Talking Heads:77

Original Album

LYRICS

1. Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town

Wait, wait for the moment to come
Stand up, stand up and take my hand
Believe, believe in mystery
Love, love is simple as one, two, three

I'm a know-it-all, I'm smartest man around
That's right, you learn real fast through the smartest girl in town
So here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart, you'd know what to do
When I say

Jump back, sit back, get back, relax
It's okay
I've called in sick I won't go to
Work today
I'd rather be with the
One I love
I neglect my duties, I be in trouble but

I've been to college, I've been to school
I've met the people that you read about in books
Here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart you'd know what to do when I say
Jet pilot gone out of control, ship captain on the ground
Stock broker make a bad investment when love has come to town

Where, where is my common sense?
How did I get in a jam like this?
Believe, I believe in mystery
Love, love love love is simple as one-two-three

Here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart, you'd know what to do when I say
Why am I going out of my head, whenever you're around?
The answer is obvious, love has come to town

2. New Feeling

It's not...yesterday...anymore
I go visiting, I talk loud
I try to make myself clear
In front...of a face...that's nearer
Than it's ever been before
Not this close before
Nearer than before
Not this close before

It is...is a million...years ago
I hear music...and it sounds like bells
I feel like my head is high
I wish...I could meet...every one
Meet them all over again
Bring them up to my room
Meet them all over again
Everyone's up in my room

And now...now I'm busy...busy again
I feel like sitting down but
I'm still thinking...thinking about my friends
In my garden...moments
But now I'm speaking out
Speaking about my friends
Now I'm speaking out
Thinking about my friends

3. Tentative Decision

Now that I can
Release my tensions
Let me make clear
My best intentions
Girls ask and I
Define decision
Boys ask and I
Describe their function

Oh the boys
Want to talk
Like to to talk about those problems
And the girls
Say they're concerned
And they are
Concerned with these decisions

And it's all
Hard Logic
To follow and the
Girls get lost
And the boys
Say they're concerned
But they are
Concerned with these decisions

I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give the problem to you
I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give the problem to you

Decide, decide
Make up your mind
Decide, decide
I told you what to say
Confuse, confuse
Describe what I found
Confuse, confuse
I told you what to say

Oh the girls
Still want to talk
Want to talk about those problems
And the boys
Say they're concerned
But they are concerned with these decisions

And it's all
Hard Logic
I know
And the girls get lost
And the boys
Say they're concerned
And they are concerned with these decisions

I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give the problem to you
I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I'm gonna give
I'm gonna give the problem to you

Decide, decide
Make up your mind
Decide, decide
I told you what to say
Confuse, confuse
Describe what I found
Confuse, confuse
I told you what to say

4. Happy Day

In...my...sensations
I believe that I...was
Born with the things that I know
I want...to talk...
Like ev'ry
Before I decide what to do

And I fell all over and I
Couldn't stand up
I can't be critical
I can't won't stop
Such a happy day
For me
Bring a happy day
To me
Send a happy day
To me
And a happy day
Came to me come to me here it come...

I'm...only...looking
Feel like my heart
Has a will of it's own
I feel...feel nice inside
Right here
And now it's...summer again

The story that I told
The story I made up
I was foolin' around but I
Can't won't stop
Such a happy day
For me
Bring a happy day
To me
Send a happy day
To me
And a happy day
Come to me, come to me, here it come...

This...boy...is in motion
Some density
Moved right beside me
I want
My sentence
Right here
But now I'm far away

A sign was given but
Many years have passed
Cost a little bit to love you but I
Won't can't stop
Such a happy day
For me
Bring a happy day
To me
Send a happy day
To me
And a happy day
Came to me come to me here it come...

It's alright

5. Who Is It?

Who is it who
Who is it who
Who is it who
Who is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
Oh...Baby it's you!

Who is it who
Who is it who
Who is it who
Who is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
Oh...Oh baby it's you!

Watch out now baby 'cause I'm in love with you
Watch out now baby 'cause I'm in love with you
And if you don't love me I don't know what I'm going to do!

Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
Who, who, who is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
What is it
Oh...Baby it's you!

6. No Compassion

In a world
Where people have problems
In this world
Where decisions are a way of life
Other people's problems they overwhelm my mind
They say compassion is a virtue, but I don't have the time

So many people...have their problems
I'm not interested...in their problems
I guess I've...experienced some problems
But now I've...made some decisions
Takes a lot of time to push away the nonsense
Take my compassion...Push it as far as it goes
My interest level's dropping, my interest level is dropping
I've heard all I want to, I don't want to hear any more

What are you, in love with your problems?
I think you take it...a little too far
It's...not so cool to have so many problems
But don't expect me to explain your indecisions
Go...talk to your analyst, isn't that what they're paid for
You walk, you talk...You still function like you used to
It's not a question...Of your personality or style
Be a little more selfish, it might do you some good

In a world where people have problems
In this world where decisions are a way of life
Other people's problems, they overwhelm my mind
They say compassion is a virtue, but I don't have the time
(Here we go again)

7. The Book I Read

I'm writing 'bout the
Book I read
I have to sing about the
Book I read
I'm embarrassed to admit it hit the soft spot in my heart
When I found out you wrote the
Book I read so

Take my shoulders as they touch your arms
I'm a little cautious but I feel alright
The Book I read was in your eyes oh oh

Oh... I'm living in the future.
I feel wonderful.
I'm tipping over backwards
I'm so ambitious
I'm looking back I'm
Running a race and you're the book I read so

Feel my fingers as they
Touch your arms
I'm spinning around but I feel alright
The book I read was in your eyes

Na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oooooh... I'm living in the future
I feel wonderful
I'm tipping over backwards
I'm so ambitious
I'm looking back I'm
Running a race and you're the books I read so

Feel my fingers as they touch you arms I'm
Spinning around and I feel alright
The book I read was in your eyes

Na na na na na... na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na na
Na na na na... na na na na na na na na
Na na na na... oh oh oh oh oh oh oooh...

8. Don’t Worry About The Government

I see the clouds that move across the sky
I see the wind that moves the clouds away
It moves the clouds over by the building
I pick the building that I want to live in

I smell the pine trees and the peaches in the woods
I see the pine cones that fall by the highway
That's the highway that goes to the building
I pick the building that I want to live in

It's over there, it's over there
My building has every convenience
It's gonna make life easy for me
It's gonna be easy to get things done
I will relax alone with my loved ones

Loved ones, loved ones visit the building,
Take the highway, park and come up and see me
I'll be working, working but if you come visit
I'll put down what I'm doing, my friends are important

Don't you worry 'bout me
I wouldn't worry about me
Don't you worry 'bout me
Don't you worry 'bout me

I see the states, across this big nation
I see the laws made in Washington, D.C.
I think of the ones I consider my favorites
I think of the people that are working for me

Some civil servants are just like my loved ones
They work so hard and they try to be strong
I'm a lucky guy to live in my building
They own the buildings to help them along

It's over there, it's over there
My building has every convenience
It's gonna make life easy for me
It's gonna be easy to get things done
I will relax along with my loved ones

Loved ones, loved ones visit the building
Take the highway, park and come up and see me
I'll be working, working but if you come visit
I'll put down what I'm doing, my friends are important

I wouldn't worry 'bout
I wouldn't worry about me
Don't you worry 'bout me
Don't you worry 'bout me...

9. First Week/Last Week...Carefree

Can we run that again
Is that a woman's voice I hear?
I said, "Let's wait and see. I'll see for myself"
That's a phrase I repeat
To myself
Made a reference to me and
that's myself too

What progress I have made the first week
First Week
First Week
First Week

Every sentence I use
Refer to women and their names
I heard the voice first last week
I heard it myself
Made a reference to me
That's myself
This report's incomplete
I see for myself

Every appointment has been moved to last week
Last Week
Last Week
Last Week

Oh
Ah
Oh

I heard the voice first last week
I heard it myself
Made a reference to me
And that's myself
This report's incomplete
I see for myself

Every appointment has been been moved to last week
Last week
Last week
Last week

Oh
Ah
Oh

10. Psycho Killer

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

[Chorus:]
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, away

You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?

[Chorus]

Ce que j'ai fait ce soir là
Ce qu'elle a dit ce soir là
Réalisant mon espoir
Je me lance vers la gloire, OK
We are vain and we are blind
I hate people when they're not polite

[Chorus]

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

11. Pulled Up

Mommy, Daddy, come and look at me now
I'm a big man in a great big town
Years ago who would believe it's true
Goes to show what a little faith can do

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up

I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I slipped, and I got pulled,
Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up pull me up pull me up...
Pulled me up up up up up up up up

I drift away to another land
Sleeping dreaming such a simple thing
I think of things that I might be
I see my name go down in history

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so string now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up
I slipped, and I got pulled,
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I tripped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I slipped, and then you pulled
You pulled me up! Pulled me up up, Pulled me up...
Pulled me up up up up up up up up

I got up
'cause you pulled me up
I stood up
'cause you pulled me up
I got up
And that was because you pulled me up
I got up
In a little while you pulled me up
Pull me up up up up, up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!

I cast a shadow on the living-room wall
Dark and savage with a profile so sharp
Keep that wonderful food on the table
There's really no hurry I'll eat in a while

I was complaining, I was down in the dumps
I feel so strong now 'cause you pulled me up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled up, I tripped, and then you pulled,
You pulled me up
I slipped, and I got pulled
Pulled Up, I slipped,
And then you pulled, you pulled me up!
Pull me up...Pull me up...Watch out!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!
Pull me up up up up up up up up!

Bonus Tracks

12. Love -> Building On Fire

When my love
Stands next to your love
I can't compel love
When it's not love
It's not love
It's not love
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire, on fire

When my love
Stands next to your love
I can't define love
When it's not love
It's not love
It's not love
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire, on fire

I've got two loves
I've got two loves
And make 'em tweet tweet tweet like little birds
I've got two loves, two loves, two loves
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire, on fire

It's not love
It's not love
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire, on fire

13. I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That

I wish you wouldn't say that
I thought I'd have to come right over
I thought I made it clear enough
I guess I'll have to make it clearer

Say something to change your mind
Bring me back the way I used to be
If it takes forever that's all right
Say the words that I've been trying to hear

I wish you didn't tell her
I thought o'd have to come right over
I thought I'd have to make it clearer
Now jimmy's coming over

There are places that I won't forget
And I guess I'm never going back
Guess it's information that I lack
I've told lies without a hint or regret

I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that
I wish you wouldn't say that...

14. Psycho Killer (Acoustic)

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

[Chorus:]
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, away

You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?

[Chorus]

Ce que j'ai fait ce soir là
Ce qu'elle a dit ce soir là
Réalisant mon espoir
Je me lance vers la gloire, OK
We are vain and we are blind
I hate people when they're not polite

[Chorus]

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

15. I Feel It In My Heart †

Ohhh dear
What if everything they say is true?
Ohhh, ohhh dear
Then there won't be anything for me and you

Well
Even if we have to start all over again
What will be the point in being a fool again?
Even if, even if we have to start all over again
Oh what will be, what will be, what will be
The point in being a fool again?

Oh oh oh...no no no

I made a decision
Revised it again
I saw what it meant to both my parents and friends
And I couldn't do it if I had tried
I couldn't hide my feelings inside

I say that's not my way, that's not my way
That's not like me, that's not like me
That's not my way, that's not my way
That's not like me, that's not like me
I couldn't do it, I couldn't do it
Ohh and I tried, I tried and I tried
I say that's not like me, that's not like me
That's not my way, that's not my way
I couldn't do it, I couldn't do it
I couldn't try, try try try
That's not my way, that's not my way
That ain't my way

If I feel it in my heart
Ohhh ohhh

16. Sugar On My Tongue

Oh, oh, Oh, oh, she's my neighbour
Fill my cup, I'll bet you baby
She'll fill it up
She'll drop the sugar on my tongue
Will she gimme gimme gimme some

She's gonna put sugar on my tongue
She's gonna gimme gimme gimme some
She'll put it right there on my tongue
Put it right there on my tongue

Sweet sweet, lover lover
Never never never find another
to put sugar on my tongue
Gimme gimme gimme some

Is she gonna put sugar on my tongue?
Is she gonna gimme gimme gimme some?
She'll put it right there on my tongue
Put it right there on my tongue

I've been waiting years and years
Finally I see that you appear
My friends are here, and they ask of me
'Is this the time that we're gonna see
her put the sugar on my tongue?'

