On Earth My Nina

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Illustration from the Long Tall Weekend liner notes

song name On Earth My Nina
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Long Tall Weekend
year 1999
run time 1:24
sung by John Linnell


  • This song was concocted when John Linnell listened to "Thunderbird" backwards and interpreted his reversed vocals into lyrics. The track itself is not "Thunderbird" reversed; instead it is Linnell, without accompaniment, singing the lyrics he heard. Although "Thunderbird" was performed live in 1999, it was not formally released until 2004.
  • This song is sung in an episode of the podcast "The Adventure Zone" by Justin McElroy. He sings it in the voice of his character, The Firbolg, immediately after the passing of his character's father. This can be found in the episode titled "The Adventure Zone: Graduation: Ep. 25: Burden of Things."

Song Themes

A Capella, Animals, Backwards, Recycled Material, Religion, Supernatural, Self-Reference


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