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They Might Be Giants

We Want a Rock (2:47)

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Where was I? I forgot the point that I was making
I said, If I was smart that I would save up for a piece of string
And a rock to wind the string around

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  • randomlife nailed it on the head. This song is a satire about consumerism, albeit in the most ridiculous and humorous way possible. The "Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" and "Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging" for a new generation.
  • Everybody wants prosthetic foreheads on their real heads.
  • TMBG's best song.
  • Brilliant!
  • Don't ever play this on my lastfm ever again.
  • This may be the greatest song ever written.
  • It's true, you know.
  • If I were a carpenter, I'd hammer on my piglet.
  • It's bizarre! And this song really isn't depressing...
  • Isn't this song about consumerism? Everyone wants useless things just because they are fads. And there are people that see through this and want to stop it.

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