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New Genious (Brother) is the 4th track on Gorillaz' 2001 album: Gorillaz. Whether if 'Genious' was deliberate or a mistake is unknown, since some versions correct it to Genius.

Recording

Taking a sample of Bo Diddley's performance of Odetta's Hit or Miss, Russel bumped up the beat with some extra programming, formulating an intricate, twisting rhythm around which 2-D could showcase his mournful falsetto.

The lyrics advise caution and suggest a growing sense of suspicion. 2-D claims the song was directed at Murdoc.

Lyrics

Dream of my world
I live on my world
Going off my head, down to somewhere
I'm going on a dance all tune

In a pressure today
I blew a bad man away, today
Higher ground, had to be told
I blew a man away

Brother, sister too
Do what you must do
Don't trust people you meet
When they promise you
That the river ain't deep

Dream on the street
People passing through me, yes they do
Well my friend, want my heart mend
I'm gonna bring it all back to you

Brother, sister too
Do what you must do
Don't trust people you meet
When they promise you
That the river ain't deep

Brother, sister too
Do what you must do
Don't trust people you meet
They might promise you
That the river ain't deep

Brother, sister too,
Do what you want to do
But they want, but they try,
The river ain't deep
Oh oh oh
The river ain't deep
The river ain't deep
The river ain't deep

Trivia

  • This track is listed as the fifth track on the un-mastered version of the Gorillaz album.
    • This is also one of the tracks that was changed prior to the final release. This being the title of song, changing from "New Genious" to "New Genious (Brother)"

Video

Gorillaz - New Genius (Brother) - Gorillaz04:01

Gorillaz - New Genius (Brother) - Gorillaz


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