"The Red And The Black" as written by Samuel Pearlman, Albert Bouchard and E Bloom....
Canadian mounted baby, a police force that works
Red and black, that's their color scheme
Get their man, in the end

It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my honey knows it's all right
It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my baby knows it's all right
c'mon little husky

Frontenac Chateau baby
I'll cross the frontier at ten
Got a whip in my hand baby
And a girl or a husky at leather's end

It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my honey knows it's all right
It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my baby knows it's all right

Horn swoop me bungo pony, dogsled on ice
Make a dash for freedom baby don't skate on polar ice
It's too think to be sliced by the light
Of long and white polar nights

It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my honey knows it's all right
It's all right (repeat four more times)
Oh yeah my baby knows it's all right


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"The Red and the Black" as written by E Bloom Albert Bouchard

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    General CommentI've always wondered what they were talking about in this song, besides the Mounties. There's obviously some nitty-gritty S&m stuff intertwined. I don't think it's just drug induced rambling. One of the best things about BOC is their incredibly precise, (while remaining) obscure lyrics. Everything always means something. My dad told me once that he and a friend used to write in to the official fanclub or people of the band, and they would mail back lyrics to songs they requested, and I assume some kind of explanation. Maybe we're all left to our own devices for deciphering them for a reason. Maybe it's all about coming to our own individual conclusions?
    HarvesterofEyeson December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSaw Mike Watt and Secondmen do this live - sad to say that BOC had nothing on their version.
    ZipperHeadon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's easy to cover a song, much harder to write it in the first place...
    RedKingon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTwo words about cover versions .... Michael Bolton
    ZipperHeadon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is about the Canadian police force, although I think it is in an alternate universe.
    Figuroaon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about Canadian police but lines like "Hornswoop me bungo pony" still make no sense to me
    jhammond5611on August 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHornswoop me bungo pony may be a dialect phrase.
    internalnoiseon October 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdrug induced...
    xlr51on November 29, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThat should be, "It's too thick to be sliced by the light", not "too think".
    khedronon June 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I was a kid skiing with grandpa, the tips of my skis caught on the icy crust of snow when I was turning and I did a faceplant. Grandpa said that was called a horn swoop and I am sure the same would apply to a dogsled on ice especially when being pulled by any "bungo pony" whether that be a girl or a husky at the end of the leather harness. It's alright if you don't understand.
    onlambnosheepon July 23, 2013   Link

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