Bee Of The Bird Of The Moth
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|song name||Bee of the Bird of the Moth|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||The Else, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong|
|first played||April 26, 2006 (51 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
- This song's title was inspired by one of Jonathan Lethem's Promiscuous Songs called The Moth of the Bee of the Birds (scroll down). The "Promiscuous Materials Project" was also the source of John Linnell's song "The Second Longest Night."
- John Linnell at the March 2007 TED Conference performance introduced the song by saying: "This is a song about a hummingbird moth, which imitates another creature, which imitates yet another creature. It's completely fucked up and can only be explained in song!"
- The final verse ("everyone's deforming...") was not added to the song until about a year after its first performance.
- STP, an automobile lubricant and additives brand, distributed oval stickers of their logo at auto races starting in the 1960s.
- The horn break appears to quote Pretty Flamingo by Manfred Mann - a song that is also about something referred to as a bird, but isn't.
Animals, Body Parts, Colors, Food, Freaks, Insects, Mind Control, Hypnotism, Nonsense Words, People (Imaginary), Plans, Problems with Liner Notes, Questions, Recursion, Science, Sea, Trade Names, Transportation, Weapons
- Watch it on - Recorded live on July 1, 2006
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