“A Gender Reversal Reversal,” by Flight of the Conchords … (Comedy – Music to Your Ears, Mock’n’Roll–10)

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They called themselves “New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo."

Flight of the Conchords – “A Gender Reveral Reversal”

“A Gender Reversal Reversal” (2018)

This comedy song relates a story of a short but wild office-place sex-capade. It’s not exactly the kind of tale that dreams are made of (wet or otherwise), but one which evokes plenty of smiles and chuckles.  

Humor and Hilarity

Typical of antipodean humor, there’s plenty of satire and self-deprecating humor, healthy doses of word play, and lots of wittily conceived and hilarious images that will surely make you smile.   

According to a certain Reddit user, “A Gender Revesal Reversal”  was adapted from an older song of theirs entitled “Let’s Fuck on the Ceiling.”  (I found a live version of the latter song on YouTube, but unfortunately, the quality is below average.)

Flight of the Conchords 

Flight of the Conchords are a musical-comedy duo from New Zealand. Comprising Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, the duo has been active for over 20 years.  

Not Just a Pair of Comics

The duo had a radio series in the UK, as well as a TV series that aired in both the US and Canada. Although the duo has won numerous awards, they apparently still refer to themselves as “the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand.”   

Until 2014, they had described themselves as “New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo.”

Apart from their work performing as a duo, both Bret and Jemaine have acted in various films. There has even been talk of making a “Flight of the Conchords”  movie, but nothing has come of that yet.    (Image source)

You walk into the office in your corporate attire
It's only morning tea time, yet I'm burning with desire
I'll catch you in the corridor, a smart casual blouse
You brush past my cubicle, I'm instantly aroused
I watched you at your desk this morning, filling out some spreadsheets
I could not help but picture you spread out on my bed sheets
I watch you from the water cooler, talking to finance
I had to take my paper cup and pour it down my pants

Well, let's get out of these clothes
Let's get out of this office
Is that a tent in your pants?
No, that's a two-bedroom cottage
Gonna feel your boober in the back of the Uber
I'm going to play with your jacksie while you pay for the taxi
Well, you look good in that skirt
And you look good in that shirt
Well, you look so good it hurts
And then we... uh-uh!

[Bridge 1]
Ooh, just two irresistible forces
The tension is mounting
Ooh, I'm Deanna from Human Resources
And I'm Iain from Accounting

[Verse 2]
Well, you've waxed your legs
Your legs are looking smooth
Your legs are looking fine
Uh, uh, ooh, uh
I've only waxed one leg
The left leg, then I ran out of time
Well, you've got one hot leg
You're intoxicating, you smell so sweet
It's like confectionery
Thanks, it's my deodorant

You've been learning big words
From a big word book
A dictionary?
Yeah, that's it, thanks
You've removed your clothes
And my underclothes
You look good nude?
Yeah, I do
'Cause I had a spray tan, been working on my pecks
And I trimmed my pubes
And they're the perfect length of pube, oh

[Chorus 1]
Can't fight this fire
Can't fight this feeling
Let's take it higher
I'm gonna spunk on the ceiling
You can touch my boobies, like they do in rude movies
And when we're finished, we'll have to replace all the duvets

Ooh, it's just human nature
Yeah, it's a primal calling
Ooh, I'm Deanna, Deanna from HR
And I'm Iain from Accounting
Ooh, can't put out this fire
No, not even with a fountain
Ooh, we are bound by human desire
And I'm Iain from Accounting

[Guitar Solo]
[Verse 3]
You've been learning sex moves
'Cause you just touched my nips
Yes, I've been reading Cosmo for clothes advice and sex tips
Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex tips
Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex tips
Hey girls, spice things up
Try touching his nips. Oh!

[Chorus 2]
We couldn't fight this fire
Couldn't fight this feeling
We took it higher
Now let's wipe off the ceiling
We should go back to work
Well, I've got spunk on my shirt
I'm going to wipe down the ottoman
Ooh, that I had my bottom on
I had a good time Iain
Ah, I had a great time Deanna
We should throw out that rug
I wouldn't eat that banana

Ooh, just two irresistible forces
It's a primal calling
Ooh, I'm Deanna from Human Resources
And I'm Iain from Accounting
Deanna from HR
And Iain from Accounting

And now I'm back to a man
Did you see that?
It's so seamless
It's true
 (Image source)
Lyrics by Jemaine Clement / Bret McKenzie, courtesy of – Genius.com
Reference – Wikipedia
Reference – Reddit.com

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          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 1"
          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

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          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part Two – My Lyrics Posts 31~60”  

          Vocab-Ability – "Introduction to Vocab-Ability"  
          Vocab-Ability – "Index"  to all Chapters and Sections  

          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part One – Notes 1~50"  
          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part Two – Notes 51~87"  


LOL. It must be hilarious to attend a concert of this pair. I love music that transgresses patterns, that innovates, with a message. This song mocks not only the patterns of conquest but also exposes what sex is in this artificial century. I enjoyed them: the song and the post! ;) Nice day.

Glad you liked it. I recently discovered this duo, and knew I had to include them in my MTYE series. They have a great sense of humor, and pretty much everything they do is funny ... if not hilarious.

And you're right, they sure know how to mock those who deserve to be mocked, and those social "norms" that are worthy of mockery.

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