Pet Name

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song name Pet Name
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Factory Showroom, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1996
first played September 8, 1996 (155 known performances)
run time 4:04
sung by John Flansburgh


This track takes us deeper into the Memphis groove than the band has ever been before. The song is about a slightly sleazy couple with a tenuous relationship to each other and a suspect relationship to the world.
On [Factory Showroom], I wrote this song called "Pet Name" that really started out with the same intention [of writing] a straight love song. And halfway through that I just... I chickened out. It's about a troubled, misstepped kind of relationship. And it's an interesting topic, it's got a little bit more friction in it.

Song Themes

Fade Out, Forgetting And Remembering, Games, Hotels, Lies And Deception, Loneliness, Love, Numbers, Parties, Reading, Time, Transportation


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Pet Name is currently ranked #239 out of 1010. (129 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.70)