Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Lyrics

They Might Be Giants


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jimmy Kennedy, Nat Simon
album: Track 4 in album Flood
release date: 1990-1-5
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Pop/Pop Rock/Power Pop/Novelty/Experimental
length: 2:36
producer: Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley
lyricist: Jimmy Kennedy
composer: Nat Simon

Cover Art

They Might be Giants Flood cover art
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Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

Every gal in Constantinople
Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've a date in Constantinople
She'll be waiting in Istanbul

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can't say
People just liked it better that way

So take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

Istanbul (Istanbul)
Istanbul (Istanbul)

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it I can't say
People just liked it better that way

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

So take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks

Istanbul


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Theme From Flood
  • 2 Birdhouse in Your Soul
  • 3 Lucky Ball & Chain
  • 4 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
  • 5 Dead
  • 6 Your Racist Friend
  • 7 Particle Man
  • 8 Twisting
  • 9 We Want a Rock
  • 10 Someone Keeps Moving My Chair
  • 11 Hearing Aid
  • 12 Minimum Wage
  • 13 Letterbox
  • 14 Whistling in the Dark
  • 15 Hot Cha
  • 16 Women & Men
  • 17 Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
  • 18 They Might Be Giants
  • 19 Road Movie to Berlin