That’s a line from “Nouns,” a 17-second song off the upcoming They Might Be Giants album, Nanobots.
I can’t help but think of this noun-centric convo I had with TMBG’s John Flansburgh in 2007 about the cover of The Else, which accidentally re-visited their snowmen motif from 1987:
I never thought of that link, but we do have snowmen in our past. When you’re a band that leans so heavily on nouns, at a certain point you’re just gonna start tripping over the same nouns. I guess we could write another song about a bird now.