Mink Car Cover

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Mary Dan
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Mary Dan It's no secret that I absolutely adore TMBG, this cover album is really neat! Favorite track: Mink Car.
Eliot Lash
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Eliot Lash This album is a lot of fun with covers of an already heterogenous work by a group of artists with quite different musical styles. It's actually what I can thank for getting me back into TMBG. Pick it up and support charity! Favorite track: Man, It's So Loud In Here.
Marian Call
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Marian Call I submitted a song to this album for charity. If you want to hear me cover TMBG, wish granted! Favorite track: Hovering Sombrero.
Ariamaki
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Ariamaki This whole album has been a long-time favorite of mine, and is one of the only cases where I prefer a cover of a TMBG song over the original. Favorite track: Hopeless Bleak Despair.
Matthew Rebeiro
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Matthew Rebeiro They Might Be Giants are my favourite band and this made me appreciate one of my lesser favourite albums by them a little more. Favorite track: Another First Kiss.
Edward Herbers
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Edward Herbers My favorite band is They Might Be Giants. This is a tribute to their "Mink Car" release, which was released on 9/11/01. All the proceeds of this album support the FDNY foundation! It features a wonderful array of talented musicians! Favorite track: Man, It's So Loud In Here.
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1.
Bangs Above your eyes your hair hangs Blow my mind your royal flyness I dig your bangs Bangs To drape across your forehead To swing concordant angles as you incline your head Once with a girl I fell in love sometime ago now she had... Bangs Are that on which the world hangs I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs Bangs Are like a pocket T-shirt As casual as that while fully intentional And in case you think I'm here cause I like making chit chat Just remember what I said the money's under your hat Bangs Are that on which the world hangs I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs Bangs Above your eyes your hair hangs Blow my mind your royal flyness I dig your bangs Bangs To drape across your forehead To swing concordant angles as you incline your head And although I like you anyway, check out your haircut A proscenium to stage a face that needs no makeup Can you murder with your style believe it when you've heard it When the jury and the judge return to read the verdict Bangs Are that on which the world hangs I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs
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I taught you how to cyclops rock And then you go and turn around and break my heart And then you go and waste my cyclops time Mess up my cyclops mind I'm sick Like Chucky was sick My defeated heart keeps beating on I won't die Like Chucky won't die But I'm not here to socialize Gotta find a new place to hang out 'Cause I'm tired of living in Hell I'm a mess Since you cut me out But Chucky's arm keeps me company I'm a fright With my tombstone smile All the children run away from me Gotta find new friends to hang with 'Cause you're all afraid of me And I taught you how to cyclops rock And then you go and turn around and break my heart And then you go and waste my cyclops time Mess up my cyclops mind It was sweet Like lead paint is sweet But the after-effect left me paralyzed I just stare With my one glass eye Hoping you won't be back again There's a whole new generation Waiting to be wrecked by you I taught you how to cyclops rock And then you go and turn around and break my heart You waste my cyclops time And mess up my cyclops mind Pony, Twist, Monkey, and Froog These are the things that I taught to you Hitchhike, Boogie, Hypocrite Bop I'm stuck in a van outside of New York AAAAAAAAAHHH! Taught you how to cyclops rock And then you go and turn around and break my heart You waste my cyclops time And I've got a cyclops mind
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Man, it's so loud in here They fixed up the corner store Like it was a nightclub It's permanently disco Everyone is dressed so oddly I can't recognize them I can't tell the staff from the customers Baby, check this out I've got something to say Man, it's so loud in here When they stop the drum machine And I can think again I'll remember what it was You have to carry all your things You can't misplace them There's nowhere to place anything Baby, check this out I've got something to say Man, it's so loud in here When they stop the drum machine And I can think again I'll remember what it was They're all shouting something at us Waving and pointing They revamped the airport completely Now it looks just like a nightclub Everyone's excited and confused Baby, check this out I've got something to say Man, it's so loud in here When they start the love machine And I can love again I'll remember what it was Baby, check this out I've got something to say Man, it's so loud in here (Man, it's so loud in here) Man, it's so loud in here (Man, it's so loud in here) Man, it's so loud in here (Man, it's so loud in here) Man, it's so loud in here (Man, it's so loud in here) (Man, it's so loud in here) (Man, it's so loud in here) (Man, it's so loud in here)
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Let it be known. Devo Spice. TV's Kyle. Mr. Xcitement! Cafè con pan (x11) Rock on, my hubba The beat is blubba Being stingy on the pike Collect the one into the otha Careen in tandem The sea into the landem The people in the pix They want to scarf and dig the clamdem Awwwwwwww (Awwwwwww) YES (yes yes yes yes yes yes...) Mr. Xcitement Awwwwwwww (Awwwwwww) YES (yes yes yes yes yes yes...) Mr. Xcitement We nix the glaben (cafè con pan) The knifey-knife is staben (cafè con pan cafè con pan) Protrude into the hoobalicious (cafè con pan) Scoff the extra aden (cafè con pan) I write the mooky (cafè con pan cafè con pan) My verse is extra spooky (cafè con pan) Like Flansy in a soda can (cafè con pan) It's trooky-trooky-trooky (cafè con pan cafè con pan) Awwwwwwww (Awwwwwww) YES (yes yes yes yes yes yes yes...) Mr. Xcitement Awwwwwwww (Awwwwwww) YES (yes yes yes yes yes yes yes...) Mr. Xcitement Mr. Xcitement (citement citement citement...) Xcitement! Mr. Xcitement! Awwwwwwww Mr. Xcitement Awwwwwwww (Awwwwwww) Mr. Xcitement
