Stuff Is Way

From This Might Be A Wiki

song name Stuff Is Way
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Nanobots, Modern
year 2013
run time 1:37
sung by John Linnell


  • A "stalking horse" is an inconsequential figure who acts on behalf of a larger third party so that the third party can remain anonymous. The term originates from hunters hiding behind their horses as they sneak up on prey.
  • Linnell described the clarinet usage here as "really fun". Here he used his "Selmer rosewood contra alto with a gigantic bell" that he played "sitting down while it rests on its peg".[1]
  • In 2019, "Stuff is Way" gained enough popularity to move it to TMBG's top 5 songs on Spotify when it became the subject of a YouTube animation meme that began in March 2019 and has spawned hundreds of videos set to the song.

Song Themes

Animals, Bad English, Forgetting, Remembering, Guy Songs, Lies, Deception, Nonsense Words, Questions, Transportation


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