July 5, 2011

They Might Be Chumbawumba

Though singing too much Chumbawumba back in the day probably set back my chances for actually getting someone knocked up by several years, now that I have--and now that They Might Be Giants has covered that damn song as part of the AV Club's frappuccino festival or whatever--I'll just be singing it every. Single. Day from here on out.

I GET KNOCKED DOWN!
AND I GET UP AGAIN!
RRR RRRR GONNA GET ME DOWN!
I GET KNOCKED DOWN!
AND I GET UP AGAIN!
SOMETHING NEVER GET ME DOWN!

They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba [avclub.com, thanks publicists!]

3 Comments

I wonder what Chumbawamba would think of their song being used for improving the image of a company such as Starbuck's. I remember when they licensed it for a GM adverstising and, at the same time, gave the benefits for an enviromentalist anti-GM campaign... http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=1648

I liked that song when it came out and loved the video but I was so much more into They Might Be Giants back in the day. What a fun little performance. I miss when TMBG used to have that call in number that you could call and hear a new song every day for free.

The chorus goes:
I GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT I GET UP AGAIN
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN
I GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT I GET UP AGAIN
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN

The melody at the beginning on the original, repeated at the end is:
We'll be singing/when we're winning
We'll be singing

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