do you know what would be good right here? some yellow
a touch of humility, an original sin or two
half the math double the myth they told you to
no aftertaste no residue chop chop you're through
our good order taker has what it takes to make it
it's up to you
unflinching trigger finger coffee fetcher to the letter
see it through
riddles don't stupify because at the moment
we want to not know you to better know you
don't be so german
pick it up prick up the usual amount
no fingerprints no proper names our finest scotch to wash it down
good french collaborator, we heard you made great waiters
make us proud
no job to small or messy your lack of feeling pleasing
we'll keep you around
daughters of the revolution you're freezing in your furs
well-heeled atrocity show the finishing school is done
the appropriate responses are wrong for once in you life, man, just think
unemployed war heroes hating the peace time march
that's right these things come back to you

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Lemon Yellow Black song meanings
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    General CommentThere a few references to the Viechy French collaberators during World War II, " Good French Collaberator", "Don't be so German". Yellow is the color of cowardice and that is what those French were tragically notorious for. I think he is giving light to the mind set of the collaberators just giving up and making the best of it was so much easier than the Russinans "daughters of the revolution freezing in your furs" fighting the bitter fight on the eastern front. But in the end once the allies liberated France atrocities were actually carried out against the former collaberators by the French who resisted. Just my take on the song.
    plasticine89on January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou morons! This song is about racism and trivialising "others" as a bunch of symbols. Yellow is asians and would be a nice, inoffensive touch here. They're telling Germans to not be so German. The French (all of them) make great waiters we hear. No fingerprints, no proper names for any of them, just what can they do for us. This is the attitude of the Daughters of the Revolution (snobs). The war heroes hate peace time because what they did to become heroes (killing asians and germans) is not a bragable thing anymore.
    renemyon December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i always think of decorating a room or something.
    "you know what would be good right here? some yellow."

    the rest is just... beyond me.
    sable Jesteron February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are all fools. this song is clearly about ecstasy. the yellow thing in the beggining: ecstasy tabs that are yellow have coke in them and get you all pepped up and happy. "no aftertaste, no residue" aftertaste=the drip from coke, residue=resin from weed in your lungs and in the bowl. "our good order taker has what it takes to make it " is about the person who whips up a batch of the shit. this whole song is just about the craziness and happiness of the world and how drugs reveal this madness to you. "do you know what would be good right here? some yellow" is a way of portraying the inner monologue of "shit, i want to get some real good ecstasy, i'm kinda in a shitty mood." assholes.
    youreallysuckon April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWooo, I love this song. ^^
    Spork_Girlieon September 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the appropriate responses are wrong for once in your life"

    aah, dont we all know how that feels...
    zephon October 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdon't be so german

    ..don't get that line...actually don't get this song much as a whole either

    great song though
    maybeilllcatchfireon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand this song at all. What would be good right here; some yellow? What does that mean!? If anyone knows, I'd love to hear an explanation. Or, maybe it's about nothing. Lennon did a lot of songs like that (remember I Am the Walrus?).
    plosionon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentno, ive never heard of i am the walrus. lennon was a communist leader in russia, my friend. get your facts straight :P
    yellow perhaps symbolizes humility.. theres a lot of food/restaurant imagery here. i dunno though. its probably about more than one thing. great song tho.
    bukowski_punkon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthanks emokid for always posting correct lyrics!
    plosion, In my opinion I think he's talking about a painting when he says 'do you know what would be good right here? some yellow' and the yellow symbolizes something. blakes into painting, but who knows.
    impossibledreameron April 17, 2003   Link

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