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song oracle
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  05:30:22  Show Profile
Today's random song of the day is Le Cigare Volant.

What do you think of it?

lyrics
We played a battle raged
Me and my brother
Dragged the American flag in the mud
'Cause that was our druthers
They were fine and simple days like no other

Le Cigare Volant it's true once was above us
We wondered was he hate or someone that loved us
In the years since we have grown up to know this

Got this feeling in our bones
For the icon we were shown
It took us twenty years to learn
The sacred imagery has burned
We can't escape
It was a childhood fate

Oh so silently he shined
And so, say we, devine
And we wandered on the hill
And we wonder if he will
Come back
We wait

I will postulate
It was a childhood fate


tabs
http://www.frankblack.net/tabs/txt/bside-nc-lecigrevolant.txt

Edited by - song oracle on 02/12/2004 06:07:16

Frog in the Sand
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France
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  05:46:26  Show Profile  Visit Frog in the Sand's Homepage
You mean Le Cigare Volant, I guess...

A funny, catchy song - one of my faves on SSMVGD.

Btw, I wonder why Frank gave it a French name. Maybe he found the lyrics too explicit and wanted to add some mystery?...
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Jason
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1348 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2004 :  06:30:32  Show Profile
This song = Clash Springsteen. Or maybe just the Rolling Stones. I love this song. Frank needs to put it on Oddballs 2.

Le Cigare Volant is also the name of a wine. And we all know Frank likes to refer to wine. And the wine (thank you, google!) was "named for a 1954 French law forbidding the landing of flying saucers in the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape".
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Jettison
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  06:34:47  Show Profile  Visit Jettison's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Frog in the Sand

Maybe he found the lyrics too explicit and wanted to add some mystery?...


maybe the lyrics are explicit to you frogs, but their meaning is not clear to me...

www.thecroakers.com

Edited by - Jettison on 02/12/2004 06:37:09
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Jason
* Dog in the Sand *

1348 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2004 :  06:40:05  Show Profile
Unidentifed Flying Objects appears to be the subject matter of the lyrics.

Le Cigare Volant = flying cigar
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Jettison
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  06:44:57  Show Profile  Visit Jettison's Homepage
that makes sense. fb & the c's version of manta ray.

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ramona
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  07:06:59  Show Profile  Visit ramona's Homepage
I love this song! The whole story part of it is very cool, I think. It should defintely be put on a "real" album along with my favorite, Pan American Highway.

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langdonboom
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USA
258 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2004 :  07:23:27  Show Profile  Click to see langdonboom's MSN Messenger address
I always took this song to be about Frank's religious school experiences. And I think that line that starts "In the years since" ends "we have though often of this" He and his brother dealing with the spookier side of god and the vengeful/loving duality of him "Is he hate or someone who loves us"? The (religious) icons they were shown, how it gave them a spooky feeling... etc.

There was another topic somewhere a while back where I said more about this, but I can't find it right now! Maybe its gone. Anyway, I love this song and think it isn't about a flying saucer but GOD. "We wonder if he will come back" -- if Jesus will like the nuns (I assume) taught them (those same nuns he imaged having sex with 'at my school') Anyway, given Franks other relgious tendencies, this was my reading.

Alienation confers freedom. Obscurity will keep you pure. Pray that you won’t be discovered young, so that you won’t be tempted to sell out early, or won’t be seduced by celebrity.

--THE PATH OF THE ARTIST
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billgoodman
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Netherlands
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  09:07:46  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address
This song was a very pleasent surprise on SSMVGD



"I joined the Cult of Frank/Nobody wanted to join my Culf"
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PsychicTwin
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  09:30:11  Show Profile  Visit PsychicTwin's Homepage
This is an awesome song with great energy...the first time I heard it on SSMVGD, it grabbed me immediately.

I can see how the lyrics are about both religious and UFO subject matter. After all, what is more earth-shattering to the dogma of religion/Christianity than the introduction of life outside of this "sphere" of our Earth?
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George42
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  09:33:40  Show Profile
i really like this song. i don't have SSMVGD....i had to cross my fingers and download the song from Kazaa. hopefully i wont get arrested.
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billgoodman
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Netherlands
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  09:46:00  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address
there is also a DITS version of it
it's on the japanese version of it
I read it's a different version of it

hehe

no seriously
there's another version of Le cigare volant on the japanese version of Dog in the Sand



"I joined the Cult of Frank/Nobody wanted to join my Culf"
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NimrodsSon
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  14:10:09  Show Profile
Great song. I'm liking the Manta Ray part 2 theory for what it's about



ˇViva los Católicos!
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El Barto
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USA
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  15:30:25  Show Profile  Visit El Barto's Homepage
I think this is one of the tunes that should definitely have made it to an A-Side. It's such a wonderful song...when I listened to SSMVGD for the first time in a while, the song made me flip.


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billgoodman
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Netherlands
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Posted - 02/12/2004 :  15:33:42  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address
it has power
you feel something
when he sings
'I took us twenty years to learn'
and you think
I'm gonna sing this line everyday
don't care with it means
it just took us twenty years to learn
although I'm only 19 years yet!



"I joined the Cult of Frank/Nobody wanted to join my Culf"
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vilainde
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Niue
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Posted - 02/13/2004 :  01:56:16  Show Profile  Visit vilainde's Homepage
Many songs from SSMVGD should have ended as A-sides. Some did actually, but Pan Am Highway and Le Cigare Volant should really have appeared on albums. Cigare is a fantastic song, and the acoustic version ain't bad either.


Denis
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The Holiday Son
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France
1970 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  03:42:41  Show Profile  Visit The Holiday Son's Homepage
My fave on SSMVGD (with pan am highway of course).
It has such a "FB feeling" that it's an instant classic.
Could have been on Teenager.
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PsychicTwin
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1772 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2004 :  05:50:26  Show Profile  Visit PsychicTwin's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by The Holiday Son

It has such a "FB feeling" that it's an instant classic.
Could have been on Teenager.



Yes.
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BLT
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South Sandwich Islands
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Posted - 02/13/2004 :  08:27:29  Show Profile
I've tried many times to get into this song but it somehow escapes me.
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