“Don’t Stop… [Demo]” by Oasis

On “Don’t Stop…”, the singer, Noel Gallagher, is addressing a loved one whom he is separated from. And basically, what he is telling this person throughout is to remain actively optimistic. Actually the title is based on him instructing this individual not to stop being “happy”, “clapping” and “laughing”. And again, the overall insinuation is that fulfillment in life is something which much be consciously sought after. 

Indeed the reason the singer and the addressee are not actually together apparently has something to do with the former setting forth to fulfill his destiny, so to speak. Or another way of putting it is that, once again, he is looking for ultimate fulfillment in life. And he feels that, by the grace of God, such is actually attainable. So accordingly he is advising his loved one to adopt a similar disposition so that he or she can be likewise edified. And just as an effort must be made in the name of happiness, likewise energy must be dispensed towards “hold(ing) back the night”, as in staving off depression.

So at the end of the day, perhaps the easiest way to classify “Don’t Stop…” is as an espousement of positivity thinking.

Lyrics of "Don't Stop..."

Facts about “Don’t Stop…”

This song was written and produced by Noel Gallagher, who also holds down the vocals.

The reason it has the word “demo” in the title is because it is not a studio-finished product. Rather Gallagher was surprised when he unearthed it whilst digging through the crates at home – an action that was seemingly inspired by him being “bored” under 2020-pandemic lockdown. And after discovering it, he released it to the public on 30 April 2020.

According to a tweet he posted on 29 April 2020, Gallagher was obviously elated that he re-discovered this track. Indeed he referred to it as a small miracle. And this was because it just happened to be on one of “the hundreds of faceless unmarked CDs” he was rummaging through.

Noel Gallagher

Meanwhile Noel’s brother and Oasis partner Liam Gallagher initially appeared less enthused. It seems Liam’s issue with the track may be that, despite normally being Oasis’ lead singer, he is absent from this particular song.

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