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Don’t Let’s Start, by They Might Be Giants: a Song Review

General Information:

-Album Title: They Might Be Giants

-Artist: They Might Be Giants

-Release Year: 1986

-Song/Album Length: 2:36

-Genre: Alternative Rock

-How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library

-Page of Reference in RP1: 199

Lyrics:

Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you’re my precious little girl
But don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
I’ve got a weak heart
And I don’t get around how you get around

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, smell the cat food in your bank account
But don’t try to stop the tail that wags the hound

D, world destruction
Over and overture
N, do I need
Apostrophe
T, need this torture?

Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you’re my precious little girl
But don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
I’ve got a weak heart
And I don’t get around how you get around

No one in the world ever gets what they want
And that is beautiful
Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful
They want what they’re not and I wish they would stop singing
“Deputy-dog-dog-a-ding-dang-depadepa”
“Deputy-dog-dog-a-ding-dang-depadepa”

D, world destruction
Over and overture
N, do I need
Apostrophe
T, need this torture?

Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you’re my precious little girl
But don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
I’ve got a weak heart
And I don’t get around how you get around

I don’t want to live in this world anymore
I don’t want to live in this world

Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
This is the worst part
Could believe for all the world
That you’re my precious little girl
But don’t, don’t, don’t let’s start
I’ve got a weak heart
And I don’t get around how you get around

Review:

Apparently, I have been really lucky in my life and in this project when it comes to music because, unlike some of the visual and literary references in RP1, I actually love a lot of the bands and songs that are included in the book.

Like They Might Be Giants.  I’ve listened to them for years because I listen to a variety of other bands that are similar like Paul and Storm (and their former band – DaVinci’s Notebook), everything that The Guild: The Webseries recorded as a full-length song, Tom Lehrer, Tripod, and a variety of other alternative and comedy rock groups.

This song has been on many of my personal playlists as have a lot of other They Might Be Giants songs.  So, its not hard for me to rate or asses in regards to the fact that I just like the song.

And, unlike many of the other songs I’ve been reviewing, while this song has some pretty deep lyrics they were never meant to mean anything.  They are just nonsense that lyrically worked with the melody of the song.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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