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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants (sometimes abbreviated as TMBG) is an American alternative band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell were frequently accompanied by a drum machine. In the early 1990s, TMBG became a full band. Currently, the members of TMBG are Flansburgh, Linnell, Marty Beller, Dan Miller, and Danny Weinkauf. They are best known for an unconventional and experimental style of alternative music. Over their career, the group has found success on the modern rock and CMJ charts. More recently they have found success in children's music, and in theme music for several television programs and films. more »


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She stole my daydreams 
She stole my air guitar 

"Exterior. Man on lawn, alone at dawn."

Packed the typewriter 
And drove off in her car 

"A battered automobile drives past state line sign."

And now I know that I'll rue the day 
I let her get away 

I need a haircut 
I've got myself to blame 

"A gloved hand spins a combination 
Dial quickly opening a large wall safe."

He wasn't so fine 
To my beginner's mind 

"Motel, the other man, severe, refined."

But with that big talk 
I should have seen the signs 

"Woman enters and they embrace. 
He packs duct tape, rope."

And right on her he was fixing his aim 
He pushed me out of frame 

I need new head shots 
I've got myself to blame 

"She spins her ring to hide the diamond in her hand 
And drops a gun into a small beaded purse."

Know the diff between a script and a spec 
It's a test, just the stage directions left 
And no camera angles to use, mm-hm

A novice script may seem strange in this format 
But like any other business 
It's a standard that the writer gets used to, aw-huh 

My scenes are cut out 
I'm just on speaker phone 

For exposition 
I'm out here on my own 

And as the night falls on this sleepy town 
The iris closes down 

I missed my close-up 
I've got myself to blame 
I've got myself to blame 
I've got myself to blame

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Written by: John C Flansburgh, John S Linnell

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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