Other Father Song

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Clip from the movie Coraline featuring the song
The Other Father singing to Coraline

song name Other Father Song
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Coraline Soundtrack, Podcast 52
year 2009
run time 0:28
sung by John Linnell


  • This song was recorded for the 2009 movie Coraline. Due to cuts, this is the only song TMBG ended up providing for the film. It takes place when Coraline's other father (voiced by John Hodgman) shows how his piano plays him, rather than he plays the piano. He proceeds to sing a song about how great Coraline is. The repeated mention of eyes and buttons plays on the fact that the Other Father's eyes are actual buttons.

Song Themes

Body Parts, Food, Not In Common Time, People (Imaginary), Relatives, Title Not In Lyrics


  • Watch it on Youtube.png - movie clip
  • Watch it on Youtube.png - static official video

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