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Days Are Forgotten

Days Are Forgotten was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on Velociraptor!. It was released on 9 September 2011 as the first single off the album and peaked at #28 in the UK charts.

BackgroundEdit

Lyrically, Serge claimed to have been "inspired by hip-hop MCs like Doom and Gift Of Gab", saying Days Are Forgotten has a "'this is us, and if you don't like it, fuck off' attitude" while Tom has described it as a "statement of intent; The boys are back! It's huge, it's a complete, Fuck you all. [...] This is a great way to kick things off, it has a gang mentality feel to it."[1][2]

Days Are Forgotten got its first official radio play on BBC Radio 1 on 28 July 2011 after having been leaked a week prior. An acoustic version performed on BBC Radio 2 was later released on the compilation album Dermot O'Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2013 in February 2013.

LiveEdit

Days Are Forgotten was first performed at Sziget Festival in August 2011, reportedly unrehearsed and on Tom's request. It is now a permanent part of the set and was the opening song from November 2011 until the end of the Velociraptor! Tour. It has been performed acoustically many times. In a radio session for In:Demand Scotland in December 2011, the band played Howard Blake's Walking In The Air as an outro to the song.[3]

VideoEdit

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Kasabian - Days Are Forgotten

The Days Are Forgotten video was directed by French director team AB/CD/CD and shows the band in black and white, performing the song on wire instruments, animated to look like soundwaves.

The video was released on

RemixesEdit

Z-Trip RemixEdit

Z-Trip is an American DJ and producer. He is friends with Dan the Automator, heard the song and asked to do something with it. The remix features rapper LL Cool J. "When Automator played me this track. I knew I wanted to mess with it immediately," Z-Trip writes on his Bandcamp page, "LL Cool J was the first person to come to mind."[4] It was released on the Days Are Forgotten Digital Single.

KOAN Sound RemixEdit

KOAN Sound is a British electronic duo consisting of Will Weeks and Jim Bastow. The remix was released on the Man Of Simple Pleasures 10" Vinyl Single.

QuotesEdit

"It sounds like Public Enemy fighting with Led Zeppelin."
— Tom (Xfm Track by Track, 21 September 2011)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles

Live ReleasesEdit

Audio


Video

LyricsEdit

Hey son
I'm looking forwards
You're aiming backwards
Of this I'm sure
Have you had enough
Are you feeling rough
Does your skull hurt
Well if it's war

'Cause I am taking back what's mine
I am taking back the time
You may call it suicide
But I'm being born again

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
Right here now
I'm waiting
For someone
Or something
To take me
To take me over

Days
The days are forgotten
Now it's all over
Simply forgotten
How to disappear

Hombre
I got blood lust
Feeding you bread crust
I leave no scar
You say I'm old hat
A fucking dirty rat
Call me a cliché
How right you are

'Cause I am with the vagabonds
I am righting all your wrongs
You may call it suicide
But I'm being born again

I'm waiting
I'm waiting
Right here now
I'm waiting
For someone
Or something
To take me
To take me over

Days
The days are forgotten
Now it's all over
Simply forgotten
How to disappear

I saw something out there on the darkest star
You were sat home
Chewing on monkey brain

I am not here
I'm just a silhouette
You will never ever ever forget

ReferencesEdit

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