Your Own Worst Enemy
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|song name||Your Own Worst Enemy|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song, Factory Showroom, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||August 14, 1996 (49 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
In a sense, the sound of this track harkens back to the earliest They Might Be Giants recordings. All the percussion is from a tiny Yamaha sound module. The bass is a cello plucked by Mr. Garo Yellin. The words, which visit the themes of depression, alcoholism, and self-destruction, are the original products of our own imaginations, although the chorus makes fleeting reference to a popular soft-rock song from the '70's: 'Precious and few are the moments we two can share.'
- From the tmbg.com Q&A with John Linnell: "Most of the sounds come from a small, inexpensive box made by Yamaha called the MU5. It's something I carry around with me. The MIDI stuff on my "House of Mayors" recording was recorded with the MU5 and a laptop computer in a summer house in upstate New York."
- This song's lyrics may reference the early '70s hit "Precious and Few" by Climax.
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