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We Want a Rock Lyrics

Artist: They Might Be Giants
Album: Flood

Where was I? I forgot
The point that I was making
I said if I was smart that I would
Save up for a piece of string
And a rock to wind the string around

Everybody wants a rock
To wind a piece of string around
Everybody wants a rock
To wind a piece of string around

Throw the crib door wide
Let the people crawl inside
Someone in this town
Is trying to burn the playhouse down
They want to stop the ones who want
A rock to wind a string around
But everybody wants a rock
To wind a piece of string around

Throw the crib door wide
Let the people crawl inside
Someone in this town
Is trying to burn the playhouse down
They want to stop the ones who want
A rock to wind a string around
But everybody wants a rock
To wind a piece of string around

If I were a carpenter I'd
Hammer on my piglet, I'd
Collect the seven dollars and I'd
Buy a big prosthetic forehead
And wear it on my real head

Everybody wants prosthetic
Foreheads on their real heads
Everybody wants prosthetic
Foreheads on their real heads

Throw the crib door wide
Let the people crawl inside
Someone in this town
Is trying to burn the playhouse down
They want to stop the ones who want
Prosthetic foreheads on their heads
But everybody wants prosthetic
Foreheads on their real heads

Throw the crib door wide
Let the people crawl inside
Someone in this town
Is trying to burn the foreheads down
They want to stop the ones who want
A rock to wind a string around
But everybody wants a rock
To wind a piece of string around

Comments/Interpretations

by V on 6/28/2008 4:19am
AWSOME song
got no idea what it's about
by s on 11/18/2008 2:47am
I love this song as well!
by Belgaer on 7/19/2009 10:59pm
This song is about how if a celebrity does something, no matter how stupid or rediculous it is, everyone else will want to do it too.

Unfortunately, this kind of thing really could happen. (and sometimes does)
by KitKat on 8/26/2009 10:16am
This song has a point?
by T on 10/27/2009 2:27pm
I love the foreheads part
by jl on 11/2/2009 8:05pm
such crazy lyrics! and i don't think it's supposed to be about anything in particular. sometimes lyricists like to just let random be random. to these writers, i salute you.
by chaz on 7/20/2011 11:07am
smoking crack(again)
by Tyler Dager on 4/25/2012 1:09am
It's about how growing up sucks.
by Matt on 5/9/2013 2:38pm
It's about how everyone buys into stupid shit without thinking








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