LYRICS

Songs are instrumental unless lyrics are included.

1. Horses – 4:31

2. Sleeping Up – 12:13

3. Speech – 5:26

4. Saïd & the Ants – 4:18

5. Fear – 2:32

6. Fuzzy Freaky (DJ Food Mix) (Byrne, Danielle Fossatti) – 6:19

Rose is tattoo'd in the perfect place
She bears the burden of a perfect face
The monkey boy, the leopard girl
The strange is also beautiful

It's summertime and the grass is high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family

It's my body and I'll eat it too
To do whatever touches you
My body speaks, my tongue cannot
My belly rumbles but the words are stuck
(So come out)

It's summertime and the weeds are high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family

All amplified, she's scandalized, I'm changin' size
(Who was it? Jump on it!)
He's talkin' trash, an' he can't get back, he's built to last
(Inspired! Desired!)
I'm walkin' low, My grass has grown, an' I won't stay down
(Excited! Delighted!)

It's summertime and the grass is high
Fuzzy wuzzy, freaky family

I'm awfully cute, I'm awfully cold
I'm sometimes rich and I'm sometimes po'
A butterfly when I graduate
You'll have to stop me if I get too big

It's summertime and the weeds are high
Fuzzy freaky, funny family

He's in reverse, he'll kiss himself in perfect health
(Inflated! X-Rated!)
I smell you now, a haunted house, n' a squeaky sound
(Inspired! Desired!)
An' I'm wide enough, I'm almost grown, I won't stay down
(Somebody! Somebody!)

7. Danceonvaselinesuperextendedremix – 19:45

I'm taking back the knowledge
I'm taking back the gentleness
I'm taking back the ritual
I'm giving in to sweetness

Come preacherman, shoot me with your poisoned arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
And I'm tripping out working on a revolution
You don't let the music in

I'm taking back the children
I'm taking back the ceremony
I'm taking back my offerings
And I'm taking back what you mean to me

You're dangerous, shoot me with your poisoned arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
And I'm slipping out I'm working on a revolution
Don't let the music in

And war is all around us
Your Gods are dead and buried underground
I was a silly putty
Your big ideas are useless to me now

My baby saw the future
She doesn't wanna live it anymore
Its lousy science-fiction
It's on your skin and seeps into your bones

Come preacherman, shoot me with your poisoned arrow
I dance on Vaseline
And I'm tripping out working on a revolution
Don't let day begin

And you're dangerous, shoot me with your poisoned arrow
But I dance on Vaseline
And I'm slipping out working on a revolution
Don't let the music in

It started in Oklahoma
You always think it happens somewhere else
This madness is attractive
Until the day it happens to yourself

And power might seem sexy
But check her in the cool grey light of dawn
A legislative body
And all at once your lust for her is gone

And I'm tripping out working on a revolution
Don't let the day begin
We'll turn you down time to time for evolution
Don't let the music in

And I'm tripping out working on a revolution
Don't let the day begin
We'll turn you down, make a time for evolution
Don't let the day begin

CREDITS

Original music and soundscape by David Byrne

New York recordings at David Byrne's home studio;
mixed by Dave Robbins at Kampo Audio, N.Y.
Brussels recording at I.C.P; recording engineer: Djoum.

"Danceonvaselinesuperextendedremix" includes portions of
original tracks recorded and produced by Morcheeba Production
and David Byrne at Cheeba Central, London.

vocals, guitars, bass, programming, samples: David Byrne
drums, percussion: Pierre Vervloesem
bariton saxophone: Eric Sleichim
accordeon, organ: Ad Cominotto
viola: Paul De Clerck
celle: Francois Deppe

The world premiere of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting took place
on March 12th, 1999 at the Teatro Communale di Ferrara, Italy.

1999 Luaka Bop. All songs published by Moldy Fig Music.

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