Can anyone decipher the lyrics to Villalobos' "Easy Lee"?

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Thanks in advance, friends.

selly dingo, Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

To me, it sounds like

Easy Lee
stands around
chemicals (repeated a few times)

(entire "verse" repeated four billion times)

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

my scan:

Easy Lee
it's time to run
get [unintelligible]
get [unintelligible]
get on the phone
get on the phone
time to run in the trees

I'm sure that isn't right, though.

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I definitely heard "Time to run" as well.

djdee2005, Thursday, 12 August 2004 02:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

When I interviewed Ricardo for XLR8R last year, I'm pretty sure "Easy Lee" was the tune he referred to in the context of some magical afternoon when he and Luciano and Martin (Dandy Jack) were all hanging out in some pastoral place, so I think that "...through the trees" may be correct.

Oh, here we go: from the unpublished transcription:

"'Easy Lee' is the oldest song on the LP. The vocoder idea is 3 years old. It's a very nice story: we were at Martin’s mother’s place, in the garden, and we were really drunk, and I showed Luciano [my new] laptop, and we were completely drunk, and I showed him the Nord Lead vocoder, what you can do with it. Showing him this, I was playing around with the melodies, and it was completely spontaneous, and this became the melody of 'Easy Lee.' It was strange, it was the last moments being in this house, because the house was being sold, and everything changed after that -- it was a sad situation. So this is running through it, this atmosphere, this paradise atmosphere we had in this garden, and we were about to lose this paradise. It’s really, like, in between melancholic, a very sad thing, and a very happy thing."

philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Thursday, 12 August 2004 02:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I always thought it said "unintelligible"! I hope we're right!

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 12 August 2004 02:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think there's anyone I'd rather be at the moment than Villalobos. And what a nice story.

adam. (nordicskilla), Thursday, 12 August 2004 02:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

get on the phone
time to roam
easily

goddam morans

godsquad, Thursday, 12 August 2004 16:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

isolée...

cºzen (Cozen), Thursday, 12 August 2004 16:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i hear the second line as "califone"

zebedee (zebedee), Thursday, 12 August 2004 16:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

califone - that's what i sing.

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 12 August 2004 17:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the second line is quite clearly 'pierrot le fou'.

cºzen (Cozen), Thursday, 12 August 2004 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ok maybe not, but is always how I sing it in my head. imagining jean-paul belmondo running somewhere.

cºzen (Cozen), Thursday, 12 August 2004 17:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Easy lee(Cassy Lee mix)" seems to be the untreated accapella. still can't understand what the third phrase is though. perhaps its "getting more fun"?

right on, Thursday, 12 August 2004 17:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My attempt at deciphering these lyrics was entitled


Easily / Anally / Can of Foam


Easily / Anally / Can of Foam


Am sure "Time to roam", "Turnaround" and "Chemicals" also figure.

dh, Thursday, 12 August 2004 20:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Do you feel what I feel
Fremme neppe
Beau mot plage

Alright, now back to not sleeping.

Andy K (Andy K), Thursday, 12 August 2004 20:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

easy lee
time to run
get a move on, get a move on, get a move on, get a move on
time to run... between

a, Thursday, 12 August 2004 21:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i read dh's thread back when it was first posted and those words have somehow just been the one's that stuck dammit.

although sometimes it does sound like califone rather than can of foam.

I have been under the impression for quite some time that the song was based on a porn film.

hector (hector), Thursday, 12 August 2004 22:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
easy lee

chemicals

ghetto funk
ghetto funk
ghetto funk

it's the crunk
in my trunk

easy lee
nigga please

chemicals

in my junk

easy lee
sherm and weed
and e
chemicals
ozs and keys
realest gs

mushy bees

chemicals

vahid (vahid), Thursday, 9 June 2005 04:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

pierre-le-fou

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 9 June 2005 07:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I always thought it was:

Easy Lee....Time to run....Killathon

(I assume a 'killathon' is a charity mass murder event)

Teh HoBB (the pirate king), Thursday, 9 June 2005 07:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks vahid, now I need a new keyboard. realest gs... rofl.

mike h. (mike h.), Thursday, 9 June 2005 14:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i remember being at a party (that i think philip sherburne was dj'ing the side room) and someone played easy lee, and my friend was pumping his fist singing along "eaasy leee, kill the poor, kill the poor, kill the poor, kill the poor, time to run in the streets." but i think those are not the correct lyrics.

phil-two (phil-two), Thursday, 9 June 2005 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

cameraphone??

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 9 June 2005 15:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
I liked the deciphering on this thread, too: LUOMO-TESSIO-THE MOST DEPRESSING SONG EVER?????

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 18 November 2005 22:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I was all set to say OTM for the 'killathon' quote, til I realized it was me.

Teh HoBB (the pirate king), Saturday, 19 November 2005 01:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the easy lee single has an acapella version, don't remember who it is but it's a woman's voice

anyhow, the lyrics are completely decipherable with that version

manuel (manuel), Saturday, 19 November 2005 22:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
Easy Lee
California
Woh-man
I got to ramble...

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 23 February 2006 22:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Easy Lee
Louis Louis
Oh No
...etc.

cnwb (cnwb), Thursday, 23 February 2006 23:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oops. I mean Louie.
I is teh dumb.

cnwb (cnwb), Thursday, 23 February 2006 23:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

easy lee
cameltoe
dangerous
cameltoe

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 23 February 2006 23:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

momussage
momussage
momussage
momussage

Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Thursday, 23 February 2006 23:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Easy lee.
Caliphone.
Taliban.
Body massage.

