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The vocals and the lyrical structure done in the style of Squeeze?--Captaincaustic 01:25, 3 July 2011 (EDT)

Now that you mention it, I definitely hear that. It's not a bad thing by any means, though. Chiaro 12:43, 9 July 2011 (EDT)--
Not a bad thing at all, in fact, I very much get a kick out of it . Just heard the full track and it only apples to the verses.--Captaincaustic 23:41, 11 July 2011 (EDT)

I actually came to this page to see if that was the Squeeze singer in the back. Maybe?

This is likely too minor to even qualify, but in the future it's probably best that no one discuss any listening to full tracks on TMBW till the album is released, no matter what the means of listening may have been. - Apollo (colloquia!) 23:51, 11 July 2011 (EDT)


1. Is this the first reference to Anonymous by a signed musical artist? and 2. Will it become their theme song? --Yamfox 23:10, 18 July 2011 (EDT)

I didn't take it to mean the organization; I thought it just mean to anyone. ~ veggieman 23:19, 18 July 2011 (EDT)
The lyrics, at least on here, have "Anonymous" with a capital letter, which would mean someone specific. Also, the official TMBG twitter retweeted someone who was quoting the lyrics, with the capital letter on "Anonymous". Although I haven't yet picked up the physical copy, which may or may not have a lyrics booklet, which would settle this. --Yamfox 09:53, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
It does have a capital A in the digital booklet, but I still personally interpret it as to anyone. ~ veggieman 11:02, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
Why? The first time I heard it, I thought it was obvious - Flansburgh is referencing Banksy and Anonymous in the same line, both which are Internet-fueled/popularized phenomenons in the current pop culture, both shrouded in anonymity. The capital A in the lyrics booklet should put an end to any confusion. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 11:14, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
I've never heard of Bansky, so that could be true. ~ veggieman 11:16, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
Welcome to the internet, you must be new here. --tehbagel ( o ) 23:19, 20 July 2011 (EDT)

Mono Puff/Kids Albums - They Might be Giants[edit]

They Might be Giants at their most Mono Puff, this could easily have been on It's Fun to Steal. As the above posters have correctly listed it's full of internet and confrontational art references although Flans references to Banksy is a bit wince inducing. Another example of Flans trying to write a commercial song. The influence of writing for kids also comes through strongly. A party song that although beautifully forced. Hopefully this will replace The Guitar for that part of the show. (Mr Tuck)

Guys I like my views in the interpretation file as it is an interpretation. (Mr Tuck)

There is a difference between a review and an interpretation, so I'll provide the dictionary definition of "interpretation": "an explanation of the meaning of another's artistic or creative work". In this wiki's case, interpretations attempt to analyze a song's lyrics in order to describe the song's meaning - and that's it.
Your review above describes everything except the meaning of the song's lyrics - you merely give your opinions on the song, point out similarities that you hear in its sound to other material, and mention the obvious fact that it contains pop culture references (a fact that is already on the song's main page).
In the future, if you wish to state your opinion about the quality and sound of a song, please do it on a talk page like this one. If you come up with an analysis of a song's lyrics, like you did properly for Judy ("Poor Judy, whose main crime appears having not moved on much for twenty years (her infidelity is rather implicit, and unlikely when one thinks of her overall inertia) is equated to Vietnam."), then feel free to post it on an interpretations page. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 20:25, 25 July 2011 (EDT)

I disagree. I think it's a critical interpretation. I don't see why one can't interpret the motives of the authors writing in the interpretation category. However, I do find your rigid rules amusing... and I love this site ;-) (Mr Tuck)

Moxy Früvous[edit]

The verses sound remarkably close to Moxy Früvous's cover of "I've Just Got To Get a Message To You" (Their You Will Go To The Moon album.), though in a faster tempo.--Pittsburghmuggle 17:58, 9 August 2011 (EDT)


Why is this song rated so low? I LOVE IT! If you don't believe me, go to my user page! Aaaaaaaaaah! --User: Flansfan--

Origin of the Intro[edit]

I think I've found it! The intro appears to be an interpolation of the voiceover from the instructional video for the Booth and Bong Hit Station, from Tom Sachs' Nutsy's project. I haven't been able to find anything that confirms it, and it's possible they both refer to something else, but it seems unlikely. The aesthetic fits the song pretty well, too. --Peeja (talk) 12:29, 17 July 2016 (EDT)

That sure sounds like the source. I've asked Flans on tumblr but there's no guarantee he'll confirm or even respond in the first place. Good work! --MisterMe (talk) 08:05, 18 July 2016 (EDT)


Did Flansy do the beginning part of this song? -The Mayor of Cowtown 18:52, 22 February 2022 (EST)

He did, though it's adapted from the video mentioned above -CapitalQtalk ♪ 10:00, 24 February 2022 (EST)