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Bongo Bong Lyrics

Artist: Manu Chao
Album: The Next Best Thing Soundtrack

Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the Congo
Deep down in the jungle
I started bangin' my first bongo
Every monkey'd like to be
In my place instead of me
Cause I'm the king of bongo, baby
I'm the king of bongo bong
I went to the big town
Where there is a lot of sound
From the jungle to the city
Looking for a bigger crown
So I play my boogie
For the people of big city
But they don't go crazy
When I'm bangin' in my boogie
I'm the "king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong"
Hear me when I come
King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
They say that I'm a clown
Making too much dirty sound
They say there is no place for little monkey in this town
Nobody'd like to be in my place instead of me
Cause nobody go crazy when I'm bangin' on my boogie
I'm the king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
Hear me when I come
"King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong"
Bangin' on my bongo all that swing belongs to me
I'm so happy there's nobody in my place instead of me
I'm a king without a crown hanging loose in a big town
But I'm the king of bongo baby I'm the king of bongo bong
King of the bongo, king of the bongo bong
Hear me when I come, baby, king of the bongo, king of the bongo bong


by Niels on 5/23/2008 1:38pm
Je ne t'aime plus mon amour, je ne t'aime tous les jours..
by Danijela on 6/5/2008 3:32am
This is very cool song it's my favourite :)
by Amy on 6/5/2008 4:04pm
its an awesome song but sounds liek it has an underlying message/it could be interperatted as something dirty...anyone else??
by jennifer on 6/23/2008 10:31pm
bad ass song..totally my fav...
by sara on 7/3/2008 5:59am
by Manu on 7/6/2008 12:04pm
I honestly think that this song is so...stupid...well, but not in a negative's always great fun to hear the song in the radio..
by xe6 on 7/21/2008 4:34pm
very high song
by ALax on 8/5/2008 12:17pm
always so refreshing to hear such a simple sick of all the messages were being as happy go lucky as this is great..and if im missing some underlying message..i dont wanna know about it
by [Gb.]MoonL|ght on 8/12/2008 8:07pm
Awesome song i lUV iT ! xD
by raulillo on 8/26/2008 4:03pm
que buena rola y qe buena pagina ...okas xp
by ed on 8/26/2008 8:55pm
yup, i agree.. i think it has a dirty meaning too
by TekiOner_ncvs familia on 9/3/2008 9:26am
nice song!the best of clandestino i think!keep up manu
by jonathan on 9/5/2008 11:34am
me gustas..... great song!!
by lucija on 9/16/2008 6:35am
by ooga on 9/16/2008 6:24pm
i love it i want to eat it.
by Andie on 9/23/2008 11:45am
I loved Manu immediately when I heard this song years ago, and I can never get enough of it!!! MANU ES EL REY!!!
by Jinn on 9/28/2008 5:43pm
I doubt theres any message in it, he was probably just high when he wrote it.
by cynn on 11/6/2008 9:02am
my boyfriend showed this artist to me end ever since ive been in love with manu chao!!! this song is wonderfulll
by lundey on 11/11/2008 10:09am
this is sooo sad song :_( it's about little monkey who was rocking out his bongo and every1 loved him, then he had moved to the city but nobody was entertained by his bonging. ppl in big town just doesn't understand his talent
by chris on 11/16/2008 8:50pm
dosent this sound like an awesome song to get high to!!!!!!!!??????????
by Jo on 11/17/2008 7:35am
u guys need to chill out, chatin bout how sad it is cus of a little monkey and oh it might be dirty, its a song, makes you move, thats all its for, feel the move stop trying to interpret it by trying to gather meanings from each song, tut tut .
by squishy on 11/30/2008 4:56pm
The dude that said the song was about a sad monkey was definitely right. I totally agree. Prople just didn't understand the poor monkey. He really should've stayed in the Congo.
by fluffy on 11/30/2008 6:16pm
Lundey is definitely right about the monkey. People just didn't understand his talent. I think the poor monkey should've stayed in the Congo where he was really appreciated.
by simon on 12/1/2008 3:37pm
Nice song.. manu chao got skillz ^^
by Emil on 12/1/2008 4:29pm
i love all tour music :) particulary bongo bong & men gustas tu :b
by LINK on 1/4/2009 11:57pm
manu chao rocks, cant wait till they come again to Tijuana
by LB on 1/16/2009 1:26pm
i love this song n0n
by Ur Mum on 1/28/2009 4:33pm
Song is just about a monkey that plays bongos and is master of the bong! What more can there be?
by Jessica on 2/4/2009 1:52pm
I love this song very much....
by MUTAITO on 2/5/2009 5:57pm
by vivi on 2/15/2009 2:57pm
i loooooove this song!!!!!!!
by Baleinte on 2/23/2009 1:37pm
best song for smoking weed xD
by phil on 2/27/2009 6:55pm
this songs cool but i h8 how atthe end they just say Je ne t'aime plus mon amour, je ne t'aime tous les jours 4 like half an hour
by EnLaCalle on 2/28/2009 2:07pm
Knowing his music, Manu does NOT sing about "a little monkey". I think he's making fun of Mobutu, the former dictator of the Congo. Mobutu was known to be a "clown" at the beginning, but then became a "one man rule," (notice the "I'm so happy there's no body in my place"). I think he juxtapositions the little monkey with the figure of the dictator, who was such a large man.
by King on 3/5/2009 10:41pm
yes, this one is the very HIGH
by zifthis on 3/16/2009 3:12pm
kickass !!!!