Is she gonna put sugar on my tongue?
Is she gonna put sugar on my tongue?
Is she gonna gimme gimme some?
She'll put it right there on my tongue
put it right there on my tongue

Sugar on my tongue
Oh, oh, oh...

Video Content

1. Psycho Killer (Live Acoustic Version - CBGBs, 1975) †

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire

[Chorus:]
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run run run run run run run away
Psycho Killer
Qu'est-ce que c'est
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run, away

You start a conversation you can't even finish it.
You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything.
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed.
Say something once, why say it again?

[Chorus]

Ce que j'ai fait ce soir là
Ce qu'elle a dit ce soir là
Réalisant mon espoir
Je me lance vers la gloire, OK
We are vain and we are blind
I hate people when they're not polite

[Chorus]

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

2. Don’t Worry About The Government (Old Grey Whistle Test TV Appearance, 1977) †

I see the clouds that move across the sky
I see the wind that moves the clouds away
It moves the clouds over by the building
I pick the building that I want to live in

I smell the pine trees and the peaches in the woods
I see the pine cones that fall by the highway
That's the highway that goes to the building
I pick the building that I want to live in

It's over there, it's over there
My building has every convenience
It's gonna make life easy for me
It's gonna be easy to get things done
I will relax alone with my loved ones

Loved ones, loved ones visit the building,
Take the highway, park and come up and see me
I'll be working, working but if you come visit
I'll put down what I'm doing, my friends are important

Don't you worry 'bout me
I wouldn't worry about me
Don't you worry 'bout me
Don't you worry 'bout me

I see the states, across this big nation
I see the laws made in Washington, D.C.
I think of the ones I consider my favorites
I think of the people that are working for me

Some civil servants are just like my loved ones
They work so hard and they try to be strong
I'm a lucky guy to live in my building
They own the buildings to help them along

It's over there, it's over there
My building has every convenience
It's gonna make life easy for me
It's gonna be easy to get things done
I will relax along with my loved ones

Loved ones, loved ones visit the building
Take the highway, park and come up and see me
I'll be working, working but if you come visit
I'll put down what I'm doing, my friends are important

I wouldn't worry 'bout
I wouldn't worry about me
Don't you worry 'bout me
Don't you worry 'bout me...

† previously unissued

CREDITS

All songs written by David, except

“Psycho Killer,” on which David got some help from Chris and Tina

Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

Talking Heads

David Byrne: guitar player and singer; bells on “Love -> Building On Fire”

Jerry Harrison (except “Love -> Building On Fire” & “Sugar On My Tongue”): guitar and keyboard player

Martina Weymouth: bass player

Chris Frantz: drummer; tambourine on “Love -> Building On Fire”

With:

Brad Baker & Lance Quinn: horn arrangement on “Love -> Building On Fire”

Arthur Russell: cello on “Psycho Killer” (Acoustic)

Original Album

Produced by Tony Bongiovi, Lance Quinn & Talking Heads

Recorded at Sundragon Studios, N.Y.C.

Recorded by Ed Stasium

Mixed at Media Sound, N.Y.C.

Cover was done by David

Photography: Mick Rock

Talking Heads: 77 was originally issued as Sire #SR-6036 (9/16/77).

Bonus Tracks

“Love -> Building On Fire”

Sire single #SAA-737 (2/77)

Produced by Tony Bongiovi

Associate Producer: T. Erdeyli (aka Tommy Ramone)

Recorded at Sundragon Studios, N.Y.C.

Recorded by Ed Stasium

“I Wish You Wouldn’t Say That”

Sire single #SRE-1002 (10/3/77)

From the recording sessions for the album Talking Heads: 77

Same personnel & recording information as for tracks 1-11

“Psycho Killer” (Acoustic)

Sire single #SRE-1013 (1/78) [B-Side of “Psycho Killer”]

From the recording sessions for the album Talking Heads: 77

Same personnel & recording information as for tracks 1-11

“I Feel It In My Heart”

Previously unissued outtake from the recording sessions for the album Talking Heads: 77

Same personnel & recording information as for tracks 1-11

“Sugar On My Tongue”

First collected on Popular Favorites: 1976-1992/Sand In The Vaseline, Sire #26760 (10/13/92)

Produced by Mark Spector

Recorded [directly to 2-tk] at CBS Recording Studios, N.Y.C. (1975)

Video Content

“Psycho Killer” (Live Acoustic Version - CBGBs, 1975)”

“Don’t Worry About The Government” (Old Grey Whistle Test TV Appearance, 1977)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound & Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Authoring:

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Package Design:

Screen Design:

Photography:

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson & Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart & Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris & Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

Talking Heads: More Songs About Buildings And Food (DualDisc)

Original Album

LYRICS

1. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel

Oh, Oh, baby you can walk, you can talk just like me.
You can walk, you can talk just like me.
You can look, tell me what you see.
You can look, you won't see nothing like me
If you look around the world.

Oh, baby you can walk, you can talk just like me.
With a little practice, you can walk like, talk just like me.
If that's what you want to do.
Well, you can look, you'll walk in circles around me.
But first, I'll walk in circles 'round you.
But first, I'll walk around the world.

I'm walking 'round the world
I...you can.
But first, show me what you do.

2. With Our Love

It's just a look, and it makes the boys quiver.
Yes, it's just the look, and now they remember.
Had they forgotten ... what this all means?
I think they want to forget,
And they hope that this time.

[Chorus:]
I won't look, I've got other things to do now.
I forgot what it was, I've got to get to work now.
(And they) set an example for us (I see it!).
It can happen to me too.
(And it) didn't make any difference to us (But I)
Forgot the trouble, that's the trouble.
Forgot the trouble, that's the trouble.
Forgot the trouble, that's the trouble.
Forgot the trouble, that's the trouble.
With our love,
With our love,
With our love
They hear the words, such as "You're really special"
(And they) can't face the feeling.
(And they) can't really tell
I look out the window,
(And I) I call that education.
(And I) See all my friends standing out there
(And I) I call that education (sophistication)

[Chorus]

Had the forgotten...what this all means?
Things come and go (and I see 'em)
And I won't be neglected (not this time!)

3. The Good Thing

I will fight; will fight with my heart.
I will fight; will fight with understanding.
In my mind, the weather never changes
Skill overcomes, difficult situations.

A straight line exists between me and the good things.
I have found the line and its direction is known to me.
Absolute trust keeps me going in the right direction.
Any intrusion is met with a heart full of the good thing.

Try to compare what I am presenting.
You will meet with much frustration.
Try to find ... similar situation.
You will always find the same solution.

As the heart finds the good thing, the feeling is multiplied.
Add the will to the strength and it equals conviction.
As we economize, efficiency is multiplied,
To the extent I am determined the result is the good thing.
So I say:
I have adopted this and made it my own:
Cut back the weakness, reinforce what is strong.

4. Warning Sign

Warning sign, warning sign,
I see it but I pay it no mind.
Hear my voice, hear my voice,
It's saying something and I hope you're concentrating
I've got money now, I've got money now,
C'mon baby, c'mon baby.

Warning sign of things to come (take it over, take it over)
Someone's talking on my telephone (when we're older, when we're older)
Hear my voice, move my hair.
I move it around a lot, but I don't care. (what I remember)

Warning sign, warning sign,
Look at my hair, I like the design.
It's the truth, it's the truth.
Your glassy eyes and your open mouth
Take it easy, take it easy,
It's a natural thing and you have to relax,
I've got money now, I've got money now.
C'mon baby, c'mon baby.
Warning sign, of things to come (turn me over, turn me over)
Love is here but I guess it's gone now (hurry up babe, hurry up babe),
Hear my voice, move my hair.
I move it around a lot, but I don't care.

Do you remember
What it is that you remember
Baby remember
Baby remember.

5. The Girls Want To Be With The Girls

The girls don't want to play like that,
They just want to talk to the boys.
The just want to do what is in their hearts,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus:]
And the boys say, "What do you mean?"
And the boys say, "What do you mean?"
Well there is just no love,
When there's boys and girls.
And the girls want to be with the girls,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

Girls want things that make common sense,
The best for all concerned.
They don't want to have to go out of their way,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus]

Girls are getting into abstract analysis,
They want to make intuitive leap.
They are making plans that have far reaching effects.
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus]

6. Found A Job

"Damn that television what a bad picture"!
"Don't get upset, it's not a major disaster".
"There's nothing on tonight", he said, "I don't know what's the matter"!
"Nothing's ever on", she said, "so I don't know why you bother."

We've heard this little scene, we've heard it many times.
People fighting over little things and wasting precious time.
They might be better off I think the way it seems to me.
Making up their own shows, which might be better than T.V.

[Chorus]
Judy's in the bedroom, inventing situations.
Bob is on the street today, scouting up locations.
They've enlisted all their family.
They've enlisted all their friends.
It helped saved their relationship,
And made it work again

Their show gets real high ratings, they think they have a hit.
There might even be a spin off, but they're not sure 'bout that.
If they ever watch T.V. again, it'd be too soon for them.
Bob never yells about the picture now, he's having too much fun.

Judy's in the bedroom, inventing situations.
Bob is on the street today, scouting up locations.
They've enlisted all their family.
They've enlisted all their friends.
It helped saved their relationship,
And made it work again

So think about this little scene; apply it to your life.
If your work isn't what you love, then something isn't right.
Just look at Bob and Judy; they're happy as can be,
Inventing situations, putting them on T.V.

Judy's in the bedroom, inventing situations.
Bob is on the street today, he's having a vacation.
They've enlisted all their family.
They've enlisted all their friends.
It helped saved their relationship,
And made it work again

7. Artists Only

I'm painting, I'm painting again.
I'm painting, I'm painting again.
I'm cleaning, I'm cleaning again.
I'm cleaning, I'm cleaning my brain.

Pretty soon now, I will be bitter.
Pretty soon now, will be a quitter.
Pretty soon now, I will be bitter.
You can't see it 'til it's finished

I don't have to prove...that I am creative!
I don't' have to prove...that I am creative!
All my pictures are confused
And now I'm going to take me to you.

8. I’m Not In Love

...Pretty!
What is? Brand new? Well that's not the way I think of you.
You'll touch me, in a minute; but that's not what I want to do.
We are two strangers,
We might never have met.
We can talk forever, I understand what you said.
But I'm...no in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Do people really fall in love?

...Happy!
Is there time for this? Is this responsibility?
Girl time, boy time, is that the difference between me and you?
I won't ask any questions,
Who needs to make a new start?
I choose to believe you,
I said before that I can't.
...'Cause I'm not in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Why would I want to fall in love?

...Feeling!
Take it easy baby...Don't let your feelings get in the way.
Some day, I believe, we can live in a world without love.
I can answer your questions,
If you won't twist what I say.
Please respect my opinions,
They will be respected some day.
Because we don't need love.
I believe that we don't need love.
There'll come a day when we won't need love.

9. Stay Hungry

think that we can signify our love now,
Ooh girl, you can initiate an impulse of love.

Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry
Move a muscle, move a muscle, move a muscle.
Make a motion, make a motion, make a motion.
Pull it tighter, pull it tighter, pull it tighter.
Double beatin', double beatin', double beatin'
Double beatin', double beatin', double beatin'
Palpitation, palpitation, palpitation.
Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry.

Here's that rhythm again.
Here's my shoulder blade.
Here's the sound I made.
Here's the picture I saved.
Here I am.

10. Take Me To The River

I don't know why I love her like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money, my cigarettes
I haven't seen the worst of it yet
I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things we could have had
Love is an ocean that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I would never regret

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Push me in the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me

Hug me, squeeze me, love me, tease me
Till I can't, till I can't, till I can't take no more of it
Take me to the water, drop me in the river
Push me in the water, drop me in the river
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why I love you like I do
All the troubles you put me through
Sixteen candles there on my wall
And here am I the biggest fool of them all

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river and drop me in the water
Dip me in the river, drop me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down.

