All Time What

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Music video for "All Time What"

song name All Time What
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2018), I Like Fun
year 2018
first played January 17, 2018 (96 known performances)
run time 2:29
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This was the first song on Dial-A-Song in 2018.
  • Video created by Ajax Digital Design, who also produced the video for "Rowboat Mayor".
  • The lyrics for this song were taken from an unused recording[1] from the 2015 iteration of Dial-A-Song, called "Completelier Blues". John Flansburgh confirmed that he liked the lyrics, but he "didn't like the way the song ended up".[2] He also admitted, "This song isn't as good as the lyrics. I want to hold on to it and write a better song to it."[3] Ultimately, that effort resulted in "All Time What". Flansburgh has indicated the band does not intend to release "Completelier Blues".[4]
  • While many vehicles have been nicknamed "doodlebug", the song is likely referencing a Volkswagen Beetle.
  • The word "stultify" means "cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine" or "make or cause to be foolish."

Song Themes

Bad English, Clothes, Love Gone Sour, Music, Nonsense Words, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Streets, Transportation, Water, Writing


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