"Super Bon Bon" as written by and Mark/doughty Degliantoni....
Move aside,
and let the man go through.
Let the man go through.

If I stole
Somebody else's wave
To fly up.

If I rose
Up with the avenue
Behind me.

Some kind of verb.
Some kind of moving thing.
Something unseen.
Some hand is motioning
to rise, to rise, to rise.

Too fat, fat you must cut lean.
You got to take the elevator to the mezzanine,
Chump, change, and it's on, super bon bon
Super bon bon, Super bon bon.

And by
The phone
I live
In fear
Sheer Chance
Will draw
You in
To here.


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"Super Bon Bon" as written by Michael Doughty Mark Degliantoni

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    General Comment"The Super Bon Bon bit was this Italian candy bar that I saw at a truckstop on a European tour. I was a little high at the time. I just kept repeating Super Bon Bon, Super Bon Bon, amazed at the number of possible variations in a candy bar name. Super Bon Bon became a pet name for a woman I was seeing at the time, and thus the gap between the terrified-of-the-phone verse and the seemingly light chorus."
    bugmenoton June 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf the bands Cake and Cypress Hill got together to do a song, this would be the result.
    boostedbuickon September 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwith Soul Coughing, does it really matter what it's about? it still sound sweet.

    a perfectly furious marriage of rock and jazz.
    roger wilcoon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMike Doughty is Jesus.
    Skaman2on September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude this song is about fat rich people.
    You're so fat you can't walk half a flight of stairs to the mezzanine. But it's alright because liposuction is chump change.
    You don't have to move aside and let a skinny feller through, do you?
    ThePythonon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I was listening to Craig Mack a lot and had managed to approximate his mushmouthed, offbeat kind of lyrical flow, and basically I spent a whole day walking around, like for instance if I went to the Thai Food place in my neighborhood, I'd be going "I'm gonna get Pad Thai! I'm...gonna...GET...Pad Thai! I'm gonna! Get Pad Thai!" and so on. I took the C train into Manhattan, got off at the Chambers St. station, and there was a sign reading "Take Elevator to Mezzanine." "
    jay314on September 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it would be funnier if it was "move aside and let the mango through".
    Mad Slanted Powerson March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor a while I was actually half-convinced he was switching between "let the man go through" and "let the mango through".

    Every time I see a sign on the subway that says "Elevator To Mezzanine", I think of this song.
    destroyalltacoson May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow official are these lyrics?

    Because it also works as:

    Will draw
    You in
    To hear.
    kosk11348on October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was just looking at scug.net (Soul Coughing Underground) and the lyrics there say "here". It also says lyrics were received directly from the band. However, it doesn't say whether the lyrics were received written or orally. If orally, the transcriber could have assumed it was "here". If written, the band could have misspelled it. I'll just assume it's "here".
    Mad Slanted Powerson October 27, 2006   Link

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