11. The Big Country

I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
Places to park by the fac'tries and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at these things and I say,

[Chorus]
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
I couldn't live like that, no siree!
I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to.

I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean.
I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends.
Look at that kitchen and all of that food.
Look at them eat it' guess it tastes real good.

They grow it in the farmlands
And they take it to the stores
They put it in the car trunk
And they bring it back home
And I say...

[Chorus]

I'm tired of looking out the windows of the airplane
I'm tired of traveling, I want to be somewhere.
It's not even worth talking
About those people down there.

Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga
Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga

Bonus Tracks

12. Stay Hungry (1977 Version) †

I think that we can signify our love now,
Ooh girl, you can initiate an impulse of love.

Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry
Move a muscle, move a muscle, move a muscle.
Make a motion, make a motion, make a motion.
Pull it tighter, pull it tighter, pull it tighter.
Double beatin', double beatin', double beatin'
Double beatin', double beatin', double beatin'
Palpitation, palpitation, palpitation.
Stay hungry, stay hungry, stay hungry.

Here's that rhythm again.
Here's my shoulder blade.
Here's the sound I made.
Here's the picture I saved.
Here I am.

13. I’m Not In Love (Alternate Version) †

...Pretty!
What is? Brand new? Well that's not the way I think of you.
You'll touch me, in a minute; but that's not what I want to do.
We are two strangers,
We might never have met.
We can talk forever, I understand what you said.
But I'm...no in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Do people really fall in love?

...Happy!
Is there time for this? Is this responsibility?
Girl time, boy time, is that the difference between me and you?
I won't ask any questions,
Who needs to make a new start?
I choose to believe you,
I said before that I can't.
...'Cause I'm not in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Why would I want to fall in love?

...Feeling!
Take it easy baby...Don't let your feelings get in the way.
Some day, I believe, we can live in a world without love.
I can answer your questions,
If you won't twist what I say.
Please respect my opinions,
They will be respected some day.
Because we don't need love.
I believe that we don't need love.
There'll come a day when we won't need love.

14. The Big Country (Alternate Version) †

I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
Places to park by the fac'tries and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at these things and I say,

[Chorus]
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
I couldn't live like that, no siree!
I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to.

I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean.
I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends.
Look at that kitchen and all of that food.
Look at them eat it' guess it tastes real good.

They grow it in the farmlands
And they take it to the stores
They put it in the car trunk
And they bring it back home
And I say...

[Chorus]

I'm tired of looking out the windows of the airplane
I'm tired of traveling, I want to be somewhere.
It's not even worth talking
About those people down there.

Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga
Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga

15. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (“Country Angel” Version) †

Oh, Oh, baby you can walk, you can talk just like me.
You can walk, you can talk just like me.
You can look, tell me what you see.
You can look, you won't see nothing like me
If you look around the world.

Oh, baby you can walk, you can talk just like me.
With a little practice, you can walk like, talk just like me.
If that's what you want to do.
Well, you can look, you'll walk in circles around me.
But first, I'll walk in circles 'round you.
But first, I'll walk around the world.

I'm walking 'round the world
I...you can.
But first, show me what you do.

Video Content

1. The Girls Want To Be With The Girls (Live at The Kitchen, 1978) †

The girls don't want to play like that,
They just want to talk to the boys.
The just want to do what is in their hearts,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus:]
And the boys say, "What do you mean?"
And the boys say, "What do you mean?"
Well there is just no love,
When there's boys and girls.
And the girls want to be with the girls,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

Girls want things that make common sense,
The best for all concerned.
They don't want to have to go out of their way,
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus]

Girls are getting into abstract analysis,
They want to make intuitive leap.
They are making plans that have far reaching effects.
And the girls want to be with the girls.

[Chorus]

2. I’m Not In Love (Live at CBGBs, 1975) †

...Pretty!
What is? Brand new? Well that's not the way I think of you.
You'll touch me, in a minute; but that's not what I want to do.
We are two strangers,
We might never have met.
We can talk forever, I understand what you said.
But I'm...no in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Do people really fall in love?

...Happy!
Is there time for this? Is this responsibility?
Girl time, boy time, is that the difference between me and you?
I won't ask any questions,
Who needs to make a new start?
I choose to believe you,
I said before that I can't.
...'Cause I'm not in love.
What does it take to fall in love?
Why would I want to fall in love?

...Feeling!
Take it easy baby...Don't let your feelings get in the way.
Some day, I believe, we can live in a world without love.
I can answer your questions,
If you won't twist what I say.
Please respect my opinions,
They will be respected some day.
Because we don't need love.
I believe that we don't need love.
There'll come a day when we won't need love.

† previously unissued

CREDITS

All selections written by David Byrne, except

“Take Me To The River” by Al Green And M. Hodges

All selections published by Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP), except

“Take Me To The River” by Al Green Music Inc./Irving Music Inc. (BMI)

David Byrne: Singing, Guitars, And Synthesized Percussion

Chris Frantz: Drums And Percussion

Jerry Harrison: Piano, Organs, Synthesizer, Guitar, And Background Singing

Tina Weymouth: Bass Guitar

Brian Eno (except “Stay Hungry” (1977 Version)): Synthesizers, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, And Background Singing

Tina And The Typing Pool: Background Singing On “The Good Thing”

Original Album

Produced by Brian Eno And Talking Heads

Engineer: Rhett Davies

Assistant Engineer: Benji Ambrister

Recorded And Mixed March And April 1978 At Compass Point Studio, New Providence, The Bahamas, Except “Found A Job” Which Was Mixed At Media Sound By Brian Eno And Ed Stasium

Front Cover is a life-size photomosaic of Talking Heads.

Concept by David Byrne

It is made of 529 close-up Polaroids.

Reproduction by Jimmy de Sana

The back cover is a reproduction of Portrait, U.S.A., the first color photomosaic of the United States. It is made up of 569 photos taken from space by the Landsat Satellite. Each photo in the mosaic is made up of four separate photos of different parts of the light spectrum: green, red, and two different infra-red regions. These light regions were chosen because they help bring out the differences in geographical forms and types of vegetation. Each image is made up of many scan lines, much like a T.V. picture...analog information is converted to digital information and then transmitted to various ground receiving stations. The information is then converted into a black-and-white picture corresponding to each spectral region. These can then be combined to make the color the information from the green spectral region is printed as yellow, the red region is printed as magenta, and the infra-red region is printed as cyan. This is called a false color image. In this version vegetation appears as turquoise, rocks and soil appear as red, yellow, brown, and towns, roads and water appear as black. Objects as small as 33 feet are visible on the Landstat photos if the object is in contrast to its environment. The practical applications of the Landstat photos are many, some of which are: determine of healthiness of vegetation, assessment of grass and forest-fire damage, regional planning, assessment of land use: which crops are being grown where, mapping of ice for shipping, mapping and detection of air and water pollution, and monitoring surface mining.

Portrait, U.S.A. is copyrighted by the General Electric Co., 1976. It was produced by their Beltsville Photo Engineering Lab with the assistance of the National Geographic Society and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

More Songs About Buildings And Food was originally issued as Sire #SRK-6058 (7/7/78).

Bonus Tracks

“Stay Hungry” (1977 Version)

Previously unissued outtake recorded during the Talking Heads: 77 sessions

Produced by Tony Bongiovi, Lance Quinn, and Talking Heads

Engineer: Ed Stasium

Recorded at Sundragon Studios, New York

Mixed at Media Sound, New York

“I’m Not In Love” (Alternate Version) and “The Big Country” (Alternate Version)

Previously unissued rehearsal/rough versions recorded during the More Songs About Buildings And Food sessions

“Thank You For Sending Me An Angel” (“Country Angel” Version)Proposed but unissued B-side recorded during the More Songs About Buildings And Food sessions

Video Content

“The Girls Want To Be With The Girls” (Live at The Kitchen, 1978)

“I’m Not In Love” (Live at CBGBs, 1975)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Authoring:

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Package Design:

Screen Design:

Photography:

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, and Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart, and Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris, and Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

Talking Heads: Fear Of Music

Original Album

LYRICS

1. 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

2. Mind

Time won't change you
Money won't change you
I haven't got the faintest idea
Everything seems to be up in the air at this time

I need something you change your mind

Drugs won't change you
Religion won't change you

Science won't change you
Looks like I can't change you
I try to talk to you, to make things clear
But you're not even listening to me...
And it comes directly from my heart to you...

I need something to change your mind.

3. Paper

Hold the paper up to the light
(some rays pass right through)
Expose yourself out there for a minute
(some rays pass right through)

Take a little rest when the rays pass through
Take a little time off when the rays pass through

Go ahead and mess it up...Go ahead and tie it up
In a long distance telephone call

Hold on to that paper
Hold on to that paper
Hold on because it's been taken care of
Hold on to that paper

See if you can fit it on the paper
See if you can get it on the paper
See if you can fit it on the paper
See if you can get it on the paper

Had a love affair but it was only paper
(some rays they pass right through)
Had a lot of fun, could have been a lot better
(some rays they pass right through)

Take a little consideration, take every combination
Take a few weeks off, make it tighter, tighter
But it was never, it was never written down
Still might be a chance that it might work out (if you)

Hold on to that paper
Hold on to that paper
Hold on because it'll be taken care of
Hold on to that paper

Don't think I can fit it on the paper
Don't think I can get it on the paper
Go ahead and rip up, rip up the paper
Go ahead and tear up, tear up the paper

4. Cities

Think of London, a small city

It's dark, dark in the daytime
The people sleep, sleep in the daytime
If they want to, if they want to

[Chorus:]
I'm checking them out
I'm checking them out
I got it figured out
I got it figured out
There's good points and bad points
Find a city
Find myself a city to live in.

There are a lot of rich people in Birmingham
A lot of ghosts in a lot of houses
Look over there!...A dry ice factory
A good place to get some thinking done

Down El Paso way things get pretty spread out
People got no idea where in the world they are
They go up north and come back south
Still got no idea where in the world they are.
Did I forget to mention, to mention Memphis
Home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks
Do I smell? I smell home cooking
It's only the river, it's only the river.

5. 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

6. Memories Can’t Wait

Do you remember anyone here?
No you don't remember anything at all
I'm sleeping, I'm flat on my back
Never woke up, had no regrets

There's a party in my mind...
And it never stops
There's a party up there all the time...
They'll party till they drop
Other people can go home...
Other people they can split
I'll be here all the time...
I can never quit

Take a walk through the land of shadows
Take a walk through the peaceful meadows
Try not to look so disappointed
It isn't what you hoped for, is it?
There's a party in my mind...
And I hope it never stops
I'm stuck here in this seat...
I might not stand up

Other people can go home...
Everyone else will split
I'll be here all the time...
I can never quit

Everything is very quiet
Everyone has gone to sleep
I'm wide awake on memories
There memories can't wait.

7. 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...

8. 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.

9. Animals

I'm mad and that's a fact
I found out animals don't help
Animals think they're pretty smart
Shit on the ground, see in the dark

They wander around like a crazy dog
Make a mistake in the parking lot
Always bumping into things
Always let you down, down, down, down
Eh, eh, eh, eh

Animals think they understand
Question them, a big mistake
Animals want to change my life
I will ignore, animals' advice

They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them
They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them down
Down, down, down

I know the animals are laughing at us
Don't even know what a joke is
I won't follow animals' advice
I don't care if they're laughing at us

They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them
They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them down
Down, down
Eh, eh, eh

They say they don't need money
They're living on nuts and berries
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries

You know animals are hairy?
They say animals don't worry
They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us

They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries

They're setting a bad example
They ought to be more careful
You know animals are hairy?
They're living on nuts and berries

They want to know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example

They like to laugh at people
They're setting a bad example
They have untroubled lives
They think every thing's nice

They say they don't need money
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries
You know animals are hairy?

They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They like to laugh at people
They're making a bad example

They say they don't need money
You know animals are hairy?
They're living on nuts and berries
They say they don't need money
They're setting a bad example

10. Electric Guitar

Electric guitar gets run over by a car on the highway
This is a crime against the state
This is the meaning of life.

