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They Might be Giants: The Mesopotamians

Sep-06-2011 at 08:14 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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The Mesopotamians
by They Might be Giants

A band of ancient Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Sumerian kings who travel by driving their Econoline van and play gigs.

Lyrics:

We've been driving around
From one end of this town to the other and back
But no one's ever seen us (No one's ever seen us)
Driving our Econoline van (And no one's ever heard of our band)
And no one's ever heard of our band

We're The Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

Then they wouldn't understand a word we say,
So we'll scratch it all down into the clay
Half believing there will sometime come a day
Someone gives a damn
Maybe when the concrete has crumbled to sand

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

The Mesopotam-ish sun is beating down
And making cracks in the ground
But there's nowhere else to stand
In Mesopotamia, (No one's ever seen us)
The kingdom where we secretly reign (And no one's ever heard of our band)
The land where we invisibly rule

As the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

This is my last stick of gum
I'm going to cut it up so everybody else gets some
Except for Ashurbanipal who says my haircut makes me look like a Mohenjo-daroan

Hey, Ashurbanipal,
I'm a Mesopotamian
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

"Hey, man, I thought that you were dead
I thought you crashed your car"
"No, man, I've been right here this whole time playing bass guitar
For the Mesopotamians"

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

We're the Mesopotamians
Sargon, Hammurabi, Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh

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1. VIDEO: The Mesopotamians - They Might Be Giants

Sep-06-2011 at 08:15 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo

VIDEO: The Mesopotamians - They Might Be Giants
Directed by David Cowles. From the breakthrough 2007 album "The Else".

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2. VIDEO: They Might Be Giants performing The Mesopotamians on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Live October 13, 2007

Sep-06-2011 at 08:15 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qub9blt8dqw

VIDEO: They Might Be Giants performing The Mesopotamians on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Live October 13, 2007.

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