LYRICS

1. 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...

2. Life is Long

Ev'rybody says that the living is easy
I can barely see cause my head's in the way
Tigers walk behind me- they are to remind me that
I'm lost- but I'm not afraid

Soul to soul- A kiss and a sigh
Sawed in half- by the passage of time
Halfway home- from a window you see
Chains and bars- but I am still free

People on the outside- I remember sweet times
This old rose- is always in bloom
Ev'ryone is happy- to be a baby daddy
Stone love- with nothing to lose

Life is long- if you give it way
So stay, don't go- cause I'm fading away
Soul to soul- between you and me
Chain me down- but I am still free

Now I can say- those three little words
And ev'ry day- I'm dreaming a world
Soul to soul- a kiss and a sigh
Holding back- the waters outside.

Life is long- if you give it way
So stay, don't go- cause I'm fading away
Soul to soul- between you and me
Chain me down- but I am still free

3. I Zimbra

Gadji beri bimba clandridi
Lauli lonni cadori gadjam
A bim beri glassala glandride
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

Bim blassa galassasa zimbrabim
Blassa glallassasa zimbrabim

A bim beri glassala grandrid
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

Gadji beri bimba glandridi
Lauli lonni cadora gadjam
A bim beri glassasa glandrid
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

4. Road To Nowhere

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

5. One Fine Day

Saw the wandrin' eye inside my heart
Shouts and battle cries from every part
I can see those tears, every one is true
When the door appears, I'll go right through

I stand in liquid light like everyone
I built my life with rhymes to carry on
And it gives me hope, to see you there
The things I used to know, that one fine

One fine day
One fine day

In a small dark room where I will wait
Face to face I find, I contemplate
Even though a man is made of clay
Everything can change that one fine

One fine day
One fine day
One fine day

Then before my eyes is standing still
I beheld it there, a city on a hill
I complete my tasks one by one
I remove my masks when I am done

Then a piece of mind fell over me
In these troubled times, I still can see
We can use the stars to guide the way
It is not that far, the one fine

One fine day
One fine day
One fine day
One fine day

6. The Great Curve

Sometimes the world has a load of questions
Seems like the world knows nothing at all
The world is near but it's out of reach
Some people touch it...but they can't hold on.

She is moving to describe the world
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has messages for everyone
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She is moving by remote control
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
Hands that move her are invisible
Night must fall now-darker, darker.

The world has a way of looking at people
Sometimes it seems that the world is wrong
She loves the world, and all the people in it
She shakes 'em up when she start to walk.

She is only party human being
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
She defines the possibilities
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Holding on for an Eternity
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Gone...ending without finishing
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so

The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moves and it swivels and bops
The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moves and it bounces and hops
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
She's gonna hold/it move/it hold it/move it hold/it move it hold/
it move it
A world of light...she's gonna open out eyes up

She is moving to describe the world
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has messages for everyone
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She is moving by remote control
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
Hands that move her are invisible
Night must fall now-darker, darker.

Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She...has got to move the world...to move the world...to move the world

A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
She's gonna hold it move it hold it move it
Hold it move it hold it move it
A world of light...she's gonna open out eyes up

Want to define...so say so, so say so
Divine to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She...has got to move the world...to move the world...to move the world

7. My Big Nurse

When the lakes gone by
with all the world's desires
When he shakes the stars above
When we lose the ones we love
When the seasons lose their grip
When the tightrope walker slips
I'm counting all the possibilities.

When the past becomes the now
When the lost becomes the found
When we fall in love with war
When the angel fucks the whore
When the road we travel takes us
back where we came from
A million kinds of possibilities
go dancing on this lazy afternoon.

In the comfort of the world and the armies of my big nurse
From the science of the heart to each animal at last
come back, relax, intact, give thanks
I'm counting all the possibilities
for dancing on this lazy afternoon.

8. Burning Down The House

Watch out you might get what you're after
Cool baby strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight we're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard
Transportation is here
Close enough but not too far,
Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flame
Burning down the house

My house's out of the ordinary
That's might don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nuthin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

9. Houses In Motion

For a long time I felt without style or grace
Wearing shoes with no socks in cold weather
I knew my heart was in the right place
I knew I'd be able to do these things.

