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Ascension is the first track in Gorillaz's album, Humanz. Released on March 23, 2017, the song is guest vocalized by Vince Staples and raps about inequality and racism. The song is the first Gorillaz rap song to have vulgar words since "911".

Lyrics

[Intro: Vince Staples]

You are now tuned into the tomb of Jehova

Play my tunes loud enough to shake the room, what's the hold up?

Heard the world is ending soon I assumed that they told ya 

They tryna dinosaur us

So now it's time to go up

[Chorus: Vince Staples]

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 1: Vince Staples]

The roof is on fire

She wet like Barbra Streisand

Police everywhere It's like a n**** killed a white man

I just wanna find a baby mama 'fore the night end

So don't be coming 'round Vince

On that batter ram shit

On that 911 shit

Need a misses brown as Missy

I can have some fun with

Them slave bones make Grace Jones

Don't stop, bitch, stay focused

They hated on us since days of Moses

Let my people go crazy

Them stars falling, don't chase 'em

[Chorus: Vince Staples]

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 2: 2D]

Attack on Iraq

It's on a line

Typing it fast

Then it's slipping my mind

Oh, when I'm drunk

I'm spirited back

I fall in a fire then I save myself

Then I get advantage '

Cause the feeling's so raw

In these times of sedition

Well, nothing is dull

And I'm moving into stillness

And recalling it all

And I’m a lover, just a lover, just a lover, just a lover, just a-

[Chorus: Vince Staples]

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

[Verse 3: Vince Staples]

All these liberated women sitting in my lap

I'm finna catch a body like I got a gun and badge

I'm finna turn Obama to my patna 'fore he dash

Pull up to his pad, wipe my ass with the flag

I'm just playing, baby, this the land of the free

Where you can get a Glock and a gram for the cheap

Where you can live your dreams long as you don't look like me

Be a puppet on a string, hanging from a fucking tree (Aghh!)

[Chorus: Vince Staples]

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)

The sky's falling, baby

Drop that ass 'fore it crash (higher)


Music Video

Gorillaz - Ascension (Official Audio)02:37

Gorillaz - Ascension (Official Audio)

The song starts immediately with Vince rapping the first verse, scrolling through a cloudy neighborhood. The beat comes up with a horn in the distance like something will go wrong. As the camera is scrolling through the neighborhood that is somewhat abandoned, the horn stops playing. Immediately, meteors comes down on the neighborhood seemingly not affecting anything below.

The meteor shower flashes back to the way it was after the first verse is sung, the camera is scrolling through the neighbor hood faster than normal when the second verse plays. As it is scrolling, another meteor shower comes which goes away faster than the first shower. 2-D then sings, as it's advancing through the neighbor hood and then the third meteor shower comes and ends briefly.

Asencsion

As the final verse plays, the house from "Saturnz Barz" is shown and the camera stops. The final meteor shower comes over the house, still not affecting the house at all then the music video ends.

Trivia

  • Ascension means “to rise to an important position / a higher level.” 
  • Ascension can be heard at the beginning of the "Saturnz Barz" music video.

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