Rest Awhile

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song name Rest Awhile
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Working Undercover For The Man (EP) (as "Rest A While" on eMusic), Man, It's So Loud In Here (EP) [Australian Release], They Got Lost, Free MP3s, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 52, 50,000,000 They Might Be Giants Songs Can't Be Wrong
year 2000
first played September 4, 1997 (25 known performances)
run time 1:40
sung by John Linnell


  • From, "This is a highly rocking track which really spotlights an extraordinary rhythm section. This is the very first recording we did with Dan Hickey and probably the last we did with bass legend Graham Maby (the mega-bass power behind nu-waver Joe Jackson) before he got scooped away by Natalie Merchant. It was also one of the first sessions we did at Coyote Studio, and there was a very fun and easy vibe around this session."
  • Ruy López was a Spanish priest who indeed wrote a definitive work on chess in 1561 ("Libro de la invencion liberal y arte del juego del axedrez", or "Book of the liberal invention and art of the game of chess"). However, to be pedantic, he did not write multiple works.
  • Danny Weinkauf considers this song to be among his favorite TMBG bass lines, along with S-E-X-X-Y.

Song Themes

Accidents, Bad English, Clothes, Falling, Fire, Friendship, Games, Medical, Misanthropy, People (Real), Sleep


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