by Micheal on 4/3/2009 8:28pm
keep your hands up the whole time you listen to it. This is my 2009 song!!!
by uschi :) on 5/19/2009 10:39am
looove it <3
by ZuP-Guh on 5/31/2009 4:36pm
its a great song.. its cool to sing about the king without a crown :P ))
by Nikhil on 7/12/2009 10:04am
first heared the song at my aunts place,
continued listening to it 50 more times
by Patty on 7/20/2009 8:02pm
This song is about Manu being so respected and praised in Europe and Latin America but when he went to the United States many people could care less about his music and message... it's pretty simple, Robbie Williams did a cover to this song, and had the same problem with being a mega star in Britain but when he came to the US he did not receive much praise.
by chui on 9/16/2009 1:37pm
piquense el culo
putos mentirosos
vayanse a la verga
by barbara on 9/28/2009 3:23pm
oh my god..the best!:)
by lala on 10/8/2009 3:39pm
more than the lyrics the sounds......... so high
y tambn hablo espańol... esta es una buena muy buena cancion...
by Guess who I am on 11/3/2009 9:25am
I love that song! And Clandestino too.
by Marianna on 11/4/2009 8:28am
celkom dobra pesnicka .... bavi ma ... je to sranda
by pirrin y jinete on 11/22/2009 4:05pm
eeee nosotros somos grifos y nosotros nos levanta chido el avion
by i love manu on 12/29/2009 1:30pm
this is the best song!!!!! it might have an underlying messeage but i dont wanna hear bout it!!!! the best of clandestino!!!! <3
by besniki on 2/14/2010 5:50am
shumë muzik e trent
by olik on 2/20/2010 3:04am
wyruchAŁ bym ta piosenke w dupe!
by sloppyjoe!! on 5/24/2010 2:35am
love it!!
by Homa on 6/10/2010 5:40pm
I love this song!! especially the french part! i want to eat it! i want to friggin do everything to it!!!
by reborn on 6/28/2010 5:06am
by enaid on 6/29/2010 9:18am
I believe the correct line is "HIT me when I come, baby" That's what you do to a bongo, right? And it makes for more interesting possibilities...
by zoé on 7/27/2010 4:59pm
I love bongo bong:D:D:D:D zsönetenblű monámúh
zsönetenblű dulizsúh
by uh on 9/9/2010 12:20am
uhuhuhuhu i'm the king of congooooo
by EnLaCalle has no clue on 9/22/2010 9:17pm
why do you always have to go giving songs random hidden meanings about deep things like politics. sometimes songs dont have to be hatin or criticizing people. if he wants to make a song about a monkey, let it be that, about a monkey.
... "juxtapositions"... who are you trying to impress?
im happy theres nobody in my place too... what is that going to mean? i, just like anyone else in the world can be happy about that without being a former dictator
this song is no conspiracy. i dont know if you are trying to fill people with lies to make yourself feel better or something but i suggest you just keep your political bull**** to yourself.
by im sick of all the BULL**** on 9/23/2010 5:24pm
1) enaid, who gives a **** theres a little monkey playin his bongo.
2) uh, by your name im guessing your reta***
3) lets get all the foreign people out of here, these lyrics are clearly written in english so go and comment on your own websites please... A ****
4) ENLACALLE if theres someone i hate in this world, its you. I Dont give a poop if you know manu or your best friends with him or anything, he wasnt writing this song about a dictator. He was clearly writing about a monkey who loves playing the bongo and if anything gets critisized by people who just want to overthink everything and dont really listen for enjoyment... SOUND LIKE SOME YOU KNOW? THATS RIGHT ITS YOU ENLACALLE. you can just go home to your life of overthinking everything and continue having 0 friends while the rest of us can live our lives. just leave us alone you humungous FAGGO*
by brianna on 9/25/2010 1:18pm
this is alsome
by brianna on 9/25/2010 6:55pm
love it
by brianna on 9/25/2010 7:02pm
it is the most alsome song i have ever heard bongo bong people bongo bong.
by Brianna on 9/25/2010 7:20pm
it was the alsome song i have ever heard bongo bong people bongo bong
by stfu on 9/30/2010 9:56pm
calm down crazy kid... no need for personal attacks on a lyrics site. everyone has a right to their own interpretation of the song. "little monkey" is a metaphor for something else, that's my opinion.
by who you tellin to stfu? on 10/4/2010 9:18pm
unfortunately yall cannot possibly comprehend that this song is about a sad monkey. I think stfu needs to ask this question "if i were that monkey, would you love my bongo music?" if the answer to that question is no, then you are a pure hater and need to get off this depot of music
by LORENZO on 10/19/2010 12:31am
by dena on 10/27/2010 10:49pm
great song for all the time..
by Sweet Dee on 11/22/2010 9:32am
It's a kids song.
Totally rocks.
by King of the Congo on 12/15/2010 2:29pm
This song is just great !! Love it
but the song not about a monkey I think.
do Monkeys play bongo ? ;)
mano Chao thank you for the king of the Bongo bong
by la futilité de la vie on 12/25/2010 6:35pm
Why did they ces putains cut all the french lyrics? Thats the only good part
by Jenny on 1/4/2011 2:25pm
Bloody hell. im sick of all the BULL, your post was completely rude and offensive in so many ways. Perhaps you could think before you type next time..
If you're listening for enjoyment why are you being so hateful, who can enjoy that?
by Jorge Andrade Chacon (Mexico) on 1/8/2011 1:01pm
Que paso con la parte que dice Je ne t'aime plus, o me estoy confundiendo y combinando?...

