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Marina and the Diamonds
The Family Jewels
Released February 15, 2010
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Genre Synthpop, New wave
Length 3:11
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis, Pascal Gabriel, Liam Howe
Producer Pascal Gabriel, Liam Howe
Single information
Single release October 11, 2010
Video release September 6, 2010
←Last single
"Oh No!"
Next single→
"Radioactive"
The Family Jewels track listing
"Shampain" is track number 2.
Previous track
"Are You Satisfied?"
Next track
"I Am Not A Robot"

"Shampain" is a single by Marina and the Diamonds on her first studio album, The Family Jewels. It was released on 11 October 2010 as the album's fifth and final single only in the United Kingdom and Ireland with its music video released a month earlier.

BackgroundEdit

When asked what "Shampain" was about and the production behind the song, Diamandis said:

"['Shampain' is about] the depressing side of getting drunk, the obliteration side of having a good time. This was actually the first co-write that I ever did... It was good to write a simpler pop song because when I write on my own the melodies are all over the place. It was good to do something a little bit lighter, and this probably is my lightest track on a record. It's about insomnia and the joys of champagne."[1]

On co-writing, she added: "I hate [co-writing] so I do it because it's so challenging for me. As soon as I do it I am really pleased that I have. I've had the pleasure of working with three great people... 'Shampain' was written with Pascal Gabriel, Liam Howe and we had a lot of fun doing it."

"Shampain" was used in an episode of the BBC Switch teen soap opera The Cut UK in December 2009.[2] The song had the working title of "The Shampain Sleeper" in 2009.[3]

LyricsEdit

Lay dagger dead inside a lonely bed
Trying to hide the hole inside my head
Watching the stars slide down to reach the end
The sleep is not my friend

Drinking champagne to forget yesterday
'Cause I remember the way, the way, the way
It ended, the day, the day, the day, the day
That I walked away, away, away, away

Drinking champagne, made by the angel
Who goes by the name of Glittering Gabriel
Drinking champagne, made of an angel's
Tears and pain, but I feel celestial

Elderly stars slide down the morning sky
Slipping away to find a place to die
I wonder when the night will reach its end
The sleep is not my friend

Drinking champagne, meant for a wedding
Toast to the bride, a fairytale ending
Drinking champagne, a bottle to myself
Savor the taste of fabricated wealth

Drinking champagne, made by the angel
Who goes by the name of Glittering Gabriel
Drinking champagne, made of an angel's
Tears and pain, but I feel celestial
Celestial, celestial, celestial

Drinking champagne, made by the angel
Who goes by the name of Glittering Gabriel
Drinking champagne, made of an angel's
Tears and pain, but I feel celestial

Drinking champagne, made by the angel
Who goes by the name of Glittering Gabriel
Drinking champagne, made of an angel's
Tears and pain, but I feel celestial

VideosEdit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "SHAMPAIN"-003:24

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "SHAMPAIN"-0

Premiere 6 September 2010
Filmed 24 August 2010 in a park in London
Director Kim Gehri
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor TBA
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:23
Source

ReferencesEdit

  1. – Marina and the Diamonds by Marina and the Diamonds
  2. The Cut Music – Week 14 and Week 15
  3. Marina & the Diamonds – The Shampain Sleeper

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