"Men In Black" as written by and Charles Thompson....
You believe it (You'd better)
I got their number
Classic camcorder
I saw everything

Dinner plate specials
The shapes of cucumber
I'm going to the papers
I am going to sing

In the cool, cool night
And in the middle of the day
I'm watching my back
I'm awaiting my visitation
From the men in black
Are they grey, or is it my own nation?

It's been a good year
It's been a good summer
I wait for the door or that phone to ring

In the cool, cool night
And in the middle of the day
I'm watching my back
I'm awaiting my visitation
From the men in black
Are they grey, or is it my own nation?

Our little race
I don't want to fail
So just in case
I made you a copy
And I put it in the mail

You believe it
I got their number
Classic camcorder
I saw everything

I'm watching my back
I'm awaiting my visitation
From the men in black
Are they grey, or is it my own nation?


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"Men in Black" as written by Charles Thompson

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    Song MeaningIndeed. Charles' lyrics have been riddled with riddles, clever wordplay and mythology since he first started writing. This song is one of his more straightforward. Because of the lame Hollywood movie Men in Black, a lot of people have never been interested in the true mythology. Men In Black were first written about by Gray Barker in "They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers" (1956) and a little later by John Keel in several of his books like "UFO's: Operation Trojan Horse" (1970) and "The Mothman Prophecies" (1975). Charles had likely read some of this old classic UFO lore (which is much more interesting than the aforementioned retarded Hollywood film). I highly recommend the latter two books.
    remaerdon September 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is simple yet brilliant. The protagonist has filmed an 'event' of some sort (i.e. UFO Sighting, MIB activity) and he is worried about the repercussions this film might hold. Frank also dabbles in conspiracy theories, asking if the Men in Black are Grey aliens or secret service agents.

    Great song!
    simboyon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was disappointed that this song wasn't in the movie Men In Black. I believe it's a song about alien visitations, and/or government "men in black" trying to cover up what you saw.
    Mad Slanted Powerson September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know the meaning of this part: "Are they grey or is it my own nation?"?
    unmercifulRanteron July 13, 2011   Link

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