"Trou Macacq" as written by and Thomas Maxwell....
This is the story of the trou macacq, the pine box derby, the monkey track
This is the story of the trou macacq, the pine box derby, the monkey track
Not what I heard or saw on TV,
But what I witnessed entirely
Each bend in the road was infact another curve on the monkey track
Once upon a time we thought we were free
And had control over destiny
We saw ourselves a competent band
Able to reason, prosper and plan
But we had a chamber in the moon
Circumstance made us change our tune
When the veil was torn from our face
We became the monkeys riding the race
MONKEY!
You think you got the stuff it takes to break away!
Boy you'll be on the track every day
Talent, vigor,drive
you'll eat peanut butter the rest of your life
And these last things you can arrange
Find other people equally strange
Stuff yourselves in the van and ride the pine box derby to the finish line
I said: Chris P. rides on a serious plan
he's going to finish as fast as he can
The Escalator takes it personally
And does not drive professionally
Charming Enchantress and Bones can run
Even if the winshield wipers are on
I the Broadcaster avoid police
But the Bat was led into custody


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"Trou Macacq" as written by Thomas Maxwell

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    General CommentThe best SNZ song in my opinion, it's about the band participating in a pine box derby.

    MONKEY!
    professor stampedeon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsuch a strange yet fun song. love snz ^_^
    rtilon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsuch a strange yet fun song. love snz ^_^
    rtilon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a calypso story about the band touring, complete with calypso nicknames. As I understand it, the Bat is their old bassist, who was arrested while on the road for driving without a license. Something like that.
    theslartibartfaston February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about the disillusionment the band felt after making it semi-big and realizing the record execs took the lion's share of the cash and only cared about them as long as they were bringing in more. The singer looks at his own former naivete in the, "Once upon a time we thought we were free," verse (perhaps referring to when they signed the contract). The verse beginning with, "You think you got the stuff it takes to break away," is the voice of the record exec, treating the musicians with all the contempt and exploitation of a circus barker at a freak show. The band's take on it is that it all amounts to a pinewood derby as far as the suits are concerned, and it doesn't matter if they're making good music as long as they're making money.
    zyzzyvaon December 11, 2005   Link

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