Call You Mom

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song name Call You Mom
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Nanobots EP, Nanobots, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 2012
first played December 29, 2012 (111 known performances)
run time 3:07
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh backs


  • This was the first song from Nanobots to be publicly released. It was made available via SoundCloud[1], announced by Rolling Stone on December 12, 2012.
  • In an interview[2] with The Weekly Feed, John Linnell described this as an "Oedipus Pan" song because of the narrator's childishness and maternal obsession.
  • "Rolling a hoop" refers to the game of hoop rolling, often played by children through history. However, it was also considered a skilled sport and used as a targeting exercise in Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • The sailor suit was originally designed for seafaring men in the 1850s, but later became a popular fashion style for children.

Song Themes

Bad English, Clothes, Doors, Dreams, Games, Relatives, Sailing


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