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hiphop-potamus meets rhymenocerous lyrics

Postby conchordgirl » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:49 pm

I got these from here: http://inwood.bolt.com/profile/aboutme/ ... na_soul068

I'm not sure if they are completely correct but here you are:

Bret:
They call me the rhymenocerous
Not because I'm fat
Not because I've got birds on my back
Because I'm horny, I'm horny
When I'm on the mic
I'm like global warming
You can't ignore me
In the bedroom I'm the gentleman
All the ladies come before me
Check your yellow pages I'm a registered rhymenaecologist
Now I'm passing over the mic to the hiphop-potamus

Jemaine:
They call me the hiphop-potamus
My lyrics are bottomless

Bret (spoken)Is that it?
Jemaine(spoken)Yeah

Bret:
Sometimes my rhymes are obscene
Described as smutty, pornographic scene that's r18
They're so filthy, I feel guilty
I have to rinse my mouth out with Listerine
Like when I rap about those bitches smothered in margarine
Hahahaha
(gun sound affects)
(spoken)Sorry about that, that was a bit violent
Sorry about that one, you have a go

jemaine:
They call me the hiphop-potamus
cause I got flows that glow like phosphorous
Poppin off the top of this oesophageus
Not because I'm a water dwelling mammal from Africa
Called a hippopotamus I'm not a hippopotamus, I'm a hiphop-potamus
Where did you get the preposterous hypothesis that I was a hippopotamus?
Did Steve tell you?
What's he got to do with it?
Bloody Steve!!

both guys:
Other rappers diss me
Say my rhymes are sissy
What, what, what, why, why, why?

jemaine:
Be more constructive with your feedback

Bret:
Because I rap about reality
both guys:
Like me and my grandma having a cup of tea?
Ain't no party like my nana's tea party
Hey-ho

bret:
Freestyle, hiphop-potamus you do some freestyling
jemaine:
I'm freestylin just on the microphone
On the bbc, on the bbc
I'm just freestylin on the bbc
Um British broadcasting company
i'm just basically making this s*** up as I go along
Basically just free
Just basically from the top of my dome
Sometimes it's not so good

My rhymes are so potent that in this small segment
I made all the lady listeners pregnant
Yeah that's right, sometimes my lyrics are sexist
But you lovely bitches know, should know
I'm trying to correct this
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Postby Sherry » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:09 pm

Well, for that version of the song they seem pretty much ok :P

Thats taken from a radio performance during last years Ed Fringe. I know this as the mp3 was on my site this last year till a few weeks ago :lol: And the lines 'Is that it?... Yeah' are there. Its kind of unique to that version. And I've not come across anyone else hosting a differrent version of that song. Apart from the HBO performance. A few odd words are missing here and there, but its about right.

I actually prefer this version of it to the one one the HBO show.

And omg :shock: that I can tell you all this info. I know way to much about where each song originates from etc. Hehe, *eyes collection of Conchords tunes on play list* :D

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Postby indigo_jones » Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:41 pm

Can you put that mp3 version back up? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

I love that they change things up a little from performance to performance.
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Postby Sherry » Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:12 pm

indigo_jones wrote:Can you put that mp3 version back up? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

I love that they change things up a little from performance to performance.


I don't have the bandwidth tbh. Its still being hit hard this month. Short of pulling some other stuff off the site. And I figured most people would want the stuff they had heard, hence the newer versions being on there.

I might be able to do something. Let me see. Drop me a PM in the meantime if you are still interested :)

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Something that's been bugging me.

Postby sunny987_987 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:55 am

For ages I've been searching all over the net for the mp3s and lyrics to the boys' performance on the World Comedy Tour in 2004. I've downloaded the normal version of the songs ("Hiphopopotamus meets Rhymenocerous" and "Bowie"), but they just don't do it for me. :?
"My rhymes are so potent that in a small segment I made all of the lady listeners pregnant..."

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Postby djdeathskiss » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:44 pm

Thanks for posting that, concordgirl, and may I say I LOVE your signature. 'The Young Ones' is one of my all time favorite shows. :lol:
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Postby onewithdog » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:10 am

Without hearing this version i must say

[qoute]Did Steve tell you?
What's he got to do with it?
Bloody Steve!! [/quote]

The One Night Stand version is more gooder

"Did Steve Tell You That
What kind of rapping name is Steve
Steve?"

