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by John Flansburgh and John Linnell


I met someone at the dog show
She was holding my left arm
But everyone was acting normal
So I tried to look nonchalant

We both said, “I really love you.”
The Shriners loaned us cars
We raced up and down the sidewalk
Twenty-thousand-million times

Why did they send her?
Over anyone else?
How should I react?
These things happen to other people
They don’t happen at all, in fact

When you’re following an angel
Doesn’t mean you have to
Throw your body off a building
Somewhere they’re meeting on a pinhead
Calling you an angel
Calling you the nicest things
I heard they had a space program
Where they sing you can’t hear
There’s no air
Sometimes I think I kind of like that and
Other times I think I’m already there

Gonna ask for my admission
Gonna speak to the man in charge
The secretary says he’s on another line
Can I hold for a long long time

I found out she’s an angel
I don’t think she knows I know
I’m worried that something might happen to me
If anyone ever finds out.



from Love Letters In Latin (25th Anniversary Edition), released June 28, 1996
Joe Laramie: lead vocal


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Bill Michalski Saint Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO songwriter Bill Michalski exorcises his demons in his new EP, CRANKY. By (almost) entirely eschewing the acoustic guitar in favor of electric and working with a crack live rhythm section, Michalski's songs reach a new level of energy. Mr. Michalski has been recording and performing music since his high school days in 1993. CRANKY is his first non-single release since 2013. ... more

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