"I Am Not Your Broom" as written by John Flansburgh and John Linnell....
Now broom you must now sweep for me the dust it fills my room
No John I will not sweep for you for I am not your broom
What nonsense are you speaking broom my words you must obey
Another life awaits be and I'm leaving you today
I am not your broom
I am not your broom
I've had enough I'm throwing off my chains of servitude
I am not your broom
I am not your broom
No longer must I sweep for you for I am not your broom


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"I Am Not Your Broom" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI always thought this song sounds like a conversation between an unhappy married couple, the "broom" being a pissed off wife, and what she would say to her husband, just before filing for divorce. Sounds like the wife thinks that the husband only sees her as a non-human cleaning object - taking her for granted.

    Kind of sad little song, when taken from that viewpoint.
    Sir_Larrikinon October 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUh... It's off of the "clildren's album".

    Probably meant to be taken literally.
    _mega_on November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOk Sir Larrikin I don't think you really understand this. This song is from the They Might Be Giants. I really doubt that this has any deeper meaning than some guy is talking to an actual broom who refuses work. They are a goofy happy fun band!! No need to find a deeper sad meaning to them. Just have fun and go with it, don't think just snjoy
    The_Donon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnever heard this song, but im sure its great, it has spectacular lyrics. I tried to download it. But I failed. I have no problem buying the album
    awsomo3000on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Don, have you ever actually listened to any TMBG carefully? Just about every one of their songs has a deeper (and usually dark) meaning. Sure you can find fun songs that don't actually have meaning (like Spider) but the vast majority are very clever and deep.
    billdye44on February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhenever I hear this song, I think of the sequence in "Fantasia" where the brooms get out of control.
    maddsurgeonon March 27, 2006   Link

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