Hey, what happened to the part that says Je ne t'aime plus? That was cool. Or am I mixing songs?
by alicia on 1/8/2011 6:56pm
i love the song bongo bong cause its funny and crazy and full of exietment:)
by Up up and away on 1/10/2011 8:22am
Manu was surely high making this music.. Cause it's such a blazin song.
Shoutout to all the stoners
And Manu Chao :)
Such a great tune !
by Timofo on 3/4/2011 11:07am
I love the king without a crown part
by Theodora on 3/23/2011 11:49am
It's a really perfect song!! Hear me when I come babyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.........
by Jakeee on 4/27/2011 3:20pm
We listen to this song in Math lmfao.
by Mmm on 6/29/2011 10:32pm
The song (ok it can be about a monkey playing a bongo), but I'm a deep analyzer (the song might not be what I think, but it can be that in a small town playing a bongo (being awesome at something (the king of something)), might not get you any luck in the big cities where "the king" has to be perfect.. Fuck I'm high..
by izzy on 7/8/2011 3:40pm
I looove this song
by MK leo on 10/28/2011 6:22pm
One of my favorite songs of manu
by D.B. on 1/21/2012 8:25am
underlying message? start lighting that damn bongo bong and listen to this...
by ksenija on 4/5/2012 8:52am
awesome song... it has a special meaning for me..
by Amira Ben on 1/7/2013 10:17pm
Parfois j'aimerais mourir pour ne pas te voir !
by Manu Chaooooo on 1/23/2013 2:13am
shutup, Manu, you're stupid. This song is RADICAL
by A powers on 4/29/2013 2:48am
Je ne t'aime plus mon amour, je ne t'aime tous les jours
by on 5/28/2013 8:37am

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