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Sherry
 Post subject: Pencils In The Wind (Sellotape) - Conchords HBO version
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:52 pm 
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Worth mentioning this is an old Conchords song from 2002 and can be found on their Folk The World live album. Its also one of my all time favourites of theirs and I'm chuffed they worked it into the show. Sounds insane live. The HBO version is far more soulful sounding.

Also the original version used the word Sellotape which is something Brits and Kiwi's are familiar with, but the US is not, hence it being dropped from the song, apart from once, when Jemaine belts it out 8)

By Flight of The Conchords - From the HBO series, episode 4 - Yoko

First line differs depending on if you watched the HBO TV version or the online one.

Pencils In The Wind


Lives are like delicate pencils (Lives are like retractable pencils)
If you push them too hard they're gonna break
And people are like paper dolls
Paper dolls and people, they're a similar shape
Hmm hmm hm
Love is like a roll of tape
It's real good for making two things one
But just like that roll of tape
Love sometimes breaks off before you were done
Another way that love is similar to tape
That I've noticed
Is sometimes it's hard to see the end
You search on the roll
(search on the roll)
Search on the roll
(searching round the roll)
Search on the roll
(search)
With your fingernail
Again and again
And again and again
And again.
Brown paper, white paper
Stick it together with the tape
The tape of love
The sticky stuff
Brown paper, white paper
Stick it together with tape
The tape of love
The sticky stuff.
People people Chorus: Brown paper, white paper
Paper paper Stick it together with tape
Paper paper The tape of love
People people
People people
Pencil pencil
Pencil pencil
Paper paper
Put the pencil to the paper
Give the paper to the people
Let the people read about the sello tape
Oh baby baby
Yeah
You know, Jemaine, I've been thinking about love. And I guess it's the very stron-gest adhesive.
Oh sorry, Bret. Were you talking to me? I was humming. What did you say?
Oh, just...nothing.
Brown paper, white paper
Stick it together with tape
The tape of love
The sticky stuff
Yeah
Ooh brown
Brown paper, white paper
Stick it together with tape
The tape of love
Say it
Sticky
Stick stick
Stick it together
Ye-yeah


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brayd1377
 Post subject: pencils in thew wind
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:30 am 
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its Lives are like retractable pencils not delicate


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:29 am 
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The Folk The World version uses 'retractable'.

In the HBO version online Jemaine sang 'retractable' but they dubbed it over with 'delicate' :dunno: So I'm guessing you saw it on TV :lol:

*edited to add*

I saw both versions again now and it defo uses two different versions. I prefer retractable :)

I'll amend the lyrics :)


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Delicate?

I missed that, but then I tend to be giggling too much or singing along at that point, so that might explain why.

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