Dan Vs. Cog

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Music video for "Dan Vs. Cog"


song name Dan Vs. Cog
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)
year 1999
run time 2:56
sung by John Linnell and John Flansburgh


  • Originated from the song "Glockenspiel Intro - Born In A Graveyard", though this is much longer.
  • This song was played for ABC's news series in 1999 titled Brave New World.
  • Watch and read more about the multi-talented Cog project at MIT's page.
  • In the song, Flansburgh is singing about/rooting for Dan Hickey, while Linnell is singing about/rooting for Cog.
  • In the video, it is possible to see lyrics written on Flansburgh's hand in the final close-ups.
  • This song was misspelled "Dan vs. Kog" on the Dial-A-Song T-shirt and in the liner notes of A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants.

Song Themes

Age, Altered Voice, Drums, Guy Songs, Music, New York City, No, Occupations, People (Real), Recycled Material, Relatives, Robots, Self-Reference


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