History Music / TheyMightBeGiants

16th Nov '17 8:10:07 AM Andyroid
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: "When Will You Die?"

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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: AndThereWasMuchRejoicing:
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"When Will You Die?"Die?"
--->''On that promised morning\\
We will wake and greet the dawn\\
Knowning that your wicked life is over\\
And that we will carry on''



-->''Did a large procession wave their torches''
-->''As my head fell in the basket,''
-->''And was everybody dancing on the casket?''

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-->''Did --->''Did a large procession wave their torches''
-->''As
torches\\
As
my head fell in the basket,''
-->''And
basket,\\
And
was everybody dancing on the casket?''
23rd Oct '17 5:02:49 PM FroopLoots
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* ''I Like Fun'' (2018)
5th Oct '17 10:31:11 PM Katherine
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** "Dead" begins with "I returned a bag of groceries accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date." The next line makes it clear that the narrator doesn't mean asking a clerk for a refund:
-->''I [[{{Reincarnation}} came back as a bag of groceries]] accidentally taken off the shelf before the date stamped on myself''
24th Sep '17 6:04:32 PM nombretomado
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And finally, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' movie was initially meant to be a musical featuring TMBG songs specially written for it; the only ones released so far, "Careful What You Pack" and "The Other Father's Song" (which made it into the movie), could be seen as an indicator of WhatCouldHaveBeen. Although The Other Father is voiced by John Linnell while singing his above-mentioned song, he is otherwise voiced by TMBG frequent collaborator [[CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]], discussed below.

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And finally, the ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' movie was initially meant to be a musical featuring TMBG songs specially written for it; the only ones released so far, "Careful What You Pack" and "The Other Father's Song" (which made it into the movie), could be seen as an indicator of WhatCouldHaveBeen. Although The Other Father is voiced by John Linnell while singing his above-mentioned song, he is otherwise voiced by TMBG frequent collaborator [[CompleteWorldKnowledge [[Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]], discussed below.



In 2004, they started the Venue Songs project, whereby they would go on tour and write a new song for every venue they played. Venue Songs was released as a [=CD/DVD=] combo, the DVD consisting of videos to the songs, with host segments featuring John Hodgman (author of the ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'' series) as The Deranged Millionaire, a mysterious figure who had set the band with this challenge. If they failed, they would be forced to give up their magical songwriting talisman forever, leaving Brooklyn vulnerable to attack from The Deranged Millionaire's roving baseball gangs and monstrous creatures. Luckily, they won, and the Millionaire was therefore indebted to do an interview in one of their podcasts. It's one of the funniest things ever recorded.

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In 2004, they started the Venue Songs project, whereby they would go on tour and write a new song for every venue they played. Venue Songs was released as a [=CD/DVD=] combo, the DVD consisting of videos to the songs, with host segments featuring John Hodgman (author of the ''CompleteWorldKnowledge'' ''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge'' series) as The Deranged Millionaire, a mysterious figure who had set the band with this challenge. If they failed, they would be forced to give up their magical songwriting talisman forever, leaving Brooklyn vulnerable to attack from The Deranged Millionaire's roving baseball gangs and monstrous creatures. Luckily, they won, and the Millionaire was therefore indebted to do an interview in one of their podcasts. It's one of the funniest things ever recorded.
30th Aug '17 11:18:33 PM bt8257
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A band founded in 1982 by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Initially became famous as a part of a wave of AlternativeRock bands to find success between the 1988 creation of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Grunge explosion of 1991-1992; other like-minded bands that became successful during this time include Music/ThePixies, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/MidnightOil and The Church.

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A band founded in 1982 by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Initially became famous as a part of a wave of AlternativeRock bands to find success between the 1988 creation of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Grunge explosion of 1991-1992; 199192; other like-minded bands that became successful during this time include Music/ThePixies, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/MidnightOil and The Church.
13th Jul '17 8:51:23 AM Andyroid
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* ''John Henry'' (1994)

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* ''John Henry'' ''Music/JohnHenry'' (1994)
23rd May '17 6:40:07 AM higgledypiggledy
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** Also, the lyrics to "The World's Address" make (slightly) more sense if you interpret the title as "the world's a dress" (after all, it's "a place that's worn," which would certainly be a "[[Pun sad pun]].")

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** Also, the lyrics to "The World's Address" make (slightly) more sense if you interpret the title as "the world's a dress" (after all, it's "a place that's worn," which would certainly be a "[[Pun "[[{{Pun}} sad pun]].")
23rd May '17 6:39:40 AM higgledypiggledy
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** Also, the lyrics to "The World's Address" make (slightly) more sense if you interpret the title as "the world's a dress" (after all, it's "a place that's worn," which would certainly be a "[[Pun sad pun]].")
9th May '17 11:17:48 PM Fireblood
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* SelfMadeOrphan: Hinted at in "Stone Cold Coup d'Etat", a surreal song about underlings uprising and killing their leaders:

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Hinted at in "Stone Cold Coup d'Etat", a surreal song about underlings uprising revolting and killing their leaders:
26th Apr '17 12:12:54 PM xcountryguy
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A band founded in 1982 by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Initially became famous as a part of a wave of AlternativeRock bands to find successbetween the 1988 creation of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Grunge explosion of 1991-1992; other like-minded bands that became successful during this time include Music/ThePixies, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/MidnightOil and The Church.

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A band founded in 1982 by John Linnell and John Flansburgh. Initially became famous as a part of a wave of AlternativeRock bands to find successbetween success between the 1988 creation of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Grunge explosion of 1991-1992; other like-minded bands that became successful during this time include Music/ThePixies, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/MidnightOil and The Church.



* ChessWithDeath: Played with in the music video for "I'll Be Haunting You". A man falls off a building and finds himself face-to-face with Death, who challenges him to a game of...ping-pong. [[spoiler: He wins, is restored to life, and then immediately dies ''again'']], at which point Death goes back to the more traditional chess game.

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* ChessWithDeath: Played with in the music video for "I'll Be Haunting You". A man falls off a building and finds himself face-to-face with Death, who challenges him to a game of... ping-pong. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He wins, is restored to life, and then immediately dies ''again'']], at which point Death goes back to the more traditional chess game.
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