Extra Savoir-Faire

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song name Extra Savoir-Faire
artist They Might Be Giants
releases John Henry, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1994
first played September 14, 1993 (50 known performances)
run time 2:48
sung by John Flansburgh


  • According to the American Heritage Dictionary, savoir faire is a French term meaning, "The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing."
  • At a show in November 1994, Flansburgh introduced this song as about "guys on steroids."
  • Flansburgh stated he put this song together on his wife's ukelele while playing it upside-down. [1]

Song Themes

Egoism And Pretentiousness, French, Language, Questions, Streets, Swing Feel


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