"I've Got A Fang" as written by John Flansburgh and John Linnell....
Glistening white triangular tooth,
Open up a can of tomato juice.

I've got a fang,
I've got a fang,
I've got a fang.

Girlfriend took me to meet her dad,
Didn't like me because I looked so bad.

I've got a fang,
I've got a fang,
I've got a fang.

Girlfriend took me to meet her mom,
Her head exploded like a atom bomb.

I've got a fang,
I've got a fang,
I've got a fang.

Glistening white triangular tooth,
Open up a can of tomato juice.

I've got a fang,
I've got a fang,
I've got a fang.
I've got a fang,
I've got a fang.


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"I've Got a Fang" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI think this song is actually about how in today's society, one will be shunned for having different characteristics than what should be considered the norm. Hence the line "Girlfriend took me to meet her dad / didn't like me because I looked so bad."...
    Or even that people will react with suprise or even fear .. ("Her head exploded like a atom bomb.")

    Also though, it reminds us that though we are all different, we have our own skills that can be used to get by and procure what we need. ("Open up a can of tomato juice.")

    ....not
    NQArbuckleon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is actually about how in today's society, one will be shunned for having different characteristics than what should be considered the norm. Hence the line "Girlfriend took me to meet her dad / didn't like me because I looked so bad."...
    Or even that people will react with suprise or even fear .. ("Her head exploded like a atom bomb.")

    Also though, it reminds us that though we are all different, we have our own skills that can be used to get by and procure what we need. ("Open up a can of tomato juice.")

    ....not
    NQArbuckleon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is actually about how in today's society, one will be shunned for having different characteristics than what should be considered the norm. Hence the line "Girlfriend took me to meet her dad / didn't like me because I looked so bad."...
    Or even that people will react with suprise or even fear .. ("Her head exploded like a atom bomb.")

    Also though, it reminds us that though we are all different, we have our own skills that can be used to get by and procure what we need. ("Open up a can of tomato juice.")

    ....not
    NQArbuckleon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've heard someone actually interpet this as being John Linnell's self-effacing ode to his own crooked tooth. I don't know if that's exactly what he had in mind, but it's an entertaining thought, and something I kind of *could* imagine him writing a whole song around.
    destroyalltacoson June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is actually about a guy who has a fang, a real fang, one that he can use to open metal cans and scare his ex-in-laws. Sure, in a tertiary way it is about society and being different, but TMBG (and Linnell especially) is fond of writing songs that are very very weird but that can be taken literally nonetheless (like The Statue Got Me High). And yeah, it's hard not to notice that the person who wrote the song is rather snaggle-toothed himself. The song is about what it claims to be about: I've got a fang. I've got a fang. I've got a fang.
    chadd_vzon July 13, 2007   Link

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