History Music / TheyMightBeGiants

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.
26th Apr '17 9:32:19 AM Desdinova777
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* AwfulTruth: This is common theme for the band, which along with the common LyricalDissonance that TMBG employs, gives them a darkly comedic style.

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* AwfulTruth: This is common theme for the band, which along with the common LyricalDissonance that TMBG often employs, gives them a [[BlackComedy darkly comedic comedic]] style. This might help explain their intergenerational appeal, as kids who cut their teeth with the band's childrens' music can easily find deeper and more complex material in TMBG's adult catalogue.
26th Apr '17 8:37:11 AM Desdinova777
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* AwfulTruth:

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* AwfulTruth:AwfulTruth: This is common theme for the band, which along with the common LyricalDissonance that TMBG employs, gives them a darkly comedic style.
26th Apr '17 8:23:26 AM Desdinova777
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* AwfulTruth: "Sometimes A Lonely Way," "Answer"

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* AwfulTruth: AwfulTruth:
** "Answer"
---> It may take an ocean of whiskey and time
---> To wash all of the letdown out of your mind
---> And this may not be the item you selected but I
---> Am the answer to all your prayers
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"Sometimes A Lonely Way," "Answer"Way"
---> We can see it now, the scratches
---> On the back of the door
---> We can see it now, no mistaking
---> What you're better for
26th Apr '17 8:14:54 AM Desdinova777
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** "The World's Address"
---> I know you deceived me, couldn't sleep last night
---> Now my tear stains on the wall reflect an ugly sight
---> I can see your secrets
---> No need to confess
---> Everyone looks naked when you know the world's address
25th Mar '17 2:09:15 AM Az_Tech341
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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 likeminded 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 successbetween the 1988 creation of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and the Grunge explosion of 1991-1992; other likeminded like-minded bands that became successful during this time include Music/ThePixies, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/MidnightOil and The Church.
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