The Valley of the Pagans
By: Beck Hansen, Damon Albarn
Written by: Beck Hansen, Damon Albarn

Versions:
  1. The Valley of the Pagans (2:44)
    Credits
    Damon Albarn: Bass, Drum Programming, Guitar, keyboards, Vocals
    Remi Kabaka Jr.: Drum Programming, Producer
    Rudy Albarn: Drums
    David Greenbaum: Engineer
    Dylan Herman: Engineer
    Simon Eggleton: Engineer
    Stephen Sedgwick: Mix
    Gorillaz: Producer
    Beck Hansen: Vocals
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Lyrics:
The Valley of the Pagans [Version (a)]:

(Beck's verses are bolded)


Welcome to the land of the permanent sun
Where the flowers are melted and the future is fun
The freeway lizards are not feeling so good
On a one-way trip back to West Hollywood
Let's go!


It feels so good to have a perfect soul
It feels so good to be in total control
I feel so good to have a perfect soul
It feels so good to be in total control

There were spotlights flying through the sky
From a winter wonderland catching out
The beast riding in the clouds, no future, Batman
Nothing for Christmas, not very likely
100 million Viagra tablets stored in a warehouse
In LA

It feels so good to have a perfect soul
It feels so good to be in total control
It feels so good to have a perfect soul
It feels so good to be in total control


It's so convincing
But something's missing
The sun is kissing my face
And erasing my doubts
I'm going out with a bang
And the fangs of a parasite
I'm feeling all right
All right all night all right all right
Woooo!


Say sweet dreams, etcetera, and forever, I hope
Said no one


She's a plastic Cleopatra on a throne of ice
She's a hemophiliac with a dying battery light
Candy-colored fingers and schadenfreude eyes
Thinking air-brushed thoughts with a logo on her mind

It's so delightful
It's so insightful
It's so frightful
And I'm feeling it every single fucking day!
It's time to party!
It's time to party!


In the Valley where you wake up every beautiful day
And the world you created in your image is golden
Valley made of mirrors ?? so bright
You can feel like a pagan
You can feel like a pagan

In the Valley where you wake up every beautiful day
And the world you created in your image is golden
Valley made of mirrors ?? so bright
You can feel like a pagan
You can feel like a pagan

In the valley valley (Yea I live in the Valley)
In the valley valley
In the valley valley (I heard there's a sauna out in the desert)
Feel like a pagan
In the valley valley (Getting really transcendental lately)
In the valley valley (I'm on a cleanse)
In the valley valley (The hot tub is really chill)
Feel like a pagan
 
The Song:

Initially, this song leaked to the internet in the summer of 2020 with little information about it. It was, in some circles, assumed to have been called "West Hollywood" and claimed to have been intended for Gorillaz' 2018 album Now Now.

Eventually, the song was announced as part of Gorillaz' Song Machine, Season One LP with the actual title being "The Valley of the Pagans." The final version of the song is slightly longer than the leaked version (like 15 seconds more).

There have long been rumors of a Beck/Gorillaz collaboration, going back to like 2003. Finally, it's true!