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.


They Might Be Giants (1986)[edit]

  • Everything right is wrong again
    Just like in the long long trailer
    All the dishes got broken and the car kept driving
    And nobody would stop to save her

    Wake me when it's over, touch my face
    Tell me every word has been erased
    Don't you want to know the reason
    Why the cupboard's not appealing
    Don't you get the feeling that

    Everything that's right is wrong again

    • "Everything Right Is Wrong Again"
  • You know everything that I know so I know
    You've heard the voice that makes the silent noise
    That says that

    Everything that's right is wrong again.

    • "Everything Right Is Wrong Again"
  • And now the song is over now
    The song is over now.
    • "Everything Right Is Wrong Again"

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"
  • Can't shake the devil's hand / And say you're only kidding.
    • "Your Racist Friend"

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"

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"

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