Fun Assassin

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song name Fun Assassin
artist They Might Be Giants
releases The Spine Surfs Alone (EP), TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 24A, Podcast 26A
year 2004
first played September 28, 2003 (2 known performances)
run time 2:03
sung by Jonny Cragg, Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser backs


  • This song's only live performances were both on September 28, 2003 at Joe's Pub, New York, NY, nine months before its studio release. The live version was different from the studio version, with a slow, sinister tone and a tuba playing the bass line, and John Flansburgh singing the lead vocal.
  • The first line ("you to me...") echoes the opening line of "Concrete And Clay", a '60s pop hit that TMBG covered.

Song Themes

Beach, Body Parts, Criminal Activities, Death, Escape, Eyes, Fire, Funny But Sad, Furniture, Lies And Deception, Mirrors And Reflections, Non-John Vocals, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Questions, Space, Time, Transportation, Violence, Weapons


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