The Bloodboat

From This Might Be A Wiki

song name The Bloodboat
artist They Might Be Giants
releases TMBG Unlimited - November, DialASong.com (2000-2006), Podcast 49
year 2001
run time 2:47
sung by John Linnell


Trivia/Info

  • From TMBG Unlimited: "The arrangement of this song is fussy enough to suggest that it was heading somewhere, but this demo seems to have hit a dead end and was never even featured on Dial-A-Song. It recently emerged that the word "bloodboat" is some kind of 19th century slang term for a ship manned by tough sailors who like fighting, but as the song makes plain, that usage is not applied here."
  • According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it appears one definition or use of "bloodboat" is as a vessel whose duty is to transport beef or other meat to a larger ship. Still, though, it is unlikely that John or John applied this usage to arrive at the resulting song.

Song Themes

Age, Body Parts, Death, Forgetting, Remembering, Numbers, Precious Metal, Sailing, Sea, Tableware, Talking, Not Singing, Water

Videos

Current Rating

You must be logged in to rate this. You can either login (if you have a userid) or create an account with us today.

The Bloodboat is currently ranked #274 out of 845. (16 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.50)