The Biggest One

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song name The Biggest One
artist They Might Be Giants
releases (She Was A) Hotel Detective (EP), Don't Let's Start (Album), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years
year 1988
first played December 31, 1989 (1 known performances)
run time 1:22
sung by John Flansburgh


  • "An unlikely song of self-pity" -- from the Then: The Earlier Years liner notes.
  • Flansburgh discussed the coffee shop mentioned in this song (located at 441 Metropolitan Ave[1]) in a 2006 interview with Edible Brookyln[2]:
When I moved here twenty-two years ago the only restaurants were breakfast places for guys loading trucks at the beef slaughterhouses on North 6th and the few remaining heavy industries. My favorite was a truck stop called Doc’s Sugar Bowl, which was only open 4 am to 10 am. I don’t think there was a way to get a cup of coffee in the neighborhood after 10 am on this side of the BQE.

Song Themes

Coffee, Numbers, References To Other Songs Or Musicians, Size, Temperature, Water


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