Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Sgt.Colon, Jan 18, 2003.
The song on the Ford Fiesta advert, I cannot remember what it is. Can anyone help me please?
Which is the fiesta advert - I don't take much notice. Describe it a bit...
People at work. He gets a womans lipstick and puts red dots on his face. The boss say " you'd best get to the hospital" Then the woman says "I'll go with him"
They pick up another bloke (Hmmm?) and go to the beach.
Next day they are back in work with sunglass marks on their faces and the boss looks at them oddly.
I've not seen it much. Thats the best I can do
They were using a song by Smash Mouth, I think it might still be that one.
Can't remember exactly what it was called, something about the sun I think.
That's the one Lex.... Thanks Mate I'll see what I can find
Just remembered: Walking on the Sun
I actually saw them live once - they were the support band for U2 in Seattle (1997). I think that Walkin on the sun was their only hit.
Shame it's a good song... Didn't they also cover I'm a Believer for Shrek?
Don't know about that one.
Found the lyrics for it:
Walkin' On The Sun
It ain't no joke I'd like to buy the world a toke
and teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
and teach the world to snuff the fires and the liars
hey i know it's just a song but it's spice for the recipe
this is a love attack i know it went out but it's back
it's just like any fad it retracts before impact
and just like fashion it's a passion for the with it and hip
if you got the goods they'll come and buy it just to stay in the clique
So don't delay, act now supplies are running out
Allow, if your still alive, six to eight years to arrive
and if you follow there may be a tomorrow but if
the offer's shun, you might as well be walkin' on the sun
Twenty five years ago they spoke out and they broke out
of recession and opression and together they toked
and they folked out with guitars around a bonfire
just singin' and clapin' man what the hell happened
some were spell bound some were hell bound
some they fell down and some got back up and
fought against the melt down
and their kids are hippie chicks all hypocrites
because fashion is smashin' the true meaning of it
It ain't no joke when mamma's hankercheif is soaked
with the tears because her baby's life has been revoked
the bond is broke up so choke up and focus on the closeup
Mr. Wizard can't perform no GOD like hocus pocus
so don't sit back kick back and watch the world get bushwacked
news at 10:00 your neighborhood is under attack
put away the crack before the crack puts you away
you need to be there when your baby's old enough to relate
Thanks Lex. I've been wondering what it was for months
Whenever I see this ad I wonder if anyone from Ford ever looked at the words - doubt they'd be overly keen to associate themselves with drugs of any sort... Unless of course the new Fiesta has a Rizla holder of course!
What about the lines
Six to eight years to arrive!
You might as well be walkin!
Sounds like a Ford Fiesta to me!
LOL... Or any other Ford Lex
Smash Mouth also got a hit with Rock Star (on Shrek too if you listen Sarge and a film called Mystery Men). They're pretty big in america. woo hoo sad information about a **** band, aren't I great
Thanks for that Gambit. You are the DB's I might see if I can pick up a CD of theirs
I'm still surprised nobody at Ford (or their Ad agency) thought this line was a little dubious to include in their advert...
They probably didn't know what it meant - Maybe they thougt he was saying Coke!!
Anyone else think that Smash Mouth song sounds very much like Stereo MC's??
Maybe it's just me.
I agree it sounds similar, I think it's the singer's vocal affectation that does it.
Also, if you ever hear an old 60's track called "She's Not There" by the Zombies, you'll notice where they got the idea for the music and vocal melody too...
Wow yeah Juboy. Tea leaves
Santana did a great cover-version of this
So did Smash Mouth
Sarge, don't know why, but when I read your post I had this vision of us having been drunk/stoned for hours with me trying to explain that I'd found the meaning of life at the bottom of my tea cup and you, finally having an epiphany and also 'getting it', suddenly saying:
Sorry, it just made me chuckle.
LMAO... after that post then, yes it does sound funny
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