To tune this electric guitar

An electric guitar is brought in to a court of law
The judge and the jury (twelve members of the jury)
All listening to records
This is a crime against the state
This is the verdict they reach:

Never listen to electric guitar

Electric guitar is copies, the copy sounds better
Call this the law of justice, call this freedom and liberty
I thought I perjure myself, right in front of the jury!
Is this a crime against the state? No!
This is the verdict they reach:

Someone controls electric guitar.

11. Drugs

And all I see is little dots
Some are smeared and some are spots
Feels like a murder but that's alright
Somebody said there's too much light
Pull down the shade and it's alright
It'll be over in a minute or two.

I'm charged up...don't put me down
Don't feel like talking...don't mess around
I feel mean...I feel o.k.
I'm charged up...electricity

The boys are making a big mess
This makes the girls all start to laugh
I don't know what they're talking about
The boys are worried, the girls are shocked
They pick the sound and let it drop
Nobody know what they're talking about

I'm charged up...I'm kinda wooden
I'm barely moving...I study motion
I study myself...I fooled myself
I'm charged up...it's pretty intense.
I'm charged up...don't put me down
Don't feel like talking...don't mess around
I feel mean...I feel o.k.
I'm charged up...electricity.

Bonus Tracks

12.     Dancing For Money (Unfinished Outtake) †

13.     Life During Wartime (Alternate Version) †

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

14. Cities (Alternate Version)

Think of London, a small city

It's dark, dark in the daytime
The people sleep, sleep in the daytime
If they want to, if they want to

[Chorus:]
I'm checking them out
I'm checking them out
I got it figured out
I got it figured out
There's good points and bad points
Find a city
Find myself a city to live in.

There are a lot of rich people in Birmingham
A lot of ghosts in a lot of houses
Look over there!...A dry ice factory
A good place to get some thinking done

Down El Paso way things get pretty spread out
People got no idea where in the world they are
They go up north and come back south
Still got no idea where in the world they are.
Did I forget to mention, to mention Memphis
Home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks
Do I smell? I smell home cooking
It's only the river, it's only the river.

15. Mind (Alternate Version) †

Time won't change you
Money won't change you
I haven't got the faintest idea
Everything seems to be up in the air at this time

I need something you change your mind

Drugs won't change you
Religion won't change you

Science won't change you
Looks like I can't change you
I try to talk to you, to make things clear
But you're not even listening to me...
And it comes directly from my heart to you...

I need something to change your mind.

Video Content

1. Animals (Rock Pop TV Appearance) †

I'm mad and that's a fact
I found out animals don't help
Animals think they're pretty smart
Shit on the ground, see in the dark

They wander around like a crazy dog
Make a mistake in the parking lot
Always bumping into things
Always let you down, down, down, down
Eh, eh, eh, eh

Animals think they understand
Question them, a big mistake
Animals want to change my life
I will ignore, animals' advice

They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them
They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them down
Down, down, down

I know the animals are laughing at us
Don't even know what a joke is
I won't follow animals' advice
I don't care if they're laughing at us

They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them
They're never there when you need them
They're never there when you call them down
Down, down
Eh, eh, eh

They say they don't need money
They're living on nuts and berries
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries

You know animals are hairy?
They say animals don't worry
They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us

They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries

They're setting a bad example
They ought to be more careful
You know animals are hairy?
They're living on nuts and berries

They want to know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example

They like to laugh at people
They're setting a bad example
They have untroubled lives
They think every thing's nice

They say they don't need money
They say animals don't worry
They're living on nuts and berries
You know animals are hairy?

They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They like to laugh at people
They're making a bad example

They say they don't need money
You know animals are hairy?
They're living on nuts and berries
They say they don't need money
They're setting a bad example

2. I Zimbra (Rock Pop TV Appearance) †

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

† previously unissued

CREDITS

All Selections Written by David Byrne, except “I Zimbra” by David Byrne, Brian Eno and Hugo Ball; “Dancing For Money” by David Byrne and Brian Eno

All Selections Published by Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP), except “I Zimbra” Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/E.G. Music Ltd. (BMI); “Dancing For Money” Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/E.G. Music Ltd. (BMI)

Band Members:

David Byrne

Jerry Harrison

Tina Weymouth

Chris Frantz

Brian Eno: Treatments, Additional Vocals

Gene Wilder and Ari: Congas on “Life During Wartime” and “I Zimbra”

Robert Fripp: Guitar on “I Zimbra” and “Life During Wartime” (Alternate Version)

The Sweetbreathes: Background Vocals on “Air”

Julie Last, Brian Eno, David Byrne: Background Vocals on “I Zimbra”

The birds on “Drugs” recorded at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Australia

Original Album

Produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads

All basic tracks recorded at Chris and Tina’s loft in Long Island City, with the Record Plant Remote Truck on April 22 and May 6, 1979

Engineer: Rod O’Brian

Crew: Dave Hewitt, Fred Ridder, Phil Gitomer, Kooster McAllister

Additional Recording and Mixing:

Hit Factory/Engineer: Joe Barbaria. Assistant Engineer: Chris Martinez

Atlantic Studios/Engineer: Rod O’Brian. Assistant Engineer: Tom Heid

RPM Sound Studios/Engineer: Neil Teeman

Record Plant/Engineer: Rod O’Brian. Assistant Engineer: Julie Last

Live Sound: Frank Gallagher

Road Coordination: Ace Penna

Cover Concept: Jerry Harrison

Thermograph (Heat Sensitive Photo) by Jimmy Garcia courtesy Dr. Phillip Strax

Concept: David with Jerry’s help

Fear Of Music was originally issued as Sire #SRK-6076 (8/3/79).

Bonus Tracks

“Dancing For Money” (Unfinished Outtake), “Life During Wartime” (Alternate Version), and “Cities” (Alternate Version) were recorded during the Fear Of Music sessions. All are previously unissued, except “Cities” (Alternate Version), which was first collected on the boxed set Once In A Lifetime, Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino #R2-73934 (11/11/03).

“Life During Wartime” (Alternate Version) features the full ending of the song (faded early on the album version) and a guitar part by Robert Fripp.

“Cities” (Alternate Version) includes verses and musical elements not utilized on the album version.

“Mind” (Alternate Version) is a previously unissued rough early version recorded during the Fear Of Music sessions.

Video Content

“Animals” (Rock Pop TV Appearance)

“I Zimbra” (Rock Pop TV Appearance)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Authoring:

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Package Design:

Screen Design:

Photography:

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, And Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart, And Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris, and Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

Talking Heads: Remain In Light

Original Album

LYRICS

1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

Take a look at these hands
Take a look at these hands
The hand speaks, the hand of a government man
Well I'm a tumbler born under punches, I'm so thin

All I want is to breathe
(I'm too thin)
Won't you breathe with me?
Find a little space, so we move in-between
(In-between it)
And keep one step ahead, of yourself

Don't you miss it, don't you miss it
Some of you people just about missed it
Last time to make plans
And I'm a tumbler, I'm a government man

Never seen anything like that before
Falling bodies tumble 'cross the floor
(Well I'm a tumbler)
When you get to where you wanna be
(Thank you! Thank you!)
When you get to where you wanna be
(Well, don't even mention it)

Oh, take a look at these hands, they're passing in-between us
Take a look at these hands
Take a look at these hands, you don't have to mention it
No thanks, I'm a government man

And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on where the hand has been
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on

And the heat goes on
(I got time)
And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on, where the hand has been
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on

I'm not a drowning man
And I'm not a burning building! I'm a tumbler
Drowning cannot hurt a man
Fire cannot hurt a man, not the government man

All I want is to breathe
(Thank you, thank you)
Won't you breathe with me?
Find a little space so we move in-between
(I'm so thin)
And keep one step ahead of yourself
(I'm catching up with myself)

All I want is to breathe
Won't you breathe with me?
(Hands of a government man)
Find a little space so we move in-between
And keep one step ahead of yourself
(Don't you miss it! Don't you miss it!)

All I want is to breathe
Won't you breathe with me?

2. Crosseyed And Painless

Lost my shape
Trying to act casual!
Can't stop
I might end up in the hospital
I'm changing my shape
I feel like an accident
They're back!
To explain their experience
Isn't it weir
Looks too obscure to me
Wasting away
And that was their policy
I'm ready to leave
I push the fact in front of me
Facts lost
Facts are never what they seem to be
Nothing there!
No information left of any kind
Lifting my head
Looking for danger signs
There was a line
There was a formula
Sharp as a knife
Facts cut a hole in us
There was a line
There was a formula
Sharp as a knife
Facts cut a hole in us
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
The feeling returns
Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head
Looking around inside
The island of doubt
It's like the taste of medicine
Working by hindsight
Got the message from the oxygen
Making a list
Find the cost of opportunity
Doing it right
Facts are useful in emergencies
The feeling returns
Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head
Looking around inside.
Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don't do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them
Facts are nothing on the face of things
Facts don't stain the furniture
Facts go out and slam the door
Facts are written all over your face
Facts continue to change their shape
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...

3. 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

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. 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.

6. Seen And Not Seen

He would see faces in movies, on T.V., in magazines, and in books...
He thought that some of these faces might be right for him...
And through the years, by keeping an ideal facial structure fixed in his mind...
Or somewhere in the back of his mind...
That he might, by force of will, cause his face to approach those of his ideal...
The change would be very subtle...It might take ten years or so...
Gradually his face would change its' shape...
A more hooked nose...wider, thinner lips...beady eyes...a larger forehead.
He imagined that this was an ability he shared with most other people...
They had also molded their faced according to some ideal...
Maybe they imagined that their new face would better
Suit their personality...Or maybe they imagined that their
Personality would be forced to change to fit the new appearance...
This is why first impressions are often correct...
Although some people might have made mistakes...
They may have arrived at an appearance that bears no relationship to them...
They may have picked an ideal appearance based on some childish
Whim, or momentary impulse...
Some may have gotten half-way
There, and then changed their minds.
He wonders if he too might have made a similar mistake.

7. Listening Wind

Mojique sees his village from a nearby hill
Mojique thinks of days before Americans came
He sees the foreigners in growing numbers
He sees the foreigners in fancy houses
He thinks of days that he can still remember...now.
Mojique holds a package in his quivering hands
Mojique sends the package to the American man
Softly he glides along the streets and alleys
Up comes the wind that makes them run for cover
He feels the time is surely now or never...more.
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
The dust in my head
The dust in my head
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
(Come to)
Drive them away
Drive them away.
Mojique buys equipment in the market place
Mojique plants devices in the free trade zone
He feels the wind is lifting up his people
He calls the wind to guide him on his mission
He knows his friend the wind is always standing...by.
Mojique smells the wind that comes from far away
Mojique waits for news in a quiet place
He feels the presence of the wind around him
He feels the power of the past behind him
He has the knowledge of the wind to guide him...on.
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
The dust in my head
The dust in my head
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
(Come to)
Drive them away
Drive them away.

8. The Overload

Mojique sees his village from a nearby hill
Mojique thinks of days before Americans came
He sees the foreigners in growing numbers
He sees the foreigners in fancy houses
He thinks of days that he can still remember...now.
Mojique holds a package in his quivering hands
Mojique sends the package to the American man
Softly he glides along the streets and alleys
Up comes the wind that makes them run for cover
He feels the time is surely now or never...more.
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
The dust in my head
The dust in my head
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
(Come to)
Drive them away
Drive them away.
Mojique buys equipment in the market place
Mojique plants devices in the free trade zone
He feels the wind is lifting up his people
He calls the wind to guide him on his mission
He knows his friend the wind is always standing...by.
Mojique smells the wind that comes from far away
Mojique waits for news in a quiet place
He feels the presence of the wind around him
He feels the power of the past behind him
He has the knowledge of the wind to guide him...on.
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
The dust in my head
The dust in my head
The wind in my heart
The wind in my heart
(Come to)
Drive them away
Drive them away.

