History Tearjerker / Gorillaz

11th Nov '16 10:00:26 PM oyashiro
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** The way 2d keeps repeating "Feel good," all throughout the song....it's as if he's trying to convince himself that everything is okay, when it's obvious that it isn't.
9th Apr '16 11:30:30 AM bedrockperson
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* Dirty Harry doesn't seem line that heartbreaking of a song, until you really take a listen to the lyrics:
-->At night I hear the shots
-->Ring so I'm a light sleeper
-->The cost of life,
-->it seems to get cheaper
-->out in the desert
15th Mar '16 1:22:37 PM bedrockperson
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** In the last part of the Dressing Room cartoon, you can see Murdoc tearfully singing part of the song, and is clearly audible saying "my little girl" at some point.
5th May '15 7:18:47 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** The ''video in general is a tearjerker''. What starts off as a normal, happy moment with Noodle relaxing on her windmill island, goes to full blown MoodWhiplash with [[spoiler: two fricken helicopters ''firing'' at her, causing immense damage to the island and causing it to fall to the earth, with '''Noodle still inside it'''! To see those choppers come in and smash into two of the sails and then see the windmill island burning is, especially Noodle's complete BreakTheCutie expression is just devastating..]]

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** The ''video in general is a tearjerker''. What starts off as a normal, happy moment with Noodle relaxing on her windmill island, goes to full blown MoodWhiplash with [[spoiler: two fricken helicopters ''firing'' at her, causing immense damage to the island and causing it to fall to the earth, with '''Noodle still inside it'''! To see those choppers come in and smash into two of the sails and then see the windmill island burning is, burning, especially Noodle's complete BreakTheCutie expression expression, is just devastating..]]]] Don't be surprised that you end up with some tissues next to you.
5th May '15 7:17:27 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** The ''video in general is a tearjerker''. What starts off as a normal, happy moment with Noodle relaxing on her windmill island, goes to full blown MoodWhiplash with [[spoiler: two fricken helicopters ''firing'' at her, causing immense damage to the island and causing it to fall to the earth, with '''Noodle still inside it'''! To see those choppers come in and smash into two of the sails and then see the windmill island burning is, especially Noodle's complete BreakTheCutie expression is just devastating..]]
9th Mar '15 6:56:09 AM Patachou
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* "Tomorrow Comes Today" is another one. That detached, remorseful feel and the singer's dozy voice can give you chills. He's basically saying that he's caught up in a drug-induced haze, but even though he regrets what he's done, and he's paying dearly for his addiction, he can't break it.

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* "Tomorrow Comes Today" from ''[[Music/GorillazAlbum Gorillaz]]'' is another one. That detached, remorseful feel and the singer's dozy voice can give you chills. He's basically saying that he's caught up in a drug-induced haze, but even though he regrets what he's done, and he's paying dearly for his addiction, he can't break it.
15th Jan '15 10:13:12 PM spirasen
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-->''lost my mind''

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-->''lost my mind''mind.''



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu5t9EwduYM live version of "Cloud of Unknowing"]], with Damon Albarn on vocals, can make some people tear up. The acoustic, sincere sound of the live version with Albarn's delicate voice that does not overwhelm the song and merges with it perfectly is undeniably brilliant and absolutely touching.

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* The [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu5t9EwduYM com/watch?v=2gQ8Bx99X_0 live version of "Cloud of Unknowing"]], with Damon Albarn Creator/DamonAlbarn on vocals, can make some people tear up. The acoustic, sincere sound of the live version with Albarn's delicate voice that does not overwhelm the song and merges with it perfectly is undeniably brilliant and absolutely touching.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaJE-c2L82o Sound Check (Gravity)]]". One of the lyrics' interpretations would have to be about a person who lives behind a barrier -- rejecting the outside world, it's misery, dullness and sorrow. How gravity is the only thing keeping this person down-to-earth, physically -- and, as much as they hate being psychically dragged down from their Eden, there still is something that causes them to. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint They blame that thing/person for it.]]

