The Cap'm

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song name The Cap'm
artist They Might Be Giants
releases The Else, Podcast 48
year 2007
first played April 26, 2006 (79 known performances)
run time 3:11
sung by John Linnell, John Flansburgh backs


  • According to Linnell, the song sports "a loop of a stadium rock crowd clapping along rhythmically. It's underneath the entire song but you only hear it at certain moments."
  • The song also features a stylophone. Linnell: "I own two of these and they're both broken at this point. They sound like nothing else."
  • The vocal harmonies and chord progressions are reminiscent of "And Your Bird Can Sing" by The Beatles.

Song Themes

Clothes, Denial, Drugs, Egoism And Pretentiousness, Insanity, Nonsense Words, Occupations, Paranoia, Problems With Liner Notes, Songs With Handclaps, Questions, Sailing, Titles And Honorifics


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