They Might Be Giants

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We can't be silent
'Cos they might be giants
And what are we gonna do unless they are?

They Might Be Giants is a band that formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell, taking their name from the film They Might Be Giants. They have been playing in shows and releasing CDs ever since. TMBG started out as a band with only a drum machine, guitar, and keyboard. They became very popular with their "Dial-A-Song" service.

Quotes[edit]

They Might Be Giants (1986)[edit]

  • Aquarius, abandon hope for future plans
    • "Hide Away Folk Family"
  • Life's just a mood ring we're not allowed to see.
    • "Absolutely Bill's Mood"
  • Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank.
    • "Rhythm Section Want Ad"

Lincoln (1990)[edit]

  • Where your eyes don't go / A filthy scarecrow waves its broomstick arms / And does a parody of each unconscious thing you do / When you turn around to look it's gone beyond you / On its face it's wearing your confused expression / Where your eyes don't go
    • "Where Your Eyes Don't Go"
  • I've built a little Empire / Off some crazy garbage / Called the blood of the exploited working class / But they've overcome their shyness / Now they're calling me 'Your Highness'/ And the world screams 'Kiss me, son of God'
    • "Kiss Me Son of God"
  • A woman came up to me and said / I'd like to poison your mind / With wrong ideas that appeal to you / Though I am not unkind
    • "Whistling in the Dark"
  • There's only one thing that I know how to do well, and I've often been told that you only can do what you know how to do well and that's be you, be what you're like, be like yourself.
    • "Whistling in the Dark"
  • I don't want the world, I just want your half
    • "Ana Ng"

Flood (1990)[edit]

  • We can't be silent / 'Cos they might be giants / And what are we gonna do unless they are?
    • "They Might Be Giants"
  • We were once so close to heaven / Peter came out and gave us medals / Declaring us the nicest of the damned
    • "Road Movie to Berlin"
  • Can't shake the devil's hand / And say you're only kidding.
    • "Your Racist Friend"

John Henry (1995)[edit]

  • Standing in my yard / Where they tore down the garage / To make room for the torn-down garage
    • "A Self Called Nowhere"

Mink Car (2001)[edit]

  • They revamped the airport completely / Now it looks just like a night club / Everyone's excited and confused
    • "Man, It's So Loud in Here"
  • Time is flying like an arrow / And the clock hands move so fast they make the wind blow / And it makes the pages of the calendar go / Flying out the window, one by one
    • "Hovering Sombrero"

External links[edit]

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