You believe it (you better)
I got their number
Classic camcorder
I saw everything
Dinner plate specials
The shapes of cucumber
I'm going to the papers
I am going to sing
In the cool, cool night
And in the middle of the day
I'm watching my back
I'm waiting my visitation

From the men in black
Are they grey or is it my own nation?
Its been a good year
Its been a good summer
I wait for the door or that phone to ring
Our little race
I don't want to fall
So just in case
I made you a copy
And I put it in the mail
You believe it
I got their number
Classic camcorder
I saw everything

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Men in Black Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

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    Song Meaning
    Indeed. Charles' lyrics have been riddled with riddles, clever wordplay and mythology since he first started writing. This song is one of his more straightforward. Because of the lame Hollywood movie Men in Black, a lot of people have never been interested in the true mythology. Men In Black were first written about by Gray Barker in "They Knew Too Much about Flying Saucers" (1956) and a little later by John Keel in several of his books like "UFO's: Operation Trojan Horse" (1970) and "The Mothman Prophecies" (1975). Charles had likely read some of this old classic UFO lore (which is much more interesting than the aforementioned retarded Hollywood film). I highly recommend the latter two books.
    remaerdon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    This song is simple yet brilliant. The protagonist has filmed an 'event' of some sort (i.e. UFO Sighting, MIB activity) and he is worried about the repercussions this film might hold. Frank also dabbles in conspiracy theories, asking if the Men in Black are Grey aliens or secret service agents. Great song!
    simboyon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    I was disappointed that this song wasn't in the movie Men In Black. I believe it's a song about alien visitations, and/or government "men in black" trying to cover up what you saw.
    Mad Slanted Powerson September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    Does anyone know the meaning of this part: "Are they grey or is it my own nation?"?
    unmercifulRanteron July 14, 2011   Link

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