Born To Run And Fail

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song name Born to Run and Fail
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Unreleased
year 2015
run time Clock.png This unreleased song has only been played live,
and therefore has no definitive run time.
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This is a parody of the 1975 hit "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Flansburgh sings it in an exaggerated, dramatic voice, patterned after Springsteen's style.
  • Flansburgh played this song live as part of NPR's "Ask Me Another" trivia series in April 2015. You can hear it here and read the transcript of the game show as well.
  • The song features humorous verses about presidential candidates who had run but failed to win. In stanza order, they are:
  1. Al Gore (2000)
  2. John McCain (2008)
  3. Michael Dukakis (1988)
  4. Ross Perot (1992, 1996)
  5. Ralph Nader (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008)
  6. Jesse Jackson (1984, 1988)

Song Themes

People (Real), Politics, TMBG Remakes


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