Favorite Lyrics

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A growing list of users' favorite lyrics from the songs of TMBG.

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Album Song of Origin Lyric Rating
They Might Be Giants (Debut Album) Don't Let's Start Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful. 100 out of 100
10 total votes
They Might Be Giants (Debut Album) Hide Away Folk Family "...Aquarius, abandon hope for future plans...". 58.33 out of 100
6 total votes
They Might Be Giants (Debut Album) Absolutely Bill's Mood Life's just a mood ring we're not allowed to see. 50 out of 100
3 total votes
They Might Be Giants (Debut Album) Rhythm Section Want Ad Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank. 91.67 out of 100
6 total votes
Lincoln Ana Ng I don't want the world, I just want your half. 100 out of 100
8 total votes
Lincoln Ana Ng And the truth is, we don't know anything. 87.5 out of 100
4 total votes
Lincoln Where Your Eyes Don't Go Every jumbled pile of person has a thinking part that wonders what the part that isn't thinking isn't thinking of. 100 out of 100
9 total votes
Lincoln Stand On Your Own Head You made my day, now you have to sleep in it. 66.67 out of 100
3 total votes
Lincoln Snowball In Hell If it wasn't for disappointment, I wouldn't have any appointments. 100 out of 100
3 total votes
Lincoln Snowball In Hell Money I owe, Money I-Ay 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Dial-A-Song Birdhouse In Your Soul (Demo) I'd like to cover the earth with a fresh-baked yummy dessert. People couldn't live in it but I think it's worth the money and hurt, 'cause I couldn't tolerate all the empty places in the world. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Flood Whistling In The Dark There's only one thing that I know how to do well, and I've often been told that you only can do what you know how to do well and that's be you, be what you're like, be like yourself. 100 out of 100
2 total votes
Flood Whistling In The Dark Whistling, Whistling, Whistling, Whistling, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Apollo 18 I Palindrome I "Son, I am able," she said, "though you scare me." "Watch," said I, "Beloved," I said, "watch me scare you, though." Said she, "Able am I, Son." 87.5 out of 100
4 total votes
Apollo 18 She's Actual Size She's stuck in my heart now, where my blood belongs 75 out of 100
4 total votes
Apollo 18 My Evil Twin I know he looks like me, hates work like me, and walks like me. He's even got a twin like me. 100 out of 100
5 total votes
Apollo 18 Narrow Your Eyes They say love is blind, I don't think you're blind. 80 out of 100
5 total votes
John Henry I Should Be Allowed To Think I saw the worst bands of my generation applied by magic marker to dry wall. 83.33 out of 100
3 total votes
John Henry A Self Called Nowhere But I'm thinking of a wooden chair in the room at the top of the stair, and I'm looking down the stairwell at the vanishing dot on the map of the spot, let me take you there. The dotted line surrounding the mind of a self called nowhere. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
John Henry The End Of The Tour I was bent metal, you were a flaming wreck when we kissed at the overpass. 91.67 out of 100
6 total votes
Long Tall Weekend Rat Patrol Wilderness of mirrors shine; floorboards creak and footsteps heard. Headlights turn into the drive, then disappear into the night. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Long Tall Weekend Certain People I Could Name Who is it like? Doesn't it strike you as the very image of someone we know? Isn't it so like certain people? How could anybody miss the obvious and the uncanny and the clear resemblance? Isn't it just like certain people I could name? 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Long Tall Weekend Counterfeit Faker Nervous, I walk through windows. 50 out of 100
5 total votes
Mink Car (UK Version) Your Mom's Alright Your ass is grass, and I'm a lawnmower. 62.5 out of 100
4 total votes
Mink Car Hovering Sombrero Don't be burdened by regrets or make your failures an obsession. Know you're never just a hat, you're never only just a hat. 100 out of 100
3 total votes
The Spine Experimental Film I already know the ending, it's the part that makes your face implode. I don't know what makes your face implode, but that's the way the movie ends 50 out of 100
5 total votes
The Spine Wearing A Raincoat Turning to drugs to help you sleep will only lead to sleep, and sleeping is a gateway drug to being awake, being awake, being awake again. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
The Spine Renew My Subscription Refill my prescription to whatever that thing is that makes the carpet stop turning into snakes. 100 out of 100
4 total votes
The Spine Surfs Alone I'm All You Can Think About Your apparent nonchalance belies the fact that you can only think of me! 90 out of 100
5 total votes
Venue Songs Memphis I'm going to blind myself tonight so the image I will always retain is of the Gibson Lounge. When I get my sight back I'll redecorate my living room exactly like it. 100 out of 100
4 total votes
The Else The Cap'm My hat looks good on me? I agree, I agree. 75 out of 100
4 total votes
Here Comes Science Cells Inside the cell is a tiny double helix--another fancy word for DNA--which could also be a spiral staircase, which could also be a twisted ladder, which could also be a spring, which could also be a spiral staircase, which could also be a twisted ladder or a crazy looking spring. 100 out of 100
2 total votes
Join Us Old Pine Box You old pine box with your head full of rocks, sharp like a cracked flowerpot. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Join Us When Will You Die And the only way to mitigate would be to know the date you're scheduled to vacate. When are you going to die? 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Nanobots Stone Cold Coup D'État What is that certain je ne sais quoi? Aw yeah, it's a stone cold coup d'état! 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Nanobots 9 Secret Steps Inhume your gloom within a tomb. Confine your mind behind a line. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Nanobots Icky You've got a nice pair of slacks which he takes but will only return one of them. 100 out of 100
1 total votes
Dial-A-Song We Live In A Dump I was individualistic They kicked me off the team. 100 out of 100
1 total votes