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|GUEST,Alan||Lyr Req: Bila (from The Versatones) (12)||RE: Lyr Req: Bila (from The Versatones)||12 Dec 10|
That's the whole legend and intrigue of the song. You are right - like "Louie Louie." Supposedly the lyrics were dirty and they used distortion to mask the words and also the vocals are very slurred for that same purpose. A few people have said it was Spanish and detected the chanting chorus as "Vamonos (or Vamono) Escuela Bila" which would mean let's go or hurry to school Bila or something like that. It does kind of have a Latin influence and accent to the vocals. But you can pretty much interpret it any way you want to. It's like listening to a parrot talk and 5 people in the room will think it said a different thing. That's the charm of the song. The mystery.