I Am Not Your Broom

From This Might Be A Wiki
From the enhanced No! CD
From the TMBG QuickCam

song name I Am Not Your Broom
artist They Might Be Giants
releases No!, TMBG Clock Radio
year 2002
first played February 14, 1997 (111 known performances)
run time 1:04
sung by John Linnell


  • In a 2003 interview on NPR's Fresh Air With Terry Gross, Linnell said he created the song after buying a cheap video camera for his computer. He thought it would be a great way to create and share some inexpensive music videos. After hooking up the camera, he looked around the room for something to write about and use in a video, and the only thing suitable was a broom.
  • This song was played as early as 1997, five years before No! was released.
  • Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films) calls this song a "cool track" on his iTunes Celebrity Playlist.
  • This song was originally sung to the tune of the old folk song "Oh! Susanna", as heard on the Quick Cam version. By the time it was released on No!, however, the tune was slightly modified.

Song Themes

A Capella, Accents, Aversion To Work, Insanity, Onomatopoeia, Self-Reference


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I Am Not Your Broom is currently ranked #512 out of 910. (47 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.06)