Synopsis For Latecomers

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song name Synopsis for Latecomers
artist They Might Be Giants
releases BOOK
year 2021
first played June 8, 2022 (84 known performances)
run time 2:25
sung by John Linnell


  • Prior to BOOK's release, this song was referenced in the album's August 2021 press release:[1]
As John Linnell notes, some of BOOK's songs are "humorously germane to the catastrophe going on around us"—like the punchy opener "Synopsis for Newcomers," [sic] which concerns itself with "someone who's warning people not to panic."

Song Themes

Animals, Children, Nonsense Words, Not In Common Time, Questions, Screaming, Time, Title Not In Lyrics


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