Lyrics:Particle Man (Ritz Show)
|Particle Man (Ritz Show)|
|By: They Might Be Giants|
JL: "You know, another difference between this show and the one we did in Towson, Maryland, was we did that thing where everybody takes a very short solo at the end of that song, except... we forgot to tell Dan Miller, our guitar player, that's what we were doing. And it got so weird, 'cause eventually nobody was playing at all." JF: "It was just finger-pointing at that point." JL: "Yeah. Finger-pointing and accusations." JF: "It was kind of like this perfect, you know, 'Fuck me? Fuck you!' And I - I'm not saying it was exactly like that, but it was kinda like that. It was more, you know - you know, goodwill, showbusiness camaraderie, but... tensions can be high when you're in the public forum. So, uh - uh, John, I got, I have one hand signal for you. ...That's a secret message." JL: "All right." JF: "I'm gonna do it so Dan Hickey can see. Okay." JL: "I'm gonna be right here -" JF: "All right." JL: "- if you need me for something. I'm gonna be over here. So here's a, uh, song off the popular Flood album."
1, 2, 3, 4!
Particle Man, Particle Man Doing the things a particle can What's he like? It's not important Particle Man
Is he a dot, or is he a speck? When he's underwater does he get wet? Or does the water get him instead? Nobody knows, Particle Man
Triangle Man, Triangle Man Triangle Man hates Particle Man They have a fight, Triangle wins Triangle Man
Universe Man, Universe Man Size of the entire universe, man Usually kind to smaller man Universe Man
He's got a watch with a minute hand Millennium hand and an eon hand And when they meet it's a happy land Powerful man, Universe Man
Person Man, Person Man Hit on the head with a frying pan Lives his life in a garbage can Person Man
Is he depressed or is he a mess? Does he feel totally worthless? Who came up with Person Man? Degraded man, Person Man
La la la la la la la la La la la la la la
Triangle Man, Triangle Man Triangle Man hates Person Man They have a fight, Triangle wins Triangle Man
JL: "Thank you! I'm sorry. I faked you guys out."