And as we watch him digging his own grave
It is important to know that was where he's at
He can't afford to stop...That is what he believe
He'll keep on digging for a thousand years.

I'm walking a line
I'm thinking about empty motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
You notice there's nothing around you, around you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

Never get to say much, never get to talk
Tell us a little bit, but not too much
Right about then, is where she give up
She has closed her eyes, she has give up hope

I'm walking a line
I hate to be dreaming in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
I'm keeping my fingers behind me, 'hind me
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

I turn myself around, I'm moving backwards and forwards
I'm moving twice as much as I was before
I'll keep on digging to the center of the Earth
I'll be down in there moving the in the room...

I'm walking a line
Visiting houses in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
Two different houses surround you, 'round you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

10. Air

Air... Air
Hit me in the face
I run faster
(Faster faster faster)
Faster into the air
(I say to myself)
What is happening to my skin?
Where is that protection that I needed?
Air can hurt you too
Air can hurt you too
Some people say not to worry about the air
Some people never had experience with...

Air... Air
It can break your heart
So remember when the weather gets rough
(You'll say to yourself)
What is happening to my skin?
Where is that protection that I needed?
Air can hurt you too
Air can hurt you too
Some people say not to worry about the air
Some people don't know shit about the...
Air...

11. 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

12. Heaven

Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
The name of the bar, the bar is called Heaven.
The band in Heaven plays my favorite song.
They play it once again, they play it all night long.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

There is a party, everyone is there.
Everyone will leave at exactly the same time.
Its hard to imagine that nothing at all
Could be so exciting, and so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

When this kiss is over it will start again.
It will not be any different, it will be exactly the same.
It's hard to imagine that nothing at all
Could be so exciting, could be so much fun.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.
Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens.

13. I Feel My Stuff

I think I waited too long
I'm moving into the dollhouse
Some days we exercise, some days we harmonize
Look away, look away, look away, aw yeah

Emily said she'd suddenly waken
Look at that guy with the government coupon
Yoo hoo, ay, yoo hoo
Gonna get you

Japanese chairs in somebody's concert
Telephone bills on the company paycheck
Who knew? Who knew?
I do

Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da

Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da
Da, da da, da da, da

Emily lost her mobile phone
(Da, da da, da da, da)
Last nights dance on a bumpy road
(Da, da da, da da, da)
I won't go out in the cold
(Da, da da, da da, da)

Lebanese Chinese in my school
(Da, da da, da da, da)
Imagine who can make you cool
(Da, da da, da da, da)
Who's gonna pay for this call?
(Da, da da, da da, da)

The cheapest dog, the hottest sun
The fiercest cat and the meanest gun
You got to hold the peelings in your hands
Baby

It's a safety belt, it's a Christian crime
A rocket ship, it's a joke of mine
I took away the day that I'd be gone
Shoot

Lebanese take their sailors home
(Da, da da, da da, da)
The broken stuff in the outer wall
(Da, da da, da da, da)
I'm sticking out in the road
(Da, da da, da da, da)

Memorize toilets
(Da, da da, da da, da)
Chang Mai School
(Da, da da, da da, da)
I liked my song but I lost my cool
(Da, da da, da da, da)
I need my laser, don't move

Put him in the ground where the Duchess grows
Where the word is true
And the girls are strong
Gonna stuff it, step it, pick it
Going by

Take another life of a wretched soul
When they get too high and the bushes grow
They rope it, squeeze it, push it
Side to side

The chicken shack, the rising sun
The written word in a foreign tongue
You got to hold it all before it drops
Baby

It's a little bit, it's a lot inside
It's a bigger thing than you can hide
I took away the parts
That need controlling

Hooligans jump in the budget sign
In the tropic zone when the fix is fine
Gonna chase it, place it, face it
With my eye

A stinky little bird in a dirty tree
Gonna figure out, it's your lucky day
If ya smell it, sell it
Tell it to my ear

Lowered in the ground where the Duchess grows
Where the word is true and the girls are strong
Gonna stuff it, step it, pick it
Going by

