"Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" as written by Yann Gonzalez, Anthony Gonzalez and Justin Meldal-johnsen....
I heard about this frog
It's a very tiny frog
But it's also very special
You can only find it in the jungle
So far away from me
But if you find it and if you touch it
Your world can change forever

If you touch its skin
You can feel your body changing
And your vision also
And blue becomes red and red becomes blue
And your mommy suddenly becomes your daddy
And everything looks like a giant cupcake

And you keep laughing and laughing and laughing
Nothing is ever quite the same really
And after you finish laughing
It's time to turn into a frog yourself
It's very funny to be a frog
You can dive into the water
And cross the rivers and the oceans
And you can jump all the time and everywhere
Do you want to play with me?

We can be a whole group of friends
A whole group of frogs
Jumping into the streets
Jumping into the planet
Climbing up the buildings
Swimming in the lakes and in the bathtubs
We would be hundreds, thousands, millions
The biggest group of friends the world has ever seen
Jumping and laughing forever
It would be great, right?

Lyrics submitted by sethbrown, edited by LucidLark

"Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" as written by Yann Gonzalez Anthony Gonzalez

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  • +11
    General Commentthose of you who say this song is about drugs, you are perceptive at least, but you are wrong. well that is a bit of an exaggeration. you are not wrong. you are simply not dealing with the lyrics on a substantive enough level. in my opinion, and i could be wrong, though i do not feel i am, the song is about how seeing the world as would a child is the true key to happiness and understanding. yes, you can throw some Alduous Huxley at me and try and bring it back around to drugs. "If the Doors of Perception were cleansed, man would see the world as it truly is: infinite." And despite the truth in that famous quote drugs are only one (and a very worldly and banal one at that) of the many ways mankind can "cleanse the doors of perception. The truest existence for any man or woman is innocence in perception and genius in thought...
    AccountKiller1on April 15, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song makes me feel absolutely incredible. Happiness overload. It makes me want to be with my friends and makes me feel good about being alive. I can't even explain it.
    ShoKillon October 04, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General CommentFirst off, "Raconte-Moi Une Histoire" is "Tell Me a Story" in French.

    All I can think about when the frog is being described is Hypnotoad from Futurama. I think it's fairly obvious that this song is about drugs. Specifically, a hallucinogenic trip. The music in this song is very bubbly and flowing. The tempo makes it feel like you are going on a journey, and gradually builds throughout the song. The imagery in the song is representative of the drug theme.

    "you can feel your body changing"
    "and blue becomes red and red becomes blue"
    "and everything looks like a giant cupcake"
    "and you keep laughing and laughing and laughing"
    "nothing is ever quite the same really"

    The narration by the little girl makes the song feel like a fairy tale, and her narration represents the childlike feeling a lot of people describe from doing hallucinogens. The last stanza is very happy and optimistic and I think it expresses people's view of the world during and sometimes after tripping.

    Great Song.
    F00zballon October 17, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Commentit's a bedtime story

    acid or not
    ireallylikebagelson January 05, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is pure genius. The way the melody and the beat build up, with an amazing intro where the story is told. Pure genius.
    Quauhtlion June 09, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIn an interview with SPIN magazine, Anthony Gonzalez said this about the album:

    "It's a double album. It's mainly about dreams, how every one is different, how you dream differently when you're a kid, a teenager, or an adult."

    So while I agree, at first listen it does sound like a psychedelic trip being explained by a child. But with the idea of dreams in mind, perhaps it's more innocent than that. The imagination of a child, which is an infinite thing, in a dream, which is an infinite world.
    austin1149on November 16, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis song is about taking psychedelics and becoming childlike again. Specifically about a particular substance DMT: The Spirit molecule that is on the back colorado river toad. The river toad also has 5-meo-DMT, Bufotenine and n-n-DMT. When you play with the frog it excretes these juices from its back. It is definitely not about LSD. These things do not happen on LSD. Believe me. This is a classic case of a DMT trip. DMT is the chemical released when you are born, go into REM sleep, and die. It is released through your pineal gland. When you take it you see beings from other dimensions of existence. You are no longer an atheist if you have done DMT. Please research DMT or watch the documentary DMT: The Spirit Molecule to understand M83. It is the only way you will understand what is really going on right now...Please do it. rickstrassman.com/… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… thespiritmolecule.com/
    -Terrence Mckenna
    robwes1on January 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAcid. Definitely acid.
    silvermountzionon November 01, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI joined this community just to comment and read the other comments on this song. It saddens me to read so many people seem to focus on drugs when interpreting this song. I have absolutely nothing against drugs mind you-(LOL)- But-- I could not stop smiling when I found this song!!!!!
    To me.. it's like this ABSOLUTE PURE JOY.
    I've never heard anything like it really! It manages to CAPTURE the essence of Childhood.
    I still feel like a child so much in a way--the sincerity and innocence-- Purity of intention,purpose and thought--no hidden motives or agenda in any way shape or form.
    I have it in my heart always--
    --and when I hear this I smile so much because it actually puts me back there in full force...
    It also makes me cry my effing heart out!!!!!
    I've rarely heard anything so magical. I wish M83 would make a WHOLE album like this!!!!!!
    I don't know if it would be possible to sustain the magic for an entire album...probably not I guess....
    just like childhood itself ..... fleeting
    rachel009167on February 06, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningen.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    The Colorado River toad's venom contains psychoactive substances that can cause hallucinations. There is an urban legend that you can get high by licking it, but that usually results in poisoning.
    MaxChaplinon October 20, 2011   Link

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