The Bright Side
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|song name||The Bright Side|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||I Like Fun, Dial-A-Song (2018)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell backs|
- Video directed by Paul Sahre.
- In a 2018 interview, John Flansburgh stated this song "is a pretty impressionistic reminiscence of folks I knew a long time ago."
- The lines "Among the rain / And lights I saw / The figure "5" in gold / On a red firetruck" are a direct reference to the poem "The Great Figure"William Carlos Williams. by
- The lines "Next what's fear / And silence in / Wait just all we'll then / Upside-down everything / Turning done you're when" form a coherent sentence when reversing the word order (clued at by the previous line "Backwards ran your sentences").
- The line "Backwards ran your sentences / Until reeled the mind" is a direct reference to the writer Wolcott Gibbs.
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