Lyrics:"Skee-ball And Saltwater Taffy"
|"Skee-ball And Saltwater Taffy"|
|By: They Might Be Giants|
From the Venue Songs DVD: Home is on They Might Be Giants' minds, and now in their sights. But as they head north, they cannot pass up a stop in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where they play skee-ball, and eat saltwater taffy that was made in 1996. And of course, they check in with their old friends at the legendary Stone Pony. It was here at this landmark musical dungeon by the sea where public radio's Garrison Keillor first somberly rocked America with songs like, "Factory's A'Closin' In The Quaint Fictional Lutheran Town", and traded white hot rock guitar licks with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. It is this legacy that inspires yet another venue song. One that shall be played.
Alternate version: Home is on They Might Be Giants' minds and in their sights. As they head north, they are forced to stop in Asbury Park, NJ at the legendary Stone Pony. Though time has slowly healed southern Jersey of the dark reign of the dark overlord Bon Jovi, and elves once again frolic on the Dance Dance Revolution Machines of the boardwalk arcades, the Giants still cannot hear their muse until a lingering malcontent attacks the band backstage. Now, They Might Be Giants has all the inspiration they need.