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Banter about the rhythm of the movement of the feel of the melody of the rhythm of the feeling of Bret and Jemaine's music. Here you will find the largest known collection of Conchords lyrics and chords.

by emira » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:08 pm

First I thought about starting a thread similar to muchos pendejos lyrics (too many dicks in spanish) (nice job there) but dedicated to Doggy Bounce (I feel obliged to write something about it ;)).

Then I thought (after Sarah's spur)

"Why don't we have one place to talk about their lyrics in general?"


I like watching how Carol Brown or I Told I Was Freaky have been changed since their shows in 2008, comparing the lyrics or just analyzing them. For example, I remember seeing Escher's works before but I didn't remember the artist's name and I had to check what Bret meant by singing in Inner City Pressure about losing perspective.


Do you have your favourite lines? Why are they your favourites? Or you've noticed something new, since the lyrics are bottomless. Please, share with others . Or there are lyrics that haven't been published (like Rock Beat ) and it would be great to know them. Sometimes it's difficult to me to understand some words or phrases, so I guess it'll be the place for me to ask questions about them .



So, let's put all our love to witticisms, polite, obscene, potent or sissy rhymes and even sexist lyrics here.

Will you be constructive with your feedback?




The Doggy Bounce post is about to come...
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by emira » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:40 pm


Doggy Bounce

Oh Yeeaahh
Oh Yeah
(Doggy Bounce)
I know it's happening
There's really nothing to it
(Arf Arf)
You know you want to do it

Bounce bounce, doggy bounce
Do the doggy bounce
Bounce bounce, doggy bounce
(Bounce bounce)
Do the doggy bounce
Bounce bounce, doggy bounce
(Bounce bounce)
Do the doggy bounce
Bounce bounce, doggy bounce
Bongo Solo

(Arf Arf)

Put your booty on the floor,
And get down on all fours,
It ain't against the law,
Make your hands into a paw

(Bounce bounce)
Doggy Bounce
(Bounce bounce)
Doggy Bounce
(Bounce bounce)
Doggy Bounce
(Bounce bounce)Oh Yeah
Doggy Bounce

Doggy do's and doggy don'ts
Doggy will's and doggy won'ts
(Arf Arf)
Do the doggy bounce
(Arf Arf)
Do the doggy bounce

Doggy do's and doggy don'ts
Doggy will's and doggy won'ts
You know you want to do it
(Arf Arf)
Do the doggy bounce
(Arf Arf)
Do the doggy bounce


Pieska skok

Taaaaaak jest
tak jest
ja wiem co się dzieje
jest to prosta sprawa
(Oooo.. wooff)*
wie, że chcesz to robić


Skok, skok, pieska skok
róbcie pieska skok
Skok, skok, pieska skok
róbcie pieska skok
Skok, skok, pieska skok
róbcie pieska skok
Skok, skok, pieska skok

Solo bongo




Ruszaj tyłkiem do parkietu**
stawaj na czworaka
nie jest to przestępstwo
zrobić rząd psia łapa!



























Generally, the Polish version is a faithful translation of the English one (or it's the other way round ;D) and as you can see, it's a bit shorter. When I first heard it on the show I thought they're singing in Serbian or Slovakian [image] . It took me some time to recognize my native language [image] . Hence I suspect that it's been sung by a non-Polish person or someone who's Polish but haven't been to Poland for a long time. So, here are my comments :

* Polish dogs bark ‘hau, hau’ (pron. how how)

** I hear ‘po’ - eng. 'on' instead of ‘do’ - 'to'. If they do sing 'po' then it should be 'parkiecie' (yes, declinations... Ugh... :P)

'po parkietu'
'ruszaj tyłkiem po parkiecie' - move your booty on/around the dance floor
'ruszaj tyłkiem do parkietu' - go to the dance floor on your booty

I know it's mostly the parody of Los Del Rio's La Macarena video but I think it's hilarious that I can find some similarities to Polish disco polo music (not a fan).

This song is about spotted / polka dot panties [image] . It's about 20 years old.



May I add that I wasn't expecting to hear Polish on the show and I'm grateful to them and excited that they know Poland exist [image] .
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by accordions » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:59 pm

This is awesome, Sylvia ;D [image]
I love the Polish version of Doggy Bounce, the video is just extra hilarious!



Also, singing the Polish version is harder than I thought it looked... [image]
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by emira » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:48 pm

Thank you! [image]


accordions wrote:Also, singing the Polish version is harder than I thought it looked... [image]


Shall I write the phonetic transcription ;D? That would be a challenge ;).
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by accordions » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:36 pm

(to start this thread rolling ;D)

Are there any lyrics that you didn't quite appreciate on first listen? Those ones are always the best, when it's about third time around and you go "...OH! [image] "

For me, I never quite appreciated:
"when you're unemployed, there's no vacation"
and it really is subtle genius. [image]
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by emira » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:51 pm


accordions wrote:
For me, I never quite appreciated:
"when you're unemployed, there's no vacation"
and it really is subtle genius. [image]


I [image] after the first listening on the show. This subtle genius made me to fall in love with them [image] [image] . Inner City Pressure was my favourite song until I got to Sally Returns and Business Time (..."making love... making love for two... making love for two minutes [image] ").

