"Elephant Talk" as written by Adrian Belew, William Scott Bruford, Robert Fripp and Anthony Charles Levin....
Talk, it's only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It's only talk

Talk, it's only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, boulder dash, ballyhoo
It's only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, it's only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It's only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, it's only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a D this time
Dialogue, dialogue, diatribe,
Distension, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it's all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, expugnations, exclamations, enfadulations
It's all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk


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"Elephant Talk" as written by Anthony Charles Levin Adrian Belew

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    General CommentFictions, follies, forethoughts, formalities, fillers, fillers, fillers! Fallacies, fuming, freakouts, flourishes! It's ooooonly TALK! Gab, gossip, gags...(SOMEBODY STOP ME! IT'S INFECTIOUS! SAVE YOURSELVES!!!!)
    Juniper Prismon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove that Belew guitar, he can make it sound like anything! (I actually bought his video and with a flanger learned how to do the rhino, elephant and seagulls). Love the lyrics, too.
    drds63on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics couldn't be more accurate. It's all just worthless drivel. If only more people understood that...
    neotemplaron January 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment... half of my vocabulary's in there :)
    Firewitchon August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo one else seems to have noticed the progression from using only as to only bs to only cs to only ds to only es (leading to elephant talk).
    inpraiseoffollyon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd yes, the guitar is cool, but Pink Floyd's is better in their song Echoes, where they get whale song.
    inpraiseoffollyon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno offense inpraiseoffolly, but it's not exactly something hard to see, especially due to the line "These are words with a D this time"
    Mesa XIon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahaha @ juniper_prism.. great song, KC were freakin creative
    carrotkinson September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon July 22, 2016   Link

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