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​Turn Around

This song is by They Might Be Giants and appears on the album Apollo 18 (1992).

I was working all night at 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 my 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)

Written by:

John Flansburgh and John Linnell