Battle Dancing Unicorns With Glitter: Music Video & Explanation
This is the second of several blog posts explaining the songs we wrote on Engine of A Million Plots. The second song on the list is “Battle Dancing Unicorns With Glitter.” We recently released a new music video for the song via JesusFreakHideout.com along with an interview with Leanor. You can see the new music video below, the words to the song and Reese’s explanation. Please leave your thoughts and questions in the comments. And don’t forget the original disclaimer of this series. If one of these songs means something completely different to you than what Reese says, that’s probably the better explanation.
“Battle Dancing Unicorns With Glitter” by Five Iron Frenzy
From their album “Engine of a Million Plots”
Directed by: DJ Brawner
Edited by: Todd Cooper
Video premiered online first at JesusFreakHideout.com
See Five Iron Frenzy play live at these upcoming shows.
battle dancing unicorns with glitter
Shut your face,
high school jerks.
We’re about to show you how this works.
Are we cool?
We’re about to awesome all your dreams.
And you’ll say, “What are you, some kind of computer?”
and we’ll say, “A cyborg pimp from the future.”
And I’m going def for sheezy,
I’m feeling a bit uneasy.
Let’s get this straight –
oh yeah, we are the champions.
We’ll be battle dancing unicorns
Battle dancing unicorns.
It’s not too late,
you could gamble on the heavy hitters,
while, we’re battle dancing unicorns,
We’re hip- hoppin’ and we can’t quite stop.
Bet you’ve never met a thousand-aire.
Then you’ll say, “Whatever, I think you’re moronic.”
And we’ll say, “Not really, we’re only bionic.”
And you’re still in high school,
but have to acknowledge,
that we are professors at Robot Spy College.
To be what I just can’t,
impale myself upon the horns.
I’m fighting just to be relevant,
I’ll battle dance some unicorns.
I’m battle dancing unicorns,
Explanation of the song by Reese Roper:
I just hit this point where I knew I was becoming middle-aged. All of a sudden, I found myself asking the question “What is all this rainbow, unicorn, pony crap that all the kids are into these days?” And not little kids, which is understandable. High school and college-age young adults, wearing a bunch of unicorn junk. I thought it would make a really funny song to use it as a metaphor when I heard a comic, Eddie Gossling, do this bit: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/butvev/stand-up-eddie-gossling–quitting
So, this is a song about feeling irrelevant. My favorite part is the double entendre in the bridge. Is it Unicorn horns, or the horns of a ska band that I‘m being impaled upon? Yeah, remember that two-week period in the nineties when ska was the coolest? That was awesome.