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Cloud 9

Jamiroquai

Cloud 9 Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You pick me up, then you put me down
Can't seem to find my way around ya
See what you think, when you don't think it now
You lost my love but someone found it
Now when the rain falls upon my head
I don't think of you that much at all
Just one thing seemed to make you care
Who's gonna drive and take you home?


[Chorus]
Only a fool could walk away from me this time
I look up to Heaven, every star I see is mine
Only a fool could walk away from me this time
I'm walking on air, and every cloud is cloud 9


[Verse 2]
You get your kicks playing stupid tricks
But I've found another crush, You got me now
Game, set and match, don't seem to be no catch
I don't think she'll drive me to the wall
We go out at night, and the world starts feeling right
She don't care about Hollywood
I know you don't believe it, but this time I really mean it
I hope it's clearly understood


[Chorus]
Only a fool could walk away from me this time
I look up to Heaven, every star I see is mine
Only a fool could walk away from me this time
I'm walking on air, and every cloud is cloud 9


[Outro]
I'm not the one, the one for you
Can't change it, baby
I'm not the one, the one for you
I know it, baby
I'm not the one, the one for you
Can't change it, baby
I'm not the one, the one for you
Only a fool could walk away from me this time, yeah
I'm not the one, the one for you
I look up to Heaven, every star I see is mine
I'm not the one, the one for you
Only a fool, only a fool, could walk away
I'm walking on air, and every cloud is cloud 9

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About “Cloud 9”

“Cloud 9” is the second promotional single taken from Automaton, released on February 10, 2017. A music video was released 12 days later, starring lead singer Jay Kay alongside actress Monica Cruz.

Unlike “Automaton” before it, “Cloud 9” conjures a more classic-Jamiroquai vibe. It proudly wears a 70’s funk influence, a stylistic debt that often led to comparisons between Jamiroquai and artists such as Stevie Wonder.

Lead singer Jay Kay uses the 70s-funk backing to wax on the uplifting power of getting over an ex-partner, declaring that he’s “walking on air.” “Cloud 9” refers to a feeling of high-flying elation – for more on the etymology of the term, check out this annotation!

Jamiroquai teased the single’s release just hours beforehand, posting a seventeen second audio snippet on their social media accounts.

http://twitter.com/JamiroquaiHQ/status/829661225722191872

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    “Cloud 9” – that was very much a muttering. “Can’t seem to find my way around ya / See what you think, when you don’t think it now”… and then it was like, in the night, “only a fool could walk away…” So it was almost like an ad-lib I’d done. And then, from the ad-lib, it was like ‘oh, you know what, I’m gonna make something of this.’

    I remember coming back, you know, though Camden, and I was listening to the mutterings just knowing it was one of those ones I needed to strike really fast – bang, get this out. And I pulled the car over, and I’m just literally, half in the lights… ‘go back to that bit… if I can just get that line,’ there was a line in there, and then I got that line. The next day I got up there and I still didn’t quite have this – where does it all end? – this track. I said to the guys “I’m gonna get this vocal done,” I said “I’m nearly there, I’m nearly there, I’m nearly there – just give me another ten minutes–fifteen minutes.” I just sat around, I was thinking “don’t lose it” – what can happen is you put the track away and go, “Oh, we’ll come back to it.” Fatal mistake! You’ve gotta keep plugging at it if you wanna batter through.

    Eventually I set on this: “mm-mm-mm… Cloud 9.” And that was it. “Every Cloud is Cloud 9.” Yeah, that’s it. That’s it. That’s the one. Anyway, shot back in, said “let me put a guide vocal on this.” Bang. Done. Great.

    Jay Kay in a pre-release video posted to the Jamiroquai Facebook page.

"Cloud 9" Track Info