Men Without Hats - I Got The Message Lyrics




I got the message and the message is clear,
I really really really really wish you were here.
It was written of the back of carton d'allumettes,
It said I don't really miss you but i haven't tried yet.

I got the message and the message is proof,
There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth.
It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way,
Et c'est facile a dire and it's easy to say.

It's mine, not yours.
Get down, on all fours.
It's long and hard, this road to Mars.

I have done a good thing,
I got you going,
Everybody's moving, watch out, it's showing.
I have done a good thing,
I got you dancing and everbody's happy.

I have done a good thing,
I got you moving.
Everybody's dancing,
They're really grooving.
I have done a good thing (dansez modeme)
And everybody's happy.

I got the message and the message is clear,
I really really really really wish you were here.
It was written of the back of carton d'allumettes,
It said I don't really miss you but i haven't tried yet.

I got the message and the message is proof,
There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth.
It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way,
Et c'est facile a dire and it's easy to say.

C'est moi, c'est toi.
C'est nous, c'est cool.
C'est long, c'est dur.
Frappons nos tetes contre les murs.

I have done a good thing,
I got you going,
Everybody's moving, it's really showing.
I have done a good thing,
I got you dancing, everbody's happy.

I have done a good thing,
I got you moving.
Everybody's dancing,
It's really groovy.
I have done a good thing (dansez modeme)
And everybody's happy.

I got the message and the message is clear,
I really really really really wish you were here.
It was written of the back of carton d'allumettes,
It said I don't really miss you but i haven't tried yet.

I got the message and the message is proof,
There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth.
It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way,
Et c'est facile a dire and it's easy to say.

It's mine, not yours.
Get down, on all fours.
It's long and hard, this road to Mars.





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  1. Harley Orfiano

    Reload 80s lets dance :)

  2. Karl Dimples

    He sounds like the human league sorta lol

  3. MtGabriel1990

    this pictures mean to me, no Heisenberg allowed this section:DDD

  4. Lilly Popp

    I'v not really heard of this group before but this song is amazing!

  5. Moon Pie

    Had this ALBUM back when it came out... This song just popped into my head just now... Thanks for posting it.

    I know I still have it... Now I'll have to find were i packed it away!

  6. Dave Sheppard

    2019.. ??

  7. Venom VENOM

    A true dance classic ,,,, i couldn't stop groovin" even if i tried to stop especially eating ,,,,,

  8. David McKenna

    this is the part where I love a song that prolly nobody else does. Yes, it is part of my personal YouTube playlist, and the Hatless Men show up in it again. What's not to like? It is unique, upbeat, inoffensive... ad the segue into the next track on my playlist...I love it.

  9. SniffyPoo

    I have done a good thing?

  10. Official Neon Sky

    much bettter than this modern 2019 garbage they have, ty men without hats and all the other great musicians of this time and before

  11. Sydnee Avilez

    I cant believe this song isn’t more popular

  12. Keegan Penney

    I don't think the breakdown verse does the title any justice. It's all in the chorus with this boomers track. Get down on all fours baby.

  13. Andy JS

    One of the best bands from Canada, along with Martha and the Muffins.

    jquest43

    Andy JS they are ukranian

  14. Matteo Wyllyamz

    150 BPM

  15. oisku

    I L😍VE 8😍's Music

  16. peter pan

    This song make me smile

  17. oisku

    💞🎩🧢

  18. Asâmara Belém de Oliveira

    Top, top!!

  19. doom doom

    l'originale, the original song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0olFypeIqm4

  20. soulminer 1970

    Needs to be on heavy rotation on that stale fart Australian radio station Smooth Up The Ass Fm. Such an invogarting track unlike today's musical crap.

  21. Irwin Wesley

    Captures the vibe and energy of the 80s decade..fun..inventive for.music...record companies open to risk of new talent. New wave...big hair. Lots of fashion.. I'm 47 now. I remember hearing this in the 80s in TORONTO..then I started going to dance clubs in 1990. Fun fun fun

  22. Geoff Beswick

    At so many of my parties these songs got MORE people dancing than ANYTHING else! They are a phenomena, unlikely to be repeated but I am glad to have caught them in full stream. Outstanding pop!

    jquest43

    Geoff Beswick it's new wave..it's NOT "pop" music.

  23. soulminer 1970

    All good electronic music comes from Canada from Skinny Puppy to these guys.

