I've Got A Match
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|song name||I've Got a Match|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Lincoln, They'll Need A Crane (EP) [UK Release], Then: The Earlier Years, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 49|
|first played||June 26, 1987 (12 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- The line "I've got a match: your embrace and my collapse" is a play on words of the schoolyard taunt, "I've got a match: Your face and my ass".
- During live performances of "Ana Ng," John Flansburgh has been consistently singing "I don't want the world, I just want your half" to the tune of this song's "Love people are there, the smell of love is everywhere" since 1996.
- Flansburgh wrote of this song on Tumblr in 2011, "That is one of the few songs that we got so burned out on that I doubt we'll ever play it again. We've probably played many more since, but early on in touring it was like an introduction to playing a song too much." Along with "You'll Miss Me" and "The World's Address", this was one of three songs not played at TMBG's Lincoln album shows in 2011-12. The other two were played in 2015 but this song remains unplayed since 1989.
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