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song name 2082
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Join Us, The Music Of They Might Be Giants: 1986-2013
year 2011
first played January 11, 2020 (64 known performances)
run time 1:55
sung by John Linnell


The tracks that don't sound like wry extracts from a non-existent musical-comedy tend to be perfectly formed literary conceits. "2082" is a science-fiction short story in just under two minutes, with a protagonist who travels into the future, finds himself hobbled but still unhappily alive all the way into the next millennium, and travels back to the title year to smother himself with a pillow in a mercy killing.

Song Themes

Age, Artificial Body Parts, Body Parts, Colors, Death, Dreams, Hands, Numbers, Recursion, Science, Sleep, Time, Weapons, Yes


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2082 is currently ranked #309 out of 1012. (113 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.57)