Bonus Tracks

9. Fela’s Riff (Unfinished Outtake) †

10. Unison (Unfinished Outtake) †

11. Double Groove (Unfinished Outtake) †

12. Right Start (Unfinished Outtake) †

Video Content

1. Crosseyed And Painless (Rock Pop TV Appearance) †

Lost my shape
Trying to act casual!
Can't stop
I might end up in the hospital
I'm changing my shape
I feel like an accident
They're back!
To explain their experience
Isn't it weir
Looks too obscure to me
Wasting away
And that was their policy
I'm ready to leave
I push the fact in front of me
Facts lost
Facts are never what they seem to be
Nothing there!
No information left of any kind
Lifting my head
Looking for danger signs
There was a line
There was a formula
Sharp as a knife
Facts cut a hole in us
There was a line
There was a formula
Sharp as a knife
Facts cut a hole in us
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
The feeling returns
Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head
Looking around inside
The island of doubt
It's like the taste of medicine
Working by hindsight
Got the message from the oxygen
Making a list
Find the cost of opportunity
Doing it right
Facts are useful in emergencies
The feeling returns
Whenever we close out eyes
Lifting my head
Looking around inside.
Facts are simple and facts are straight
Facts are lazy and facts are late
Facts all come with points of view
Facts don't do what I want them to
Facts just twist the truth around
Facts are living turned inside out
Facts are getting the best of them
Facts are nothing on the face of things
Facts don't stain the furniture
Facts go out and slam the door
Facts are written all over your face
Facts continue to change their shape
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...
I'm still waiting... I'm still waiting...

2. Once In A Lifetime (Rock Pop TV Appearance) †

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...

† previously unissued

CREDITS

All songs written by David Byrne, Brian Eno and Talking Heads. Words: David Byrne, except David Byrne and Brian Eno on Crosseyed And Painless, Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On). All selections published by Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/E.G. Music Ltd. (BMI). All Arrangements by the Musicians except Vocal Arrangements by David Byrne and Brian Eno.

Original Album

Guitars: Adrian Belew, Jerry Harrison, David Byrne. Basses: Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Brian Eno. Keyboards: Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison. Drum Kit: Chris Frantz. Percussion: Jose Rossy, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Robert Palmer (Appears Courtesy of Island Records). Voices: David Byrne, Brian Eno, Nona Hendryx. Trumpets And Horn Arrangements (Houses In Motion): Jon Hassell. Engineered by Dave Jerden. Additional Engineering: Rhett Davies, Jack Nuber, John Potoker, Stephen Stanley. Assisted by Kendall Stubbs. Basic Tracks Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, The Bahamas. Vocals and Additional Tracks Recorded at Sigma Sound, New York City. Mixed by Brian Eno, David Byrne, David Jerden, John Potoker at Sigma Sound, New York City and Eldorado Studios, Los Angeles. Produced by Brian Eno. Live Sound: Frank Gallagher. Computer Images: HCL, JPT, DDD, Walter GP, Paul, C/T. Graphic Design: M&Co. New York. Remain In Light was originally issued as Sire #SRK-6095 (10/80).

Bonus Tracks

Fela’s Riff, Unison, Double Groove, and Right Start are previously unissued roughs and sketches from the Remain In Light sessions.

Video Content

Crosseyed And Painless and Once In A Lifetime (Rock Pop TV Appearance)

DualDisc Credits:

Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax. Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound. Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. Authoring: Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed. Art Direction: Hugh Brown. Package Design: Screen Design: Photography: Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber. Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, Ginger Dettman and Steve Woolard. Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart and Bill Inglot. Representation: David - Maine Road Management/David Whitehead. Jerry, Chris and Tina - Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst


Talking Heads: Speaking In Tongues

Original Album

LYRICS

1. 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

2. Making Flippy Floppy

Nothing can come between us
Nothing gets you down
Nothing strikes your fancy
Nothing turns you on
Somebody is waiting in the hallway
Somebody is falling down the stairs
Set someone free, break someone's heart
Stand up help us out

Ev'rything is divided
Nothing is complete
Ev'rything looks impressive
Do not be deceived
You don't have to wait for more instructions
No one makes a monkey out of me
We lie on our backs, feet in the air
Rest and relaxation, rocket to my brain

Snap into position
Bounce till you ache
Step out of line
And you end up in jail
Bring me a doctor
I have a hole in my head
But they are just people
And I'm not afraid
Doctor Doctor
We have nothing in our pockets
We continue
But we have nothing left to offer
Faces pressed against the window
Hey! they are just my friends
Check this out don't be slick
Break our backs it goes like this . . .

We are born without eyesight
We are born without sin
And our mama protects us
From the cold and the rain
We're in no hurry
sugar and spice
We sing in the darkness
We open our eyes (open up)

I can't believe it
And people are strange
Our president's crazy
Did you hear what he said
Business and pleasure
Lie right to your face
Divide it in sections
And then give it away

There are no big secrets
Don't believe what you read
We have great big bodies
We got great big heads
Run-a-run-a-run it all together
Check it out - still don't make no sense
Makin' flippy floppy
Tryin to do my best
Lock the door
We kill the beast
Kill it!

3. Girlfriend Is Better

I...Who took the money?
Who took the money away?
I...It's always showtime
Here at the edge of the stage
I, I, I, wake up and wonder
What was the place, what was the name?
We want to wait, but here we go again...

I...takes over slowly
But doesn't last very long
I...no need to worry
Evr'ything's under control
O - you - T But no hard feelings
What do you know? Take you away
We're being taken for a ride again
I got a girlfriend that's better than that
She has the smoke in her eyes
She's moving up, going right through my house
She's ginna give me surprise
Better than this, know that It's right
I think you can if you like
I git a girlfriend with bows in her hair
And nothing is better than that

Down, down in the basement
We hear the sound of machines
I, I, I'm driving in circles
Come to my senses sometimes
Why, why, why, why start it over?
Nothing was lost, everything's free
I don't care how impossible it seems

Somebody calls you but you cannot hear
Get closer to be far away
Only one look and that's all that we need
Maybe that's all that it takes
All that it takes, all that it takes
All that it takes, all that it takes
I got a girlfriend that's better than that
And she goes wherever she likes. (there she goes...)

I got a girlfriend that's better than that
Now everyone's getting involved
She's moving up going right through my heart
We might not ever get caught
Going right through (try to stay cool) going through, staying cool
I got a girlfriend that's better than that
And nothing is better than you

I got a girlfriend that's better that this
And you don't remember at all
As we get older and stop making sense
You won't find her waiting long
Stop making sense, stop making sense...stop making sense, making sense
I got a girlfriend that's better than that
And nothing is better that this ( is it? )

4. Slippery People

What about the time?
You were rollin' over
Fall on your face
You must be having fun

Walk lightly!
Think of a time.
You'd best believe
This thing is real

Put away that gun
And this part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in your mind

God help us!
Help us lose our minds
These slippery people
Help us understand

What's the matter with him? (He's alright!)
I see his face (The lord won't mind)
Don't know no games (He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel (He's alright)
See for yourself (The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move (Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

I remember when
Sittin' in the tub
Pulled out the plug
The water was runnin' out

Cool down
Stop acting crazy
They're gonna leave
And we'll be on our own

Seven times five
They were living creatures
Watch 'em come to life
Right before your eyes

Backsliding!
How do you do?
These slippery people
Gonna see you through

5. I Get WilD/Wild Gravity

Fooled around enough with numbers
Let's not be ourselves today
Is it my imagination
Is it just someone's face

Pleasantly out of proportion
It's hard to hold on to the ground
Now I didn't come to run and this is everything
And gravity lets you down

[Chorus:]
And I get wild wising up
I just can't let go
I get wild when I get ready
And I can hardly talk
Living lights special lights
Yellow turns to blue
And I get wild it's automatic
And I can hardly move

Go ahead and pull the curtains
Check to see if I'm still here
Let me lose my perspective
Something worth waiting for

Somewhere in South Carolina
And gravity don't mean a thing
And all around the world each and every one
Is playing with a heart of steel

And I get up climbing out
How did I get home?
I'll survive the situation
Somebody shut the door
Beautiful, beautiful
Climbing up the wall
I get by on automatic
No surprise at all

No one here can recognize you
Here is everything that you like
Feelings without explanations
Somethings are hard to describe
The sound of a cigarette burning
A place there where everything spins
And the sound inside your mind
Is playing all the time
Playing with a heart of steel

[Chorus]

And I get up, pushing up
How did I get home?
I'll survive the situation
Somebody shut the door
Shut the door, shut the door
Climbing up the wall
I get by on automatic
No surprise at all

[Chorus]

6. Swamp

Now lemme tell you a story
The devil he has a plan
A bag a' bones in his pocket
Got anything you want
No dust and no rocks
The whole thing is over
All these beauties in solid motion
All those beauties, gonna swallow you up

Hi hi hi hi hi,
One time too many
Too far to go
I-We come to take you home

And when they split those atoms
It's hotter than the sun
Blood is a special substance
They gonna pray for that man

So wake up young lovers
The whole thing is over
Watch but touch monkeys
All that blood, gonna swallow you whole

Hi hi hi hi hi
What's that? Who's driving?
Where we goin'? Who knows?
I-We come to take you home

How many people do you think I am
Pretend I am somebody else
You can pretend I'm and old millionaire
A millionaire washing his hands
Rattle the bones, dreams that stick out
A medical chart on the wall
Soft violence and hands touch your throat
Ev'ryone wants to explode

And when your hands get dirty
Nobody knows you at all
Don't have a window to slip out of
Lights on, nobody home

Click click- see ya later
Beta beta- no time to rest
Pika pika- risky business
All that blood, will never cover that mess.

Hi hi hi hi hi
So soft hard feelings
What's that, who's driving
No tricks lets go
I-We come to take you home
I-We come to take you home
Hi hi hi hi hi

7. Moon Rocks

Flying saucers, levitation
Yo! I could do that
Get ready, for heavy duty
Go one, give it a chance
I saw your hair start to curl
So get up, write it down
You better wait for a while

So take your hands out of your pockets
And get your face adjusted
I heard it, somebody lied
And I'm staring out the window
Gonna let this thing continue
In it's natural time
Roundheads squareheads
Get settled in
You can hear my belly rumble
There's a voice that starts to mumble
Woo! It's starting to sing

Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shicked once; shocked twice
Let's see, what it can do
Man in the moon, moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, up side down
My tummy start to talk . . . (what it say?)

Gonna rock it 'till I shock it
Gonna kick it 'till I drop it
Woo! Love at first sight
You can kick it, You can poke it
Ooh, I think you broke it
What about that!
Skin from a snake, blood from a stone
You know, that ain't no lie
I got hundreds of expressions
Try to make a good impression
Woo! Right between the eyes

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

I got wild imagination
Talkin' transubstantiation
Any version will do
I got mass communication
I'm the human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon
Moon in the rock, rock in the moon
There's a moon in my throat
You might think I'm wasting time
You might laugh but not for long
Hey! I'm working it out . . . (work it out)

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

8. Pull Up The Roots

Hello again
Yes indeed my friend
I can tell
Goin' get together again
I could be right
I could be wrong
I feel nice when I sing this song
And I don't mind
Whatever happens is fine
Baby likes to keep on playing...
What do I know, what do I know?
Wilder than the place we live in...
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
I don't mind some slight disorder...
Pull up the roots pull up the roots
And I know ev'ry living creature...
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots

And I know you
I understand what you do
Yes, indeed
I put the hat on my head
Come outta your mess
Bring yourself in
I feel nice when I start to sing
And I can see
Ev'ryone else is like me

Towns that disappeared completely...
Pull up the roost, pull up the roots
Miles and miles of endless highway...
Pull up the roost, pull up the roots
Colored lights and shiny curtains...
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
Ev'rything has been forgiven...
Pull up the roost, pull up the roots

Well I have a good time...when I go out of my mind
And it's a wonderful place...and I can't wait to be there
And I hear beautiful sounds...coming outta the ground
Gonna take us a while...but we'll go hundreds of times

Baby likes to keep on playing...
What d'you know? what d'you I know?
Wilder than the place we live in...
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
And I don't mind some slight disorder...
Pull up the roots pull up the roots
And no more time for talkin' it over...
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots

Well I have a good time...when I go out of my mind
And it's a wonderful place...and I can't wait to be there
And I hear beautiful sounds...coming outta the ground
Someone musta been high...but I guess it's alright

9. This Must Be The Place (Naive 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

Bonus Tracks

10. Two Note Swivel (Unfinished Outtake) †

Shoulders and knees
Elbows and waist
How can you be in two places at once?
You twist yourself all ot of shape
Whoop, there it is, do it again
The world is fiction
Special effects
You can't believe what's coming next
Sparks of light
Balls of fire
Whoop, what are we living for?

