When The Lights Come On

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song name When the Lights Come On
artist They Might Be Giants
releases I Like Fun
year 2018
first played January 17, 2018 (38 known performances)
run time 3:17
sung by John Linnell; John Flansburgh backs


  • This song appeared as "When The Light Comes On" on the I Like Fun album packaging as well as many places online. The band acknowledged this was an error days before the official release.[1] The title was manually corrected with permanent marker on at least some of the copies of the album sold at concerts.
  • Along with "Let's Get This Over With", this was one of two songs from I Like Fun that did not get a music video as part of the 2018 iteration of Dial-A-Song. Flansburgh noted that "for very different reasons, the videos planned fell apart after months and months of trying to keep the projects together."[2]

Song Themes

Bodily Mutilation, Body Parts, Drugs, Forgetting And Remembering, Hair, Hands, Medical, Plans, Precious Metal, Problems With Liner Notes, Robots, Swear Words


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