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These are lyrics by They Might Be Giants that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, They Might Be Giants

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They Might Be Giants', "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm not actually a friend, but I am
Why They're Nonsensical:
This statement contradicts itself. Are you a friend or not?
Submitted by: sonikal
They Might Be Giants', "Birdhouse In Your Soul"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm your only friend,
I'm not your only friend,
but I'm a little glowing friend,
but really I'm not actually your friend,
but I am.
Why They're Nonsensical:
First two lines: a blatant contradiction! Last two lines: also a blatant contradiction! Furthermore, the fourth line contradicts the first two, which state that he may or may not be your *only* friend.
Submitted by: G-Dawg
They Might Be Giants', "Boss Of Me"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Life is unfair
so I'll just stare at the stain on the wall
Why They're Nonsensical:
What the (blank)??!! Yes I know when life is unfair how you just manage to stare at the wall long enough to find a stain to stare at....but why?
Submitted by: ~~alice~~
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I returned a bag of groceries
Accidentally taken off the shelf
Before the expiration date
I came back as a bag of groceries
Accidentally taken off the shelf
Before the date stamped on myself
Why They're Nonsensical:
Why would you return groceries *before* the expiration date? I mean, aren't all of the groceries on the shelf supposed to be there before their expiration date? If not, then I think there'd be cause for concern. As for the last three lines (about coming back AS a bag of croceries, and stamping a date on yourself), I can't figure those out.
Submitted by: Jerry
They Might Be Giants', "Don't Let's Start"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When you are alone you are the cat,
you are the phone, you are an animal
The words I'm singing now,
mean nothing more than meow to an animal
Wake up and smell the cat food in your bank account
Why They're Nonsensical:
Well, which one are you? The cat, or the phone? (???) I guess if you were the cat (literally), it'd make a tiny bit of sense to have cat food in your bank account.
Submitted by: Lizzia
They Might Be Giants', "Dr. Evil's Theme"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When your name is evil,
bad is good,
or so you think
But you're so very wrong,
it's evil
But being wrong is right,
so then you're good again
Which is the evilest thing of all
Why They're Nonsensical:
This one still hurts my brain just thinking about it
Submitted by: Arix
They Might Be Giants', "I Can't Hide From My Mind"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I've got my house surrounded
I know I'm in there
Come out with both my hands up
And don't make me come in and get me
Why They're Nonsensical:
Uh...I'll try not to make you come in and get you
Submitted by: Arix
They Might Be Giants', "I'll Sink Manhattan"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I've got a message, so before I get through
I'll find your answering machine
And I'll sink it first.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Allright. If he wants the person to hear the message, it would be rather stupid to sink the answering machine.
Submitted by: Bob S.
They Might Be Giants', "Rat Patrol"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Moths beat on the windowpane
Telling me I'm not the same
Sounds of nothing, sounds of fear
Speak to me when no one's near
Why They're Nonsensical:
Truth is, They Might Be Giants is the poster child for nonsensical lyrics, and many of their songs contain them. I could go on and on and list them all, but then other people wouldn't have any fun. I want to know what stuff they are smokin? (laugh) Some of them are more surreal than others, though.
Submitted by: Chuck Cochems
They Might Be Giants', "Shoehorn with Teeth"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
He wants a shoehorn,
the kind with teeth
Cause he knows there's no such thing
Why They're Nonsensical:
Okay...the reason he wants something is because it doesn't exist? But if it DID exist, he wouldn't want it anymore? Dude...TMBG's nonsensical lyrics ROCK!
Submitted by: Arix
They Might Be Giants', "Where Your Eyes Don't Go"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Every jumbled pile of person
has a thinking part that wonders
what the part that isn't thinking
isn't thinking of
Why They're Nonsensical:
Ouch. I have a headache trying to warp my brain around that one. This group is definately famous for nonsensical lyrics, but that one just hurts.
Submitted by: Pete

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