Archive Tag: tmbg

18 Sep 2015

2015 may well prove to be the busiest on record in They Might Be Giants, and the intensity shows no sign of abating as tickets are now on sale for a string of UK dates in January and February 2016.

They Might Be Giants‘ last full-band show in the UK was a sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire in late 2013, however, the band, performing as a trio, thrilled a packed Rough Trade East for a one-off in-store show in July this year following a string of radio appearances on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Absolute Radio, BBC London and more.

Their new album Glean is out now and Dial-A-Song continues it’s run of exceptionally quality in delivering a brand new song & video every week in 2015.

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01 Sep 2015

whatever happened to chopped off,
unloved, resentful appendages?
will they be phoning us at 3am?
whatever happened to them?

what is that distant scampering?
have you secured the gates
and put out the lights?
though my pounding heart
nearly drowns it out
what is that scampering sound?

someone’s tampered with the storage unit lock
someone’s dragging something heavy down the block

whatever happened to decency?
to privacy, to false-bottom suitcases?
what is this angry world coming to?
what did I do to you?

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11 Aug 2015

TMBG Dial-A-Song Week 32. Video directed by Paul Sahre.

omnicorn. like no other creature ever born
on its head is every manner of horn
the omnicorn’s the one
the one

omnicorn. hiding over by the edge of the pines
now it’s running past the hunting lodge sign
no one will see it go

I’ve been to museums
I’ve seen the no-see-ums
I know what I’m talking about

omnicorn. even rarer than a unicorn
it’s got every single kind of horn
omnicorn’s the one
the one

omnicorn. leaping over someone’s mobius strip
left behind from a vacationing trip
that’s something to talk about
omnicorn go
omnicorn go
omnicorn go
omnicorn go

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21 Jul 2015

Video directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante.

1 2 check 1 2
1 2 check 1 2
1 2 check 1 2

we love all the people
and we love to rock the house
no one knows we’re coming
so no one’s coming out
to this particular rock club
have we played this club before?
you see, I can’t remember
if we’ve played this club before

1 2 check 1 2
1 2 check 1 2
1 2 check 1 2

put your hands together
get on your knees and pray
next time we come around here
we won’t be comin’ back this way
or to this particular rock club
is that really the P.A.
or just somebody’s radio
left in the corner of the room?

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14 Jul 2015

It’s Dial-A-Song Week 28. Directed by Alex Italics, Cinematography by Symeon Platts, Starring Michael Dean.

just an inch away from your face
I am staring into your eyes
you would be surprised if you could see
what’s an inch from your face
but it’s impossible
I am invisible

Tiptoeing and holding my breath
almost knocking over a lamp

barely able to contain a sneeze
I am invisible
I am invisible
I am invisible

Did you notice something?
Was there somebody there?
No apparently not.
There you felt it again
something creeping around
that you can’t see

doing jumping jacks in the bank
dancing through the supermarket
spinning in the courtroom on one leg
I am invisible
I am invisible
I am invisible

there are details
that I haven’t worked out
like when I eat my lunch
does it disappear
or do you see it going all the way down?

Did the cat just learn how to fly?
no I’m only holding him up
did the cat turn on the dishwasher?
no I’m holding his paw
pushing down on the switch
making it look like he’s
doing it by himself
cause I’m invisible
I am invisible
I am invisible

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16 Jun 2015

The 24th instalment of TMBG’s 52-week Dial-A-Song project in 2015.

in a summer house out on Cape Cod a number of years ago
my cousin Charles heard over the radio on WEEI
the story of an automobile that had driven from its garage
and killed a number of couples kissing down by the oceanside

Charles thought about the ocean’s waves down the road just a mile
and as he turned off the radio he saw with his own eyes
the very same door handle they spoke of hooked to that radio dial
and the summer breeze blew in the window
that hadn’t been open before

so if you hear a radio you had best beware
be sure there’s not a car around
because the legend still remains
there’s a car without a handle
and that car is still at large
there’s a car without a handle
and that car is still at large

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