Talk:I Palindrome I

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Am I the only one bothered by the fact that there's not a continuous line of one of the Johns singing "I Palindrome I Palindrome I Palindrome I?" At least during the chorus?

Apparently. -Oreosarecrack

Check Out these palindromic lyrics from MC Paul Barman's "Bleeding Brain Grow":

"What's that on your beard? A tiny ivory black power fist facial hair comb.

I'm building geodesic domes. Calling Rick O'Casek 'Homes.'

Ma, origami magi roam. [palindrome]

Eve, [palindrome]

Mika, Rza, Evil JD. Nasir is Osiris and JLive, AZ, Rakim, [palindrome]

Cormega, Cage, Mr. O.C.: [palindrome]

I'm anomie. I, mon ami. [palindrome]"

There's a lot more to the brilliant lyrics of this song, but these are the only palindromes. Thought someone out there besides me might find it interesting.--Lodestone 02:02, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Not a palindrome[edit]

In my iTunes library it says that the length for this song is 2:23 (on Apollo 18) which is not a palindrome I. (and from Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants it says 2:20 which is still not palindromic) -- Buzzmusic100 ("Keep your voice down...")

Now, iTunes does not always display totally accurate information on every single piece of music it recognizes. Even so, it's not something to get your knickers in a twist over. -Apollo 22:53, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

John or John?[edit]

Was this song actually written by Flans rather than Linnell? He sung the demos, after all, and that's what we primarily go on, right? He sung the demo for Rat Patrol, yet Linnell sung the studio version, so we say it was written by Flans... the reverse goes for The World's Address, or am I just being really stupid? --ΰΌΊπ„žπ„†β“†β“€β“”β“›βŽˆβ’Ήβ“žβ“œβ“œβ“β“–β“”π„‡ΰΌ» 21:42, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

The demos were of a different song with the same title. This version is Linnell, the other Flans. I think the demos should be removed from this song's chronology page if they are a different song. --veggieman.//(leave a message after the click?) 21:48, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
The demos are on the chronology page because it is worth noting that they had the same name, not necessarily because they are earlier incarnations of the song. -Apollo (Phoebus!) 22:23, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
Well at what point did Linnell take over this song? --ΰΌΊπ„žπ„†β“†β“€β“”β“›βŽˆβ’Ήβ“žβ“œβ“œβ“β“–β“”π„‡ΰΌ» 23:21, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Funny But Sad[edit]

Why is this song in the Funny But Sad category?

β€”Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)14:27, December 17, 2012
The theme page doesn't give specifics, but I think it comes in right away: "Someday, Mother will die and I'll get the money. Mom leans down and says, 'My sentiments exactly, you son of a bitch.'" It's a humorous look at a normally bleak and prickly topic, namely, inheritance and how to distribute it. The method of death can sometimes affect who gets the money or how much. The narrator's mother realizes this and quickly reminds him not to get any nasty ideas or her money won't go to him. Also, she (perhaps unwittingly) insults herself by calling her son "you son of a bitch". I find that very funny...but sad. You can find a plethora of other discussion on this topic at the interpretation page for the song. --MisterMe 15:21, 17 December 2012 (EST)

Wikipedia's Apollo 18 entry[edit]

Not that it's this wiki, but the Wikipedia page for Apollo 18 said I Palindrome I "discusses a man who murders his mother to collect his inheritance, only for one of his children to kill him". While that's certainly a valid interpretation I removed it because true or not the song isn't exactly clear on what is happening. Mentioning here because it was interesting.--Pittsburghmuggle (talk) 02:43, 5 February 2015 (EST)


Is it sad that this song is where I learned my first curse word? Nah.--MidoFS (talk) 12:17, 16 February 2017 (EST)