"Someone Keeps Moving My Chair" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Mr. Horrible
Mr. Horrible
Telephone call for Mr. Horrible
But before he can talk to the ugliness men
There's some horrible business left
For him to attend to
Something unpleasant has spilled on his brain
As he sponges it off they say

"Is this Horrible?
Is this Horrible?
It's the ugliness men, Mr. Horrible
We're just trying to bug you
We thought that our dreadfulness
Might be a thing to annoy you with"

But Mr. Horrible says, "I don't mind
The thing that bothers me is
Someone keeps moving my chair"

"Would you mind if we balance this glass of milk
Where your visiting friend accidentally was killed?
Would it be okay with you if we wrote a reminder
Of things we'll forget to do today otherwise,
Using a green magic marker, if it's alright
On the back of your head?"

Mr. Horrible
Mr. Horrible
We're not done with you yet Mr. Horrible
You have to try on these pants so the Ugliness Men
Can decide if they're just as embarrassing as we think
We have to be sure about this

But Mr. Horrible says, "I don't mind
The thing that bothers me is
Someone keeps moving my chair"

Someone keeps moving my chair

Mr. Horrible says, "I don't mind
The thing that bothers me is
Someone keeps moving my chair"

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"Someone Keeps Moving My Chair" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's totally a coincidence since Flood came out in 1990 and "Office Space" came out in 1999, but occurs to me that you could almost make this part of the album into a little theme song trilogy: Someone Keeps Moving My Chair = Milton, Hearing Aid = Peter, Minimum Wage = Lumburgh (cracking the whip). Just a little goofy thought, funny how it kinda works though. Heh.
    gravitonon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a creepy and fun song at the same time.
    all these odd/disturbing things seem to surround him yet all he can complain about is that somebody keeps moving his chair.

    disturbing... i wonder if his friend's death was accidental, or if it was caused by the ugliness men.
    something was spilt upon his brain... wouldn't his skull have to be open? maybe this song is about being sedated during an operation of the head.
    ah its hard to tell, the lyrics are nicely vague.
    theparasprinteron May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's basically about a guy, a businessman of some sort I assume, who is being bothered and frustrated by a bunch of annoying co-workers, probably his superiors. They meet with him, and are totally rude and insensitive. But the guy can't protest about any of the things that really bug him, so he just feigns outrage over his chair being moved.
    J.J.on April 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a song about a man whose friend was killed (obvisously) and that kinda hollowed his emotions so nothing else that was done to him affects him emotionally except something petty like some1 moving his chair.
    HowardTCoon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm more with JJ than anyone on this. although, i'm pretty sure the lyrics say the Ugliness Man, and that they were calling him the Ugliness Man, as well as Mr. Horrible. bt i always got the idea of this being at a bussiness office, with annoying co-workers.

    Rodan2000on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe thing you always have to remember is, TMBG don't often make sense. What I can tell is, people are annoying this guy, and he's kinda too focussed on his chair to notice. They probably meant it literally, in an effort to make as little sense as possible.
    emilieheidelon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason this song reminds me of the movie Office Space.
    And Milton in particular.
    BRMExtrEmEon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreen magic marker/something unpleasant = acid
    (to me)
    Greenmagicmarkeron April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcid has the strange ability to rid you of your cares
    Greenmagicmarkeron April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree w/ j.j. The dead friend thing is just a thing they're bringing up to pick on Mr. Horrible
    Mr. Baconon April 06, 2007   Link

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