Coming once
He's coming strong
He don't believe he could ever be wrong
He come to run
I came to stand
Pick it up, do it again
I got my __
Im on TV
Wait a second, wait and see
A big __
A funny sound
Whoop, there it is, now its gone

11. Burning Down The House (Alternate Version) †

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

Video Content

1. Burning Down The House (Late Night With David Letterman TV Appearance, 1983) †

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

2. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Music Video, 1983)

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

† previously unissued

CREDITS

Lyrics By David Byrne

Music By David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

All Selections Published by Index Music, Inc./Blue Disque Music Co. (ASCAP)

David Byrne: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Percussion

Chris Frantz: Drums, Backing Vocals, Synthesizer

Jerry Harrison: Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals

Tina Weymouth: Synthesizer and String Bass, Backing Vocals, Guitar

Alex Weir: Guitar (“Making Flippy Floppy,” “Pull Up The Roots,” “Moon Rocks,” “Swamp”)

Wally Badarou: Synthesizer (“Burning Down The House,” “Swamp,” “This Must Be The Place” (Naive Melody)”)

Raphael DeJesus: Percussion (“Slippery People,” “I Get Wild/Wild Gravity,” “Pull Up The Roots”)

Steve Scales: Percussion (“Burning Down The House,” “Moon Rocks”)

David Van Tieghem: Percussion (“I Get Wild/Wild Gravity,” “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”)

Richard Landry: Saxophone (“Slippery People”)

Nona Hendryx: Backing Vocals (“Slippery People”)

Dolette MacDonald: Backing Vocals (“Slippery People”)

Bernie Worrell: Synthesizer (“Girlfriend Is Better”)

Shankar: Violin (“Making Flippy Floppy”)

Nona Hendrix appeared courtesy of RCA

Original Album

Produced By Talking Heads

Mixed By Alex Sadkin

Basic Tracks Recorded at Blank Tapes, NY

Butch Jones: Engineer

John Convertino: Assistant Engineer

Final Overdubbing and Mixing at Compass Point Studios and Sigma Sound, NY

Alex Sadkin: Engineer

Franklin Gibson: Assistant Engineer

Jay Mark: Assistant Engineer

Cover: David Byrne

Thanks to M&Co. and Adelle Lutz

Speaking In Tongues was originally issued as Sire #23771 [special edition] (2/9/83)/#23883 (6/1/83). Tracks 1-9 are the full-length CS/CD versions.

Bonus Tracks

“Two Note Swivel” is a previously unissued outtake from the Speaking In Tongues sessions.

“Burning Down The House” (Alternate Version) is a rough mix containing additional elements and a longer ending than the album version.

Video Content

“Burning Down The House” (Late Night With David Letterman TV Appearance, 1983)

“This Must Be The Place (naive Melody)” (Music Video, 1983)

Video Produced by David Byrne

Marilyn Surgil: Associate Producer

Michael Owen: Line Producer

Directed by David Byrne

Ron Fortunato: Director Of Photography

First collected on Storytelling Giant, Sire/Warner Reprise Video #38137 (3/22/88)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Authoring:

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Package Design:

Screen Design:

Photography:

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, Ginger Dettman and Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart and Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris and Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst


Talking Heads: Little Creatures

Original Album

LYRICS

1. 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 where she's gone
No time to think about what to tell them
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)

2. Give Me Back My Name

There's a word for it
And words don't mean a thing
There's name for it
And names make all the difference in the world
Some things can never be spoken
Some things cannot be pronounced
That word does not exist in any language
It will never be uttered by a human mouth

Let x make a statement
Let breath pass through those cracked lips
That man was my hero
And now that word has been taken from us
Some things can never be spoken
Some things cannot be pronounced
That word does not exist in any language
It will never be uttered by a human mouth

Give me back my name
Give me back my name
Something has been changed in my life
Something has been changed in my life
Something must be returned to us
Something must me returned to us

3. Creatures Of Love

A woman made a man
A man he made a house
And when they lay together
Little creatures all come out

Well, I've seen sex and I think it's alright
It makes those little creatures come to life
I can laugh or I can turn away
Well, I've seen sex and I think it's okay

We are creatures, creatures of love
We are creatures, creatures of love
From the sleep of reason, a life is born
We are creatures, creatures of love

It's okay to be afraid
When the blue sparks hit your brain
We can love one another
I've been told that it's okay

Doctor, doctor, tell me what I am
Am I one of those human beings
Well I can laugh or I can learn to think
So help me now to find out what I feel

We are creatures, creatures of love
We are creatures, creatures of love
We've been here forever, before you were born
We are creatures of love, We are creatures of love

A man can drive his car
And a woman can be a boss
I'm a monkey and a flower
I'm everything at once

Well, a woman and a man can be together
If they decide to they'll make little creatures
Watch 'em now!
Little creature of love
With two arms and two legs
From a moment of passion
Now they cover the bed

We are creatures of love, we are creatures of love
We are creatures, creatures of love
We are creatures, creatures of love
From the sleep of reason, a life is born
We are creatures of love, we are creatures of love

4. The Lady Don’t Mind

Last time she jumped out the window,
Well, she only turned and smiled.
You might think she would say something,
But you'd have to wait a while.

Well the lady don't mind.
No, no, no, the lady don't mind
She just turns her head and disappears,
I kinda like that style

Little boat that floats on a river,
it's drifting through a haze
She stops by whenever she wants to,
well, there she goes again

Well, it's no trouble at all.
No, no, no trouble at all
Well, what she does
Is all right with me, and
I kinda like that style

Come on. come on. I go up and down.
I like this curious feeling. I know, I see.
It's like make believe.
Cover your ears so you can hear what I'm saying.
I'm not lost but I don't know
Where I am. I got a question.
All right. All right.
This is what we like.
Who knows, who knows,
What I'm thinking

She says love is not what she's after,
And everyone knows.
Each time she looks in the mirror,
She lets her feelings show.

Well, the lady don't mind
No, no, no, the lady don't mind.
Well, what she says is all right by me,
And I kinda like that style

Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Here we go again
I don't know, I don't know,
What I'm sayin'.
Hey man. Hey man.
I sure don't feel the same
She likes to say what she's feeling
Hey. Did I get a big surprise.
I know you think so.
Come on. Come on. She says anything.
Who knows, who knows,
What she's thinking.

5. Perfect World

Well, I know what it is
But I don't know where it is
Where it is
Well, I know where it is
But I don't know what it looks like
What it looks like
Well, I know what it looks like,
But I don't know where she comes from
Well, I know where she comes from,
But I don't know what's her name.

[Chorus:]
(and she said) This is a perfect world
I'm riding on an incline
I'm staring in your face
You'll photograph mine

And I've been walking, talking
Believing the things that are true
And I've been finding
The difference between right and wrong...good and bad
See me put things together
Put them back where they belong
Am I just like the others
Have I always been singing the same song

[Chorus]

Somebody said that it happens all over the world
I do believe that it's true
And the sun's coming up
And we're doing all the things that we should
Doesn't everybody here believe in the things we do?

(And she said)

[Chorus]

It's a strange situation
What's wrong with you?
Baby...baby...baby
What you doing in my house?
And it's all true
There's nothing wrong with you
(And I said)

[Chorus]

6. Stay Up Late

Mommy had. A little baby.
There he is. Fast asleep.
He's just. A little plaything.
Why not. Wake him up?
Cute. Cute. Little baby.
Little pee pee. Little toes.
Now he's comin' to me.
Crawl across. The kitchen floor.

Baby, baby, please let me hold him
I want to make him stay up all night
Sister, sister, he's just a plaything
We want to make him stay up all night
Yeah we do

See him drink. From a bottle.
See him eat. From a plate.
Cute. Cute. As a button.
Don't you want to make him. Stay up late.
And we're having fun. With no money.
Little smile. On his face.
Don't cha' love. The little baby.
Don't you want to make him. Stay up late.

[Chorus:]

Here we go (all night long)
Sister, sister (all night long)
In the playpen...woo...(all night long)
Little baby goes, ha! (all night long)
I know you want to leave me...

Why don't. We pretend.
There you go. Little man.
Cute. Cute. Why not?
Late at night. Wake him up.

[Chorus]

Here we go (all night long)
Sister, sister...woo...
(with the television on)
Little baby goes...woo! (all night long)
Hey, hey, baby! (all night long)
And he looks so cute (all night long)
In his little red suit (all night long)

7. Walk It Down

I...I am just a number
I...hang on to what I got
You...say what you want to
I...I...I...I just try to stay alive
I...put myself together
People say, get away, somebody will turn you in
Life, life without surrender
Togetherness...ecstasy is what I need
I can laugh, but I should cry
When love and understanding are the ultimate crimes

[Chorus]
(And I said) Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.

She...says she remembers.
Time...long time ago.
We...belong together.
I...I...I...I turn up the radio
Lies, lies and propaganda
I...gonna tell you what I need
Life, life, without surrender
Togetherness...ecstasy is what I need
I got yours and you got mine
And I can swim, but I should fly

[Chorus]

Ain't no crime to believe
I took my money, I bet my life
What you see is what you get
But it sure ain't what we need.

[Chorus]

8. Television Man

I'm looking and I'm dreaming for the first time
I'm inside and I'm outside at the same time
And everything is real
Do I like the way I feel?

[Chorus:]
When the world crashes in into my living room
Television man made me what I am
People like to put the television down
But we are just good friends
(I'm a) television man

I knew a girl, she was a macho man
But it's alright, I wasn't fooled for long
This is the place for me
I'm the king, and you're the queen

[Chorus]

Take a walk in the beautiful garden
Everyone would like to say hello
It doesn't matter what you say
Come and take us away

The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room

And we are still good friends...(Television man)
I'm watching everything...(Television man)
Television man...(Television man)
I'm watching everything...(Television man)
Television man...and I'm gonna say
We are still good friends...and I'm trying to be
Watchin' everything...and I gotta say
We are still good friends...You know the way it is
Television man...I've got what you need
We are still good friends...I know the way you are
Television man...I know what you're tryin' to be
Watchin' everything...and I gotta say
That's how the story ends.

9. 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

Bonus Tracks

10. Road To Nowhere (Early Version) †

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

11. And She Was (Early Version) †

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 where she's gone
No time to think about what to tell them
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)

12. Television Man (Extended Mix)

I'm looking and I'm dreaming for the first time
I'm inside and I'm outside at the same time
And everything is real
Do I like the way I feel?

[Chorus:]
When the world crashes in into my living room
Television man made me what I am
People like to put the television down
But we are just good friends
(I'm a) television man

I knew a girl, she was a macho man
But it's alright, I wasn't fooled for long
This is the place for me
I'm the king, and you're the queen

[Chorus]

Take a walk in the beautiful garden
Everyone would like to say hello
It doesn't matter what you say
Come and take us away

The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room
The world crashes in, into my living room

And we are still good friends...(Television man)
I'm watching everything...(Television man)
Television man...(Television man)
I'm watching everything...(Television man)
Television man...and I'm gonna say
We are still good friends...and I'm trying to be
Watchin' everything...and I gotta say
We are still good friends...You know the way it is
Television man...I've got what you need
We are still good friends...I know the way you are
Television man...I know what you're tryin' to be
Watchin' everything...and I gotta say
That's how the story ends.

Video Content

1. And She Was (Music Video, 1985)

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 where she's gone
No time to think about what to tell them
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)

2. Road To Nowhere (Music Video, 1985)

† previously unissued

CREDITS

All songs by David Byrne and all arrangements by Talking Heads, except Perfect World lyrics by David Byrne & Chris Frantz and The Lady Don’t Mind lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth. All Selections Published by Index Music, Inc./Blue Disque Music Co. (ASCAP).

