It's Not My Birthday
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|song name||It's Not My Birthday|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||They'll Need A Crane (EP), Ana Ng (Single) [UK Release], Don't Let's Start (LP), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years, Podcast 28A, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong|
|first played||June 26, 1987 (79 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- From the Then: The Earlier Years liner notes: "The lyrics for It's Not My Birthday have defied simple interpretation, probably out of irresponsibility or laziness on the part of its young author."
- The line, "I'll never see that recipe again," references the 1968 Richard Harris single, "MacArthur Park", which contained the line, "I'll never have that recipe again," in reference to a melting cake.
- All instances of this song contain a quiet thump about 10 seconds into the track. This was not fixed for Then: The Earlier Years, which removed an artifact from "The Biggest One".
Colors, Drinking, Food, Funny But Sad, Holidays, Jail And Imprisonment, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Puns, Questions, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Relatives, Tongue-Twisters, Transportation, Water, Weather
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