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I'm asleep, but she's talking to me She's walking 'round wearing all of my clothes As she runs out of things to say And grabs my coat to walk away "How 'bout another first kiss?" she said "How 'bout another first kiss?" I said I want another first kiss like this How 'bout another first kiss? Other people were too sentimental And always worrying about their hair Got tired of wasting all my time Now I'm not worrying at all "How 'bout another first kiss?" she said "How 'bout another first kiss?" I said I want another first kiss like this How 'bout another first kiss? You could tell me we belong together And I could tell you you belong with me But we've run out of things to say And we'll be happy anyway so "How 'bout another first kiss?" she said "How 'bout another first kiss?" I said I want another first kiss like this How 'bout another first kiss? "How 'bout another first kiss?" she said "How 'bout another first kiss?" I said I want another first kiss like this How 'bout another first kiss?
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Glistening white triangular tooth Open up a can of tomato juice I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang Girlfriend took me to meet her dad Didn't like me because I look so bad I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang Girlfriend took me to meet her mom Her head exploded like a atom bomb I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang Glistening white triangular tooth Open up a can of tomato juice I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang I've got a fang
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Hey, hovering sombrero Gently waving in the air above the meadow Softly floating in the sky outside the window Hovering sombrero, don't be shy Don't Don't be shy Don't be terrified (don't) When you take yourself for granted (don't) Feel rejected and unwanted, know You're never just a hat (no) You're never only just a hat, you know (no) Hovering sombrero Hovering sombrero Time is flying like an arrow And the clock hands go so fast, they make the wind blow And it makes the pages of the calendar go Flying out the window, one by one 'Til the 100 years are on the front lawn (no) And the old, familiar things are mostly all gone But the old sombrero just keeps hovering on (no) Hovering sombrero, hover on Don't be burdened by regrets or make (no) Your failures an obsession Or become embittered or possessed by ruined hopes (no no) Remember, when you take yourself for granted (no) Feel rejected and unwanted, know (no) You're never just a hat (no) You're never only just a hat, you know (no) Hovering sombrero Hovering sombrero
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Now every evening, when all my day's work is through I call my baby, and ask her what we could do I mention movies, she doesn't seem to dig that And then she asks me, Why don't I come to her flat And have some dinner, and let the evening pass by By playing records, the sounds of groovy hi-fi? I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh" My baby loves me, she gets me feelin' so fine And when she loves me, she makes me know that she's mine And when she kisses, I feel the fire get hot She never misses, she gives it all that she's got And when she asks me if everything is okay I give the answer, the only thing I can say I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh" We'll play a melody and turn the lights down low So that none can see We gotta do that, we gotta do that We gotta do that, we gotta do that And there'll be no one else alive in all the world 'cept you and me Yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh Yeh yeh yeh yeh And pretty baby, I never knew such a thrill (whoa) It's hard to tell you, because I'm tremblin' still (whoa) No need to ask me if everything is okay (whoa) I got my answer, the only thing I can say (whoa) I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh" We'll play a melody and turn the lights down low so that none can see We gotta do that, we gotta do that We gotta do that, we gotta do that And there'll be no one else alive in all the world 'cept you and me Yeh yeh yeh yeh yeh Yeh yeh yeh yeh And pretty baby, I never knew such a thrill It's hard to tell you, because I'm tremblin' still But pretty baby, I want you all for my own I think I'm ready to leave those others alone No need to ask me if everything is okay I got my answer, the only thing I can say I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh" That's what I say I say "yeh yeh"
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I'll take back my pinata, it's wasted on you Just spinning that pool cue all over the room And give back the blindfold that's under your shoe Let's drink, drink, this town is so great Drink, drink, 'cause it's never too late To drink, drink, to no big surprise But what words rhyme with "buried alive"? What words rhyme with "buried alive"? You could be a float for the Fourth of July Based on your theme of "Wallflowers Grown Wild" Look through your peephole, you've won every prize Let's drink, drink, this town is so great Drink, drink, 'cause it's never too late To drink, drink, to no big surprise But what words rhyme with "buried alive"? What words rhyme with "buried alive"? In your monkey suit on a cigarette break The lunchtime crowd, they won't even blink But you'd be sad if they did But you'll be sad Let's drink, drink, this town is so great Drink, drink, 'cause it's never too late To drink, drink, to no big surprise But what words rhyme with "buried alive"? What words rhyme with "buried alive"?
