Certain People I Could Name
|song name||Certain People I Could Name|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Long Tall Weekend, They Got Lost, TMBG Clock Radio, Idlewild|
|first played||March 14, 1996 (7 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- From tmbg.com, "A piano driven song with subtle charm from the Factory Showroom era. Don't really know how this got put aside, but I suspect it was probably more due to its mid-tempo than its high quality."
- John Linnell says this song was inspired by noticing the similarities between a friend of his and a Kurosawa film.
- As evidenced by early live performances, the line "as a lizard stalks a helpless creature" was originally "as a lizard eats a helpless creature." Additionally, instead of the line "eyes with no expression watch the unsuspecting prey" Linnell would sing "as the camera moves a close up on the reptile's mouth" in concert.
- The recording of this song on Long Tall Weekend was first present on the leaked cassette known as the The Complete Factory Showroom Sessions in 1996.
Addiction, Compulsion, Animals, Bodily Mutilation, Counting, Criminal Activities, Death, Heads, In Back, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Mathematics, Occupations, Pointing, Problems With Liner Notes, Questions, Stories, Time, War, Military
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