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Me! In fact, saw them only last night at The Astoria in London!

Great concert, they are very enjoyable live.

I've loved them for years, ever since I heard " Don't Start" and " Birdhouse in your soul". Their songs are smart and funny and they've never taken themselves too seriously which is unusual. By far the best 'college' band Ive heard.

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Has anyone heard State Songs by John Linnell? I found an advance copy at a yard sale. He wrote a song for a bunch of states, but they weren't THE state songs, just weird little ditties with a state name in them. There are 16 tracks on this CD, but I read that he completed all of the states.

Woman says, "I thought he was with you."

Woman says, "I thought he was with you."

They slowly back away from him

At best he's very interesting

His brushes with success were just an accident

No one likes New Hampshire Man

Broken-hearted old man of New Hampshire

Flower-sniffing poet of New Hampshire

Charming witty drunk

Gate-crashing parasite

Self-pitying, embittered, morose New Hampshire Man

Woman wonders, "Who's your itchy friend?"

Woman says, "I thought he was with you."

Woman says, "I thought he was with you."

They slowly back away from him

At best he's very interesting

His brushes with success were just an accident

No one likes New Hampshire Man

No one likes New Hampshire Man.

Maine

------They Might Be Giants

Relaxing on my* hands and knees

Relaxing on my* face

Reclining in the bear-trap of its tender warm embrace

Glazed with coniferous green

Glazed with excitement and dread

Exhausted from oversleep

Awake but still in bed

The shaving razor's rusty but the sting brings you exactly back to

Maine

Is** the world that went south

Maine

Is** a punch in the mouth

Maine

At the top of the chart

Has crushed my evil heart

Maine

Is the devil you know

Maine

Is the heaven below

Maine

At the top of the chart

Has crushed my evil heart

I love you anyway (I love you anyway)

I promise there's no other state (there's no other state)

But only if you stay away (but only if you leave)

And leave me to my ugly state*** (me to my ugly state)

And give me back my evil heart so I can see you as you are in

Maine

Is the world that went south

Maine

Is a punch in the mouth

Maine

At the top of the chart

Has crushed my evil heart

Maine

Is the poison you love

Maine

Is the hell from above

Maine

At the top of the chart

Has crushed my evil heart

South Carolina

------They Might Be Giants

The other day my neighbor has a dented bike

Second day he called me from intensive care

Says he needs a picture of the dented bike

For the evidence of what a wreck he had

Accident

Accident

Lift that fork, eat that snail

Garcon summoned, have a new cocktail

Lift that fork, eat that snail

Garcon summoned, have a new cocktail

Crash my bicycle

Crash my bicycle

In a big South Carolina wreck

I crash my bicyle

Crash my bicycle

Crash my bicycle

In a big South Carolina wreck

I crash my bicyle

And I won some damages and they were punitive

By which I mean the punishment was damaging

It crushed my head

It crushed my head

Garcon, where's my drink?

Wreck!

Observe the front wheel spinning upside down

Wreck!

The red reflector fragments strewn around

Wreck!

The back wheel's 'O' is now a letter 'D'

Wreck!

I was an 'I' and now I am a 'V'

Lift that fork, eat that snail

Garcon summoned, have a new cocktail

Lift that fork, eat that snail

Garcon summoned, have a new cocktail

Crash my bicycle

Crash my bicycle

In a big South Carolina wreck

I crash my bicyle

Crash my bicycle

Crash my bicycle

In a big South Carolina wreck

I crash my bicyle

If I had to do it all again, buy* bicycle

If I had to do it, I would crash my bicycle

I'd crush my head

Collect the bread

Crash my bicycle

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Fork (fork)

Snail (snail)

Garcon (garcon)

Cocktail (cocktail)

Fork (fork)

Snail (snail)

Garcon (garcon)

Cocktail (cocktail)

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Move around folks

Push her back there, move along

Show's over, folks

Let him breathe, step lively

Oregon

------They Might Be Giants

Oregon is bad

Stop it if you can

Here it comes

Here it comes

Now it's after you

Flee to someplace new

Run away

Run away

From the penthouse to the prison

to the humble piedáterre

Are they taking up the cry

In the brothel

In the castle

On the crowded boulevard

Do they sing the dreadful words

Oregon is bad

Stop it if you can

Here it comes

Here it comes

Oregon is bad

Stop it if you can

Run away

Run away

Nevada

------They Might Be Giants

Nevada, Nevada

The dream of every girl

Nevada, Nevada

The acorn of the squirrel

Ladies falling from the treetops

Calling out in heaven's name

Parachutes of dresses

Saving every dame

Nevada, Nevada

The dream of every gal

Nevada, Nevada

The helper and the pal

Arkansas

------They Might Be Giants

The designers of the Arkansas

Were inspired to choose a form that was

The exact dimensions and the shape

Of the state whose name she bore

Yes, the ship was shaped like Arkansas

And the hull was formed without a flaw

Every detail had been reproduced

On a scale of 1:1

I was on the coast of Arkansas

When I saw her colors from the shore

And I sadly waved my hankerchief

As the ship began to sing:

"I'm the ship that's shaped like Arkansas

And my hull was formed without a flaw

Every detail has been reproduced

On a scale of 1:1

Avast me hearties!

A blimey state!

Ahoy there!

Avast there!

Ahoy there me hearties!"

When the rising tide engulfs the shore

And the waves roll over Arkansas

Will the ship return to anchor there

And replace the sunken state?

For the ship was shaped like Arkansas

And the hull was formed without a flaw

Every detail had been reproduced

On a scale of 1:1

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