"Absolutely Bill's Mood" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
I was born in a lighthouse, my mother was the sea
I crawled to school each morning, when it occurred to me
That life's just a mood ring we're not allowed to see
And this is what it said to me

My room is comfortably small
With rubber lining the walls
And there's someone always calling my name
He calls when I'm alone
And he calls when I'm not home
And he calls when I'm stuck out in the rain
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane

Now listen all you swingers, don't you try to tag along
I know monkey see, but monkey's dead, for you it would be wrong
Put a dime in my jukebox, you'll only hear this song
And it won't be fun for long

Because my room is comfortably small
With rubber lining the walls
And there's someone always calling my name
He calls when I'm alone
And he calls when I'm not home
And he calls when I'm stuck out in the rain
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane

Thank you
Thank you

My room is comfortably small
With rubber lining the walls
And there's someone always calling my name
He calls when I'm alone
And he calls when I'm not home
And he calls when I'm stuck out in the rain
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane
I'm insane


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"Absolutely Bill's Mood" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentThis song is about insanity. Besides the overt "I'm insane," observe the room with padded walls (the insane asylum). The rest of the song may have meaning, or may be merely deranged thoughts. One funny TMBG-style alteration of language is the substitution of "monkey's dead" for "monkey do."

    The song is about Bill Krauss' state of mind during some of the recording. It's kind of like a tribute/mockery of Bill's mental state.
    SnoKoneManiacon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes this song is about Bill Krauss. There were many equipment problems during the recording of the first album, and so the Johns dedicated this lovely song to him.

    The best part is the applause and "Thank you"
    HowardTCoon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd here I thought it was merely nonsensical. I think a lot of their music is, like nothings gonna change my clothes:
    All the people are so happy now, their heads are caving in!

    Anyway, thank you for shedding some new light on the subject.
    Malkavianon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNothing's Gonna Change My Clothes isn't nonsensical, it's about death, go look at the corresponding page to that song, it makes a lot of sense.
    Crorseon September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn relation to death, comfortably small could mean a coffin
    zackemo13on November 21, 2011   Link

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