Category: THEY MIGHT-BE-GIANTS

No! – They Might Be Giants

No is always no If they say no, it means a thousand times no No plus no equals no All nos lead to no no no Finger pointing, eyebrows low Mouth in the shape of the letter O Pardon me — No! Excuse me — No! May I stay? Can I go? No, no, no […]

Narrow Your Eyes – They Might Be Giants

I don’t want to think about your mind They say love is blind I don’t think you’re blind You don’t want to understand And I don’t want to shake your father’s hand And walk in the sand And act like a man I get on the bus And ride past our stop And though I’m […]

Mammal – They Might Be Giants

and explosive radiating growth So the warm blood flows Through the large four-chambered heart Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have Mammal, mammal Their names are called They raise a paw The bat, the cat Dolphin and dog Koala bear and hog One of us might lose his hair But you’re reminded that it […]

Your Own Worst Enemy – They Might Be Giants

Ringing the bell on the door And the person inside says nobody’s home So your own worst enemy peeks inside And sees you softly weeping as some music fills the room And the song they play Is that guy with the messed up face Going, precious and few are the moments that you And your […]

I’ve Got A Match – They Might Be Giants

Put down the phone Take off that stupid looking hat you wear I’m going to die if you touch me one more time Well I guess that I’m going to die no matter what Love people are there The smell of love is everywhere You think it’s always sensitive and good You think that I […]

Museum Of Idiots – They Might Be Giants

I guess I’ll still be around when they burn, burn it down. I will be standing around when they burn it down. Here in the Museum of Idiots. Honey, I’m there when you need me, please believe me, please believe me. I’ll still be right where you left me, if you manage to forget me. […]

(She Was A) Hotel Detective – They Might Be Giants

If you’ve got a secret boy, forget about it, ’cause she’s a Hotel Detective my little Hotel Detective yeah she’s a Hotel Detective Why don’t you check her out Well the bellhop is funky The dumbwaiter’s a monkey If there’s a knock at the door, boy, forget about it, ’cause she’s a Hotel Detective my […]

Hide Away Folk Family – They Might Be Giants

Or else someone’s gonna get ya (Someone’s gonna get ya) Someone’s gonna get ya Hide away folk family Better hide away Better hide away Tippy-toe to the front door, Mother, ‘Cause there’s a guy with a long, long fuse And the one thing you can’t hide is all the fear you feel inside As the […]

Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants

I’m not your only friend But I’m a little glowing friend But really I’m not actually your friend But I am Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch Who watches over you Make a little birdhouse in your soul Not to put too fine a point on it Say I’m the only bee […]

Words Are Like – They Might Be Giants

The middle class A drinking glass A mask Words are like A Spanish town A wedding gown A crown Words are like A happy dream A racing team A wooden beam A seam Words are like A rusty nail A minor scale A snail Words are like A postcard stamp A highway ramp A cramp […]

Another First Kiss – They Might Be Giants

She’s walking ’round wearing all of my clothes As she runs out of things to say And grabs my coat to walk away How ’bout another first kiss, she said How ’bout another first kiss, I said I want another first kiss like this How ’bout another first kiss Other people were too sentimental Always […]

Snail Shell – They Might Be Giants

Or is it ma’am I fell out of my right place again And you Considered me And now I’m where a snail has to be I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell Was it something you […]

Hovering Sombrero – They Might Be Giants

Gently waving in the air above the meadow Softly floating in the sky outside the window Hovering sombrero don’t be shy Don’t… don’t be shy Don’t be… terrified When you take yourself for granted Feel rejected and unwanted Know you’re never just a hat You’re never only just a hat, you know Hovering sombrero Hovering […]

Lucky Ball & Chain – They Might Be Giants

Now she’s four years gone Just five feet tall and sick of me And all my rattling on She threw away her baby-doll I held on to my pride But I was young and foolish then I feel old and foolish now Confidentially — she never called me baby-doll Confidentially — I never had much […]

Road Movie To Berlin – They Might Be Giants

Can’t drive out the way we drove in So sneak out this glass of bourbon And we’ll go We were once so close to heaven Peter came out and gave us medals Declaring us the nicest of the damned Time won’t find the lost It’ll sweep up our skeleton bones So take the wheel and […]

Now That I Have Everything – They Might Be Giants

Won’t talk to me at all Now that I have everything The place inside the frame Just doesn’t look the same Now that I have everything I wasn’t always so fortunate But I knew what I had to do To be well-to-do And it had to do With the things I had to do And […]

