Trucker's Coffee

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song name Trucker's Coffee
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1999
first played January 25, 2004 (2 known performances)
run time 2:32
sung by John Flansburgh


  • This track is based on the spoken-word piece "Phantom 309" by Red Sovine (also see Rabid Child). In Sovine's work, the hitchhiking narrator gets a ride from a truck driver. He finds out later at a truck stop that the driver had died 10 years before.
  • Teek and Vee's (now called Quickway Diner[1]) is an actual restaurant in Bloomingburg, NY just off Highway 17. It has been open since the 1950s.
  • The Ken Kesey bus was a hippie road-trip vehicle, famous for its bright colors and for its riders' psychedelic drug use.

Song Themes

Body Parts, Cities, Coffee, Colors, Dreams, Drinks, Drugs, Fire, Food, Money, Music, Numbers, Occupations, People (Real), Poetry, Science, Size, Spoken Word, The Senses, This Town, Time, Transportation, Water, Weather


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