I hit my head
I hear the phone ring
I was distracted by my friend Joe
I hit my head
Now I'm left-handed
Lost my sublet to my friend Joe

I've lost my superpowers
I was invisible
I could just cut myself
Right out my will
I was unsupervised
I had a real good time
Until I . . . I hit my head

Back in the day
With my friends 'round me
You could count on me with just one hand
When I digress
You'll find me smiling
Could be living underneath the ground

I've lost my superpowers
I was invisible
I could just cut myself
Right out my will
I was unsupervised
I had a real good time
Until I . . . I hit my head

I hit my head
In different places
Was distracted by memory
I was alone
Or else just lonely
And Joe will never return again

I've lost my superpowers
I was invisible
I could just cut myself
Right out my will
I was unsupervised
I had a real good time
Until I . . .

We hope for better things (I've lost my superpowers)
That were impossible (I was invisible)
We would just clap our hands (I could just cut myself)
And wait for the sound (right out my will)
We were unsupervised (I was unsupervised)
We had a real good time
Until I . . . I hit my head


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    General CommentWhen ever i hear this song i always think its about growing up...
    Whenever he talks about his friend joe it seems like he was his "childhood friend" or imaginary friend and when he "hits his head" or grows up all of these things go. The good times with his friends, pretending to be invisible, etc all seemed to stop when he grew up
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    They Might Be Giants - Unsupervised, I Hit My Head
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    Submitted by ZenfullTangerine on January 9, 2007

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    I hit my head
    I hear the phone ring
    I was distracted by my friend Joe
    I hit my head
    Now I'm left-handed
    Lost my sublet to my friend Joe

    I've lost my superpowers
    I was invisible
    I could just cut myself
    Right out my will
    I was unsupervised
    I had a real good time
    Until I . . . I hit my head

    Back in the day
    With my friends 'round me
    You could count on me with just one hand
    When I digress
    You'll find me smiling
    Could be living underneath the ground

    I've lost my superpowers
    I was invisible
    I could just cut myself
    Right out my will
    I was unsupervised
    I had a real good time
    Until I . . . I hit my head"

    It sort of says to me... when did this happen... as if i hit my head and all of a sudden im an adult
    ZenfullTangerineon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song by Mono Puff, (a side band of TMBG with the singer John Flansburg).

    I could be wrong, but I thought I once heard this song was about a man working in a shop or something of the like. He was unsupervised while working, so when he got distracted, he slipped and hit his head, and cut his right hand off. "Now I'm left-handed" and "You could count on me with just one hand." After that incident, no one wanted to leave him alone in fear something would happen again, "I was invisible" and "I was unsupervised, I had a real good time. Until I…"
    "Could be living underneath the ground" might be referring to the idea he could be dead.

    I don't really remember though… I could be crazy and have just dreamt it all up.
    RattusXIIIon April 25, 2009   Link

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