LYRICS

1. (Nothing but) Flowers

Well we know where we're goin'
But we don't know where we've been
And we know what we're knowin'
But we can't say what we've seen
And we're not little children
And we know what we want
And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out

[Chorus:]
We're on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that ride to nowhere
We'll take that ride

I'm feelin' okay this mornin'
And you know,
We're on the road to paradise
Here we go, here we go

[Chorus]

Maybe you wonder where you are
I don't care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there...take you there

We're on a road to nowhere
We're on a road to nowhere
We're on a road to nowhere

There's a city in my mind
Come along and take that ride
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away
But it's growing day by day
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do
But they'll make a fool of you
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

We're on a road to nowhere​

2. God's Child

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ho, ho, ho, ho

Who calls this child to walk on her own?
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)
Who leads her down this treacherous road?
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)
She's dancing to a song we can't hear
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)

Caminando en calle doce
(12)
Debes estar en la escuela
Dulce angelita, de quin eres t?

Come dance with me
(Ven, baila conmigo)
Come dance with me
(Ven, ven, ven baila conmigo)
Come dance with me

God makes us dream but won't set us free
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)
God calls us, dance to songs we can't hear
(Hey, hey, hey, hey)

Cancin del vampiro
Gloria de amor
Es nuestro reino
Pero vean lo que hemos hecho

Come dance with me
(Ven, baila conmigo)
Come dance with me
(Quiero ser libre)

Come dance with me
(Ven, baila conmigo)

Como t, como t solo puedas bailar
Oye mira, oye mira baila conmigo
No me dejes sola, ven, ven, ven
No me dejes sola, ven, ven, ven
Oye, mira me

Ooh, come on down
(Venga, Venga)
Ah, set me free
(Quiero ser libre)

Ooh, Come on down
(Venga, Venga)
Ooh, Dance with me
(Baila conmigo, baila conmigo)

Come on down
(Venga,Venga)
Dance with me
(Baila conmigo)

Come on down
Dance with me
(Baila conmigo)
Ooh, aah, ooh, aah, ooh, aah

3. And She Was

And she was lying in the grass
And she could hear the highway breathing
And she could see a nearby factory
She's making sure she is not dreaming
See the lights of a neighbor's house
Now she's starting to rise
Take a minute to concentrate
And she opens up her eyes

[Chorus:]
The world was moving and she was right there with it (and she was)
The world was moving she was floating above it (and she was) and she was

And she was drifting through the backyard
And she was taking off her dress
And she was moving very slowly
Rising up above the earth
Moving into the universe
Drifting this way and that
Not touching ground at all
Up above the yard

[Chorus]

She was glad about it... no doubt about it
She isn't sure what she's done
No time to think about what to tell him
No time to think about what she's done
And she was

And she was looking at herself
And things were looking like a movie
She had a pleasant elevation
She's moving out in all directions

[Chorus]

Joining the world of missing persons (and she was)
Missing enough to feel alright (and she was)​

4. Once in a Lifetime

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well...How did I get here?

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...

Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself yourself
My God!...What have I done?!

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Look where my hand was
Time isn't holding us
Time isn't after us
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...
Yeah, the twister comes
Here comes the twister
Same as it ever was...​

5. The Great Intoxication

Who Disco?
Who Techno?
Who Hip-Hop?
Who Be Bop?
Who's been playing records in his bedroom?

Who rocks out?
Who's spaced out?
Who brings you?
Who sings you?
Who's still workin' on his masterpiece?

The great intoxication
The mental generation
Sound effects & laughter
Stupid ever after
Hopin' it was cranked up
Loud enough for you to hear

He's drunk and he's insistent
Shy but he's persistent
Boisterous & jumpy
Disorganized & funky

Every day he wonders
What the hell she sees in him?

Ah, but who saves you?
Who craves you?
Who Heartbreaks?
Who love makes?
Look into the eyeball of your boyfriend

Who drives you?
Capsized you?
Who shakes you?
Who wakes you?
Who's still workin' on his masterpiece​

6. Marching through the Wilderness

Yeah, we are the noise
The noise between stations
Yeah itsa kinda strange
Oh boy! A strange situation

I walk like a building
I never get wet
I'm looking at ladies
I'm talking like men

I don't work for the city
I don't work for the state
It's none 'a' your business
I'm doin' all right

Marching through the wilderness
Crying out for tenderness
They call me Mr. Pitiful
But everything is wonderful

I'm workin' real steady
I'm workin' real hard
I'm building a monster
In my backyard

Money doesn't matter
Babies never lie
I'm going in the out door
I'm doing all right

Marching through the wilderness
Crying out for tenderness
They call me Mr. Pitiful
But everything is wonderful

I walk like a building
I never get wet
I'm looking at ladies
I'm talking like men

