Stone Cold Coup D'État

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song name Stone Cold Coup d'État
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Nanobots, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 2013
run time 2:57
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh and Robin Goldwasser back


  • Coup d'état is a French term for the overthrow of a head of government. Je ne sais quoi is a French idiom describing a quality that is difficult to identify, literally meaning "I don't know what".
  • "Nature's red in tooth and in claw" is a reference to the Tennyson poem In Memoriam A.H.H., completed in 1849.

Song Themes

Body Parts, Children, Colors, Criminal Activities, Death, Fire, Food, French, History, Insects, Language, Music, Non-John Vocals, Personification, Plans, Questions, Reading, Relatives, Space, Tableware, Trees And Other Plants, Violence, Weapons


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