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaJE-c2L82o Sound Check (Gravity)]]". One of the lyrics' interpretations would have to be about a person who lives behind a barrier -- rejecting the outside world, it's its misery, dullness and sorrow. How gravity is the only thing keeping this person down-to-earth, physically -- and, as much as they hate being psychically dragged down from their Eden, there still is something that causes them to. [[CompletelyMissingThePoint They blame that thing/person for it.]]



** Songs about dysfunctional couples are rarely fun, ([[{{Ludo}} though they can be]],) but what can really get to you is the end of the fourth stanza. "The answer's somewhere deep in it, I'm sorry that you're feeling it, but I just have to tell you that I... love you so much these days. Had to tell you that I love you ''so much'' these days, it's true." *SOB*

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** Songs about dysfunctional couples are rarely fun, ([[{{Ludo}} ([[Music/{{Ludo}} though they can be]],) but what can really get to you is the end of the fourth stanza. "The answer's somewhere deep in it, I'm sorry that you're feeling it, but I just have to tell you that I... love you so much these days. Had to tell you that I love you ''so much'' these days, it's true." *SOB*



**** Give it a listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDc7pDGTJYo&feature=related The song starts at 1:50, but the interview is pretty interesting, too.

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**** Give it a listen here: http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDc7pDGTJYo&feature=related com/watch?v=pDc7pDGTJYo here]]. The song starts at 1:50, but the interview is pretty interesting, too.



** Especially "Amarillo". Listen to the lyrics and remember that they were written solely by 2D, who's been kidnapped and trapped on an island for a year at this point and cut off from the rest of the world (save Murdoc, who hasn't been too kind to him in Phase 3). ''"Put a little love into my // Lonely soul..."'' Aw, [[BreakTheCutie Stu]]. The majestic, crashing instrumentation just adds to the emotion.

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** Especially "Amarillo". Listen to the lyrics and remember that they were written solely by 2D, who's been kidnapped and trapped on an island for a year at this point and cut off from the rest of the world (save Murdoc, who hasn't been too kind to him in Phase 3). ''"Put a little love into my // Lonely / lonely soul..."'' Aw, [[BreakTheCutie Stu]]. The majestic, crashing instrumentation just adds to the emotion.



* The cover of the xx's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2hbfZ3GJwA Crystalised]] is utterly depressing and hopeless sounding. The haunting background vocals just add to the completely desolate tone.

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* The cover of the The xx's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2hbfZ3GJwA Crystalised]] is utterly depressing and hopeless sounding. The haunting background vocals just add to the completely desolate tone.



* One might have trouble sleeping upon learning that [[spoiler: Noodle is still in Hell]].

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* One might have trouble sleeping upon learning that [[spoiler: Noodle [[spoiler:Noodle is still in Hell]].



** The news that [[spoiler: Noodle had apparently ''died'' after "El Manana" can shock one to no end, especially how she was apparently ''replaced by a freaking robot!'']] And if you've visited the "Plastic Beach website, [[spoiler: in a closed filled with weapons, we see what ''looks'' like Noodle, only there are tubes coming out of her!]] And on the same site, we can find poor 2D, [[spoiler: whose normally dark eyes are completly white, and he's trembling in fear of the giant whale outside his room. Just seeing him in that state can make you want to give him a hug...]]
* It might be hard to decide between cringing and crying when listening to the iTunes session interviews. That pathetic sound [[TheWoobie 2D]] makes when Murdoc strikes him can tug one's heartstrings, and the [[spoiler: chloroform scene]] is just too brutal. The worst part, though, is when he says he just wants to go home. You can't help but want to hug the poor guy... And maybe beat the crap out of Murdoc.
** YMMV on how upsetting the [[spoiler: chloroform]] in the iTunes interview is (I found it kinda funny...), but when it happens again on Pirate Radio 4 it's pretty horrible, especially as before that [[spoiler: 2D was yelling for help]]. This was the first time I genuinely disliked Murdoc, because most of the time the awful things he does is put across in a way that makes it hilarious so he's still likeable; this just made him look like a messed up, abusive bastard with no redeeming traits.
** While discussing the music video of ''On Melancholy Hill'', 2D comments that he only joined the band to make music, and that the trauma he was forced to go through just to shoot the video makes him want to die. The worst part about this is that he's being dead serious about it
* And for the hardcore 2D fans, his ''Plastic Beach'' Ident could certainly count.

