Talk:Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth

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According to this, the song's name is "Bee of the Bird of the Moth". Hm. Ecks

Uh, you moved a song title based on some newspaper article?? -TDK 19:34, 1 Jul 2006 (MDT)
That and the lyrics of the song. --badqueso 05:20, 2 Jul 2006 (MDT)
Yeah no, the lyrics have always been like that, even when it was said by John that the title was Bee of Bird of Moth. It should be changed back until there's some kind of official confirmation. -TDK 06:00, 2 Jul 2006 (MDT)

Anyone else think this song sounds a lot like Wearing a Raincoat? --Ehsteve14 15:06, 1 Jul 2006 (MDT) I think it sounds like Everything Is Catching On Fire at the begining.-- 23:51, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

The lyrics remind me of The House At The Top Of The Tree, while the melody, especially the "Got a brand new shipment of electrical equipment" line makes me think of It Never Fails. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 05:11, 2 Jul 2006 (MDT)
To me, the melody resembles Mississippi off Linnell's State Songs. --MisterMe 08:03, 29 June 2012 (EDT)

I'm glad this track is getting Dust Brothers'd for the album. Currently the tone of the song just doesn't match Linnell's exquisitely trippy lyrics.-- 23:27, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone else have the video?-- 23:48, 16 January 2007 (UTC) --TVsKyle 20:54, 25 May 2007 (UTC) I dunno if anyone else noticed, but the corus sounds exactly like the last part of The Residents' "The Making of a Soul" from the album Not Avalable

I don't get it...[edit]

So I was bored just now, and changed by vote of 4 to a 10 to see what the rank would be, and it took it to number one, which means that other people must like it enough to rank it highly... But why? I hear the music and it's good and fun, but the lyrics are absolutely embarrasing, intentionally making less sense than Particle Man in a much more childish and forcefully comical way. I mean, I think that, whatever it's supposed to mean, the windshield-wiper stanza is well-crafted and all, but with such sloppy lines as "You can't walk, you can't ramble 'cause you're gonna have to scramble from the bee...", "catbug is a cat but he's got bugness in his veins", and the plea "is it us, or is this messed up?!", it's really painful to hear Linnell utter those phrases sincerely as he likes to do. So anyway, yeah, that's my two cents on the song. Somebody please disagree with me. ~ magbatz 01:29, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

You seem upset, Mr. Magbatz. Doesn't he seem upset, Doctor? I want you to note this.
But yeah, I kinda agree. The lyrics are a bit...quirky-dumb for Linnell. Unless we're both missing something. Is it us? (Or is this messed up...) -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:52, 13 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure I understand why this is ranked #18. :\ -Fwahobadagadz 03:04, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

If you look on the songs page on Johnathan Lethem's site, you can see that the song is at least based on his lyrics. - Masonstein 09:15, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


Cute touch, I think. Right? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 14:08, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

I'll second that. Nice start to the song, I smile every time I come across it on shuffle. Also, while playing this on guitar I smile at the "Subatomic waves..." line for some reason. Very cute song, I luffs it. :) --Lemita 01:54, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Is it just me or is this song basilically the same as In The Midnight Hour?[edit]

Is it just me or is this song basilically the same as In The Midnight Hour? I think it basically is. -- Neill


Moved from the main page:

* 'STP' probably refers to 'Standard Temperature and Pressure'. Standard temperature is 0 degrees C, and standard pressure is 1 ATM.

I moved it, since it was speculation. On a side note, i assumed "STP" in this case referred to the motor oil. --Duke33 17:10, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Stone Temple Pilots!

I personally thought it was like Birdhouse ("bird" in the title, electrical equipment/electrical well, a kind of dreamy, slow feel, some of the harmony, the trumpet existing). Everyone agrees that it sounds like something, but what? A lot of the stuff we think it sounds like are very different. Why? Can we agree on something? Should we? -curious and questioning (t) 03:21, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it's the TMBG equivalent of "I am the Walrus".--TVsKyle 20:54, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I asked an entomologist...[edit]

if there was any connection between "protozoa, snakes and horses" and the hummingbird moth. None. Sorry. Goo goo g' joob. The opening reminds me of the film Mothra.

The real thing?[edit]

Macroglossum stellatarum. Linked from the Wikipedia article for The Else.