  24. Richard Salazar

    Looks like 46 people did not get the message. The message was not clear, apparently.

  25. John Arkady

    Even better than Safety Dance, for which they are known..::

  26. Genoskwa Bigfoot

    This song will get you movin long and hard hehehe - i got the message and the message is clear - love it

  27. Christopher Elfers

    One of the best songs I have ever heard.

  28. Jagoda Bajon

    i wontri wonti Jagoda Bajon

  29. Allan Chavez

    I've also done a very good thing warning really good

  30. Sabi Tidlidi

    Live at the Glace.. free black label!! Montreal early 80's !!!!

  31. Kªkº

    We are going stop black hat's organization

  32. Jon M

    I got the message and the message is clear
    I really really really really wish you were here
    It was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes
    It says I don't really miss you but I haven't tried yet
    I got the message and the message is proof
    There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth
    It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way
    Et see'est facile a dire and it's easy to say

    Well it's mine (They got this thing they call the rhythm of life)
    Not Yours (It says to settle down and get a dog and a wife)
    Get down (And everybody's doing it all over the land)
    On all fours (Et oui je ne comprends pas oh yes I don't understand)
    It's long (I got the message and the message is clear)
    And hard (I really really really really wish you were here)
    This road (It was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes)
    To mars (I don't really miss you but I haven't tried yet)

    Got a good thing, yeah, got you going
    Everybody's moving, watch out it's showing
    I have done a good thing I've got you dancing, everybody's happy
    I have done a good thing, I've got you moving, everybody's dancing
    They're really grooving
    I have done a good thing don't dansez moderne
    Everybody's happy

    I got the message and the message is clear
    I really really really really wish you were here
    It was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes
    It says I don't really miss you but I haven't tried yet
    I got the message and the message is proof
    There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth
    It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way
    Et see'est facile a dire and it's easy to say

    See'est mon (They got this thing they call the rhythm of life)
    See'est toi (It says to settle down and get a dog and a wife)
    See'est nous (And everybody's doing it all over the land)
    See'est cool (Et oui je ne comprends pas oh yes I don't understand)
    See'est long (i got the message and the message is clear)
    See'est dur (i really really really really wish you were here)
    Frappons (it was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes)
    Nos tetes contre les murs

    Me, you, us cool, long, hard, hit our heads against the wall

    I got a good thing yeah, got you going
    Everybody's moving, it's really showing
    I have done a good thing I've got you dancing, everybody's happy
    I have done a good thing, I've got you moving, everybody's dancing,
    It's really groovy
    I have done a good thing, don't dansez moderne
    And Everybody's happy

    I got the message and the message is clear
    I really really really really wish you were here
    It was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes
    It says I don't really miss you but I haven't tried yet
    I got the message and the message is proof
    There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth
    It will pick you up and it will make you wiggle this way
    Et see'est facile a dire and it's easy to say

    It's mine (they got this thing they call the rhythm of life)
    Not Yours (it says to settle down and get a dog and a wife)
    Get down (and everybody's doing it all over the land)
    On all fours (et oui je ne comprends pas oh yes I don't understand)
    It's long (i got the message and the message is clear)
    And hard (i really really really really wish you were here)
    This road (it was written on the back of a carton d'allumettes)
    Road to mars (I don't really miss you but I haven't tried yet)

  33. Kim W

    This song is the personification of 4.

  34. John Browning

    The part at 2:14 that is in French.

    I love this Anthem.

    They make these, the Men Without Hats, they make Anthems. Very fun and inspiring

  35. John Browning

    Oh my God I found it. I saw these guys live at Saratoga in July and this song, I never heard it before, and I felt it so much when they were doing it, such an Anthem! But that is Men Without Hats, they make Anthems!

    So now when I hear it here, I'm like, oh thank God I found this weird song that was playing in my head for 15 days! I only saw it and heard it that one time! <3 <3 <3

    Polandski

    Lucky you was :) I did not unfortunatelly

    Orangie 84

    Gosh I knew this song and have been singing it for like 30 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. The Triumph of the Thrill

    Such a great song, evokes the fun of the time so warmly and well.

  37. Stimmedify

    CEST MOI
    CEST TOI
    CEST NOUS
    ET CEST COOL

  38. Leo Lee

    reminds me of some game from sega that sound!!

  39. thrillho

    Top five best songs of all time? Yes.

