Stuff Is Way

From This Might Be A Wiki

song name Stuff Is Way
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Nanobots, Modern
year 2013
run time 1:37
sung by John Linnell


  • A "stalking horse" is an inconsequential figure who acts on behalf of a larger third party so that the third party can remain anonymous. The term originates from hunters hiding behind their horses as they sneak up on prey.
  • Linnell described the clarinet usage here as "really fun". Here he used his "Selmer rosewood contra alto with a gigantic bell" that he played "sitting down while it rests on its peg".[1]
  • In March 2019, "Stuff is Way" was used in a YouTube animation meme, which generated enough popularity to move it to TMBG's top 5 songs on both Spotify and Apple Music. The video spawned hundreds more set to the song, and a snippet of the song also became a popular sound on TikTok, with over 18 thousand videos using it.

Song Themes

Animals, Bad English, Forgetting, Remembering, Guy Songs, Lies, Deception, Nonsense Words, Questions, Transportation


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