I Lost Thursday

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song name I Lost Thursday
artist They Might Be Giants
releases I Lost Thursday (Single), I Broke My Own Rule (Single), I Can't Remember The Dream (Single), Super Cool (Single), Part Of You Wants To Believe Me (Single), BOOK
year 2020
run time 3:14
sung by John Flansburgh


  • An August 2021 press release for BOOK expanded on the song:[1]

Flansburgh describes "I Lost Thursday" as a song that's "about the simple recognition that you're losing touch with time, but it certainly speaks to this moment." The song's musical bedrock is a bassline that Linnell recorded remotely. Flansburgh compares its "pushy fusion sound" to the band's landmark 1988 album Lincoln.

  • When asked how the song was recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, Flansburgh said on Tumblr that "it was just good old file sharing between me and JL."[2] Linnell explained further in an interview:[3]
Actually, on this album, there’s at least one track where [Flansburgh] asked me to just write a bunch of basslines. So I sent him MIDI files of a number of basslines and he picked one and wrote a song on top of that. I think what we’ve discovered is that the more you mix it up, the more variety you wind up with, you know, you come up with different techniques. [I Lost Thursday was] my bassline but John wrote the whole song on top of that, so I think of it as a Flansburgh song.
  • Originally released on October 20, 2020 for a pay-what-you-can donation to support TMBG's live crew and band on TMBG's merch store.
  • Debuted on YouTube and streaming services on March 26, 2021 following the announcement that it would be the lead single from BOOK.
  • This is the only song on BOOK that TMBG, rather than Pat Dillett, is credited with mixing.

Song Themes

Animals, Forgetting And Remembering, Paranoia, Sleep (Theme), Time, Traded Tracks


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