Category: THEY MIGHT-BE-GIANTS

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 […]

Older – They Might Be Giants

and now you’re even older and now you’re even older and now you’re even older You’re older that you’ve ever been and now you’re even older and now you’re older still time – is marching on and time – is still marching on this day will soon be at an end and now it’s even […]

End Of The Tour – They Might Be Giants

Who’s on WLSD And she says that the scene isn’t what it’s been And she’s thinking of going home That it’s old and it’s totally over now And it’s old and it’s over, it’s over now And it’s over, it’s over, it’s over now I can see myself At the end of the tour When […]

Where Do They Make Balloons? – They Might Be Giants

Rugs from Pakistan Mexico has jumping beans And cars are from Japan Clowns are from the circus Barking comes from dogs Eggs come from a chicken And log cabins come from logs But where, where do they make balloons? (where) But where, where do they make balloons? (where) New York has tall buildings New Jersey […]

Go For G! – They Might Be Giants

Gazelles out in the field Goats are in the barnyard And gophers in their holes Go go go go for G Go go go go for G You’ll feel glorius, generous, gleeful and great When you go go go go for G Goofballs in their go-carts Girl scouts chewing gum Grandma with her gingerbread And […]

Don’t Let’s Start – They Might Be Giants

This is the worst part Could believe for all the world That you’re my precious little girl But don’t don’t don’t let’s start I’ve got a weak heart And I don’t get around how you get around When you are alone you are the cat, you are the phone You are an animal The words […]

Yeh Yeh – They Might Be Giants

Now every evening, all my day’s work is through I call my baby and ask her what we could do I mention movies she doesn’t seem to dig that And then she asks me why don’t I come to her flat And have some supper and let the evening pass by Playing records, the sounds […]

Critic Intro – They Might Be Giants

Tom Poston, the New York Times. “;Like so many things I can’t understand, they left my teeth chattering for more.”; Peggy Cass, Aquarian Weekly “;Maestro! I say right on!”; Orson Bean, Sky and Telescope “;If you hear only one song this year, there’s something terribly wrong with you.”; Kitty Carlyle, Easy Riders Ladies and gentlemen, […]

It’s Not My Birthday – They Might Be Giants

And my lawn gets wet though I’ve withheld my consent When this grey world crumbles like a cake I’ll be hanging from the hope That I’ll never see that recipe again As I walk, I think about a new way to walk As I think, I’m using up the time left to think And this […]

E Eats Everything – They Might Be Giants

And pokes at food too long And B can barely bother Because all the food is wrong C likes only candy And chocolate by the box D is just disinterested In anything you’ve got But E eats everything Yeah, E eats everything E eats everything Yeah, E eats everything So toss in on a plastic […]

Contrecoup – They Might Be Giants

You know phrenology You saw my injury You can tell just by looking at my skull Contrecoup, on the rebound Contrecoup hurt me again And the second was worse by far than the first ‘Cause it made me limerent When my head was hit I bounced away from it Or as someone who is craniosophic […]

Meet James Ensor – They Might Be Giants

Belgium’s famous painter Dig him up and shake his hand Appreciate the man Before there were junk stores Before there was junk He lived with his mother and the torments of Christ The world was transformed A crowd gathered round Pressed against his window so they could be the first To meet James Ensor Belgium’s […]

O, Do Not Forsake Me – They Might Be Giants

O, do not forsake me though you know I must spend All my darkest hours talking like this For I am one thousand years old One thousand years old Sure, you think that’s old One thousand years old But what do you know? In my darkest hour I’m talking like this For I am one […]

Alphabet Of Nations – They Might Be Giants

Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Dominica, Egypt, France, The Gambia Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya and Mongolia Norway, Oman, Pakistan Qatar, Russia, Suriname Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam West Xylophone, Yemen, Zimbabwe Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Dominica, Egypt, France, The Gambia Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya and Mongolia Norway, Oman, Pakistan Qatar, Russia, Suriname Turkey, Uruguay, Vietnam West Xylophone, Yemen, […]

A Self Called Nowhere – They Might Be Giants

I’m sitting on the curb By the empty parking lot Of the store where they let me play the organ I’m waiting for my ride But I want to wait inside Of the store where they let me play the organ But I’m thinking of a wooden chair In a room at the top of […]