Marching through the wilderness
Crying out for tenderness
They call me Mr. Pitiful
But everything is wonderful

Marching through the wilderness
Crying out for tenderness
They call me Mr. Pitiful
But everything is wonderful

Soy el galan de las penas
Llorando
Sin compasion​

7. The Revolution

Amplifiers and old guitars
Country music sung in bars
And when she sings the revolution's near

Beauty holds the microphone
And watches as we stumble home
And she can see the revolution now

Dirt and fish and trees and houses
Smoke and hands up women's blouses
Not like I expected it would be

Bubbles pop in every size
It's analyzed and criticized
And beauty knows that it is almost here

Beauty goes to her address
She shuts the door and climbs the stairs
And when she sleeps the revolution grows

Beauty rests on mattress strings
Wearing just her underthings
And when she wakes the revolution's here
And when she wakes the revolution's here​

8. This Must be the Place (Naïve Melody)

Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb, born with a weak heart
Guess I must be having fun

The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground, head in the sky
It's okay, I know nothing's wrong, nothing

I got plenty of time
You got light in your eyes
And you're standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money, always for love
Cover up and say goodnight, say goodnight

Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place

I can't tell one from the other
I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I'll be, where I'll be

We drift in and out
Sing into my mouth
Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view

I'm just an animal looking for a home
And share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me till my heart stops
Love me till I'm dead

Eyes that light up
Eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head​

9. What a Day That Was

What A Day That Was
Well, I'm dressed up so nice
An' I'm doin' my best
Yes I'm startin' over
Startin' over in another place

Lemme tell you a story
Big chief with a golden crown
He's got rings on his fingers
And then he walks up, up to the throne

He's makin' shapes with his hands
An' don't you dare sit down
Now don't you dare sit back
And don't you dare speak up!

[Chorus]
And on the first day, we had everything we could
hold
Oh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else left
to do
Oh what a day that was.

There are 50,000 beggars
Roaming in the streets
They have lost all their possessions
They have nothing left to eat

Down come the bolts of lightning
Now an electrical storm
Starts a chain reaction
Go pull a fire alarm

I'm dreaming of a city
It was my own invention
And I put the wheels in motion
A time for big decisions

[Chorus]

Oh a day that was
Oh that's the way it goes
There's a million ways, to get things done
Three's a million ways, to make things work out.

Well I'm going right through
And the light came down
Well they're roundin' 'em up
from all over town

They're movin' forward and back
They're movin' backwards and front
And they're enjoying themselves
Moving in every direction

So if you feel like you`re in a whirlpool
You feel like going home
And if you feel like talking to someone
Who knows the difference between right and wrong

[Chorus]

We're goin' boom boom boom
That's the way we live
And in a great big room and
That's the way we live.

10. Desconocido Soy

Soy el cambio, soy
Siempre he sido as
Soy continuidad
Estoy detrs de mi

Yo soy la nacin
Soy la soledad
Lo particular
Soy la humanidad

Desconocido soy
Desconocido soy

Soy el desamor
Soy el corazn
Soy la mquina
Cuando llegarn?

Ando por por aqu
Ando por all
Estoy sobre t
Estoy bajo el mar

Desconocido soy
Desconocido soy

Espera por mi
Llendo al revs
Soy el animal
Hombre y mujer

Soy de pura sangre
Y de suciedad
El nervioso soy
Soy tranquilidad

Dicen que soy
Veneno soy
Dicen que soy
El dichoso soy

Desconocido soy
Desconocido soy

El negocio soy
Soy lo ilegal
Nada es as
Todo es igual

Ando por aqu
Ando por all
Nada es asi
Estoy bajo el mar

Dicen que soy
Veneno soy
Dicen que soy
El dichoso soy

11. Like Humans Do

For millions of years, in millions of homes
A man loved a woman, a child it was born
It learned how to hurt and it learned how to cry
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Dishes in the sink
The tv's in repair
Don't look at the floor
Don't go up the stairs

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do

I work and I sleep and I dance and I'm dead
I'm eatin, I'm laughin and I'm lovin myself
I never watch tv except when I'm stoned
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Dishes in the sink
The tv's in repair
Don't look at the floor
Don't go up the stairs

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do

I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out
So slip inside this funking house
Wiggle while you work
Anybody can
The rain is pourin in on a woman and a man

I'm achin'
I'm shakin'
I'm breakin'
Like humans do
I'm breathing in
I'm breathing out​

12. Life During Wartime

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway,
A place where nobody knows

The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto,
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
You don't even know my real name

High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime,
I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
This ain't no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.,
I ain't got time for that now

Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
Somebody see you up there

I got some groceries, some peanut butter,
To last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no headphones,
Ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time
Can't write a letter, can't send no postcard,
I ain't got time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock,
We blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we're tapping phone lines,
I know that that ain't allowed

We dress like students, we dress like housewives,
Or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now,
I don't know what I look like!

