Till My Head Falls Off
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|song name||Till My Head Falls Off|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Factory Showroom, Music From Malcolm In The Middle (Promo), John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||August 14, 1996 (156 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell|
Performed at the breakneck tempo of "classic new wave", this song is the harangue of an embattled old-timer who refuses to yield the floor. Chorus: "I'm not done, and I won't be till my head falls off." Check out the rock power of bassist Graham Maby in the breakdown section.
- Appears in the Malcolm In The Middle Episode "Home Alone 4", when the boys are cleaning the house, then making it messy again.
- When played live (as on Severe Tire Damage), the word "decrepit" is often used in place of "forgetful."
- Actor Jake Goldsbie, who plays Toby in the Canadian TV show Degrassi, chose this song when asked which song best describes his life.
- Radio advertisements in Pittsburgh for the Factory Showroom tour used the opening riff as background music.
Addiction, Compulsion, Age, Bad English, Bodily Mutilation, Body Parts, Clothes, Drugs, Forgetting And Remembering, Heads, Insanity, Mathematics, Mirrors And Reflections, Questions, Recursion, The Senses, Trade Names
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