"Funny Little Frog" as written by and Martin/murdoch/cooke/geddes/jackson/kildea/colburn....
Honey lovin' you is the greatest thing
I get to be myself and I get to sing
I get to play at being irresponsible
I come home late at night and I love your soul
I never forget you in my prayers
I never have a bad thing to report

You're my picture on the wall
You're my vision in the hall
You're the one I'm talking to
When I get in from my work
You are my girl, and you don't even know it
I am livin' out the life of a poet
I am the jester in the ancient court
You're the funny little frog in my throat

My eye sight's fading, my hearing's dim
I can't get insured for the state I'm in
I'm a danger to myself I've been starting fights
At the party at the club on a Saturday night
But I don't get disapproving from my girl
She gets the all highlights wrapped in pearls.

You're my picture on the wall
You're my vision in the hall
You're the one I'm talking to
When I get in from my work
You are my girl, and you don't even know it
I am livin' out the life of a poet
I am the jester in the ancient court
You're the funny little frog in my throat

I had a conversation with you at night
It's a little one sided but that's alright
I tell you in the kitchen about my day
You sit on the bed in the dark changing places
With the ghost that was there before you came
You've come to save my life again

I don't dare to touch your hand
I don't dare to think of you
In a physical way
And I don't know how you smell
You are the cover of my magazine
You're my fashion tip, a living museum
I'd pay to visit you on rainy Sundays
I'll maybe tell you all about it someday


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"Funny Little Frog" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

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  • +4
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is just about having a crush on someone and fantasizing about it unrealistically. funny little frog in his throat is just the feeling he gets when he talks to her in real life because he's so involved with her in his own head. thats the literal meaning at least - i dont see too much depth in this song.

    i cant really see the autobiographical meaning but i dont think anyone is stupid for thinking that. songs can mean different things to different people - that is a sign of a great songwriter.
    abitamancan44on June 06, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThat's because it is great.
    stevenisgoodon February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAw man, I am obsessed with this song.
    fireplaceon February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah this song's really great :) I love it!

    But then I dont really think there's a Belle and Sebastian song that I dislike.
    x_Heather_xon February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about the virgin mary. this is consistent with one of belle and sebastian's more dominant themes.
    emesgeefifty2on March 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't be drama llamas.

    It's a lovely song, I love the claps.

    I'm of the notion that it's a fake relationship song.
    yimenoon April 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was obvious when I first heard it.. but perhaps I'm wrong. It's about the Virgin Mary.

    "Honey lovin you is the greatest thing
    I get to be myself and I get to sing"

    Singing is a reference to singing in a choir, which Stuart does at his local church when he's not doing B&S.

    "I get to play at being irresponsible
    I come home late at night and I love your soul
    I never forget you in my prayers
    I never have a bad thing to report "

    'Prayers' is fairly obvious, but "never forget you in my prayers" might be a reference to always remembering to pray to the Virgin, or to saying 'hail mary's.

    "You're my picture on the wall
    You're my vision in the hall "

    Makes sense that he would have a picture of the Virgin on his wall, perhaps, and he wouldn't have been the first person to have had visions of Mary.

    "I'm a danger to myself I've been starting fights
    At the party at the club on a Saturday night
    But I don't get disapproving from my girl
    She gets the all highlights wrapped in pearls.. "

    He only ever mentions the 'highlights' of what he does in his prayers to Mary.

    "I had a conversation with you at night
    It's a little one sided but that's allright "

    Prayers are usually one-sided! But often they're conversations.

    "You sit on the bed in the dark changing places
    With the ghost that was there before you came
    You've come to save my life again "

    Saving = salvation. Ghost = Holy ghost of the Trinity, who (if you believe in that kind of thing) was around a long time before Mary.

    "I'd pay to visit you on rainy Sundays "

    Church on Sunday?

    The whole "funny little frog" thing might be to do with the Virgin influencing everything he says.
    Im1985on May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my god. :)
    lvanceon January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't really been able to figure out what he's singing about. I don't think it's so simple. I think he's singing about an imaginary girlfriend, or a pretty girl he admires from a distance and is pretending he's going out with. Like, pretending he has a perfect relationship rather than actually getting into one that requires work.
    ZinbobDanon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've thought more: he's singing about a friend he feels passionately about, as in "If She Wants Me."
    ZinbobDanon February 11, 2006   Link

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