Song of the Day: Bumblebeee by Kasabian

Bumblebeee was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on 48:13. It was released as the second single off the album on 3 August 2014.

Lyrics:

Get them a message, a message from me
I’m caught up in love and I’m in ecstasy
What can I do now when nothing’s the same
And all that I know I wanna do it again

Well tell me now
Life is so simple when you are with me
‘Cause when we’re together I’m in ecstasy
I’m in ecstasy
I’m in ecstasy
I’m in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby

Don’t think I’m twisted, as a matter of fact
Welcome you now to the second act
Where I fight off robots and the men in the suits
Wear out the soles of your monkey boots

Well tell me now
Can’t get enough of the sunshine
Can’t get enough of the moonlight
And all the colours that are coming on strong
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Can’t get enough of the oceans
Can’t get enough of the mantra
All we will ever feel is ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby

Well tell me now
Can’t get enough of the sunshine
Can’t get enough of the moonlight
And all the colours that are coming on strong
Trying to hold on, trying to hold on

Can’t get enough of the oceans
Can’t get enough of the mantra
All we will ever feel is ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy
We’re in ecstasy

All you pretty things
Get on board this mothership
I said all you got to be
Is ready for action, baby
Ready for action, baby
Ready for action, baby

……

Described by Serge as a “Beastie Boys dub with a sort of Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine chorus”, Bumblebeee was the first song that was written for the album and reportedly got its title from the buzzing sound that starts the song. Speaking to NME, Serge elaborated that he was inspired to write the song after attending an Africa Express gig. Bumblebeee is about the band’s connection with their fans, and was written to “create moshpits all over the world.”

Humans can’t exist without bumblebees, and the song’s about the fans and about us joining together and reaching a higher state with them – our fans are our bumblebees. Without them we’re fucked. Without them pollinating the flowers, we’re done.“— Serge (NME, 18 January 2014)

Kasabian

Origin Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Genres
  • Alternative rock
  • indie rock
  • space rock
  • electronica
Years active 1997–present
Labels
  • RCA
  • Columbia
  • Sony Music
Associated acts
  • Noel Fielding
    Oasis
Website kasabian.co.uk
Members
  • Tom Meighan
  • Sergio Pizzorno
  • Chris Edwards
  • Ian Matthews
Past members Chris Karloff
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