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song name Unforgotten
artist They Might Be Giants
releases S-E-X-X-Y (EP), Factory Showroom [Japanese Release], TMBG Clock Radio, John Henry + Factory Showroom
year 1996
first played March 21, 1996 (4 known performances)
run time 3:06
sung by John Flansburgh


  • John Flansburgh responding to a fan question on Twitter, "I hate the way Unforgotten came out. It could have been a really good song."[1] He later elaborated on Tumblr, "Well, hated is maybe the wrong word. Disappointed or frustrated would be a better way to say it. It was made very quickly and kind of on a deadline as we had to have b-sides for an EP done. I felt like I didn’t really know how to shape it into a more complete arrangement, and the vocal performance sounds tentative. But those are the breaks."[2] In response to a request for a reworking of the song, he stated, "I do love the song, and wish there was a less rushed version of it. For a band with so much history now, I don't know know how much I want to consider revising stuff just for perfections sake. If it was a rigorous rethink, maybe."[3]

Song Themes

Forgetting And Remembering, Friendship, Love Gone Sour


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