I'm Having A Heart Attack

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Drawing, from the Apollo 18 promo, representing the song.

song name I'm Having a Heart Attack
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Apollo 18
year 1992
first played July 31, 1992 (9 known performances)
run time 0:23
sung by John Linnell


  • This is Fingertips song #19.
  • In concert, Flansburgh often adds NKOTB-like lyrics between the main lines of the song. One example: "Girl you know it's true / H-E-A-R-T attack to you, girl / And if I should die before we freak / Know that I will always love you".
  • In concert, when performing Fingertips, Linnell sometimes acts as if he's having a heart attack. Everybody laughs, but Flans says, "Don't laugh, he really is having a heart attack!"
  • Although TMBG only started performing Fingertips in its entirety in 2000, this vignette was being played separately as early as 1992 (e.g. the infamous October 10, 1992 show).

Song Themes

Body Parts, Death, Different When Played Live, Funny But Sad


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