

I tried to get to Atlanta
On a peach blossom highway
I tried to put these pauses out of mind
In a sky made of diamonds
Where the world fell silent
I'll be waiting for you on the other side

[Break: 2-D]

Summer lines (Everyday, everyday)
Summer lines (Ride where the summer goes)
Summer nights
Every night
Summer nights

[Chorus 2: Elton John & 2-D]

I tried to say I love you
But you didn't listen (Sometimes)
Tried to give you everything you might need (Summer lines)
In a sky made of diamonds
And where the world is flawless
I'll be waiting for you on the other side

[Break: 2-D]

Of summer lines, summer lines
Holding me for a long time
Summer lines, seems to me I'm in a dream
Oh, these summer lines

[Outro: Elton John, 6LACK & 2-D]

The phantom is coming
You forgot and that makes me feel like no one
She’s crossing over the line
Wait, I got so many examples of all of the good times we had
Seems to me I’m in a dream (Long summer nights, held you long time
Put your name in my rhyme, refresh your memory)
Behind these summer lines (of where you wanna be, the phantom's on the way
She’s comin' down the street)
Sometimes


Production

The Pink Phantom is one of the tracks made during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020. Damon Albarn said that he had arranged a few weeks long stay in Atlanta, Georgia to meet and collaborate with a few people, including Elton John, EarthGang, 6LACK and Mike Will Made It. It was cancelled at the last minute due to new pandemic travel restrictions.[4] The rest of the work was done remotely and through this process two songs, one with Elton John and second with 6LACK, merged into one, creating The Pink Phantom.

Trivia

  • According to 2-D, Elton John sent the band a gift of Danish pastries. [5]
  • According to Noodle, she was not featured in The Pink Phantom music video because she was behind the scenes keeping Elton John "well watered."
  • The Pink Phantom is also included in Elton John's collaboration studio album The Lockdown Sessions.

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