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Aphex Twin 09-16-10 08:17 PM

The Books - "Free Translator" - What is the Original Song?
 
This lyrics from this song are derived from a well-known song that was translated from one language, which was then translated via another language, and on and on, until it is translated into English again. Does anyone know what the original song is?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGjs8TCGvQI

Band explanation here: http://thebooksmusic.tumblr.com/post...ree-translator

Lyrics:


And I see

The hold-out boy and the weather girl,
know the wind moves in a patient way
Like a two-decade day

The man in the mouth of a drain
Laughing and chewing erasers
Like a black dog in the snow

Write in relief and sleep again
and you cant believe your eyes
and you cant find your pen
and the man in the hole
is your new friend's friend

Symmetrical foot in your mouth
and your high speed legs
Your knee-jerks a mark of distinction
It's an elevator put-on

Count your dollar, only one
and count it again
one one one
You can't count it when your dead, no
You keep a pure nose
Write in relief and sleep again
and you get in the hole,
with your new friend's friend
and he cant believe his eyes
and he can't find his pen

And the meteorological man
With a whirl-wind girl
And a mote in the sun
And a squid in a bag
And a raccoon hat
And a talking plant
And a careful goat
In a sewer system shaft


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