My Murdered Remains

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My Murdered Remains studio album cover
My Murdered Remains
Studio album by They Might Be Giants
First released December 10, 2018
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Tracks 16 (32 w/ bonus disc) Last studio album I Like Fun
Label Idlewild Recordings Length 43:00 (78:25 w/ bonus disc) Next studio album The Escape Team
My Murdered Remains getting boxed alongside The Escape Team for shipping in 2018

My Murdered Remains is the 21st album by They Might Be Giants. It consists of new songs first released on Dial-A-Song in 2018. CD/digital versions include a 16-track bonus disc, More Murdered Remains, with songs from both the 2015 and 2018 iterations of Dial-A-Song.


In September 2017, details for the 2018 Instant Fan Club offering were posted and mentioned among other items, the inclusion of two Dial-A-Song albums: "A Disc of Dial-A-Song 2015 Rarities" and "A Disc of All Dial-A-Song 2018 Songs". As 2018 progressed and much of the year's Dial-A-Song material ended up consisting of songs from two other 2018 album releases — I Like Fun and The Escape Team — the band decided to consolidate the planned 2015 and 2018 Dial-A-Song discs into this album and its bonus disc (included with first editions of the album).

The album's title is from a lyric in "Mrs. Bluebeard" — "I want to say I learned something valuable today / Alas my murdered remains are incapable of learning anything" — and was originally the working title for the album I Like Fun, where that song appeared.

Like The Escape Team, My Murdered Remains is available on CD, vinyl and download on Idlewild Recordings directly from They Might Be Giants via their merch store, but is not available on streaming services such as Spotify. Though the CD edition includes More Murdered Remains as a bonus second disc, the vinyl edition only includes those songs via download code.

In January 2019, the band announced the release of Some Murdered Remains, a sampler featuring six tracks culled from the main album. It was made available on TMBG's Free Downloads page.

In summer 2022, a vinyl repressing of the album was sold with side 2 of The Escape Team mispressed instead of side 2 of My Murdered Remains. The edition was sold briefly on the TMBG Shop and removed after the issue was reported. Replacement copies were sent out in February 2023.


# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Communists Have The Music 2:27


2 I've Been Seeing Things 3:21


3 Gudetama's Busy Days 2:39


4 Dog 2:25


5 Ampersand 2:22


6 Applause Applause Applause 2:07 
7 The Neck Rolls Aren't Working 2:58


8 Selectionist 3:03


9 I Haven't Been Right Yet 2:35


10 Unctuous Robot 1:48


11 The Bullies 2:04


12 Tractor 2:31


13 Rowboat Mayor 2:49


14 Tick Tick Tick Tick 2:35


15 Last Wave (Alternative Version) 3:58


16 Best Regrets 3:35


More Murdered Remains (bonus disc)[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 This Is Only Going To Go One Way 2:41


2 Prepare 3:00


3 No Cops 1:22


4 Starry Eyes 3:27


5 The Velvet Ape 3:01


6 Tesla (2 4 6 8 Remix) 2:06


7 Whole Lot Of Glean 2:18


8 I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar 2:18


9 Rock Club 2:34


10 Thankful For Your Service 2:10


11 The Summer Breeze 2:09


12 Another Weirdo 1:56


13 Door To Door Minotaur 1:40


14 The Greatest (Full-Length Mix) 2:31


15 Christmas In The Big House 2:03


16 The Power Of Dial-A-Song 1:07