My other fave is Hotties but I didn't get why they are singing about Cuba until I found out about Cuba Street in Wellington ;D. In one of the interviews the interviewer said that she saw Jemiane loitering on Cuba Street [image] .
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by accordions » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:14 pm


emira wrote:
My other fave is Hotties but I didn't get why they are singing about Cuba until I found out about Cuba Street in Wellington ;D. In one of the interviews the interviewer said that she saw Jemiane loitering on Cuba Street [image] .


It took me a while to find that out too!

But my little Cuban step sister appreciates that song because it mentions 'Cuba' [image] She may not speak any english, but she can still love Flight of the Conchords!
I think she has even started watching the spanish versions on youtube [image]
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by onlyalways » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:18 pm


accordions wrote:(to start this thread rolling ;D)

Are there any lyrics that you didn't quite appreciate on first listen? Those ones are always the best, when it's about third time around and you go "...OH! [image] "

For me, I never quite appreciated:
"when you're unemployed, there's no vacation"
and it really is subtle genius. [image]


I completely agree with this. That Inner City Pressure lyric is one of my favorites. But my all time favorite is from A Kiss Is Not A Contract: "They call it a fly, because it takes you up to heaven (ooh oooohhhh)"

So good. [image]

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by emira » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:11 pm


accordions wrote:But my little Cuban step sister appreciates that song because it mentions 'Cuba' [image] She may not speak any english, but she can still love Flight of the Conchords!
I think she has even started watching the spanish versions on youtube [image]


She may like them even more when she sees them wearing Cuba sweatshirts: NZ on screen: The Living Room ;D


onlyalways wrote:"They call it a fly, because it takes you up to heaven (ooh oooohhhh)"

So good. [image]



Dirty and funny. This must have been written by Jemaine [image] .
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by chrissycubana » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:53 pm


emira wrote:
accordions wrote:But my little Cuban step sister appreciates that song because it mentions 'Cuba' [image] She may not speak any english, but she can still love Flight of the Conchords!
I think she has even started watching the spanish versions on youtube [image]


She may like them even more when she sees them wearing Cuba sweatshirts: NZ on screen: The Living Room ;D



*cough* *points to AV + screen name* *cough*

;D

i like that song not only because of the Cuba reference, but because it really showcases Jemaine's vocal talents [image]

i love the incongruous image of "sweet susie sue...playing a tuba" (a love interest playing, of all things, a large, unwieldy, bulbous instrument) as well as the line, "liar liar my pants are on fire!" because it's so random and because it reminds me of one of my favorite bits from "The Tick"


(see 7:37- 8:00)

where it's evident the writers just wanted to set up a scene where they could use that line in the most odd way possible :)

what a great thread idea - this gives me something to think about while i'm listening to their songs ;D
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by squidhat » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:20 pm


emira wrote:For example, I remember seeing Escher's works before but I didn't remember the artist's name and I had to check what Bret meant by singing in Inner City Pressure about loosing perspective.


haha i always thought the lyrics were "you've lost respect of, like, a picture by" and then i'd just make this mumbling ssshhcher sound cus i couldn't make out what he was saying. thank you for clearing that up sylwia, it makes a lot more sense to me now [image]

is there a misheard lyrics thread on here? cus i've got a whoooole lot to contribute with.. [image] [image]
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by Amily » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:23 pm

There used to be a lyrics sub board but I removed it a couple of months ago because it hadn't been posted in for over a year. :-\

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by emira » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:36 pm


squidhat wrote:is there a misheard lyrics thread on here? cus i've got a whoooole lot to contribute with.. [image] [image]


[image] this thread can be for this purpose as well ;). If I'm not sure, I check on various websites like SongMeanings or WTF! forum but some live versions are not so clear or they change, so we can discuss it here.

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I think Hotties is the only song where they mention their name (apart from H vs R ;D:

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by hellomyfriend » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:00 am

"Stana" has some of the most clever lyrics I've ever heard. Anyone who doubts their creative genius should listen to that one. I've played it for a few FotC doubters, and there's nothing they can say. It's perfect.


The long songs (Jenny, Bus Drivers Song) are the ones that really show what they're capable of, I think.
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by hellomyfriend » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:10 am


accordions wrote:(to start this thread rolling ;D)

Are there any lyrics that you didn't quite appreciate on first listen? Those ones are always the best, when it's about third time around and you go "...OH! [image] "



*copy/pastes the entirety of "Motha Uckas"*


It bugged me because the whole fake censoring concept was something we toyed around with in junior high.


But I like it now. I think it's because the live censoring requires skill, so I'm always impressed when Bret pulls it off (so well!). The charm is in the live version. [image]
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