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My man Muscles from hand to foot Completely coated in uninterrupted skin My man Signals command The leg to follow orders coming down from headquarters Why then Am I in bed? I guess my man's fallen out with my head May I direct your attention to the following simile? You're like the coasts of an ocean Buried beneath is a submarine cable Connecting the opposite shores that surround it My man How can he stand? Your fingers could encircle clear around the ankle My man Won't walk again In conflict with express instructions given by the brain Why can't The message be sent? I guess my man's fallen out with my head When something happens to drag on the floor of the ocean For instance, an anchor or mooring The cable can be disrupted, and even be severed Which halts the transmission across it There is no way to repair the break. My man Muscles from hand to foot Completely coated in uninterrupted skin My man Signals command The leg to follow orders coming down from headquarters My man How can he stand? My man Muscles from hand to foot Completely coated in uninterrupted skin (my man) My man won't walk again
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You're older than you've ever been and now you're even older And now you're even older And now you're even older You're older than you've ever been and now you're even older And now you're older still Time Is marching on And time Is still marching on This day will soon be at an end and now it's even sooner And now it's even sooner And now it's even sooner This day will soon be at an end and now it's even sooner And now it's sooner still You're older than you've ever been and now you're even older And now you're even older And now you're even older You're older than you've ever been and now you're even older And now you're older still
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The pro is here to lead the way To save the day Wicked little critta! He clips the puck from Bobby Orr He shoots. He scores. Wicked little critta! As he proceeds to torch the place As he proceeds to scorch the place As he proceeds to torch the place Scorcher! Torture! Scorcher! Wicked little critta! He's a wicked little critta with a sissy bar And he lays a patch on the tar He's a wicked little critta with a sissy bar And he lays a patch on the tar And he pops a wheelie on his mini-bike And he burns rubber and he peels out He's a wicked little critta with a sissy bar And he lays a patch on the tar And he clips the ball from Havlicek And Havlicek is used and abused He's a wicked little critta with a sissy bar And he lays a patch on the tar He decides to ditch and he ditches And nobody knows where he ditched He's a wicked little critta with a sissy bar And he lays a patch on the tar It's a wicked little guy Wicked pissa little guy Wicked scorcher little critta He's a wicked little guy Wicked little critta! He's a dink Way to go I like him I got problems
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Now I'm telling the truth I'm finished with lies Lies If you don't believe me now You'll never believe me now I should have my head examined They'll see when they look inside I won't have to say a word I'll stop thinking what I shouldn't be thinking I'll make everyone believe me Can't you see I'm telling the truth? I'm finished with lies Lies If you don't believe me now You'll never believe me now You'll think it's a lie Couldn't we just put away the ancient history? Throw up our hands at the unsolved mystery I'm going to have my head examined I'll prove you were wrong about me Move the needle telepathically I'll turn everything around and confuse you I'll talk faster and faster 'til I lose you I'll fix it so you can't remember what was true And there'll be nothing to remind you Starting now
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Back in high school I knew a girl Not too simple and not too kind We both grew up but I heard she changed From a new wave fan to another kind She thinks she's Edith Head But you might know she's not The accent in her speech She didn't have growing up She thinks she's Edith Head Or Helen Gurley Brown Or some other cultural figure We don't know a lot about It's been years since I moved away But at Christmas I come home And I saw her reflection In the window of a store She was talking to herself Not too simple and not too kind I walked on by, it was complicated And it stuck in my mind She thinks she's Edith Head But you might know she's not The accent in her speech She didn't have growing up The accent in her speech She didn't have growing up The accent in her speech She didn't have growing up She thinks she's Edith Head She thinks she's Edith Head now She thinks she's Edith Head She thinks she's Edith Head now
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I've been working hard Trying to sing and play guitar Growing out my hair And working on my stare Paid to fake it In a traveling band And I'm working undercover for the man La la la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Planning midnight raids On our unsuspecting fans While the roadies rig The video surveillance van Paid to fake it In a traveling band And I'm working undercover for the man La la la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la I've been working hard Practicing to sing and play guitar Growing out my hair And working on my stare Paid to fake it In a traveling band And I'm working undercover for the man La la la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la

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On August 23, 2011, we released a full cover of They Might Be Giants' album Mink Car to benefit the FDNY Foundation and raise money to support and train New York’s essential emergency personnel.

Funds raised from Mink Car Cover will go to the FDNY Foundation, the official not-for-profit foundation of the Fire Department of New York, established to provide resources for the professional development, education, and training of members of the FDNY.

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