Turn Around Lyrics

They Might Be Giants


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Linnell, John Flansburgh
album: Track 15 in album Apollo 18
release date: 1992-3-24
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I was working all night in my office
When a man I had recently killed
Called me up from a phone near my building
So I looked out the window at him
He had the same obsequious manner
That was the reason I had him killed
So to calm my nerves I sang this song
To him, over the phone

Turn around, turn around
There's a thing there that can be found
Turn around, turn around
It's a human skull on the ground
Human skull on the ground
Turn around

I was out by myself in the graveyard
I was doing an interpretive dance
When I felt something heavy and pointed
Strike me in the back of the neck
And then the ghost of my dance instructor
Pushed me down into an open grave
And as dirt rained down she played a xylophone
And sang me this song

Turn around, turn around
There's a thing there that can be found
Turn around, turn around
It's a human skull on the ground
Human skull on the ground
Turn around

We were waving our arms out the window
Of a fast moving passenger train
Acting in an irresponsible fashion
Until the engineer whose back had been turned
And who we thought would find us highly amusing
Quickly swiveled his head around
And his face which was a paper-white mask of evil
Sang us this song

Turn around, (round) turn around (round)
There's a thing there that can be found (there's a thing there that can be)
Turn around, (found) turn around (round)
It's a human skull on the ground (it's a human skull on the)
Human skull (ground) on the ground (round)
Turn around (turn around, turn around)

Turn around, (round) turn around (round)
There's a thing there that can be found (there's a thing there that can be)
Turn around, (found) turn around (round)
It's a human skull on the ground (it's a human skull on the)
Human skull (ground) on the ground (round)
Turn around (turn around, turn around)

Track Listing

  • 1 Dig My Grave
  • 2 I Palindrome I
  • 3 She’s Actual Size
  • 4 My Evil Twin
  • 5 Mammal
  • 6 The Statue Got Me High
  • 7 Spider
  • 8 The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 9 Dinner Bell
  • 10 Narrow Your Eyes
  • 11 Hall of Heads
  • 12 Which Describes How You’re Feeling
  • 13 See the Constellation
  • 14 If I Wasn’t Shy
  • 15 Turn Around
  • 16 Hypnotist of Ladies
  • 17 Everything’s Catching on Fire
  • 18 Fingertips
  • 19 I Hear the Wind Blow
  • 20 Hey Now Everybody Now
  • 21 Who’s That Standing Out My Window?
  • 22 I Found a New Friend Underneath My Pillow
  • 23 Come On and Wreck My Car
  • 24 Aren’t You the Guy Who Hit Me in the Eye?
  • 25 Please Pass the Milk, Please
  • 26 Leave Me Alone
  • 27 Who’s Knocking on the Wall?
  • 28 All Alone All Alone
  • 29 What’s That Blue Thing Doing Here?
  • 30 Something Grabbed Ahold of My Hand
  • 31 I Don’t Understand You
  • 32 I Heard a Sound
  • 33 Mysterious Whisper
  • 34 The Day That Love Came to Play
  • 35 I’m Having a Heart Attack
  • 36 Fingertips (reprise)
  • 37 I Walk Along Darkened Corridors
  • 38 Space Suit