David Byrne: guitar & vocal

Chris Frantz: drums

Jerry Harrison: keyboards, guitar & background vocals

Tina Weymouth: bass & background vocals

Additional musicians:

Andrew Cader, Jimmy Macdonell, Lenny Pickett, Steve Scales, Nana Vasconcelos, Eric Weissberg

Additional backing vocals:

Ellen Bernfeld, Erin Dickens, Diva Gray, Gordon Grody, Lani Groves, Kurt Yahijian

Original Album

Produced and Performed by Talking Heads

Recorded and mixed by Eric E.T. Thorngren at Sigma Sound, New York

Second Engineer: Melanie West

Cover Painting by Rev. Howard Finster, Summerville, GA

Back Cover Photo: Neil Selkirk

Design by M&Co. New York

Little Creatures was originally issued as Sire #25305 (6/10/85).

Bonus Tracks

Road To Nowhere (Early Version) and And She Was (Early Version) are previously unissued preliminary versions from the Little Creatures sessions.

Television Man (Extended Mix) was issued as Sire [UK] 12" single #EMID-5530 (9/85). Mixed by Eric E.T. Thorngren with David Byrne.

Video Content

And She Was (Music Video, 1985)

Video Produced by Jim Blashfield, Melissa Marsland

Directed by Jim Blashfield

First collected on Storytelling Giant, Sire/Warner Reprise Video #38137 (3/22/88)

Road To Nowhere (Music Video, 1985)

Video Produced by Tina Silvey

Directed by David Byrne, Stephen R. Johnson

Director of Photography: John Lindley

First collected on Storytelling Giant, Sire/Warner Reprise Video #38137 (3/22/88)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Authoring:

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Package Design:

Screen Design:

Photography:

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson, Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart, Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris, Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

Talking Heads: True Stories

Original Album

LYRICS

1. Love For Sale

I was born in a house with the television always on
Guess I grew up too fast
And I forgot my name
We're in cities at night and we got time on our hands.
So leave the driving to us.
And it's the real thing.

And you're rolling
In the blender
With me.
And I can love you
Like a color
TV.

Now love is here
C'mon and try it
I got love for sale
Got love for sale
And now love is here
C'mon and try it
Got love for sale,
Got love for sale.

You can put your lipstick all over my designer jeans.
I'll be a video for you.
If you turn my dial.
You can cash my check if you go down to the bank
You get two for one
For a limited time.

Push my button...
The toast pops up
Love and money
Gettin' all
Mixed up
And now love is here
C'mon and try it.
I got love for sale
Got love for sale

Love is here
C'mon and try it
I got love for sale
I got Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love

2. Puzzlin’ Evidence

You got the cbs...!
And the abc...!
You got time and newsweek!
Well, they're the same to me!

Now don't you wanna get right with me?
(puzzling evidence)
I hope you get ev'rything you need
(puzzling evidence)

Puzzling evidence
Puzzling evidence
Puzzling evidence
Done hardened in your heart
Hardened in your heart.
...alright!u
Now I am the gun
And you are the bullet
I got the power and glory!
(puzzling)
And the money to buy it!
(puzzling)

Got your gulf and western and your mastercard
(puzzling evidence)
Got what you wanted, lost what you had
(puzzling evidence)
I'm seeing
Puzzling evidence
Puzzling evidence
Puzzling evidence
Done hardened in your heart
It's hardened up your heart.
...alright!

Huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...u
Well, I'm puzzling (huh!)
I'm puzzling (huh!)
I'm puzzling (huh!)
Puzzling (huh!)
I'm puzzling (huh!)
Woo...i'm puzzling (huh!)
Sometimes I'm puzzling! (huh!)

See the little children! (puzzlin')
And the family! (puzzlin')
Gonna live together! (puzzlin')
Take them home with me! (puzzlin')

Well I hope you're happy with what you've made
(puzzling evidence)
In the land of the free and the home of the brave
(puzzling evidence)

I'm seeing
Puzzling evidence
Puzzling evidence
Puzzling (sometimes) evidence
Done hardened in your heart
Hardened in your heart

Huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...huh...
I'm puzzling (huh!)
Puzzling (huh!)
Puzzling (huh!)
P-p-p-puzzlin'! (huh!)
Still puzzlin'! (huh!)

3. Hey Now

I want to bicycle
I want to popsicle
I want to space face
Buy me a cherry face now

Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!
Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!

I want to video
I want to rock and roll
Take me to the shopping mall
Buy me a rubber ball now

Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!
Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!

Every night sun goes down
And the people are staying at home
You can tell your momma & daddy
Leave those children alone

They know what they're doin'
They ain't runnin' away
Uncle John said, "Tell Aunt Mary
I got nothing to say"
(And she say:)

Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!
Hey now!
Hey now!
Hey now now!

Ho---
Would the light come hitcha in the eye
Hey---
Gonna stop, gonna getcha by surprise!

Every night when the sun goes down
And the people are staying at home
You can tell your momma & daddy
Leave those children alone

They know what they're doin'
They ain't runnin' away
Uncle John said, "Tell Aunt Mary
I got nothing to say"
(And she said!)

Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now
Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now

Ho---
Would the light come hitcha in the eye
Hey---
Gonna stop, gonna getcha by surprise

I am the king of the world
The boss of the boys & girls
You can live till a hundred and ten
If you listen to what I said

Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now
Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now

Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now
Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now

Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now
Hey now
Hey now
Hey now now

4. Papa Legba

You'll be, hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, magnet for money
You'll be, mm-mm-mm-mm, magnet for love
You'll feel, hmm, light in your body
Now I'm gonna say, gonna say these words:

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

It might hmm-mmm-mm-mm...It might rain money
It might hm-hi-hi-hi...It might rain fire
Now I'm gonna call,
Gonna call on Legba.
Get yourself a sign
Get your love and desire.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempou
Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate.
Papa Legba,
To the city of camps.
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night
Come and ride your horse

There is a queen
Of six sevens and nines
Dust in your garden
Poison in your mind
There is a king
That will steal your soul
Din't let him catch you,
Don't let him get control.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate
Papa Legba,
To the city of camps
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse

In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse

5. Wild Wild Life

I'm wearin' a
Fur pyjamas
I ride a
Hot Potata'
It's tickling my fancy
Speak up, I can't hear you

Here on this mountaintop
Woahoho
I got some wild, wild life
I got some news to tell ya
Woahoho
About some wild, wild life
Here come the doctor in charge
Woahoho
She's got some wild, wild life
Ain't that the way you like it?
Ho, ha!
Living wild, wild life.

I wrestle, with your conscience
You wrestle, with your partner
Sittin' on a window sill, but he
Spends his time behind closed doors

Check out Mr. Businessman
Oh, ho ho
He bought some wild, wild life
On the way to the stock exchange
Oh, ho ho
He got some wild, wild life
Break it up when he opens the door
Whoahoho
He's doin' wild, wild life
I know that's the way you like it
Wo ho
Living wild, wild life

Peace of mind?
Piece of cake!
Thought control!
You get on board anytime you like

Like sittin' on pins and needles
Things fall apart, it's scientific

Sleeping on the interstate
Woah ho ah
Getting wild, wild life
Checkin' in, a checkin' out!
Uh, huh!
I got a wild, wild life
Spending all of my money and time
Oh, ho ho
Done too much wild, wild
We want to go, where we go, where we go
Oh, ho ho!
I doing wild, wild life
I know it, that's how we start
Uh, huh
Got some wild, wild life
Take a picture, here in the daylight
Oh, ho!
They got some wild, wild life
You've grown so tall, you've grown so fast
Oh, ho ho
Wild, wild
I know that's the way you like it
Oh, ho!
Living wild wild wild wild, life.

6. Radio Head

Baby your mind is a radio
Got a receiver inside my head
Baby I'm tuned to your wavelength
Lemme tell you what it says:

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...of a brand-new world.

So look at my fingers vibrate
From their tip down down to my toes
Now I'm receiving your signal
We're gonna leave the land of noise

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...of a brand-new world.

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...Of a brand-new world.

Now you and I have no secrets
Now baby, lemme read your mind
I hear ev'rything you're thinking
You can't help the way you sound

Transmitter!
Picking up something good.
Hey! Radio head!
The sound...Of a brand-new world
Oh! Radio Head
Radio Head
Radio Head
Radio Head

7. Dream Operator

When you were little
You dreamed you were big
You must have been something
A real tiny kid

You wish you were me
I wish I was you
Now don't you wake up
The dream will come true

Every dream has a name
And names tell your story
This song is your dream
You're the dream operator

It's bigger than life
You know it's all me
My face is a book
But it's not what it seems

Three angels above
The whole human race
They dream us to life
They dream me a face

And every dream tells it all
And this dream is your story
You dreamed me a heart
You're the dream operator

Shake-it-up dream
Hi-di-ho dream
Fix-it-up dream
Look at me dream
I've been waiting so long
Now I am your dream

Hard to forget
Hard to go on
When you fall asleep
You're out on your own

Let go of your life
Grab on to my hand
Here in the clouds
Where we'll understand

And you dreamed it all
And this is your story
Do you know who you are?
You're the dream operator

And you dreamed it all
And this is your story
Do you know who you are?
You're the dream operator

8. People Like Us

In 1950 when I was born
Papa couldn't afford to buy us much
He said be proud of what you are
There's something special 'bout people like us

People like us
(Who will answer the telephone)
People like us
(Growing as big as a house)
People like us
(Gonna make it because)

We don't want freedom
We don't want justice
We just want someone to love.
Someone to love.u
I was called upon in the third grade class
I gave my answer and it caused a fuss
I'm not the same as ev'ryone else
And times were hard for people like us

People like us
(Who will answer the telephone)
People like us
(Growing as big as a house)
People like us
(Gonna make it because)

What good is freedom?
God laughs at people like us
I see it coming
Like coming down from above

The clouds roll by and the moon comes up
How long must we live in the heat of the sun
Millions of people are waitin' on love
And this is a song about people like us

People like us
(Who answer the telephone)
People like us
(Growing big as a house)
People like us
(Gonna make it because)
We don't want freedom
We don't want justice
We just want someone to love.

Someone to love.
Someone to love.
Someone to love.

9. City Of Dreams

Here where you are standing
The dinosaurs did a dance
The Indians told a story
Now it has come to pass

The Indians had a legend
The Spaniards lived for gold
The white man came and killed them
But they haven't really gone

We live in the city of dreams
We drive on the highway of fire
Should we awake
And find it gone
Remember this, our favorite town

From Germany and Europe
And Southern U.S.A.
They made this little town here
That we live in to this day

The children of the white man
Saw Indians on TV
And heard about the legend
How their city was a dream

We live in the city of dreams
We drive on the highway of fire
Should we awake
And find it gone
Remember this, our favorite town

The Civil War is over
And World War One and Two
If we can live together
The dream it might come true

Underneath the concrete
The dream is still alive
A hundred million lifetimes
A world that never dies

We live in the city of dreams
We drive on the highway of fire
Should we awake
And find it gone
Remember this, our favorite town

Bonus Material

10. Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)

I'm wearin' a
Fur pyjamas
I ride a
Hot Potata'
It's tickling my fancy
Speak up, I can't hear you

Here on this mountaintop
Woahoho
I got some wild, wild life
I got some news to tell ya
Woahoho
About some wild, wild life
Here come the doctor in charge
Woahoho
She's got some wild, wild life
Ain't that the way you like it?
Ho, ha!
Living wild, wild life.

I wrestle, with your conscience
You wrestle, with your partner
Sittin' on a window sill, but he
Spends his time behind closed doors

Check out Mr. Businessman
Oh, ho ho
He bought some wild, wild life
On the way to the stock exchange
Oh, ho ho
He got some wild, wild life
Break it up when he opens the door
Whoahoho
He's doin' wild, wild life
I know that's the way you like it
Wo ho
Living wild, wild life

Peace of mind?
Piece of cake!
Thought control!
You get on board anytime you like

Like sittin' on pins and needles
Things fall apart, it's scientific

Sleeping on the interstate
Woah ho ah
Getting wild, wild life
Checkin' in, a checkin' out!
Uh, huh!
I got a wild, wild life
Spending all of my money and time
Oh, ho ho
Done too much wild, wild
We want to go, where we go, where we go
Oh, ho ho!
I doing wild, wild life
I know it, that's how we start
Uh, huh
Got some wild, wild life
Take a picture, here in the daylight
Oh, ho!
They got some wild, wild life
You've grown so tall, you've grown so fast
Oh, ho ho
Wild, wild
I know that's the way you like it
Oh, ho!
Living wild wild wild wild, life.