  40. ANDREW Cole

    Reminds me of 1983 dancing at phase 3 in Coalville on a Sunday night with dj Steve sheppard .also lucifers friend by vision

  41. Irwin Wesley

    They play this at the Nocturne club (Queen West and Bathurst) TORONTO on retro new wave nights....NY eve will be retro new wave industrial goth british night

    jaderunes

    I'll need to show up when I'm up that way.

  42. Liliana Vess

    "It's long and hard"... TMI.

    Titus McCarthy

    II

    Insufficient Information.

  43. Blase Mercury

    I'm surprised no one said that they were here because of Senan Byrne (vine)

    Jimi Lewis

    "I really really really wish you were here."

    shistyWolf

    He was only promoting his Snapchat

  44. Elaine Y

    Love this song!!! Never tire of it after all these years.

  45. sha11235

    What was the message, anyway?

    Thereal Goldentooth

    the meaning of life..."to survive"...to have fun while you're doing it...

    Thereal Goldentooth

    happy to's day!

    BrutoDaBurlyGoon

    it's either 'wish you were here...but not really'

    or 'get married and be miserable'

    ...don't over analyze these things it's just as cool song *lol*

    Adam Borseti

    "Could you throw me a roll of toilet paper?"

    UKISOCIETY

    "Drink more Ovaltine."

  46. sha11235

    So this song has the words, "Rhythm of Youth", which was the name of the album this and Safety Dance came off of.

  47. Titus McCarthy

    Men w/o Hats.

  48. Damian Adamski

    --- "it was written of the back of carton d'allumettes,
    --- it said i don't really miss you but i haven't tried yet."nearly a laurie-anderson-line ;-)  i've alwas loved this song. it was titile-giving to their 1982 Vinyl album "rhythm of youth":
    " I got the message and the message is proof,
    There really is a thing they call the rhythm of youth."--- "i have done a good thing,
    --- i got you going,
    --- everybody's moving, watch out, it's showing.
    --- i have done a good thing,
    --- i got you dancing and everbody's happy."

  49. David S

    I'm From Maine USA and up until the 80s there was a lot of French Canadian influence. It seems to be gone now. I also miss a lot of GREAT 80s music that came out of Canadian bands like Men Without Hats. I miss it. It was full of electricity and sharp focus. Men Without Hats helped define the 80s.

    Rob H

    Have you not heard of "Arcade Fire" They both went to McGill University as did my wife. She knew Ivan and his nitwit brother.

    ISABELLA deste GONZAGA

    bildermusik - musik aus bildern .
    picture music - music from pictures.

  50. Thomas Huulbæk Titanium

    The who

  51. Thomas Huulbæk Titanium

    Perfect voice...

  52. Thrano

    I would love to like this song, but the high-pitched synthethizer keeps giving me a migraine...

    Golden Toothy

    +Thrano doges like high freqquncies..fyi

    Thereal Goldentooth

    +Golden Toothy ...

    David S

    +Thrano I understand what you mean. Even though it doesn't bother me. But a song by the Postal Service called Such Great Heights has a clacking or clicking sound that gives me a headache even though I like that song. I think everyone has a different ear for music and it shifts. For example if Im drunk enough the clacking sound in Such Great Heights doesn't bother me at all. But if Im sober I can't listen to it. ha ha So Im not gonna down ya. I understand.

    Mulatto Hipster Of Maryland

    Synths are the best part!

    Vintage Lover

    Lol then fuck off.

  53. Gustavo Rodrigues Sanchez

    L O M E J O R D E I N G L A T E R R A

    revalesq

    No es de la Inglaterra- es de Canada... .

  54. wanskie clark

    The song makes you alive and active :-) ... Oh yeah Niceeee.

  55. we the people

    what happened it went to fast great era

  56. ekimu sufflacs

    the memories, oh the memories
    be true  MWH

    Sheev

    @ekimu sufflacs The feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeels

  57. Golden Toothy

    goldentooth 101...don't believe everything you read unless its true...

    Thereal Goldentooth

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    +Thereal Goldentooth stay tuned for the gold collection in 2112...from multi disc.com...

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  58. nomadpreacher

    1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, Forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of man. Amen

    Jim Tiberius

    For thine friends doth not dance, and if thine friends doth not dance
    Then they art no friends of mine

  59. Rocketeye Moonpie

    I still remember hopping around to this as a kid. Not much has changed since then lol. Love this tune. :)

  60. Blurriecon

    11 people have not done a GOOD thing.

    sha11235

    @***** They have had other albums. Here are the titles: Folk of the 80's Part 3, Pop Goes the World, and In the 21st Century.

    sha11235

    I heard of them, but never bought them. In fact, I was surprised they had other albums, considering there was only one hit single off of Rhythm.

