Mr. Hughes Says

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song name Mr. Hughes Says
artist Mono Puff
releases The Hal Cragin Years, It's Fun To Steal, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1996
first played September 19, 1997 (15 known performances)
run time 2:32
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This song is about the poet Langston Hughes. His poem "Motto" ends with the lines: "My motto, as I live and learn / Is dig and be dug, in return."[1]
  • Flansburgh: "A love song and a list song combined. The lyric in the chorus quotes a poem by Langston Hughes."

Song Themes

Animals, Body Parts, Children, Hands, Occupations, People (Real), Relatives, Space, Telecommunication, Titles And Honorifics, Transportation, Wind


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Mr. Hughes Says is currently ranked #454 out of 1010. (28 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.36)