Extra Savoir-Faire

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song name Extra Savoir-Faire
artist They Might Be Giants
releases John Henry, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1994
first played September 14, 1993 (41 known performances)
run time 2:48
sung by John Flansburgh


Trivia/Info

  • According to the American Heritage Dictionary, savoir faire is a French term meaning, "The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing."
  • At a show in November 1994, Flansburgh introduced this song as about "guys on steroids."
  • Flansburgh stated he put this song together on his wife's ukelele while playing it upside-down. [1]
  • The bragging about savoir-faire is thematically similar to Mac Davis's "Oh Lord, It's Hard to be Humble."

Song Themes

Egoism And Pretentiousness, French, Guy Songs, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Language, Questions, Streets

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