We Want A Rock – They Might Be Giants

The point that I was making I said if I was smart that I would Save up for a piece of string And a rock to wind the string around Everybody wants a rock To wind a piece of string around Everybody wants a rock To wind a piece of string around Throw the crib […]

She’s Actual Size – They Might Be Giants

Buildings tumble The ground opens wide Light beams down from heaven She stands before my eyes She’s actual size, but she seems much bigger to me Squares may look distant in her rear view mirror but they’re actual size As she drives away Big men Often tremble As they step aside I thought I was […]

I’m Impressed – They Might Be Giants

When that gorilla beats his chest I fall to bits I confess I admit I’m impressed When the torpedo in the vest barks his orders I’m impressed And I find that my head’s nodding yes Though my legs are not following I’m inspired by events To remember the exits in back of me I’m impressed, […]

Kiss Me, Son Of God – They Might Be Giants

Called the blood of the exploited working class But they’ve overcome their shyness Now they’re calling me Your Highness And a world screams, “;Kiss me, Son of God”; I destroyed a bond of friendship and respect Between the only people left who’d even look me in the eye Now I laugh and make a fortune […]

Dead – They Might Be Giants

Accidently taken off the shelf Before the expiration date I came back as a bag of groceries Accidently taken off the shelf Before the date stamped on myself Did a large procession wave their (Did a) Torches as my head fell in the basket, (large pro-) And was everybody dancing on the casket? (cession dance?) […]

The End Of The Tour – They Might Be Giants

Who’s on WLSD And she says that the scene isn’t what it’s been And she’s thinking of going home That it’s old and it’s totally over now And it’s old and it’s over, it’s over now And it’s over, it’s over, it’s over now I can see myself At the end of the tour When […]

Santa’s Beard – They Might Be Giants

And hangs around with me and my wife Now I can’t help but feeling jealous each time she climbs on his knee And she stands beneath the mistletoe screaming For him to stand beneath the mistletoe screaming Now I can’t help but feeling jealous each time she climbs on his knee Why must she climb […]

Shoehorn With Teeth – They Might Be Giants

People should get beat up for stating their beliefs He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth Because he knows there’s no such thing He asks a girl if they can both sit in a chair but he doesn’t get nervous She’s not really there He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth Because he […]

Reprehensible – They Might Be Giants

Completely alone A voice is calling, and I tremble For it’s not my own My own I can’t ignore it Although I try The intrusive whisper fascinates me Here’s why Here’s why The secrets gather ’round as the voice recites The secret history of my immortal soul Indestructable Indefensible Reprehensible 10,000 years of unerasable acts […]

Hot Cha – They Might Be Giants

Everybody’s eyes are closed I can’t see why I miss you so So Hot Cha, where are you? First time Hot Cha went away A floating island was his home Then the phone rang off the hook And Hot Cha had to come back home Hot Cha, where are you? Everybody’s eyes are closed I […]

I’ve Got A Fang – They Might Be Giants

Open up a can of tomato juice I’ve got a fang I’ve got a fang I’ve got a fang Girlfriend took me to meet her dad He didn’t like me because I look so bad I’ve got a fang I’ve got a fang I’ve got a fang Girlfriend took me to meet her mom Her […]

Someone Keeps Moving My Chair – They Might Be Giants

Mr. Horrible Telephone call for Mr. Horrible But before he can talk to the ugliness men There’s some horrible business left For him to attend to Something unpleasant has spilled on his brain As he sponges it off they say “;Is this Horrible? Is this Horrible? It’s the ugliness men, Mr. Horrible We’re just trying […]

Here In Higglytown – They Might Be Giants

Here in Higglytown Things all jump around Just like the Higglytown heroes (Our heroes) They all work together Making fun together Come see the Higglytown heroes Eubie, Wayne, Twinkle, Kip and Fran All hop and pop around Soon they’ll learn about real heroes Who and why and how Now Here in Higglytown We’ll all jump […]

Drink – They Might Be Giants

Just spinning that pool cue all over the room And give back the blindfold that’s under your shoe Let’s drink, drink this town is so great Drink, drink cuz it’s never too late To drink, drink to no big surprise But what words rhyme with buried alive What words rhyme with buried alive You could […]

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