do you see banana man
hopping over on de white hot sand
here he come with some for me
freshly taken from banana tree

banana man me want a ton
give me double and a bonus one
gimme more for all me friends
dis banana flow will never end

CHORUS
do you want a banana?
peel it down and go
mmm mmm mmm mmmm
do you want a banana?
dis banana for you

tonight we dance around de flame
then we get to play de spirit game
spirit names we shout out loud
shake de thunder from de spirit cloud

all de songbirds in de tree
chant a tune to let de spirits free
then we see them in de night
spirits jumping by de fire light

CHORUS

look you
you too uptight, you know
you could laugh and kick it back and go (wheee)
but without a rhythm or a rhyme
you do not banana all de time
fly away from city on de run
try to make a little fun

look you
come to de bungalo
african't you tell me told you so
don't you love de bumping of de drum
make you shake until de bum go numb
let de bongo play you 'til you drop
dis banana never stop

forget all your troubles and go with the flow
forget about whatever you may never know
like whether whatever you are doing is whatever you should
and whether anything you do is every really any good
and then forget about banana when it stick in your throat
and when it make you wanna bellow but you stuck in a choke
and you forget about de yellow from de beckoning man
who make you take another one and make a mock of your plan

bungalay
bungalow
make up your mind
and tell me no

well its nine o'clock
and its getting dark
and the sun is falling from the sky
i've never left so early
and you may wonder why

tomorrow morning on de plane
no banana make you go insane
floating back to busy town
no banana make you want to frown

CHORUS


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  • +1
    General Commentwtf
    Limo_Milneon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiawtc

    it's a damn good song though. i like the parrots and the midgets in the music video xD
    danifaceon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music video for this is the best.
    majestikmoose9on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that in this song the banana is being used as a metaphor. Please view the video on Albinoblacksheep and see the part near the end when he is eating the banana in reverse. This seems to symbolize the end of his little holiday and a return to daily life. In this case the banana would represent freedom and cutting loose, and Banana Man would represent... Who? What?
    Abraxuson November 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell I believe the bannana man is someone of authority, eithr a boss, parents, or even god it self. Especialy after reflecting on the portion

    forget all your troubles and go with the flow
    forget about whatever you may never know
    like whether whatever you are doing is whatever you should
    and whether anything you do is every really any good
    and then forget about banana when it stick in your throat
    and when it make you wanna bellow but you stuck in a choke
    and you forget about de yellow from de beckoning man
    who make you take another one and make a mock of your plan

    as I see it they make you take your vacation and make you come back from it
    pimaxcon July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the symbols printed on tablets of ecstasy is a banana.
    I'm sure if you keep this in mind while listening to the song (and also watching the music video) it won't be hard to connect all of the dots.
    mpw1989on January 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI might be going out on a limb here, but I think it's about someone who is addicted to prescription pills. The office setting of the video helps with that. The lines;
    "you too uptight, you know
    you could laugh and kick it back and go"
    sound like they might be from a doctor, or even a friend, who is prescribing said medication. Later, the lines;
    "but without a rhythm or a rhyme
    you do not banana all de time"
    make it sound as if you need a prescription for whatever it is, because you can't get it without a "rhythm or a rhyme". The lines;
    "forget all your troubles and go with the flow
    forget about whatever you may never know
    like whether whatever you are doing is whatever you should
    and whether anything you do is every really any good"
    lead me to believe that it is definitely some sort of anxiety medication, and "the yellow from the beckoning man" is the feeling of the addiction itself. The part about making "a mock of your plan" is the speaker admitting to themself that they have a problem, as well as "make up your mind and tell me no". I think that the song resolves with the person getting over their addiction, because it ends with more optimistic lines about having "no banana".
    Prescription or not, you can't deny that this song is about drugs.
    NoodelooKazooon June 20, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is about pot.

    freshly taken from banana tree.

    banana man me want a ton
    give me double and a bonus one
    gimme more for all me friends
    dis banana flow will never end

    ^yeah.

    ou too uptight, you know
    you could laugh and kick it back and go (wheee)
    but without a rhythm or a rhyme
    you do not banana all de time
    fly away from city on de run
    try to make a little fun

    the music video is really trippy too. plus... a banana may slightly resemble a joint (?)
    i3383don May 01, 2008   Link

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