You Could Be Her

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You Could Be Her
ReleaseThing a Week Two
Release date01-06-2006
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"You Could Be Her" is a song on Jonathan Coulton's fifth album, Thing a Week Two.


"You Could Be Her" was released as the sixteenth Thing a Week, on January 6th, 2006. The song was originally written for and recorded by Jonathan Coulton's previous band, Supergroup. (For another song written for Supergroup, see Madelaine.)

Live performance

"You Could Be Her" is believed to have never been played at a Jonathan Coulton concert.


  • It is probable that Jonathan was referring to the Connecticut Buckingham Square Mall in Aurora, Connecticut, which is relatively close to his home of Colchester.
  • A BA is a Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • "Movers and Shakers" generally refers to influential, powerful people, for instance, bankers or businessmen.
  • The opening riff is reminiscent of the guitar lick in The Beatles' "Sun King," providing another link between Coulton and The Beatles.



"You Could Be Her" is currently only available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Thing a Week II. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store.


"Thing a Week II" is available for purchase as a CD here.

Other versions

A karaoke version of "You Could Be Her" is available on the Jonathan Coulton Karaoke Store.


Thing-a-Week Two
1. Flickr · 2. Resolutions · 3. You Could Be Her · 4. I Will · 5. Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance · 6. So Far So Good · 7. Curl · 8. Chiron Beta Prime · 9. Take Care of Me · 10. A Talk with George · 11. Don't Talk to Strangers · 12. Stroller Town · 13. Re: Your Brains