"They Might Be Giants" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Hang on
Hang on tight

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants
They might be rain
They might be heat
They might be frying up a stalk of wheat

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants
They might be brain
They might be washed
They might be Dr. Spock's back-up band

To make the merry-go-round go faster
So that everyone needs to hang on tighter
Just to keep from being thrown to the wolves

Tabloid footprints in your hair
Tabloid footprints everywhere
We can't be silent
'Cause they might be giants
And what are we going to do unless they are

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants
They might be bald
They might be snow
They might be something else in the snow

Hang on tight

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants
They might be fake
They might be lies
They might be big, big, fake, fake lies

Tabloid footprints in your hair
Tabloid footprints everywhere
We can't be silent
'Cause they might be giants
And what are we going to do unless they are

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)

They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)
They might be giants (boy)


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"They Might Be Giants" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI more or less directly quote the following from the movie where they got their name from, but "don quixote's problem was that he thought that all windmills were giants. that's insane!"
    thus... they might be giants.

    as for dr. spock's back up band... hey, the man's released more musical cds than the beatles.
    windmills221bon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIs that Brent Spiner in that song? The "hang on tight" and "boy" parts, I mean.
    Nigelon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was Alan Alda that says those things but I might be wrong. Very catchy lil tune.
    DuTcHoVeNon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis band is a cult in the camp I used to go to...an older friend the first year had another (chinese) friend of ours write in Chinese on her arm, "They could be really big people" (He didn't know the chinese letter for giants... ;) )
    Anyway, I love this band, and I love this song.
    emilieheidelon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup
    Mr. Baconon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI reckon it's about politicians and how, after an election we wonder how they are going to act, run the country to their standards or ours? Meh, I'm staring through probably naive eyes here.
    o0conduitxXxforxXxmusic0oon April 04, 2009   Link

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