Talk:Feign Amnesia

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I'm gonna pretend I forgot about this song. Seriously though, it's okay. Certainly overshadowed by the awesomeness of the following song. Bacon warrior 23:34, 16 May 2007 (UTC)


This song reminds me A LOT!!!! of Prevenge!!!! - GT2

Dammit, I like this song! I really don't understand all the anti-Feign Amnesia sentiment I've heard around. I love the sound, the harmonies, it's one of the songs from The Else that's most likely to get stuck in my head. It doesn't sound any more like Prevenge than, say, how much Experimental Film sounds like Bangs. --TVsKyle 20:44, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I totally agree. While every album since Apollo 18 seemed Linnell-dominated to me, The Else marks, with songs like this one, Careful What You Pack, and With The Dark, Flans' triumphant return to keeping all contributions to an album on the same high level. It's definitely his. And the train guitar noise is the ass-kickingest sound of all of The Else. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 18:38, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Alternate Lyrics?[edit]

As often happens with TMBG songs, when I heard the album version of this song, it sounded vaguely familiar, probably because I had already heard it as a demo at some point. The only thing is, I seem to remember the lyrics being different. Though I can't remember what the original chorus was, I don't think it was "feign amnesia." It's driving me crazy because it's on the tip of my tongue, but I can't figure it out. Anyone else having this problem or am I just suffering from unfeigned amnesia?

I don't believe a similar song exists in demo format. If you can figure out which one you're thinking of, definitely let us know! -CapitalQtalk ♪ 15:31, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
It could just be that Finished With Lies and Prevenge were rolling in my head and formed some sort of amalgam that sounded similar to this. Or maybe I heard it previously on one of the podcasts. Or maybe all of these clever songs are just starting to bleed together.--KoopLaFez 05:25, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


Why in the hell is this song so mysterious? Never performed, never acknowledged... this semi-forgettable uptempo pop tune has somehow become one of TMBG's most obscure album tracks, along with "The World Before Later On", "Broke in Two"... actually, I guess that's a growing trend? "Sleep", "Stone Cold Coup D'État" (UNFORGIVABLE), "Replicant", "Lumberland", "Too Tall Girl", "Stuff is Way", "In Fact", "Let Your Hair Hang Down", "Protagonist", "Dog Walker", "2082", "You Don't Like Me"... wow. Lots of new songs that they haven't and probably won't play live. Though "Feign Amnesia" remains one of the few that I believe has not even been acknowledged or mentioned by the band... ~ april 03:07, 2 June 2015 (EDT)

I don't think it's really that unusual--there are at least a couple of songs from every album that have never been played live save for the ones they've done full-album shows, aren't there? Not sure what you mean about "never acknowledged" either--I don't think they necessarily discuss every single song from every album in depth. I haven't heard them specifically say stuff about a lot of songs on The Else (or any other given album). --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 06:12, 2 June 2015 (EDT)
It will be interesting to see if they ever do Join Us or Nanobots shows and how they will treat that neglected material. Track count wise The Else is one of their easier albums to do live so I guess it's not surprising they picked it as a theme. Also I hate this song and I'm delighted they will probably never play it. (Usually not the case with other forgotten tracks though.) -- Sonderling (talk) 21:41, 2 June 2015 (EDT)

'60s garage bands[edit]

An anonymous user recently updated the References page with lyrics from this song's second verse section: "Barbarians and Seeds, The Lost and The Remains" - those are all garage bands from the 1960s, many from Massachusetts, of which presumably Flans was aware in his youth. However, can we be certain this is the case in this song? I always thought it was just a bunch of random words that he liked and threw together in that line, but this might be plausible. Any definitive source for it? --MisterMe (talk) 10:48, 16 March 2017 (EDT)

I agree, if we don't have a verified source for this it shouldn't be included. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 13:24, 17 March 2017 (EDT)
Ok after further thought I've changed my mind, I think they probably are actually references. So it should stay. --Self Called Nowhere (talk) 14:44, 17 March 2017 (EDT)
disagree. seems wholly unlikely that these four "random" terms would coincidentally be bands from his youth (and many of them local). plus flans is a namechecking machine. -- 14:52, 17 March 2017 (EDT)