Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon

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song name Nightgown of the Sullen Moon
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, Selections From Then, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 1989
first played February 9, 1995 (1 known performances)
run time 1:59
sung by John Linnell


  • Did you know that Nightgown of the Sullen Moon was a book? Well, the Johns didn't know this either when they wrote the song.
  • Linnell has said this song was inspired by a young girl's drawing.
  • In issue #36 of Coraline-creator Neil Gaiman's Sandman ("Over the Sea to Sky"), DJ Barbara Wong of WRAT New York is heard announcing this song on her pre-dawn radio show.

Song Themes

Clothes, Doors, Drugs, Falling, Fire, Forgetting, Remembering, Hands, Heads, Recycled Material, Science, Size, Space, Super-Human Qualities, Time, Windows


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