The purpose of this song is basically to be a fun, humorous song that sheds light on the fact that the human population doesn't know, "What does the fox say?"....
Dog goes "woof"
Cat goes "meow"
Bird goes "tweet"
And mouse goes "squeek"
Cow goes "moo"
Frog goes "croak"
And the elephant goes "toot"
Ducks say "quack"
And fish go "blub"
And the seal goes "ow ow ow"

But there's one sound
That no one knows
What does the fox say?

What the fox say?

What the fox say?

What the fox say?

What the fox say?

Big blue eyes
Pointy nose
Chasing mice
And digging holes
Tiny paws
Up the hill
Suddenly you're standing still

Your fur is red
So beautiful
Like an angel in disguise
But if you meet
A friendly horse
Will you communicate by
How will you speak to that

What does the fox say?

What the fox say?

What the fox say?

"A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!"
What the fox say?

What does the fox say?

The secret of the fox
Ancient mystery
Somewhere deep in the woods
I know you're hiding
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery
What do you say?

You're my guardian angel
Hiding in the woods
What is your sound?
(Wa-wa-way-do, wub-wid-bid-dum-way-do, wa-wa-way-do)
Will we ever know? (Bay-budabud-dum-bam)
I want to (Mama-dum-day-do) I want to, I want to know!
(Abay-ba-da bum-bum bay-do)

Lyrics submitted by terriblecomics, edited by dabitch12345, deandreawesome, zacfirth95, AlienCot

"The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" as written by Christian Lochstoer Baard Ylvisaaker

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  • +14
    My Interpretation^This song by Ylvis is undoubtedly a parody of the modern style of EDM, particularly House and maybe even a little bit of Trance.

    "Pop-House", a subcategory of House music which has, in recent years, been integrated into Pop music and Pop culture, has had a very similar layout. That being: first a build up with rising music and some lyrics, leading to a "hook" that introduces the dance/rave portion of the music; this then abruptly slows down with a bit more lyrics, and the "hook" is again used to introduce the dace/rave portion of the music, and this pattern continues to be repeated and the music usually increases in tempo to create an uplifting effect. To see the similarity, you can juxtapose this song(The Fox, by Ylvis) with other Pop-House songs such as [Feel So Close, by Calvin Harris] or [Titanium, by David Guetta].^^^^^^^^

    ^Now, when you listen to "The Fox" you will notice how the dance/rave portion of the song is mocked by onomatopoeias instead of just the music. The fact that the song is satirical is also evident by the fact that Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker (Ylvis) are a Norwegian comedy duo, who have done this type of satirical work before.^^^

    I'm sure some people will claim that the song has a deeper meaning, and concordantly will also come up with some very plausible explanations. But when asked about the origin of idea for the song in a Billboard interview, one of them said, "I guess we must have been talking about what kind of sound the fox makes".^^^^^

    In my opinion, the song is simply a piece of satire, whilst also being a great and catchy song.^^^^ And thus, the message is that we should find a new pattern for House, because the old one is overrated.

    terriblecomicson September 07, 2013   Link
  • +9
    My OpinionHe was obviously high.
    MHC1996on October 04, 2013   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionWhat terriblecomics said!
    Also, maybe the guy legitimately wants to know what a fox sounds like. It's a real mystery.
    JohnJillkyon September 22, 2013   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionClearly an insightful analysis of the universe's greatest mysteries.
    FansAndFlameson October 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNO ONE believed me when I said this will be the next Smash hit of the summer... Then BAM! Norwegian Gangnum style!
    stwjesteron October 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOkay, I know this song's annoying but TO BE FAIR TO THESE GUYS, they're a comedy group. This wasn't an attempt to make a hit song, they were just trying to make something for laughs (not unlike The Lonely Island or Weird Al), but it went extremely viral, even they were surprised at it.
    eaglebyrneson October 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song it's so funny it make me laugh. me and my sisters listen to it all the time.
    09greenlon November 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must be mad but I love this song!
    Shushienaeon November 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuys, there is NO deeper meaning! He doesn't want to know what a fox says and he doesn't want to teach small children. He wants to make us laugh.
    brisingr47on October 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentImagine if any animal were actually the ones that made the techno parts whenever after "what does the fox says" techno parts LOL!!
    pje0860on April 07, 2014   Link

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