Three Might Be Duende

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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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The monochrome martinet 
His texture is starch 
This song is a march 
And from the beginning 
His duende was winning 
But though he's a worthy emcee 
He'll never be part of the three 
Orpheum act 
Faustian pact 
Three might be duende, in fact 

Necropolis blown apart 
A ghostly sight 
Emerges bright 
Hot from the embers 
The first team member 
Is hatching a dastardly plan 
Like a bird with a dastardly egg 
Trapped in his time 
Lost in his rhymes 
One might be duende defined! 

Apocryphal espadrille 
The shaper of dreams 
Returns to the scene 
No diorama 
Could match his drama 
A smile that would frighten the blind 
The incubus freezes the mind 
Fooled by his charm 
Right off the farm 
Sound might be duende's alarm 

Dystopio smashed to bits 
The keeper of dust 
The builder of rust 
When you discover 
Sleep's older brother 
The trio is finally complete 
The trio has just been conceived 
Forged by their past 
First in their class 
Three might be duende (three might be duende) 
Three might be duende (three might be duende) 
Three might be duende at last

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Written by: John C Flansburgh, John S Linnell

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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