Sleepwalkers

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song name Sleepwalkers
artist They Might Be Giants
releases No!, TMBG Unlimited - April, No! Preview, TMBG Clock Radio
year 2002
first played November 9, 2000 (65 known performances)
run time 2:42
sung by John Linnell


Trivia/Info

  • This is a reworking of the unreleased "What Is Everyone Staring At?", which has only been featured on Dial-A-Song.
  • On a song-by-song guide of No!, John and John commented on "Sleepwalkers" thusly:
Somewhere, someone once said that you shouldn't wake someone up when they're sleepwalking. The shock could kill them! It sounds a little fishy now, like maybe it was just a pretext for some bad sitcom writing. In Buenos Aires there is a nice pastry shop called 'The Sleepwalker' with a logo of a woman walking slowly down a staircase with her eyes closed and her arms extended in front of her, presumably heading towards some delicious eclairs. If you ever see us doing that BY NO MEANS should you attempt to wake us until we have eaten all the eclairs.

Song Themes

Dreams, Forgetting, Remembering, Medical, Mind Control, Hypnotism, Not In 4-4 Time, Recycled Material, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Sleep, Streets, Title Not In Lyrics

Videos

  • A video of the song, featuring an in-studio performance, appears on the CD/DVD combo version of Here Come The ABCs.

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Sleepwalkers is currently ranked #157 out of 845. (67 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.75)