Six Days

DJ Shadow

About Six Days

"'Six Days" is a song by American trip-hop artist DJ Shadow, from his second album, The Private Press. The song was written by Brian Farrell and Dennis Olivieri, and was produced by DJ Shadow. It was released as the third official single from the album in 2002. The main vocals of the song are sampled from the 1971 song "Six Day War" by British band Colonel Bagshot, with some riffs taken from the 1970 song "I Cry in the Morning" by American singer Dennis Olivieri. Brian Farrell of Colonel Bagshot and Olivieri are both given songwriting credits on the track.  


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At the starting of the week
At summit talks you'll hear them speak
It's only Monday
Negotiations breaking down
See those leaders start to frown
It's sword and gun day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You could be sitting taking lunch
The news will hit you like a punch
It's only Tuesday
You never thought we'd go to war
After all the things we saw
It's April Fools' day

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late

You hear a whistling overhead
Are you alive or are you dead?
It's only Thursday
You feel a shaking on the ground
A billion candles burn around
Is it your birthday?

Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Tomorrow never comes until it's too late
Make tomorrow come I think it's too late

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DJ Shadow

Joshua Paul "Josh" Davis (born June 29, 1972), better known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American music producer and DJ. He is considered a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first gained notice with the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Endtroducing....., which was the first album to be recorded using only sampled sounds. He has an exceptionally large personal record collection, with over 60,000 records. He is the cousin of singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen. more »

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Written by: Brian Farrell, Denis Olivieri, Josh Davis

Lyrics © JAMIE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO, Universal Music Publishing Group

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
DJ Shadow, whose real name is Joshua Paul Davis, is a renowned American musician, DJ, songwriter, and record producer. He's known for his deep and experimental work in the genres of electronic and instrumental hip hop.
Album Success
"Six Days" is a track on DJ Shadow's second studio album, "The Private Press," released in 2002. The album was well-received by critics and is considered an important contribution to the trip-hop and instrumental hip hop genres.
Music Genre & Style
The song draws from the trip-hop genre - a mix of electronica, hip hop, and house music styles. It features samples from various sources, a technique for which DJ Shadow is renowned.
Song Sample
"Six Days" is famous for its notable main sample from the intro of the song "Six Day War" by British band Colonel Bagshot. The song's lyrics are inspired by the Colonel Bagshot track as well.
Remix Version
In 2002, the song was remixed by Mos Def, re-titled "Six Days (Remix)," and appeared on the soundtrack for "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" in 2006.
Music Video
The music video for "Six Days" was directed by Wong Kar-wai's director of photography Christopher Doyle. It features actress Danielle Graham and actor Daniel Wu as leads in a post-apocalyptic world.
Chart Performance
Despite not charting in the U.S., "Six Days" managed to reach a peak position of number 28 on the UK Singles chart.
Critical Acclaim
Many critics praised "Six Days" for its evocative lyrics and atmospheric instrumental arrangement. The complex layering of vocal and instrumental samples contributes to a unique sound that critics and fans appreciate.
Pop Culture References
The song's remix version is featured in various scenes in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," contributing to its popularity.
Iconic Beats
DJ Shadow's work on "Six Days" showcases his innovative sampling technique, which layers multiple obscure samples to create intricate, almost cinematic soundscapes. This unique technique has influenced many electronic music producers worldwide.

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