Bangs – They Might Be Giants

Above your eyes your hair hangs Blow my mind your royal flyness I dig your bangs Bangs To drape across your forehead To swing concordant angles as you incline your head Once with a girl I fell in love sometime ago now she had… Bangs Are that on which the world hangs I’m only holding […]

Bed Bed Bed – They Might Be Giants

The sun is down The curtains have been drawn And darkness has descended over everything in town The covers have been turned and I’ve got my pajamas on I’ve had my fun I’ve stretched and yawned and all is said and done I’m going to bed Ben ben ben ben ben I’ve done so many […]

Absolutely Bill’s Mood – They Might Be Giants

I crawled to school each morning, when it occured to me That life’s just a mood ring we’re not allowed to see And this is what it said to me My room is comfortably small With rubber lining the walls And there’s someone always calling my name He calls when I’m alone And he calls […]

D Is For Drums – They Might Be Giants

Oh hey John. What’s going on? Man, I’m confused. You’re confused, why? I – I’m no good at remembering stuff. Really? Yeah. Like what? I can’t remember what D is for! You can’t remember what D is for?! I think it’s for an instrument you play in a band. I’m surprised you can’t remember what […]

Spiraling Shape – They Might Be Giants

No way to stop As you fall, hear me call No, no, no Listen to this warning and Consider these Simple words of advice Stop, stop, stop Fogging the view, cupping face to the window In darkness you make out a spiralling shape Putting all reason aside you exchange What you got for a thing […]

Violin – They Might Be Giants

Violin-lin-lin Violin-lin-lin Ohhh Violin-lin-lin Violin-lin-lin Violin-lin-lin Ohhhh Hippo Hippo Hippo Hippo Hippo Hippo Hippo Mop Mop Mop mop Mop mop Mop mop mop Mop mop mop mop Mop Speck of dust, dust, dust Speck of dust, dust, dust Speck of dust, dust, dust Ohhh Speck of dust, dust, dust Speck of dust, dust, dust Speck […]

They Might Be Giants – They Might Be Giants

Hang on tight They might be giants (boy) They might be giants They might be rain They might be heat They might be frying up a stalk of wheat They might be giants (boy) They might be giants They might be brain They might be washed They might be Dr. Spock’s back-up band To make […]

Snowball In Hell – They Might Be Giants

I was a snowball in hell Avalanche or roadblock A jailer trapped in his cell Money’s all broke, and food’s going hungry If it wasn’t for disappointment I wouldn’t have any appointments Side effect or drug trip Don’t tease me with all of your might Side effect or drug trip My panacea’s in a Xerox […]

Out Of Jail – They Might Be Giants

A stranger could have loved that town but she had to leave I wish I’d gotten to know her before I fell in love I could say who’s to blame, say who’s the man in this cautionary tale But I swore I’d be true and I’ll swear and I’ll swear ’til Kitten’s out of jail […]

Letterbox – They Might Be Giants

‘Cause a little bird never tells me anything I want to know, she’s my best friend, she’s a sparrow And I’ll never never know what you never never never want to know when you know what you are, O. If I had a pair of eyes on the back of my head for each time […]

The Shadow Government – They Might Be Giants

Realized something had changed Looked in the sky Saw with my eye The moon was following me Where’s the shadow government when you need it? Where’s the shadow government? It’s a bad, bad world It’s a bad, bad world Sifting through the confetti, I picked up my broken phone Looked in the crack Somebody waved […]

You’ll Miss Me – They Might Be Giants

In its prime and never shoddy, While bloodhounds wait down in the lobby you’ll eulogize my big old body You’ll miss me with effigies Lighting up your house like Xmas trees As tears roll down below your knees You’ll miss me with effigies Go find a man to fit my shoes Left one’s old and […]

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants

Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople Been a long time gone, Constantinople Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night Every gal in Constantinople Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople So if you’ve a date in Constantinople She’ll be waiting in Istanbul Even old New York was once New Amsterdam Why they changed it I can’t say […]

[untitled] – They Might Be Giants

I don’t know, Gloria, I just– Some kind of singing. They sound like all kinds of people, right? Yeah. And then it says “;Another child is born in India every time you call this number,”; right? Yeah, right. Does that make any sense to you? No, it doesn’t make no sense to me. And the […]

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