Song of the Day: They Might Be Giants, “Ana Ng”

My friend Walter just posted an old mediation on the They Might Be Giants album Flood. Go read it. It’ll remind of you of your youthful geekiness, kind of like a John Hughes film. While I loved Flood (and so did my dad, by the way; he’s the one who bought the album originally), I think my favorite TMBG song is from the 1988 Lincoln, “Ana Ng.” I appreciate the way the band puts together metaphorical concepts, from the globe to the 1964 World’s Fair. It’s the chorus that resonates for me: “Ana Ng and I are getting old, and we still haven’t walked in the glow of each other’s majestic presence.”

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