Chess Piece Face

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song name Chess Piece Face
artist They Might Be Giants
releases They Might Be Giants, Then: The Earlier Years
year 1986
first played February 25, 1989 (62 known performances)
run time 1:21
sung by John Flansburgh


  • John Flansburgh confirmed that this song is about a co-worker of his. Rumors had suspected that it could have been about his brother Paxus.
  • In the comments of an October 2017 TMBG Facebook post, John Flansburgh commented that the song's title "was an abstract way to describe a disfiguring disease."[1]

Song Themes

Body Parts, Dreams, Games, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Oblique Cliches, People (Imaginary), Questions, Recycled Material, Sailing


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Chess Piece Face is currently ranked #717 out of 910. (102 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.41)