Older (Mink Car Version)

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song name Older
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Mink Car
year 2001
run time 1:58
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh sings the bridge


  • This is a re-recording of the better-known original version released two years previously on Long Tall Weekend.
  • The song plays at more or less a constant 60 BPM march (check at BPM Calculator), which is one beat for every second that you get older while listening to the song.
  • Features the rauschpfeife and Eb contrabass sarrusophone.
  • The version on the European release of Mink Car is missing one rauschpfeife note near the end (the first solo note, corresponding to "time" in "time is marching on").

Song Themes

Age, Death, Funny But Sad, Not In Major Or Minor, Onomatopoeia, Time


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Older (Mink Car Version) is currently ranked #730 out of 1008. (70 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.66)