"Aquarius" as written by Claus Norreen and Soren Rasted....
Yeah that's right

Orange

Yeah that's right

Orange

One
Orange (just fantasize)
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Orange yeah that's right
Ten
Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen
Fifteen
Sixteen
Seventeen
Orange
Eighteen
Nineteen
Twenty
Twenty-one
Twenty-two
Twenty-three
Twenty-four
Twenty-five
Orange
Twenty-six
Twenty-seven
Twenty-eight
Twenty-nine
Thirty
Thirty-one
Thirty-two
Thirty-three
Orange
Thirty-four
Thirty-five yeah that's right
Thirty-six
Thirty-four
Sixty-eight
Twenty-seven
Thirty-five
Forty-two
Orange
Fifty-eight
Forty-seven
Sixty-three
Eighty-five
Seventy-four
Sixty-seven
Sixty-six
Fifty-one
Orange
Seventy-nine
Forty-two
Twenty-four
Forty-five
Sixty-ten
Six
Seven
Fifty-six
Sixty-five
Orange
Forty-four
Fifty-three
Forty-four
Seventeen
Thirteen
Twenty-three

Yeah that's right

Just fantasize!


Lyrics submitted by bengt12

"Aquarius" as written by Michael Sandison Marcus Eoin

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +2
    General CommentJust as a note. If you play the song backwords, all of the words sound incoherent just as expected. Except "orange". If you listen to orange carefully it sounds slighty mispronounced. That way, when it is played in reverse it says "zero". :)
    IndigoSensoron January 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song was meant for a bunch of people to sit and contemplate its meaning by doing math equations and debating a bunch of numbers and words which probably only have significance (if any at all) to the artists who created them.
    assweetasasongon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentadding up from 1 until 36 is 36! or 36 faculty. And yes it equals 666 :)
    khaneliason June 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn another note, the number sequence for the original is not the one given, the numbers in this lyrical translation are for a different version of Aquarius, not the one on the Album Aquarius. The Numbers for Aquarius (The one on The Aquarius Album) are as follows:
    (1-36)
    44
    68
    27
    35
    42
    58
    47
    63
    85
    74
    67
    66
    51
    79
    42
    24
    45
    sixty-ten
    6
    7
    56
    65
    44
    54
    44
    67
    42
    55
    86
    20

    Aquarius Version 3 uses a different set still, after "sixty ten" the numbers follow as:

    64
    47
    52
    23
    23
    23
    23
    23
    Aquarius Version 3 also features extra voiceovers, one of which sounds something like "I'm listening" And the other which I have yet to find discernable. Thought I would go ahead and clear that up.
    JMeachamon May 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have long been fascinated with this song, as with many BoC songs.

    I don't think the numbers are really very important, I think the song is about the fallibility of adults in the lives of children.

    The song begins with kids being taught "orange" and agreeing unquestioningly "yeah that's right".

    Then the numbers start. The same woman's voice that was also saying "orange" is now reciting a series of numbers. They start out in sequence, continue out of sequence, and then go completely nuts with "sixty-ten". The adult does not correct herself but stumbles and continues on.

    Anyway, I'm not explaining this very well and certainly no one but the artist(s) know what this song was intended to "mean", if anything.
    slowimplosionon March 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe voice saying "orange" is a vocal sample of Micheal Richards (Cosmo Kramer on Sienfeld).

    as far as "just fantasize", it sounds similar but i'm aware that's not whats being said. i've heard hundreds of interpretations, including references to Moses (from sand to sky). 'just fantasize' whatever you want it to be.
    bengt12on October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo go with the flow.
    deeveeon October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBoards of Canada = Marcus Eoin and Michael Sandison. SANDISON.
    Dean Moriartyon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCosmo Kramer on Seinfeld = Michael Richards.
    Nick Tonicon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeeing that there are connection with other BoC songs and the Golden Ratio (also that they have said interviews that it, and other mathematical concepts fascinate them), I'm almost certain that there's some sort of order and purpose to the random portion of the number reading. I tried to figure it out once, but my math skills are about level with my basketball skills (i.e. - piss-poor) and I couldn't decipher anything from the sequences.
    bocmaximaon April 15, 2005   Link

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