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​Lie Still, Little Bottle

This song is by They Might Be Giants and appears on the album Lincoln (1988) and on the compilation album Then: The Earlier Years (1997).

Lie still, little bottle
And shake my shaky hand
Black coffee's not enough for me
I need a better friend

One pill at the bottom
Is singing my favorite song
I know I must investigate
I hope that I can sing along

There's no time for metaphors
Cried the little pill to me
He said, "Life is a placebo
Masquerading as a simile"

Well, I knew that pill was lying
Too gregarious, too nice
But as he walked, I had to sing this twice

Lie still, little bottle
Don't twist, it ain't twistin' time
With every move you make you just disintegrate
My ever-troubled mind

Lie still, little bottle
And shake my shaky hand
Black coffee's not enough for me
I need a better friend

One pill at the bottom
Is singing my favorite song
I know I must investigate
I hope that I can sing along

Lie still, little bottle
Lie still
Lie still, little bottle
Lie still
Lie still
Lie still

Written by:

John Flansburgh and John Linnell