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Thursday, 23 February 2006 23:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
haha "dangerous cameltoe"

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 23:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(see noize funny thread)

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 21 March 2006 23:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
Easy Lee
Can Aford...
Can Aford...

Close your eyes

Easy Lee

lol

papz, Thursday, 20 April 2006 11:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

'Es easy, Lee
Mic control
Take a walk
towards your soul

Turn around
to the soil


ROFL

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Thursday, 20 April 2006 12:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

easy lee

it's time to run

can u run?
can u fun?
can u fun?
can u fun?

time to run
in the street

easy lee
easy lee

can u fun?
can u run?

ehnoix, Friday, 21 April 2006 07:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
my guess is:

easy lee
time to run
get on upon
get on upon
get on the fun
get on the fun
time to run in the trees
easy lee
easy lee
get on the fun
get on the fun
easy lee
time to run
get on upon
get on upon
get on the fun
get on the fun
time to run in between
easy lee
easy lee
get on the fun
get on the fun

Leb (gocci), Thursday, 9 November 2006 10:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

i want to lead a group of people singing this through vocoders.

haitch, Friday, 20 July 2007 04:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

who's with me?? also we will be using vahid's lyrics.

haitch, Friday, 20 July 2007 04:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

k

jergïns, Friday, 20 July 2007 06:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

haha nice interpretations ;)

actually the correct lyrics are (you can hear them on the "cassy lee mix" version of villalobos, easy lee, she's speaking without vocoder):

easy lee
time to run
getting more fun (x4)
time to run between
easy lee (easily?)
easy lee
getting more fun (x2)
...

cheeeeeeers, lauritz.

lauritzen, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nah, it's:

Easy Lee,
Easy Lee.
California!
Here we come!
We've been on the run
Driving in the sun
Looking out for #1
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Hustlers grab your guns
Your shadow weighs a ton
Driving down the 101
California here we come
Right back where we started from

Easy Lee

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

muhahahaha ;)
actually it's a perfect interpretation, drunk villalobos is dreaming of hustlers in california while driving a big cadillac in the sun... hahah, i hope this discussion never ends!

lauritzen, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

otherwise you just watched too much OC California

lauritzen, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 12:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

best thread

jabba hands, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 13:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

where is haitch, will join in vocoder version

I had gained ten lewis (ledge), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 13:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

my favorite is:

Easy lee.
Caliphone.
Taliban.
Body massage.

sooo wicked :D

lauritzen, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

pretty sure it's

Easy Lee
Time to Run
Kill a pony
Kill a phone
Kill a phone
Kill a phone
Turn around
it's me!

Dwight Yorke, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

my personal less than hilarious interpretation

Easily
Time to run
Gamma fun
Gamma fun
Gamma fun
Gamma fun
Drive around
Mmmm key
Easily
Easy Lee

I had gained ten lewis (ledge), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

easy lee
tanqueray
californ
californ
californ
tied around
easy lee

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Sunday, 7 November 2010 02:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

ozs and keys
realest gs

re-greased bottom bracket (euphemism) (haitch), Tuesday, 5 July 2011 01:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

definitely hearing "Easy, Lee / turn around / kale or flan?" here

TITTWISORTH (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 4 September 2013 17:59 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/5QLwoYQ.jpg

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 1 October 2013 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

easy lee
churn a frond
smarm or fram
smarm a fram

Stevie D(eux), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Easy Lee
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Tyrion

ledge, Friday, 1 August 2014 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

"grammaphone"

marcos, Friday, 1 August 2014 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

drive around
easily

marcos, Friday, 1 August 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

one of my favorite threads

marcos, Friday, 1 August 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Easy Lee
Tamara
killer Floam
killer Floam
turn around a tree easily

DERE is no DERE DERE (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 1 August 2014 20:07 (four years ago) Permalink

cat in the cooler
cat on the phone
cat on the phone

marcos, Friday, 1 August 2014 20:36 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I just heard an untreated demo version somewhere on youtube and as pointed out earlier the real lyrics seem to only be a variation of "getting more fun", "time to run" and "easy lee".

Moka, Sunday, 7 September 2014 23:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Ah, memories.

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 7 September 2014 23:36 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

this is in fact the best thread around

baea808, Thursday, 26 January 2017 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

easy lee
donald trump
president
president

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 26 January 2017 21:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I did hear "game of thrones" the last time I listened to this

Michael F Gill, Friday, 27 January 2017 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

He MUST be saying 'chemicals'. It's the only word I can clearly hear in the whole song.

Musical Rorschach test? Maybe I just have flashbacks from hearing 'Born Slippy' too many times.

viborg, Friday, 27 January 2017 06:20 (one year ago) Permalink

"time to run" and "easy lee" are the ones that are heard clearly. The other is supposed to say "getting more fun" but I always hear Skeleton or Kill a Ton.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 27 January 2017 07:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't hear 'chemicals' instead of 'time to run' at all.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 27 January 2017 07:26 (one year ago) Permalink

There are very marked R and T sounds in the second and third line respectively which 'chemicals' does not have. At least I think they are but english is not my first language.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 27 January 2017 07:28 (one year ago) Permalink


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