Interpretations:Too Tall Girl

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This is fun[edit]

This is just a funny and goofy song, no deeper meaning as far as I can tell. Kinda 60's style, maybe it's a tribute to the Beach Boys, it sounds that way. Anyway, I think she's actual size. But she might be giant, who knows. --Freakiosis 13:55, 7 March 2013 (EST)

Falling in love with someone "too good" or "out of your league"[edit]

I find this song to suggest the singer is falling in love with someone of higher status or social stature (or perceived to be thus). The best he can hope for is to be a sort of fan-boy or tag-along, his love unrequited. -- CJSF 14:18, 7 March 2013 (EST)

Good insight! The last bit about the months turning into days is a clever bit of Flansburgh phrasecraft, which might be read as as the protagonist's panic that he's running out of time. --Nehushtan (talk) 01:36, 8 February 2020 (EST)


I get the impression that the protagonist has fallen in love with a billboard model who is literally too tall. That this isn't healthy is noted early on (deleterious) but he's into much of a dream to care. The music underpins this with a wonderful late 50s Pre rock melody. Flansburgh's high moment of the album. Reminds me a bit of the Tales of Hoffman opera when the protaganist falls in love with a doll. Not sure if Flans had that in mind though on this really pretty song.

(Mr Tuck)

It's about the "Everywhere Girl" Jen Kind.[edit]

“I still go to this Red Robin outside of Portland, and there’s a huge picture of me, half the size of the wall,” Kind, now 41, says. “Both my niece and my nephew, in different states and at different grade levels, found my picture in their textbooks.”