I Know Your Name (Deporitaz)

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I Know Your Name
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Song
Artist Deporitaz
Released October 4, 2002
Recorded 2002
Written by Neil Cicierega
Appears on Dimes
Sung by Neil Cicierega
Duration 4:30
Tempo 145
Genre "Surf rock"
Language English
Links: 2021 CD Rip (FLAC download)


I Know Your Name is one of Neil Cicierega’s first vocal tracks, and the only song released on a Deporitaz album that features Neil singing.

This song was later redone by Lemon Demon and featured on Hip To The Javabean. In 2024, Neil Cicierega uploaded a karaoke instrumental version of this song to the Lemon Demon website.

It was a Friday
I saw a movie but it wasn't very long,
so I snuck into another one
Employees caught me,
they threw me out into the mall
all in all, it was pretty fun.
But then it happened:
I bumped into a random guy, he said "excuse me" and he tried to walk away. (Walk away)
But I had just had a psychic vision,
I said "Sir, I don't know why, but I know your name", I said:

I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know your name is...

Your name is BOB!
Your name is Bob
Your name is Bob, I know

The guy said "Sorry, my name is Fred"
and then he slowly walked away, I never saw that guy again (again).
Went back to my house
Went to my room to feed my fish, which was lying on its back
So I gave it to the cat
When he was finished, I took the bones away
But right before I reached the garbage something happened in my brain
Well I had just had a psychic vision, I said "Cat, I don't know why, but I know your name" I said:

I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know your name is...

Your name is BOB!
Your name is Bob
Your name is Bob, I know

The cat said nothing.
And then threw up on to my freshly shampooed carpet,

I rolled my eyes and walked outside
It started raining, I ran for shelter in an alleyway that smelled as if an elephant had died
There was a box there, I looked inside to see a homeless man, dresses in rags, bearded and insane
And suddenly I had a psychic vision, I said "Sir I don't know why, but I know your name" I said

I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know, I know your name
I know, I know your name is...

Your name is BOB!
Your name is Bob
Your name is Bob, I know

(instrumental)
(played reverse in the instrumental:
Spongebob Squarepants
Bob Dylan
Bob Ross
Bob Hoffman
Bob Saget
Bob Marley)

The homeless man stared
He looked a bit scared

He asked me how I knew his name, I couldn't say
And it was awkward
He fell asleep, and I walked back home in the rain (in the rain)
But then it happened
Another vision came to me
Another psychic idea from my dreams
I knew I had to burn down the supermarket to achieve world peace
So I did.

Video

I Know Your Name
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Song
Creator Neil Cicierega
Cast Neil Cicierega, Ben Cicierega, and various others
Crew Neil Cicierega (music, directing, and editing), Alora Lanzillotta (assistant directing)
Released 2002?
Duration 4:33
Links: Youtube


The video to I Know Your Name was Neil's first music video. Neil's first video was originally gonna be one for A Schizophrenic Twist, but Neil started to not like the song, and eventually made one for this song. Aaron Ackerson is featured in this video, though as an edited photo as the random guy Neil bumped into. Aaron is also in the special thanks section at the end of the video.

See also