When It Rains It Snows

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song name When It Rains It Snows
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Don't Let's Start (EP), Don't Let's Start (Album), Miscellaneous T, Then: The Earlier Years, Giants Jubilee, Podcast 44
year 1987
first played March 4, 1987 (7 known performances)
run time 1:33
sung by John Flansburgh; John Linnell harmonizes


  • Features Bill Krauss and John Flansburgh playing a hi-hat together, at the same time.
  • John Linnell wrote the chorus and first verse and sings lead on the demo, and Flansburgh wrote the second verse.
  • Linnell on recording the song: "We ran the accordion bass through an Eventide Harmonizer and lowered it an octave, but it still has a basic accordion sound."[1]

Song Themes

Clothes, Colors, Criminal Activities, Doors, Furniture, Medical, Not In Common Time, Oblique Cliches Or Idiom, Occupations, Onomatopoeia, Reading, Traded Tracks, Water, Weather, Windows, Writing


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