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** The news that [[spoiler: Noodle [[spoiler:Noodle had apparently ''died'' after "El Manana" Mañana" can shock one to no end, especially how she was apparently ''replaced by a freaking robot!'']] And if you've visited the "Plastic Beach website, [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in a closed closet filled with weapons, we see what ''looks'' like Noodle, only there are tubes coming out of her!]] And on the same site, we can find poor 2D, [[spoiler: whose [[spoiler:whose normally dark eyes are completly completely white, and he's trembling in fear of the giant whale outside his room. Just seeing him in that state can make you want to give him a hug...]]
* It might be hard to decide between cringing and crying when listening to the iTunes session interviews. That pathetic sound [[TheWoobie 2D]] makes when Murdoc strikes him can tug one's heartstrings, and the [[spoiler: chloroform [[spoiler:chloroform scene]] is just too brutal. The worst part, though, is when he says he just wants to go home. You can't help but want to hug the poor guy... And maybe beat the crap out of Murdoc.
** YMMV on how upsetting the [[spoiler: chloroform]] [[spoiler:chloroform]] in the iTunes interview is (I found it kinda funny...), but when it happens again on Pirate Radio 4 it's pretty horrible, especially as before that [[spoiler: 2D [[spoiler:2D was yelling for help]]. This was the first time I genuinely disliked Murdoc, because most of the time the awful things he does is put across in a way that makes it hilarious so he's still likeable; this just made him look like a messed up, abusive bastard with no redeeming traits.
** While discussing the music video of ''On Melancholy Hill'', 2D comments that he only joined the band to make music, and that the trauma he was forced to go through just to shoot the video makes him want to die. The worst part about this is that he's being dead serious about it
it.
* And for the hardcore 2D fans, his ''Plastic Beach'' Ident ident could certainly count.



** Which makes the song "Superfast Jellyfish" terrifying.
-->"All mixed in the pot for momma's homemade from scratch, but not quite, toasted over flames, they be tasting quite right" *shudder*

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** Which makes the song "Superfast Jellyfish" terrifying.
terrifying.
-->"All mixed in the pot for momma's homemade from scratch, but not quite, toasted over flames, they be tasting quite right" *shudder* *shudder*



** [[spoiler:A blog on the Gorillaz website pretty much stated that SMS is actually a demon, and Murdoc claimed that part of his deal was to grant the Boogieman access to the "souls of inoccent kids and stuff". Ence...]].

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** [[spoiler:A blog on the Gorillaz website pretty much stated that SMS is actually a demon, and Murdoc claimed that part of his deal was to grant the Boogieman access to the "souls of inoccent innocent kids and stuff". Ence...stuff".]].



