They Might Be Giants Certain People I Could Name Lyrics

The few surviving samurai survey the battlefield

Count the arms, the legs and heads and then divide by 5

Drenched in blood they move across the screen

Do I need to point or do you see the one I mean

The one in back, the way he acts

Is he reminding you of anyone we know

Isn’t he so like certain people I could name

Halfway through the thirty minutes

Halfway round the world

Here’s the story on the genocidal overlord

In the palace with her epilettes

Watch her little gestures as she lights her cigarette

Look at her, you must see it too

Is she reminding you of anyone we know

Isn’t she so like certain people I could name

Disembodied and detached a voice describes the scene

As a lizard stalks a helpless creature on TV

Music underscores the tragedy

Eyes with no expression watch the unsuspecting prey

Who is it like, doesn’t it strike

You as the very image of someone we know

Isn’t it so like certain people–how could anybody miss

The obvious and the uncanny and the clear resemblance

Isn’t it just like certain people I could name