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Music video for "Daylight"

song name Daylight
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song (2015), Phone Power
year 2015
first played November 29, 2015 (1 known performance)
run time 1:56
sung by John Flansburgh


  • Video directed by Jason Willis, who later directed the video for "Shape Shifter". Willis posted details about the creation of both videos on his website.
  • In a 2016 interview, Flansburgh stated, "The song is really about addiction and being really lost in addiction. It's not like I've been an addict in my life, but I know people who have."
  • Regarding the drums/percussion on the track, Flansburgh stated on Tumblr,
There are drums and a bongo (maybe a conga?) and that is all Marty, but there is a slowed down maraca sample I made from a nicer LP maraca that actually has a lot of beads (not your lightweight beads in a souvenir maraca, which is a whole other classic sound a la Bo Diddley's Jerome). It was in the demo and everyone found it kind of trudge and weird and we just held on to it.

Song Themes

Addiction, Compulsion, Body Parts, Dreams, Oxymorons, Paradoxes, And Contradictory Statements, Precious Metal, Questions, Reading, The Senses, Sleep


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Daylight is currently ranked #465 out of 1012. (50 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.32)