    Tomas Præstholm

    Check out their comeback album "Love in the Age of War" - It's phenomenal :)

    Nathanial Johnson

    38 people have not done a GOOD thing.

    Vintage Lover

    46 now.

  61. promisedeyes

    Such a great tune!

  62. P.M.Télé

    before Arcade Fire! hahaha! still pretty good!

  63. golden tooth

    did you get your letterman?

  64. Trent Illerbrun

    I love Men Without Hats as much today as I did yesterday now pass daddy his vapourizer and you kids go play somewhere else

    ludocrat

    Perfect comment.

    Polandski

    100% /100%

    DonLeone

    Couldn't agree more
    Hug to dad

  65. Jonathan Himsworth

    I don't really miss this band, but I've not tried yet

    ian8354

    ''I got a message for you and the message is clear''......''There has been some funky shit hot songs''

    Jonathan Himsworth

    (i LOVE this song) i don't miss it. i'd never leave it

    ian8354

    Mint song isn't it mate! I listen to it everyday.

  66. Umbrabell Artistry

    if their career ended in 1991 then how come I just saw Men Without Hats kick ass at Call the Office 2 Novembers ago?!  

    sha11235

    They disbanded for awhile, but are back now.

    revalesq

    Reformed in 2010

  67. Weapon1A

    I Played this over n over in many Clubs--Mostly the Long Version, but I still say it's about taking it up the Butt, as in All Anal... Just dig the Lyrics--'It's Long N Hard--this Route--Route to Mars...  Long N Hard ( It's got to Be about It or just Sex--get down on all fours--that's an Obvious 1--Anyone else think I'm Stoned or What--The Words are at the Least provocative) --Also Agree though--Likely the single most Under Rated Act to ever hit Canada--And like others say---If not Mistaken they Still Play Live all over the World... 2 this very day... Cheers W1

  68. golden tooth

    in time everyone will get the message...hats off 2u!

  69. Ursus sapien

    You know those Canadian boys;-)

  70. Michael Bunn

    7 people now. I'm confused as to how people don't like this.

  71. Pablo Herrera

    Great song!!! I was in Men Without Hats concert last night in Mexico City :-) It was great!!!

  72. Marcus Szuwald

    @killer6468 you're not a man

  73. BillyG126

    Change the description, since they now have a new album.

  74. golden tooth

    Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to release first results...i know they didn't give out the results yet but i am going to go out on a limb here and say dark matter = neutrinos...

  75. Em Din

    b side of the first 12 inch i ever got, along with Antartica. good work!

  76. warren ellis

    Its mine, not yours, get down on all fours, its long and hard. HMMM

  77. Scott Rosendall

    Thank you, Marshall McLuhan.

  78. Pagan Robot

    I'm not actually :( I'm 15.

  79. Riotxgabe

    You're obviously not a man in that case...

  80. sha11235

    More dancing in this song, like Safety Dance wasn't enough?

  81. sha11235

    I like the way they sing the title. They were really underrated

  82. golden tooth

    News...google this..Manned Mars mission wins initial funding

  83. golden tooth

    did the shit got real.....potatoes....?!

  84. Wildboy789789

    NO HATS BEYOND THIS POINT!!! take them off, no hats allowed... now please enjoy, these men without hats

  85. SpinyMcSpleen3264

    7 gens n'ai frapper pas ses tetes contre les murs.

  86. VicGeorge2K6

    Good song, even with the French stuff in it.

  87. MuscleJacker

    Gratifyingly bonkers!

  88. moby boy

    good beat

  89. Blair Black

    i like the french lyrics. always have.

  90. willhare

    6 people do not get the message.

  91. Grosbeak

    @Turian100 I did... and it was clear!

  92. trailgoat

    I'm on my bi-annual Men Without Hats kick. Rhythm of Youth is Top Ten, for sure.

  93. Pagan Robot

    I'M WEARING A HAT >:D

  94. Ross Barefoot

    @wildboy789789

    Go to any sign shop they usually make t-shirts if you have the art work. I know this because I work at a sign shop.

  95. omardvm

    Thank´s I like it a lot. I love the 80´s.

  96. Jordan Rowe

    man so many memories