SONGS

The Fox -Ylvis



The Experience: No one knows... what does the fox say? After all kinds of hilarious vocal attempts, Ylvis is stuck with the ancient mystery, the secret of the fox.   


The Video: Awesome and zany. A dress-up party with dog, cat, bird, etc. But when Ylvis wears the fox suit, he stands apart. Then the wild and out-in-the-wild party where everyone's a fox. Mystical levitation of Ylvis, crazy attempts (Grandpa joins in)... oh, and we were so busy dancing-singing that we actually didn't hear the fox when he sung back to us. Oops. 

My Take: The meaning of The Fox goes a bit deeper, once you scratch aside the Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding. Go to a party. Not everyone fits in. There's always that fox who no-one really knows how to talk to. Maybe you've even felt like that at times. Maybe you even want to be like that. But when anyone meets a loner and tries to love a loner, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise, how can they get through? In a world of texting, sometimes it's so hard to actually get our meaning across. What do you say? 

Ask Yourself: If a fox falls in the forest when no-one's around, does it make a sound?


LYRICS:

Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes ow ow ow.
But there's one sound that no one knows...
What does the fox say!

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! [2x]
What the fox say?

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow! [3x]
What the fox say?

Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho! [3x] 
What the fox say?

Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff! [3x]
What the fox say?

Big blue eyes, pointy nose, chasing mice, and digging holes.
Tiny paws, up the hill, suddenly you're standing still.
Your fur is red, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
But if you meet a friendly horse, will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse,mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse h-o-o-orse?
What does the fox say!

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow! [3x]
What the fox say?

Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! [3x]
What the fox say?

A-hee-ahee ha-hee! [3x]
What the fox say?

A-oo-oo-oo-ooo! [2x]
What does the fox say!

The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you're hiding.
What is your sound? Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery; what do you say?

You're my guardian angel hiding in the woods.
What is your sound?
Will we ever know?
I want to, I want to, I want to know!

Review by Simon Cleary