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Why? album cover
Studio album by They Might Be Giants
First released November 27, 2015
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Tracks 18 Last album Glean
Label Idlewild Recordings <IDLE141> Length 38:31 Next album Phone Power

Why? is TMBG's 18th studio album, their 5th children's album, and the second of three albums collecting songs from the 2015 Dial-A-Song project. The artwork for the album was designed by Melissa Jun, using illustrations by Alison Cowles, the daughter of longtime TMBG collaborator David Cowles.

The album is available at the official TMBG Merch Store. Bundles include an album art T-shirt in yellow or green and a TMBG yo-yo.


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Track listing[edit]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 Oh You Did 2:16


2 Omnicorn 1:47


3 I Am Invisible 2:09


4 Definition Of Good 1:59


5 And Mom And Kid 1:20


6 I Made A Mess 2:27


7 Moles, Hounds, Bears, Bees And Hares 2:11


8 Walking My Cat Named Dog 2:12


9 Or So I Have Read 2:14


10 Elephants 2:38


11 Long White Beard 2:16


12 I Just Want To Dance 1:08


13 Thinking Machine 2:11


14 So Crazy For Books 2:10


15 I Haven't Seen You In Forever 2:12


16 Out Of A Tree 2:36


17 Hello Mrs. Wheelyke 2:20


18 Then The Kids Took Over 2:25