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Songs mentioning accidents, particularly traffic accidents.
Central theme[edit | edit source]
- 7-11 - Accidentally breaking an expensive item: "Then the bottom just fell out / And the whole thing went crash"
- Become A Robot - "Whoops, too late"
- The Car Crash
- The End Of The Tour - "I was bent metal, you were a flaming wreck"; in addition, the entire song has been speculated to be about a fatal car crash.
- Fingertips #1 - "Everything is catching on fire"
- Fingertips #7 - "C'mon and wreck my car"
- Good To Be Alive - Song is "about the burden of physical injury" (quote by Flansburgh); also note the video
- Hi Honey I'm Home - Not directly stated in the lyrics, but the sirens, screeching tires, crashing noises, and the track's morbid nature clearly imply an accident.
- I Made A Mess
- Mink Car - "I got hit by a mink car"
- South Carolina - The song is about a bike wreck
- Spoiler Alert - Car accident (implied)
- Subliminal - "As I got hit by a car there was a message for me...". An MVA is the central & seminal event of the song.
- Thermostat - Lyrics allude to a car accident, possibly caused by a haywire thermostat
- Unsupervised, I Hit My Head
Briefly mentioned[edit | edit source]
- Eight Hundred And Thirteen Mile Car Trip - "One spilt cup of orange juice"
- Birdhouse In Your Soul - Jason's shipwreck
- Birds Fly - "Birds fly into my windshield"
- Blind - "Stagger away from the wreck on the freeway"
- Canajoharie - "Where a rocket ship experiment went awry / When the prototype exploded on the launching site"
- Countdown Intro - "They Might Be Giants have just crash-landed their glass bottom car"
- Dead - "Accidentally taken off the shelf before the expiration date"
- Lesson 16 - "I killed your real father... It was an accident"
- The Mesopotamians - "Hey, man, I thought that you were dead / I thought you crashed your car"
- Mountain Flowers - "There's no way it's accidental"
- New Hampshire - "His brushes with success were just an accident"
- Rest Awhile - "Felt so dizzy I got into the car and got into an accident"
- Prisoners Of Graphic Design - "Then we crash / Hope you don't get hurt"
- Rocket Ship - "messed up my face", "injured my hair"
- Sensurround - "Accidentally in a coal mine it was found"
- Someone Keeps Moving My Chair - "Where your visiting friend accidentally was killed"
- The Summer Breeze - "An automobile that had driven from its garage and killed a number of couples"
- Towson - various accidents are the reason the poor guy can't attend the show
- Vestibule - "It was an accident / Now I'm locked within"
- Women & Men - "Coming up from the shipwreck"