From This Might Be A Wiki

Until recently, I didn't realize he was singing the word "Contrecoup", I thought it was "God tricked you".--Pittsburghmuggle 11:44, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

...the name of the song didn't tip you off? --Self Called Nowhere 14:06, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
Not every song features the title as a lyric, nor had I ever heard the word before. Nor did I read the song titles before listening. So there ya go.--Pittsburghmuggle 14:57, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Should the main page include a description of what phrenology is, or does everybody know? Cos nobody I talk to ever does. (Incidentally, I was superexcited that he included it in a song.) --Self Called Nowhere 10:53, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

I'm never good at knowing. We probably do have enough young'ns visiting the wiki to warrant a description on the song page, so it would be worthwhile I guess. ~ magbatz 12:53, 26 February 2010 (UTC)


Am I the only person who hears a tiny bit of accordion in this song? Listen at the bridge the other places where the other instruments are quiet... --ΰΌΊπ„žπ„†β“†β“€β“”β“›βŽˆβ’Ήβ“žβ“œβ“œβ“β“–β“”π„‡ΰΌ» 12:54, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Wait... someone thought it would be a challenge for TMBG to write a song about heads?[edit]

Main page says: "John Linnell was challenged by the radio show The Next Big Thing to create a song using the almost-forgotten words contrecoup, craniosophic, and limerent."

Wait... anyone, anywhere thought it would be a challenge for TMBG to write a song about messed up Heads and Skulls? Should they be surprised when the resulting song also mentions Phrenology?

Asbury Park - "I got kicked in the head"'


I Am A Human Head

Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head

Stand On Your Own Head

There's A Light Coming Out Of My Head

Till My Head Falls Off

Turn Around - "There's a human skull on the ground" (see also Skulls)

Unsupervised, I Hit My Head

We Want A Rock - "Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads" (see also Artificial Body Parts)

Austin - "Cutting off my skull", "Removing the back of my skull"

The Mexican Drill - "We're not building skull thrones"


Turn Around - "Turn around, turn around / It's a human skull on the ground"

Boomerang - "Between the head bone and the wrist"

Rhythm Section Want Ad - "The New Age hairstyle made of bones"

This Land Is Your Land - "From the redwood forests, to the skull-and-crossbones"

Where Your Eyes Don't Go - "Should you worry when the skullhead is in front of you?"

Back To Skull - On the cover art, a child throws a skull into the air

Damn Good Times - Multiple skulls in the music video

Experimental Film - Homestar Runner music video features a skull with arms on a penny farthing

John Henry - Similar artwork Back To Skull; features the same skull held by a child in the back cover art and on the ground on the disc's label

True. He probably wouldn't even have to visit our theme pages--Heads, Skulls, and Body Parts, to name a few--to realize just how many songs there are. --MisterMe (talk) 11:28, 4 May 2013 (EDT)
i must say that i disagree rather wholeheartedly with the sentiment here. it's one thing that heads and cranial injury are recurring themes in tmbg's canon. it is wholly another to suggest that these references were generated each with the others in mind. part of what makes our catalogue of song themes so interesting is that they explore the incidental recursion found across the scope of the band's material. the lyric-writing process does not boil down to encountering a particular idea and deciding "i'm going to write a song about this" (for our purposes we may bar subjects so simple as numbers and letters). mr. linnell in particular said that he does not write lyrics this way, instead relying on spontaneous snatches of inspiration. so yes, regardless of previous arbitrary snippets of creative fuel, the deliberate inclusion of such specific words is indeed quite a challenge. -Apollo (colloquia!) 16:30, 4 May 2013 (EDT)