"Chess Piece Face" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
What's gonna happen to chess piece face
There go I but for my face
All I know could be defaced by the facts in the life of chess piece face

I don't know where he lives
Or if he knows to sail
Or if little schemes like this one ever cross his trail
But I don't believe he's dreaming
Or if he cares to know
So I shudder in my lampshade

So, what's gonna happen to chess piece face
There I go but for my face
All I know could be defaced by the facts in the life of chess piece face
Chess piece face
Chess piece face
Chess piece face


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"Chess Piece Face" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentI read somewhere (probably tmbg.org) that this song is about one of the Johns' brother.
    Idsaysgoon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, "Chess Piece Face" is mentioned in their song "The Rabid Child" as a Trucker's CB radio handle. Is there a connection between the two?
    warmPhaseon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo, the brother just thinks it was written about him. He hates TMBG and everything they do, so he takes some of his brother's songs as insults. Apparently he and Flansburgh aren't too close. Chess Piece was written about a guy They worked with for a while, but few people know who he is.
    blindfoldon March 04, 2006   Link

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