Take another life from a wretched soul
If they get too high and the bushes grow
And they rope it, squeeze it, push it
Side to side

I'm sayin' that feel my stuff, I get enough
I come back to be stronger
And I feel my stuff, I changed my luck
I come back to be stronger

I'm sayin' I rule my stuff, I get enough
I come back to be stronger
And I feel my stuff, I changed my luck
I come back to be stronger

14. Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

I ride on a perfect freeway
Many people on that road
I heard the sound of someone laughing
I saw my neighbors car explode

Just up ahead
Against the sky
Quicker than you blink your eye

Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright?
And among the living, we are giving,
all through the night

From the milk of human kindness
From the breast we all partake
Hungry for a social contract
She welcomes you with dark embrace

(puts)
socks and shoes
Upon our feet
Little fishes swim upstream

Oh my brother, I still wonder, are you alright?
In the deepest silence, gold and diamonds,
all through the night

Everything that happens will happen today
& nothing has changed, but nothing's the same
and ev'ry tomorrow could be yesterday
& and ev'rything that happens will happen today

ev'rything that happens will happen today
and nothing has changed but nothing's the same
& ev'ry tomorrow could be yesterday
and ev'rything that happens could happen today

CREDITS

Directed by: David Hillman Curtis
Produced by: Will Schluter
Director of Photography: Ben Wolf
Editor: Matt Boyd
Editor: David Hillman Curtis
Music by: David Byrne & Brian Eno
Music Mix by: Pat Dillett
Titles by: James Victore
Co-Producer: Ben Wolf
Special Thanks: Brian Eno

“A” Camera Operator: Ben Wolf
“B” Camera Operator: Marshall Stief
Assistant Editor: Kristin Bye

BAND:
Voice/Guitar: David Byrne
Keys: Mark Degli Antoni
Bass: Paul Frazier
Percussion: Mauro Refosco
Drums: Graham Hawthorne

DANCERS:
Lily Baldwin
Natalie Kuhn
Steven Reker

BACKGROUND VOCALISTS:
Kaïssa
Redray Frazier
Jenni Muldaur

CHOREOGRAPHERS:
Noémie Lafrance
Annie-B Parson
robbinschilds

TOUR CREW:
Tour Manager: Keith Anderson
Production Manager: Mark Edwards
Lighting Designers: David Ambrosio, Jon Pollack
Front of House: Bruce Knight
Monitors: Bob Lewis
Drum Tech: Don FitzSimmonds
Stage & Keys Tech: Mike Lafferty
Guitar Tech: Victor Muñoz
PA Techs: Michael Conner, Jeremy Bolton, Ben Rothstein
Lighting: Martin Garnish
Wardrobe & Assistant: Abi Lester
Merchandise: Zach Crisp

FILM CREW:
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Additional Camera Operator: Nara Garber
“A” Camera Assistant: Thomas Fishwick
Camera PA: Daniel Taylor

LONDON, ENGLAND
Additional Camera Operator: Nara Garber
“A” Camera Assistant: Thomas Fishwick
“B” Camera Assistant: Daniel Fazio

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA
“A” Camera Assistant: Paul Helzer
“B” Camera Assistant: Alex Kornreich
Sound Recordist: Mike Urdaneta

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Additional Camera Operator: Andrew Walker
DIT Tech: Keith Collea
Sound Recordist: Mickey McMullen
Driver: Thomas Harvey

ALBANY, NEW YORK
Additional Camera Operator: Taylor Morrison
Field Producer: Arianna Orland
Sound Recordist: Eli Janney

Special Thanks to:
David Whitehead
Arianna Orland
Steve Kovacs
Frank Hendler
Jason F. Brown
Gary Hustwit
Christina, Jasper, and Tess

Digital Intermediate by Offhollywood

DI Colorist: Robbie Renfrow
DI Producer: John "Pliny" Eremic
DI Editor: Jim Geduldick
DI Conform: Benjamin Moses Smith

Music and Sound Mix by Pat Dillett & Gregory Thompson

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Artwork embroidery by Megan Whitmarsh

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