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Songs that include the use of onomatopoeia, lyrically or musically.
Lyrical[edit | edit source]
- Become A Robot - "Clang clang whoops, too late"
- The Bells Are Ringing - Each instance of "bong"
- The Car Crash - The audience is instructed to enact the sound of a car crash.
- Clap Your Hands - Clapping, stomping, jumping
- Computer Assisted Design - "Bam / Crunch / Bolt / Smash / Crash / Twitch"
- Dinner Bell - "Dinner bell, dinner bell, ding ding ding"
- The Fellowship Of Hell - "Rock had a baby and they called it 'Aaaah' "
- I Am Not Your Broom - Linnell makes swishing broom sounds
- I Can Hear You - "You won't hear a buzz, but I'm buzzing you in"
- I'm A Little Airplane - "Wangity-wang" and "nyyyow, nyyyow" seem to imply the titular tiny aerial vehicle whizzing by.
- Pencil Rain - "The thunderous clatter of splintering wood"
- Pictures Of Pandas Painting - "Skateboards...skateboards...ssh ssh ssh"
- Q U - "Quack quack"
- Sketchy Galore - Flans spells out eek.
- Violin - "Mop mop mop" might be intended to sound like the squishing and slushing of a mop.
- When It Rains It Snows - "There's a nut with a shotgun -- bang bang bang"
- With The Dark - "Bashes, crashes, smashes to pieces"
Musical[edit | edit source]
- Ana Ng - On the line "And it sticks like a broken record / Everything sticks like a broken record", the chord progression irregularly repeats itself, as if the record is indeed broken
- Erase - Words are "erased" from lines as the song progresses.
- Four Track Mind - Features four layered tracks of recorded music
- I Can Help The Next In Line - The narrator repeats the title many times, as if he were actually helping sequential people in line.
- Infinity - After the line "figure of eight goes around", the word "around" and its accompanying music repeat itself irregularly many times.
- Iowa - After the line "And if that broom don't fly / I'm gonna buy you / a Dustbuster", a Dustbuster can be heard.
- Letter Shapes - Even without the video, one can imagine the letters being drawn in the air with the various bursts of musical notes and sound effects.
- Mrs. Train - The song gets progressively faster, like a train gathering up steam.
- Nanobots - Flansburgh's altered, monotone background vocals sound as if they could have been performed by the titular miniature automatons.
- Nonagon - Little sound effects after the name of each shape identify how many sides that shape has.
- Older - The song is set at 60 BPM, meaning for every beat, the listener is one second older. Additionally, "Time is marching on" is set to a march-like tempo.
- Rolling O - Linnell's "Mr. Lips" bebops along to rolling, rollicking music.
- Solid Liquid Gas - Each state of matter is given an appropriate musical tempo: solid is slow and dirge-like; liquid is mid-tempo; and gas is a breakneck pace.
- They'll Need A Crane - During the final repetitions of the song's title, the guitar notes sound similar to the sirens used in construction vehicles.