"Roquefort" as written by Ian Lewis Kenny, Mark Daniel Hosking, Andrew Francis Goddard and Jonathan Peter Stockman....
You want to chase, this rabbit down a hole
You start to slide and lose grip of control
Make haste, it's time, to ruin or reward
You say "give in" then you beg for more

You'll bury this, slow down
It's all this system breeds
You'll bury this, slow down, it's time to make amends

Save your eyes for this place where I define you
Myth or desire
When it's true love you held dear, feel it rising

So cut me, to size, I'm losing shape through all this
You call me sublime, you know that's such a waste of energy.
Will I change, your mind if I could show you my way?
A black stain on your heart, you know that's not what i want to see.

You'll bury this, slow down, it's time to make amends
(Always in vain now)

Save your eyes for this place where I define you
Myth or desire
When it's true love, you held dear, fear your horizons

You want to chase, this rabbit down a hole
You start to slide and lose grip of control
Make haste, it's time to ruin or reward
You say "give in" and then you beg for more

You'll bury this, slow down, it's time to make amends
I crave you

Set your eyes on this place where I define you
Myth or desire
When it's true love, you feel
Save your eyes for, this place where I define you
Myth or desire
When it's true love you feel here.
Feel it rising


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"Roquefort" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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    General CommentJust thought I'd post to celebrate the awesomeness of this song. Dammit it rawks. I saw Karnivool live while the singer was wearing a dress, it was great. Yay to west australian music :)
    Anna Keyon September 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy honest guess would of been that the song was about drugs or a trip.. falling like alice's trip down the "rabbit hole"
    jamieinwonderlandon June 08, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwell yeh Karnivool are awesome :) one of the best bands to come out of Australia (and WA) in a while. Ive seen them live heaps, it was awesome seeing them i think it was Rock-It and the tumpet and trumbone player (i think) from Cat Empire make a special appearance for this song :P

    Well a Roquefort is defined as: "A trademark for a soft cheese made from sheep's milk and ripened in caves near Roquefort, France." either that that i dont really know what it means, perhaps finding true love, like in the last stanza.

    And we need more comments :P
    Carlordauon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I heard it on triple j but Myf didnt say the name of the band or song loudly enough and i had no idea who it was by!!!!!!!!!!! it took so many weeks to figure it out and i thought i'd never hear it again. But i have figured it out... finally... and have discovered the rest of Karnivool's awesome stuff. And the are coming to Canberra!! YAY. This song rocks especially the re-recorded version with the Cat Empire Horn Section
    Lauren25on March 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmm... maybe about a failing relationship, or a relationship that two people are trying to make work.

    *You want to chase, this rabbit down a hole
    You start to slide and lose grip of control
    Make haste, it's time, to ruin or reward
    You say give in then you beg for more *

    Great song and great band anyways...
    Garlismon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me the song is blatantly about sex (maybe my mind is in the gutter), remember this is just what I think... Its like he's got a girl and hes talking to her, before getting it on.

    You want to chase, this rabbit down a hole,
    Refurring to her wanting to blow him.

    You start to slide and lose grip of control,
    she starts really getting into it.

    Make haste, it's time, to ruin or reward
    He wants her to go faster to make him cum (reward).

    You say give in then you beg for more,
    She says cum, but still wants sex after...

    If you look at the song from that perspective, it makes sense. I heard the song is called "Roquefort" because the songs cheesey.
    MaCkCiTyon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI gotta say, when i first heard this song, i thought the words were slightly different from these ones.

    First, i heard "You start to slide and lose con-fucking-trol..." which upon further listening, i determined wasn't the right lyric.

    Then, I heard "Make haste, it's time, to ruin OUR reward..." Which i still stick by hearing, but i dunno if it changes the song.

    I'm not a fan of the "it's about sex/it's called Roquefort because it's cheesy" arguement...i think it has a deeper meaning than that. I'm not trying to hate on mackcity, nor can i guess what it actually means, but i refuse to hear it as a cheesy sex song. It would ruin it.
    Sepoohon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song! I think the song's about what your trying to do here - work it all out - chase the rabbit down the hole. (not about sex you wascally wabbits!) I agree with the seniments which I think are to drop science and re-embrace mysticism and desire ie follow the artist not the scientist. Not a bad idea, just remember we need to eat, a little, and it's always nice to share? and let's not bury everything all at once!
    trevatremaon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol, u guys are funny as...
    the song isn't about love or nothing, Kenny (vocals) wrote the song while he was stoned and watching ALICE IN WONDERLAND, lol.

    please note these points
    -You want to chase, this rabbit down a hole
    Alice chased a rabbit down a hole, into wonderland
    -So cut me, to size, I'm losing shape through all this
    when Alice was in that room, and kept growing/shrinking.
    ect...


    if you dont believe me, ask him (Kenny). go on i dare u
    I_am_butterson October 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRoquefort is also a mouse, from "The Aristocats".
    I_am_butterson October 26, 2007   Link

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