|Vocals by||Jemaine Clement|
Bret McKenzie (backups)
|Heard in||Unnatural Love|
|Appearances By||Jemaine Clement|
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Carol Brown is a homage to the Paul Simon song "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover". In "50 Ways" the singer suggests a number of ways that a man can escape an unwanted relationship, including "hop on a bus". In "Carol Brown", Jemaine sings "there must be 50 ways that lovers have left me" and it instead describes all the ways that women have left Jemaine, including "Carol Brown" who "took a bus out of town". Jemaine is accompanied by a chorus of women playing his ex-girlfriends. They sing about his many deficiencies as a boyfriend. In the video for the song, Jemaine pretends to play a small videotape editing console with a guitar neck attached to it. Bret plays a similar contraption consisting of a bass guitar neck attached to a video mixer console.
Lyrics for Carol Brown from Unnatural Love
He doesn't cook or clean / He's not good boyfriend material / Oooh, we can eat cereal / You'll lose interest fast, his relationships never last / Shut up girlfriends from the past / He says he'll do one thing and then he goes and does another thing / Woahowoh / Who organized all of my ex-girlfriends into a choir / And got them to sing?
Who who, Mmmm Shut up / Shut up girlfriends from the past
Mimi will no longer see me / Brittany, Brittany hit me / Paula, Persephone, Stella and Stephanie / There must be fifty ways that lovers have left me / Carol Brown just took a bus out of town
Love is a delicate thing, it could just float away on the breeze / (He said the same thing to me) / How can we ever know we've found the right person in this world / (He means he looks at other girls) / Love is a mystery, it does not follow a rule / (This guy is a fool) / He'll always be a boy, hes a man who never grew up / I thought I told you to shut uhuhup
Mona, you told me you were in a coma / Tiffany, you said that you had an epiphany / Mmmm / Would you like a little cereal? / Who organized this choir of ex-girlfriends? / Was it you Carol Brown? / Was it you Carol Brown?
Carol Brown just took a bus out of town / But im hoping that you'll stick around / Stick around / Stick around / Do Do Do Do Do Do / Stick around / Do Do Do Do Do Do Stick around