Carol Brown & 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Posted: 2013 年 10 月 28 日 in English songs

Carol Brown is a cynical song by Jemaine and Bret, describing how girls dump their boys. In fact, the idea originates from a classic song 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. In other words, Carol Brown is an homage to the Paul Simon’s song 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, in which the singer suggests a number of ways that a man can escape an unwanted relationship.

In the MV, Jemaine pretends to play a small videotape editing console with a guitar neck attached to it. Bret plays a similar contraption consisting of a bass guitar neck attached to a video mixer console. Jemaine is accompanied by a chorus of women playing his ex-girlfriends. They sing about his many deficiencies as a boyfriend.

Teachers can ask their students in groups to complete the following missions.

  1. Write down the girls’ names in the MV.

  2. Describe how or why the girls dump the poor guy.

Carol Brown (Choir of Ex-girlfriends)

Exercise: Please watch the video of “50 ways to leave your lover” by Paul Simon. Figure out what is wrong with Jack, Stan, Roy, Gus, and Lee.

Somehow, the above two songs remind Ben of a Taiwanese song The Revenge of the Renewed Man by The Chairman. (新男性的復仇/董事長樂團)





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