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hey

Postby sunny987_987 » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:17 am

[/quote]The One Night Stand version is more gooder
"Did Steve Tell You That
What kind of rapping name is Steve
Steve?"[quote]

Never heard the One Night Stand version of this song but the World Comedy Tour version is AGAIN different at that same part:

"They call me the hiphopopotamus coz I lyrics glowin' like phosphorus poppin' offa the top of this esophaegus
Not because I'm an African water-dwelling mammal that moved to the metropolis and was taught to break dance where'd you get that proposterous... hypothesis... did Steve tell you that?"

I really prefer that over any other one I've heard pretty much because I reckon It's really clever how Jemaine stutters a bit and then just comes out with "Did Steve tell you that?" and nothing else. It just makes it... funnier.
"My rhymes are so potent that in a small segment I made all of the lady listeners pregnant..."

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Re: hey

Postby Sherry » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:55 pm

sunny987_987 wrote:
Never heard the One Night Stand version of this song but the World Comedy Tour version is AGAIN different at that same part:

"They call me the hiphopopotamus coz I lyrics glowin' like phosphorus poppin' offa the top of this esophaegus
Not because I'm an African water-dwelling mammal that moved to the metropolis and was taught to break dance where'd you get that proposterous... hypothesis... did Steve tell you that?"

I really prefer that over any other one I've heard pretty much because I reckon It's really clever how Jemaine stutters a bit and then just comes out with "Did Steve tell you that?" and nothing else. It just makes it... funnier.


Thats the thing though. When the guys perform live, pretty much no two shows are the same. The songs often change slightly to suit the audience or location, or just simply the guys change the odd word, or throw some new ones in, leave others out. Its no biggie. Chances are had you seen them even one night after this performance you refer to, it would of been different again :P

As they perform a song over time it changes style. I have heard varying versions of certain songs now, and all of them have marked differences. Songs seem to be embellished the more they are performed. Others have a totally different 'tone' to them. Some are softer, shorter, less guitar work (the guitar seems to expand as they put in more time performing the songs I feel). The version of lyrics at the top of this thread are how they are simply from that one performance. There are no hard and fast Conchords lyrics per se when you think about it. It was performed during a short radio interview with only a few people there in person to be the 'audience'. It was a new song back last year and it strikes me that the guys have honed it to suit each market, well, viewing audience since it first aired last year.

I'm not a huge fan of that song tbh. I like their more intricate stuff. But I appreciate each version I have heard or seen of it :)

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Postby EspedairStreet » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:23 pm

The killer version has to be any one in which Jemaine ends by saying "...thank you, ladies. You didn't have to say that."

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Postby fawad-oh-so-prescient » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:49 pm

this is my favorite version, same as sherry's (i think she said it was), the radio interview version, where the one guy shouts "aaaaah" at the end to bret's call and response and bret goes "yeh! da's awesome!" (classic) whole thing works better for me. i think jermaine's on fire with it and it gets consistent laughs from the fam when i play it in the car whereas the other bits got quiet spots.

also the repitition of "hippopotamus" always gets a laugh, too. just sounds like he's loosing it a bit in the middle, ranting about the hip-hop-appotamus/hippopatamus confusion.

oh ALSO, the "what, why?" part works best in that version. great/perfect build-up to the "be more constructive with your feedback" line. thanks to samoana girl on her site for typing out the lyrics (most of em).

but yeah the other versions are good too, got lots of good parts. "touch his dingaling" and getting the ladies to actually say "oh you're so big," from two other versions, haha.

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first song for me

Postby Jantje » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:05 pm

first post, whiii :)


This song was the first one I heard from them, found it through a site linked to collegehumor which is hosting it.
It was my first 'meeting' with Flight of the Conchords, which must have been somthing like 6 hours ago? :)

I quite love it indeed!!! Found their apearence in the HBO show somewhere and I like them big time now.

I saw the HBO and the Comedy 2004 version so far and I prefer the first. The fact that they change their songs in little subtle ways, make me respect them even more. God this post isn't very helping now is it? *sigh* I'll go introduce myself then ;)

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Cool

Postby Murray Hewitt » Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:44 am

I haven't seen a BBC version of this song written yet, so kudos to you. You should check out my One Night Stand version of the lyrics, posted on other reply's on Hipopopotamus Vs. Rhymenocerus related forums. A few things wrong, but all in all, pretty good.


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