Spoken Word

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Songs in which plain, amusical speech and/or conversation take place. (Not including digressions during live performances.)

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From the Venue Songs DVD

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  • 32 Footsteps - "28, 29, 30, 31"
  • Alienation's For The Rich - "This song is dedicated to all you modern day troubadours out there / And I think I know who you are"
  • Alphabet Of Nations - "The alphabet of nations, the alphabet of nations, the alphabet of nations!"
  • Ana Ng - "I don't want the world, I just want your half"
  • Bread Hair - "That's a gone rug, buddy"
  • Even Numbers - "2, 4, 6, 8"
  • Fake-Believe - "That's little Lord Fauntleroy, please"
  • Fake-Believe (Type B) - "4-3-2-1, blastoff!", "It's not a problem, ants are strong"
  • For Science - "Let's get those missiles ready to destroy the universe!"
  • Go For G! - "Grapes, glue, gyroscopes"
  • Hide Away Folk Family - The Home Astrology Report recited by John Flansburgh.
  • Hot Dog! - "That's me!"
  • I Can Add - "I don't even know spanish, but I'm gonna sing it in spanish now"
  • I Can Hear You - "I Can Hear You by They Might Be Giants / Made at the Edison Laboratories"
  • I Got My T-Shirt Back - "Play the bongos!"
  • L M N O - "Hello children, it's time for an important lesson with Professor Flans! This is about four letters that people sometimes confuse for one: L M N O!"
  • Mr. Xcitement - "Let it be known: They Might Be Giants, Doughty, The Elegant Too: Mr. Xcitement."
  • On Earth My Nina - "Here's my song."
  • One Dozen Monkeys - "His name is Larry."
  • Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head - "Memo to myself: Do the dumb things I gotta do. Touch the Puppet Head."
  • Q U - "Quack quack, quack, quack"
  • Seven - Henry Linnell and Desi Tomaselli make such statements as "I would like some cake" and "The green house at the end of the block"
  • She's Actual Size - "We take you to Brooklyn."
  • Spider - "I promise not to kill you"
  • Why Does The Sun Shine? - Several lines, including "It is so hot that everything on it is a gas. Iron, copper, aluminum, and many others."
  • Zeroes - In various parts of the song, Hannah Levine states numbers that include zeroes, for instance: "ten, one hundred, one thousand"

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