|Think About It|
|Vocals by||Bret McKenzie|
|Appearances By||Bret McClegnie|
|Album(s)||Flight of the Conchords (2008)|
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Think About It begins as Bret leaves to track down Mickey the mugger in an attempt to get Jemaine's camera phone back. The song exhorts people to think about society's ills, including comedic references to violence, AIDS, and sweatshop labor. In an interview on the National Public Radio program Fresh Air on 14 June 2007, the band stated that in this song they were trying to combine the styles of both Marvin Gaye and the Black Eyed Peas song "Where Is the Love?".
Lyrics for Think About It from Mugged
There's people on the street getting diseases from monkeys / Yeah, that's what I said - they're getting diseases from monkeys / Now there's junkies with monkey disease / Who's touching these monkeys, please / Leave these poor sick monkeys alone / They've got problems enough as it is.
Man's lying on the street / Some punk's chopped off his head / I'm the only one who stops / To see if he's dead / Mmm... / Turns out he's dead. / And that's why I'm singing
What...what is wrong with the world today? / What is wrong with the world today? / (Jemaine mumbles) / What...what is wrong with the world today? / You gotta think about it / Think think about it.
Good cops been framed and put into a can. / All the money that we're making is going to the man. / What man? / Which man? / Who's the man? / When's a man a man? / What makes a man a man? / Am I a man? / Yes. Technically I am.
They're turning kids into slaves just to make cheaper sneakers. / But hat's the real cost? / 'Cause the sneakers don't seem that much cheaper. / Why are we still paying so much for sneakers / When you got them made by little slave kids / What are your overheads?
Well, at the end of your life, you're lucky if die, / Sometimes I wonder why we even try. / I saw a man lying on the street half dead / With knives and forks sticking out of his leg. / And he said, / "Ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow-ow / Can somebody get that knife and fork out of my leg, please? / Can somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?"
And then we break it down. / This is where we break it down / Ooh / This is where we break it down / Aah / This is where we do the whoa-o-o-o / Break it down / This is where we build it up now / We build it up now / We build it up now / We build it up now / We build it up now / Build it up / And then we stop