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La Mer
La mer viens dedans
La mer va de hors
Tous les petits poissons habitent dans la mer
C'est vrai, tu sais
La mer c'est bleu
Et les poissons sont verts
La mer c'est bleu
Et les poissons sont verts
C'est vrai, c'est un fait
Et

Chorus:

Tout le monde va a la plage
Parce qu'il est bien joli
Et tout le monde s'amuse bien a la plage

Les elephants sont gris
Et la mer c'est bleu
La mer c'est bleu
Et les elephants sont gris
Mais qu'est-ce qu'il ya des elephants ici?
La mer c'est bleu
Et les elephants ils vont
Les elephants ils vont souvent en vacance
Les elephants font les vacances comme tout le monde
Mais

Chorus

Comme ca!
Et les elephants ils vont
Ils vont en bâteau
Le bâteau ne marche pas
C'est trop petit
Les elephants tombent dans la mer
Mais les elephants, ils nagent jusqu'a la plage
Les elephants ils nagent jusqu'a la plage
Les elephants ils sont sauvés
Et

Chorus

Which translates to (roughly)

The sea comes in

bad French grammar joke

The sea goes out
All the little fish live in the sea
It's true, you know
The sea is blue
And the fish are green
The sea is blue
And the fish are green
It's true, it's a fact
And

Chorus:

Everyone goes to the beach
Because it is really nice (fun, etc)
And everyone has a lot of fun at the beach

The elephants are grey
And the sea is blue
The sea is blue
And the elephants are grey
But what is there to do with elephants here?
The sea is blue
And the elephants go,
The elephants often go on vacation
The elephants go on vacation like everyone else
But

Chorus

Like that!
And the elephants, they go
They go in a boat
The boat doesn't work
It's too small
The elephants fall in the sea
But the elephants swim to the beach
The elephants swim to the beach
The elephants are saved
And

Chorus

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Bath Of Bacon
It's really just the sound of a few mates failing to take seriously the fact they they've got an l.p. to make. It seems VERY early eighties now, but you must remember that there was a LOT of crap for us to clear out of the way in those days.

Live Stats

32 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 2 (JBC)
1986 5 (JBC)
1987 15 (JBC)
1988 3 (JBC)
1997 2 (JBC)
1999 1 (JBC)
2002 2 (JBC)
2005 1 (JBC)
2015 1 (JBC)

Media

1 Recorded Live Performances
1997-09-22 The Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, USA
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  • MP3?
    me[at]-remove-820.111.65.24 - Somewhere
    25May2005 12:05 PM (12 years 66 days ago)
    Do you know where I can listen to this?
  • Best Song Ever Written
    OH - Dave
    10Jun2002 1:00 PM (15 years 51 days ago)
    This song kicks the shit out of anything Jimmy Webb ever wrote!