Au Contraire Lyrics

They Might Be Giants

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Flansburgh, John Linnell, John C. Flansburgh, John S. Linnell
album: Track 12 in album The Spine
release date: 2004-7-13
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 2:26
drums: Dan Hickey

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They Might be Giants The Spine cover art
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David Bowie came to town
Flying overhead
"Don't you dig my chops?" he cried
This is what they said

Au contraire, Dave
Quite the opposite, in fact
As it happens, au contraire
Au contraire, mon frare

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Knew not what to do
"This tie clashes with my hat," he cried
"Don't you think that's true?"

Au contraire, Delano
Hate to rain on your parade
I need to tell you au contraire
Au contraire, mon frare

Jodie Foster held two pair
Bach had three of a kind
Gandhi said, "With my full house,
I will blow your mind!"

Au contraire, Mahatma
Hate to contradict you, but
As it happens, au contraire
Au contraire, yes au contraire

And au contraire, you square
Wash that notion from your hair
If you're still there, I must declare
That au contraire, mon tras
Bon frae

Right on!

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Experimental Film
  • 2 Spine
  • 3 Memo to Human Resources
  • 4 Wearing a Raincoat
  • 5 Prevenge
  • 6 Thunderbird
  • 7 Bastard Wants to Hit Me
  • 8 The World Before Later On
  • 9 Museum of Idiots
  • 10 It’s Kickin’ In
  • 11 Spines
  • 12 Au Contraire
  • 13 Damn Good Times
  • 14 Broke in Two
  • 15 Stalk of Wheat
  • 16 I Can’t Hide From My Mind