Flight of the Conchords Wiki
Carol Brown
2x05 - Carol Brown.jpg
Vocals by Jemaine Clement
Bret McKenzie (backups)
Heard in Unnatural Love
Appearances By Jemaine Clement
Bret McKenzie

Gallery of ImagesMain Discussion

"Carol Brown" was featured in the episode Unnatural Love and is performed by Jemaine Clement with Bret McKenzie on backups.


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

Loretta, broke my heart in a letter / She told me she was leaving and her life would be better / Joan, broke it off over the phone / After the tone, she left me alone / Jen said she'd never ever see me again / When I saw her again, she said it again / Jan met another man / Liza got amnesia, just forgot who I am / Felicity, said there was no electricity / Emily, no chemistry / Fran, ran, Bruce turned out to be a man / Flo had to go, I couldn't go with the flow / Carol Brown just took a bus out of town / But i'm hoping that you'll stick around

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

Flight of the Conchords Songs
The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room) · Robots · I'm Not Crying · Inner City Pressure · Boom · Rock the Party · Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnoceros · Think About It · Song for Coco · If You're Into It · She-Wolf · Pencils in the Wind · Happy Birthday, Sally · Song for Sally · Business Time · Bowie · Bret, You Got It Going On · Albi the Racist Dragon · Mutha'uckas · Leggy Blonde · Foux du Fafa · A Kiss Is Not a Contract · Mermaids · Ladies of the World · The Prince of Parties · Cheer Up, Murray · Frodo (Don't Wear the Ring) · Bret's Angry Dance · Doggy Bounce · Rejected · Femident Toothpaste · Angels · Sugalumps · You Don't Have to be A Prostitute · Rap (Is Not Very Good) · Hurt Feelings (Reprise) · Stay Cool · Like In My Dreams · Friends · Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor · Do Australians Feel Love · Carol Brown · We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady · Canine Pepilepsy · Love is Your Weapon of Choice · I Love Dogs with Epilepsy · Scarborough Fair · Demon Woman · 오! 그대여 춤추자 · Fashion is Danger · Bret's Day · I Told You I Was Freaky · Petrov, Yelyena, & Me