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The Universal is a song by band Blur and is featured on their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released 13 November as the second single from that album, charting at #5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song has been used on TV advertisements for British Gas since 2009 (although it never re-entered the top 40).

In keeping with the song's science fiction theme, the single's cover art is an allusion to the opening shot… read more

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This is the next century
Were the universal spree
You can find it anywhere
Yes, the future's been sold

Blur - The Universal Lyrics


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  • Best use of "really, really, really" in a song, ever. [2]
  • I like the video a lot, with that Clockwork Orange style.
  • Best use of "really, really, really" in a song, ever.
  • Beautiful.
  • The most favourite
  • There was me, that is Damon, and my three droogs, that is Graham, Alex, and Dave.
  • One of Blur's best! Such a beautiful and inspiring tune.
  • <3
  • This song is 20 years old ;o)

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