Artist: Bicycle Men
Song: Bicycle Metaphor
Album: Bicycle Men (2004)
"Put down that Prozac and cancel your vacation. Nothing could possibly lift your spirits as quickly as 'The Bicycle Men.'" --The New York Times Come travel deep into the heart of darkest
The Bicycle Men are a Los Angeles-based quartet of musicians/comedians. Their self-titled CD includes all the songs (and more) from their critically-acclaimed live stage show, Le Comedie du Bicyclette, a breakneck-paced comedy about a naive American tourist on a bicycle tour of the French countryside. When his bike gets a flat in a seemingly quaint village he soon learns that the bicycle repairmen, marionettes, cabaret artistes, and the other village inhabitants he encounters are all part of a surreal nightmare - nightmare that can only end with his physical transformation into a bicycle.
[excerpt] Take a ride you won't forget
on my bicyclette.
Fast as lightning and so much more,
it's a travelling metaphor.
It's a symbol, yes, you bet.
It has meaning you can't ignore,
not like bikes you have seen before.