"The Frog Princess" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I met a girl, she was a frog princess
I guess I ought to make it clear
That I saw nothing through her see-through dress
Until she whispered in my ear
You don't really love me and I don't really mind
'cause I don't love anybody, that stuff is just a waste of time
Your place or mine?
I met a girl, she was a complete mess
I should've left her well alone, but oh no, not me
I had to see if underneath that dress
Her heart was really made of stone
You don't really love me and I don't really mind
'cause I don't love anybody, that stuff is just a waste of time
Your place or mine?
I met a girl, she was a frog princess
And yes I do regret it now
But how was I to know that just one kiss
Could turn my frog into a cow?
And now I'm rid of her I must confess
To thinking 'bout what might have been
And I can visualize my frog princess
Beneath a shining guillotine
You don't really love me and baby that is alright
'cause I don't love anybody,
I come and go through peoples love-lives
Your place or mine?


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"The Frog Princess" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentWhat are you guys like?? She the cow?? He 'never loved anyone'. He's a sociopath! She saw him for who he really is. End of.
    Clover114on January 08, 2015   Link
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    General Comment:) - Just about sums it up
    Mack the Spoonon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLooking back on a bad relationship and realising the princess was a cow!

    You don't really love me and baby that it alright
    'cause I don't love anybody,

    *sigh* Neil Hannon = genius
    Lazy_wolf_eyeson May 21, 2008   Link
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    MemoryHappy memories of '96 and my first encounter with Neil Hannon's music. I can't think of many reasons to be thankful for Chris Evans, but his support of the group is definitely one of them.
    mozz71on March 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn case there are some fellow American fans unaware of the usage: it is common for the Brits to refer to the French as frogs. This is why the song repeatedly uses La Marseillaise and ends with a guillotine. Perhaps it all started with Neil finding a clever pun on a fairy tale...
    porridgebirdon October 25, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think it is about a man who has a fling with a french girl who he doesn't find particularly attractive nor interesting. He is interested in her because she claims to not have any interest in him. As he gets involved with her with the intention of having her fall for him, but instead he falls in love with her. He realizes that she will never like him and it breaks his heart. As a result he hates her for having hurt him.
    newtwireon December 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn a similar vein to Becoming More Like Alfie. About loose women with no morals. I love the following line it always makes me laugh!

    But how was I to know that just one kiss
    could turn my frog into a cow?
    Onlineon October 17, 2006   Link

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