Call You Mom

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song name Call You Mom
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Nanobots EP, Nanobots
year 2012
first played December 29, 2012 (102 known performances)
run time 3:07
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh backs


  • This was the first song from Nanobots to be publicly released. It was made available via SoundCloud[1], announced by Rolling Stone on December 12, 2012.
  • In an interview[2] with The Weekly Feed, John Linnell described this as an "Oedipus Pan" song because of the narrator's childishness and maternal obsession.
  • "Rolling a hoop" refers to the game of hoop rolling, often played by children through history. However, it was also considered a skilled sport and used as a targeting exercise in Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • The sailor suit was originally designed for seafaring men in the 1850s, but later became a popular fashion style for children.

Song Themes

Bad English, Clothes, Doors, Dreams, Games, I Am, Relatives, Sailing


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