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Frug - Rilo Kiley

Frug, also known as The Frug, is a Rilo Kiley song appearing on their 1999 self-titled EP, written by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett. It is sung by Jenny Lewis, with back-up singing by the rest of the band. The song was first recorded by the band on May 2, 1998 at Sandbox Recording Studio, and appeared on a demo tape called Sandbox Sessions 5/2/98. The song was rerecorded for inclusion on the self-titled Rilo Kiley EP.

Song

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The song's title and lyrics reference the dances the Frug, the RoboCop, the Freddie, the Smurf, and Shuffle Off to Buffalo. Jenny's character did the Frug and the Freddie in the movie Troop Beverly Hills.

Music Video

A music video was released on June 12, 1999, directed by Morgan J. Freeman. Freeman had used the song in his film Desert Blue, so he intermixed clips from the movie with footage of the band performing and playing around to make the Frug video.

Albums

Appearances

  • Desert Blue

Performances

Rilo Kiley songs
Rilo Kiley / The Initial Friend EP FrugPapillonAlways85GlendoraTeenage Love SongSwordAssholeGravitySteveKeep It TogetherTroubadoursThe Annoying Noise of Death
Take Offs and Landings Go AheadScience vs. RomanceWires and WavesPictures of SuccessAugustBulletproofPlane Crash in CVariations on a Theme (Science vs. Romance)Small Figures in a Vast ExpanseDon't DeconstructWe'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)Rest of My LifeVariations on a Theme (Plane Crash in C)Salute MY Shorts!
The Execution of All Things The Good That Won't Come OutPaint's PeelingThe Execution of All ThingsSo LongAnd That's How I Choose to Remember ItCapturing MoodsA Better Son/DaughterHail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds YouMy Slumbering HeartThree Hopeful ThoughtsWith Arms OutstretchedSpectacular Views
More Adventurous It's a HitDoes He LovePortions for FoxesRipchordI NeverThe Absence of GodAccidntel DethMore AdventurousLove and War 11/11/46A Man/Me/Then JimIt Just Is
Under the Blacklight Silver LiningClose CallThe MoneymakerBreakin' UpUnder the BlacklightDreamworldDejalo15Smoke DetectorThe Angels Hung AroundGive a Little Love
Rkives Let Me Back InIt'll Get You ThereRunnin' AroundAll the DrugsBury, Bury, Bury AnotherWell, You LeftDraggin' AroundI Remember YouA Town Called Luckey
Non-album songs EggsCousin to CousinDead Cat13After HoursSomebody Else's ClothesBig BreakQuickmartPull Me in TighterAre You Sad?Commoner

  • NOTE: Since no official lyric publication of this song exists, the following lyrics may contain errors.
And I can do the Frug
I can do the RoboCop
I can do the Freddie
I cannot do the Smurf
And I can hate your girl
I can tell ya that she’s real pretty
I can take my clothes off
I cannot fall in love And I can do the Frug
I can do the RoboCop
I can do the Freddie
I cannot do the Smurf
(She cannot do the Smurf) And I can watch TV
I can Shuffle Off to Buffalo
I can do a backbend
I will not call you back
And I can start a book
I can make some mac and cheese
I can sleep twelve hours
You’ll never see my eyes And I can do the Frug
I can do the RoboCop
I can do the Freddie
I cannot do the Smurf
(She cannot do the Smurf) And I can hate your girl
I can tell ya that she’s real pretty
I can take my clothes off
I cannot fall in love
You’ll never see my eyes
I will not call you back
I cannot do the Smurf
I cannot fall in love
I’ll never fall in love
I cannot fall in love
I cannot fall in love
I cannot fall in love
I cannot fall in love I can do the Frug
I can do the RoboCop
I can do the Freddie
I cannot do the Smurf
(She cannot do the Smurf)
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