You make me shiver, I feel so tender,
We make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving,
You ought to get you some sleep

Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace,
The burning keeps me alive​

13. I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away
I've done alright up to now
It's the light of day that shows me how
And when the night falls, loneliness calls

[Chorus]
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

I've been in love and lost my senses
Spinning through the town
Sooner or later, the fever ends
And I wind up feeling down
I need a man who'll take a chance
On a love that burns hot enough to last
So when the night falls
My lonely heart calls

[Chorus]
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

Somebody oo Somebody oo
Somebody who loves me yeah
Somebody oo Somebody oo
To hold me in his arms oh
I need a man who'll take a chance
On a love that burns hot enough to last
So when the night falls
My lonely heart calls

[Chorus]
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me
Oh, I wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

Don'tcha wanna dance with me baby
Dontcha wanna dance with me boy
Hey Don'tcha wanna dance with me baby
With somebody who loves me

Don'tcha wanna dance say you wanna dance
Don'tcha wanna dance
Don'tcha wanna dance say you wanna dance
Don'tcha wanna dance
Don'tcha wanna dance say you wanna dance
With somebody who loves me
Dance

CREDITS

David Byrne: vocals, guitars
Paul Frazier: bass, vocals
Mauro Refosco: percussion, programming, mallets
David Hilliard: drums
Leigh Mahoney: violin
Lara Hicks: violin
Jamie Desautels: violin
Stephanie Ames Asbell: viola, vocals
Ben Westney: cello
Sara Nelson: cello

ORIGINAL AUSTIN CITY LIMITS ® PRODUCTION
Producer: Terry Lickona
Associate producers: Jeff Peterson, Susan Caldwell & Leslie Nichols
Director: Gary Menotti
Audio Engineers: David Hough & Sharon Cullen
Photography: Scott Newton
Executive Producer: Dick Peterson
A Production of KLRU-TV © November 28, 2001 KLRU-TV, Austin, TX

NEW WEST RECORDS DVD PRODUCTION
Executive Producer: Cameron Strang
Producers: Cameron Strang, Jay Woods & Gary Briggs
Associate Producer: Clare Surgeson
Mixed by Chet Himes & Gary Briggs @ ASM studios
Additional mixing on track #2 & #6: Pat Dillett @ kampo studios NYC
Audio mastering: Jerry Tubb @ Terra Nova Digital Audio
Music clearances: Chris Parker / Parker Music Consulting
Package Design: Katherine Delaney
Project Coordinator: Mary Jurey
New West intro design: Victoria de la Paz
Post-producers: George O'Dwyer, Ron Rendon & Donnie Knutson
DVD Authoring: Lucas Martell
Editor: Justin Barclay
EQ Finish Artist: Jim Reed
Menu Design: Jeff Orgill
Engineer: Mark Tullos

Thanks to:
David Whitehead, Frank Hendler, Orville Almon and Jim Zumwalt, Dick Peterson, Ed Bailey, Bill Stotesbery, Michael Toland, Leslie Nichols, April Burcham and everyone at KLRU and Austin City Limits, 501 Post executive producer George O'Dwyer and everyone at 501 Post, JBL Speakers, George Fontaine and everyone at New West Records.

(c) & (p) 2007 New West Records, LLC. 9215 Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90212. Under exclusive license from KLRU-TV, Austin, TX. All rights reserved. (c) 2001 KLRU TV Austin Texas. "Austin City Limits" is a registered trademark of the Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications Council, Inc. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. For private home use only.

PUBLISHING:

(Nothing but) Flowers: (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Martina Weymouth) Careers BMG Music Publishing (BMI) / Index Music Inc. (ASCAP)
God's Child: (David Byrne) Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
And She Was: (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Martina Weymouth) Index Music/Bleu Disque Music / WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
Once in a Lifetime: (David Byrne / Brian Eno / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Martina Weymouth) Careers BMG Music Publishing (BMI) / Bleu Disque Music / Index Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
The Great Intoxication: (David Byrne) Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
Marching through the Wilderness: (David Byrne / John Pacheco) Index Music Inc. (ASCAP)
The Revolution: (David Byrne) Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
This Must be the Place (Naïve Melody): (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Martina Weymouth) Bleu Disque Music Co Inc. / Index Music Inc. (ASCAP)
What a Day That Was: (David Byrne) Index Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Desconocido Soy: (David Byrne) Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
Like Humans Do: (David Byrne) Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
Life During Wartime: (David Byrne / Chris Frantz / Jerry Harrison / Martina Weymouth) Bleu Disque Music Co Inc. / Index Music Inc. (ASCAP)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody: (George Merrill / Shannon Rubicam) Boy Meets Girl Music / Irving Music (BMI)

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