"Vegan in Furs" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
I used to think it black while at my country seat
Now I'm peaking in so many ways
The gloom is in retreat
Yes the dark epoch is over I've found my efeblum
Then passed Ernst's mausoleum defended by a rook
Who shot a look so virulent it pierced me like a hook
The palaver of Solipsists exploding in my skull

Yeah and we both despise all of the academic swine
Who made the author of "Discus Ulysses" benign

So what if Wednesday finds us
Wearing rabies parachutes
Foaming like the melodies of sea foam fairy flutes
The atmosphere is viscous we're sticking to the brine

Yeah and we both despise all of the academic swine
Who made the author of "Discus Ulysses" benign

When the lanterns fill with finches
So begins the brawl
'Cause their brains are like porcupines
And mine's a paper ball
I know they don't understand they don't get us at all
Their moss mangles polyanthus
And mine's a paper ball

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  • +1
    General Commentyou know what, i bet it does.
    karenfugiton February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, you've all cracked the code, it's a reference to the VU song, but more importantly is how fun loving nun has completely missed the message behind songs such as this, and Art Snob Solutions. Kevin Barnes doesn't like people who think they're more, "deep" as you put it, than other people.

    I think he makes it very clear with lines like...

    "Yeah and we both despise all of the academic swine
    Who made the author of "Discus Ulysses" benign"

    that he hates people who think they're smarter than others and/or people that regularly critique works just so they have an opportunity to flaunt their mental prowess.
    Yrtlzmoon March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so fucking awesome.
    ieatseedson August 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know if the title is a pun of any sorts on the song "Venus in Furs?"
    Really the title by itself is kind of funny
    commutronon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah i love this song, the bass guitar is pretty sweeeet
    every song by of montreal is fucking awesome though.

    i love the line

    "I know they don't understand they don't get us at all"

    everyone thinks me and my friends are crazy and weird, but we are just more deep, of montreal has made mec more aware of the world in a way it opened my eyes to other things, and its basically poetry and it challanges my mind, so much goes into these songs so much symbollism and metaphors and greek gods and whatnot its just amazing!
    fun_loving_nunon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was also wonderigif it ws a pun of Velvet Undergrounds song "Venus in Furs"??
    ellie253on February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuhm... yeah

    Fun Loving Nun...

    words cannot express the irony of your post.
    Eyesaqueon May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just like listening...
    re-olsonon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, I've never heard this one song but it made me laugh because of "Venus in Furs" by the velvet underground, I'm sure its fantastically awesome though.
    drea266on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was a reference to the book Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
    masofoxon November 09, 2007   Link

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