* Murdoc said in the promotional radio show for Gorillaz's Singles Collection that [[spoiler: the last he'd seen of 2D was when a whale bit a chunk out of the island, including 2D's room, which he was in at the time. 2D MIGHT BE DEAD.]]
** The worst part is that there's no hope that Murdoc's just being an UnreliableNarrator, because it's all in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDmaexVHic Rhinestone Eyes Storyboard]].
* Also, Murdoc said in the interview that [[spoiler: Real Noodle destroyed Cyborg]], which is pretty sad.
* With [[spoiler: Cyborg and Plastic Beach destroyed, [[KillTheCutie 2D possibly dead]], [[DirtyCoward Murdoc escaping to his new home in Hawaii]] and Russell and Noodle still apart from the others, there's a horrible feeling that it's not just the [[EndofanAge end of Plastic Beach]], but the end of the actual band, too.]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNeF30RverQ DoYaThing]], 2D is reading a newspaper comic about him and Murdoc being friends. When the real Murdoc walks in, [[LaboriousLaziness angrily panting from having to walk downstairs from his busted railing-chair,]] 2D smiles up at him hopefully. The response? [[KickTheDog Murdoc whacks him with a sneaker.]] 2D just looks so sad and depressed afterwards.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K867VRK24-w the storyboard]] (skip to 0:58) 2D's smiling hopefully at him; in the video, he's [[TheWoobie nervously grinning and shaking his head as Murdoc holds up a shoe]]. YMMV on which is worse, but the appearance that Murdoc did it for absolutely no reason and the way 2D flinches as he shuts the door is definitely upsetting. Fortunately, the ending of the video does indicate that maybe things are going to turn out all right for him after all.
* The entirety of Murdoc's 4th Pirate Radio broadcast is very depressing. Everything from the music played to Murdoc's commentary gives of a feeling of extreme loneliness, isolation, and insanity. It is one of the few times that you feel bad for Murdoc.
** The saddest part of the broadcast is 2D, who at this point has been held captive and forced to make music for months. The way he talks sounds completely hopeless and apathetic until Murdoc slaps him, after which he stays very quiet. At the end of the broadcast he starts desperately shouting into the microphone for help after which Murdoc chloroforms him. Murdoc, you bastard

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* Murdoc said in the promotional radio show for Gorillaz's Singles Collection that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the last he'd seen of 2D was when a whale bit a chunk out of the island, including 2D's room, which he was in at the time. 2D MIGHT BE DEAD.]]
** The worst part is that there's no hope that Murdoc's just being an UnreliableNarrator, because it's all in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDmaexVHic Rhinestone Eyes Storyboard]].
Storyboard]].
* Also, Murdoc said in the interview that [[spoiler: Real [[spoiler:Real Noodle destroyed Cyborg]], which is pretty sad.
* With [[spoiler: Cyborg [[spoiler:Cyborg and Plastic Beach destroyed, [[KillTheCutie 2D possibly dead]], [[DirtyCoward Murdoc escaping to his new home in Hawaii]] and Russell and Noodle still apart from the others, there's a horrible feeling that it's not just the [[EndofanAge end of Plastic Beach]], but the end of the actual band, too.]]
* In [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNeF30RverQ com/watch?v=0nOGy52xygY DoYaThing]], 2D is reading a newspaper comic about him and Murdoc being friends. When the real Murdoc walks in, [[LaboriousLaziness angrily panting from having to walk downstairs from his busted railing-chair,]] 2D smiles up at him hopefully. The response? [[KickTheDog Murdoc whacks him with a sneaker.]] 2D just looks so sad and depressed afterwards.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K867VRK24-w com/watch?v=K867VRK24-w#t=58 the storyboard]] (skip to 0:58) 2D's smiling hopefully at him; in the video, he's [[TheWoobie nervously grinning and shaking his head as Murdoc holds up a shoe]]. YMMV on which is worse, but the appearance that Murdoc did it for absolutely no reason and the way 2D flinches as he shuts the door is definitely upsetting. Fortunately, the ending of the video does indicate that maybe things are going to turn out all right for him after all.
* The entirety of Murdoc's 4th Pirate Radio broadcast is very depressing. Everything from the music played to Murdoc's commentary gives of a feeling of extreme loneliness, isolation, and insanity. It is one of the few times that you feel bad for Murdoc.
Murdoc.
** The saddest part of the broadcast is 2D, who at this point has been held captive and forced to make music for months. The way he talks sounds completely hopeless and apathetic until Murdoc slaps him, after which he stays very quiet. At the end of the broadcast he starts desperately shouting into the microphone for help after which Murdoc chloroforms him. Murdoc, you bastardbastard.
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