11. Papa Legba (Pops Staples Vocal Version) †

You'll be, hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm, magnet for money
You'll be, mm-mm-mm-mm, magnet for love
You'll feel, hmm, light in your body
Now I'm gonna say, gonna say these words:

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

It might hmm-mmm-mm-mm...It might rain money
It might hm-hi-hi-hi...It might rain fire
Now I'm gonna call,
Gonna call on Legba.
Get yourself a sign
Get your love and desire.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempou
Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate.
Papa Legba,
To the city of camps.
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night
Come and ride your horse

There is a queen
Of six sevens and nines
Dust in your garden
Poison in your mind
There is a king
That will steal your soul
Din't let him catch you,
Don't let him get control.

Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo
Rompiendo la monotonia del tiempo

Papa Legba,
Come and open the gate
Papa Legba,
To the city of camps
Now, we're your children
Come and ride your horse

In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse
In the night
In the night, come and ride your horse

12. Radio Head (Tito Larriva Vocal Version) †

Baby your mind is a radio
Got a receiver inside my head
Baby I'm tuned to your wavelength
Lemme tell you what it says:

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...of a brand-new world.

So look at my fingers vibrate
From their tip down down to my toes
Now I'm receiving your signal
We're gonna leave the land of noise

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...of a brand-new world.

Transmitter!
Oh! Picking up something good
Hey, radio head!
The sound...Of a brand-new world.

Now you and I have no secrets
Now baby, lemme read your mind
I hear ev'rything you're thinking
You can't help the way you sound

Transmitter!
Picking up something good.
Hey! Radio head!
The sound...Of a brand-new world
Oh! Radio Head
Radio Head
Radio Head
Radio Head

Video Content

1. Love For Sale (Music Video, 1986)

I was born in a house with the television always on
Guess I grew up too fast
And I forgot my name
We're in cities at night and we got time on our hands.
So leave the driving to us.
And it's the real thing.

And you're rolling
In the blender
With me.
And I can love you
Like a color
TV.

Now love is here
C'mon and try it
I got love for sale
Got love for sale
And now love is here
C'mon and try it
Got love for sale,
Got love for sale.

You can put your lipstick all over my designer jeans.
I'll be a video for you.
If you turn my dial.
You can cash my check if you go down to the bank
You get two for one
For a limited time.

Push my button...
The toast pops up
Love and money
Gettin' all
Mixed up
And now love is here
C'mon and try it.
I got love for sale
Got love for sale

Love is here
C'mon and try it
I got love for sale
I got Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love
Love

2. Wild Wild Life (Music Video, 1986)

I'm wearin' a
Fur pyjamas
I ride a
Hot Potata'
It's tickling my fancy
Speak up, I can't hear you

Here on this mountaintop
Woahoho
I got some wild, wild life
I got some news to tell ya
Woahoho
About some wild, wild life
Here come the doctor in charge
Woahoho
She's got some wild, wild life
Ain't that the way you like it?
Ho, ha!
Living wild, wild life.

I wrestle, with your conscience
You wrestle, with your partner
Sittin' on a window sill, but he
Spends his time behind closed doors

Check out Mr. Businessman
Oh, ho ho
He bought some wild, wild life
On the way to the stock exchange
Oh, ho ho
He got some wild, wild life
Break it up when he opens the door
Whoahoho
He's doin' wild, wild life
I know that's the way you like it
Wo ho
Living wild, wild life

Peace of mind?
Piece of cake!
Thought control!
You get on board anytime you like

Like sittin' on pins and needles
Things fall apart, it's scientific

Sleeping on the interstate
Woah ho ah
Getting wild, wild life
Checkin' in, a checkin' out!
Uh, huh!
I got a wild, wild life
Spending all of my money and time
Oh, ho ho
Done too much wild, wild
We want to go, where we go, where we go
Oh, ho ho!
I doing wild, wild life
I know it, that's how we start
Uh, huh
Got some wild, wild life
Take a picture, here in the daylight
Oh, ho!
They got some wild, wild life
You've grown so tall, you've grown so fast
Oh, ho ho
Wild, wild
I know that's the way you like it
Oh, ho!
Living wild wild wild wild, life.

† previously unissued

CREDITS

Songs by David Byrne

All selections published by Index Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Talking Heads are

David Byrne: Guitar and Vocals

Chris Frantz: Drums

Tina Weymouth: Bass and Backing Vocals

Jerry Harrison: Keyboards, Guitar and Backing Vocals

David Byrne: Guitar and Vocals

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS AND MIXERS

PUZZLIN’ EVIDENCE

with the Bert Cross Choir

Recorded by the Omega Audio Remote Facility at the Arcadia Theater, Dallas

Engineer: Paul Christiensen

HEY NOW

with the members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Choir, Dallas

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa

Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas

Engineer: Michael McClain

PAPA LEGBA

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa

RADIO HEAD

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa

Accordion: Steve Jordan

Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas

Engineer: Michael McClain

PEOPLE LIKE US

Percussion: Paulinho da Costa

Pedal Steel Guitar: Tommy Morrell

Fiddle: Tommy Camfield

Accordion: Steve Jordan

Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas

Engineer: Michael McClain

CITY OF DREAMS

Pedal Steel Guitar: Tommy Morrell

Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas

Engineer: Michael McClain

Paulinho da Costa appeared courtesy of Pablo Records

Original Album

Produced and Performed by Talking Heads

This is not the soundtrack to the movie, TRUE STORIES. Rather, this album contains Talking Heads’ versions of songs from the film. In the movie, which I directed, most of the songs are sung by the actors, and will be available on separate recordings. Additionally, the musical score to TRUE STORIES is available on Sire Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs. Thanks, this was fun.

— David Byrne, 1986

All basic tracks recorded by Eric “E.T.” Thorngren at Sigma Sound, New York and assisted by Melanie West and Nick Del Re

All songs mixed by Eric “E.T.” Thorngren at The Village Recorder Studios, Westwood, California and assisted by Robin Laine, Charles Brocco and Tom Nist except “People Like Us” by Lee Herschberg at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood and “Wild Wild Life” by Mick Guzauski at Conway Recording Studios, North Hollywood

Overdubs recorded by Eric “E.T.” Thorngren at O’Henry Studios, Toluca Lake, California and assisted by Kathy Botich

Band Photo: George Hurrell

TRUE STORIES stage photo: David Byrne

Original TRUE STORIES logo: M & Co and Bridget DeSoccio

LP Design: Michael Hodgson with Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff

TRUE STORIES was originally issued as Sire #25512 (8/15/86).

Bonus Tracks

Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)

Mixed by Eric “E.T.” Thorngren

Edited by Chris Frantz and Jack Skinner with Jerry Harrison

From the original CD version of TRUE STORIES, Sire #25512 (8/15/86)

Papa Legba (Pops Staples Vocal Version)

Radio Head (Tito Larriva Vocal Version)

Both tracks appear here as heard in the original film TRUE STORIES, featuring the same accompaniment as their respective versions by Talking Heads, minus David Byrne’s lead vocals. Previously unissued.

Video Content

Love For Sale (Music Video, 1986)

Concept by David Byrne

Video Produced by June Petersen

Co-Produced by Robyn Besinger and Desort/Sunlight

Directed by David Byrne and Melvin Sokolsky

Creative Consultants: David Wild (Editor) and Paul Tassie (Models)

First collected on Storytelling Giant, Sire/Warner Reprise Video #38137 (3/22/88)

Wild Wild Life (Music Video, 1986)

Video Produced by Karen Murphy

Executive Producers: Edward R. Pressman and Gary Kurfirst

Directed by David Byrne

Director of Photography: Ed Lachman

First collected on Storytelling Giant, Sire/Warner Reprise Video #38137 (3/22/88)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound and Stereo Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Executive Producer: Karen Ahmed

Art Direction: Hugh Brown

Editorial Supervision: Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance: Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson and Steve Woolard

Special Thanks: Seymour Stein, Brian Kehew, Gary Stewart and Bill Inglot

Representation

David: Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris and Tina: Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

Talking Heads: Naked

Original Album

LYRICS

1. Blind

Signs
Signs are lost
Signs disappeared
Turn invisible
Got no sign
Somebody got busted
Got a face of stone
And a ghostwritten biography
Dogs start to run in,
Hungry for some food
Dogs start a-twitching
And they're looking at you
It was light
By five
Torn all apart
All in the name of democracy
He's hurt
He's dying
Claimed he was a terrorist
Claimed to avert a catastrophe
Someone should'a told him
That the buck stops here
No one ever said
That he was involved with thieves
And they're blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind

No sense of harmony, No sense of
Time, Don't mention harmony, Say:
What is it? What is it? What is it? Give
A little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says: What is
It? What is it? What is it?
He was shot down in the night!
People ride by but his body's still alive
The girl in the window what has she
Done? She looks down at me...
Says: "I don't want to die!"

And I'm blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Somebody could have told us where they go
Crawling all around looking for foot, foot, footprints
Now tell me what the Hell have we become?
Some dirty little bastards What the Hell is going on?you
No sense of harmony, No sense of
Time, Don't mention harmony, Say:
What is it? What is it? What is it? Give
A little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says: What is
It? What is it? What is it?
He was shot down in the night!
People ride by but his body's still alive
The girl in the window what has she
Done? She looks down at me ...
Says: "I don't want to die!"

They're blind and they're blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind

2. Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones
Put a wiggle in your stride
Loosen up
I believe he'll be alright
Changing clothes
Now he's got ventilated slacks
Bouncing off the walls
Mr. Jones is back!
Bulge out
And wind your waist
Tight pants
Got curly hair
Drinking cold beer
From metal cans
Moonshine
And Handi-Wipes!
Mr. Jones is back in town
It's his lucky day
Hold up your hands and shout
Jones is on his way
Pitter pat
Mr. Jones is back in town
Aces high
Now his pants are falling down
He looks so fine
In those patent leather shoes
Mr. Jones, you look tired
I believe you'll be alright
Sales men
Conventioneers
Some rock stars
With tambourines
Short skirts
And skinny legs
Selling bibles
And real estate
It's a big day for Mr. Jones
He is not so square
Mr. Jones will stick around
He's everybody's friend
Fast cars
And motorbikes
I'm sure glad
He's on our side
The Jones Gang
Down at the bar
Watch out, this time
They've gone too far
They call for Mr. Jones
They put him in charge
Mr. Jones will help us out
He's a lucky guy
It is Mr. Jones' Birthday party
For another year
In his hotel room Party favors
It's a holiday

3. Totally Nude

Big and I'm bad
And I want you to know
I hand around
Where the grass is greener
Totally naked, baby
Totally nude
'Cause if I want to
Who's gonna stop me?
I'm absolutely free
Living in the trees
The birdies and the bees
'Cause I'm a nature boy

Locked up inside
You can't tell me where it's at
Open up, open up, open the door
Rocks and trees and physical culture
Some days you hide
I guess you wonder where you are
Nature boy, nature man, take me along
We got a life that's undiscovered

We threw it all away
Throw it all away
Rolling every way
It's irresponsible
So civilized
I guess you wonder where you are
Nature boy, nature man, take me along
Deep in the woods we're undiscovered

I'm a little fish and you're the river
Living in a boat that's underwater
We can tip, tip, tip it over
You can push, push, make it better now
Wake your daddy up
It's a quarter to five
Our little boat
Has lost it's rudder
Dive to the bottom
And we never come up

A polka party
For Bob and Martha
I'm absolutely free
Living in the trees
The birdies and the bees
'Cause I'm a nature boy
Think what you like
This is really where it's at
Open up, open up, open the door
We don't need clothes and we don't need money
So civilized
I guess you wonder where you are
Nature boy, nature man, take me along
Deep in the woods we're undiscovered

4. Ruby Dear

'Round and 'round
And we won't let go
And where we stop
No one knows
Uh-huh uh-huh

Down and down
In a spin we turn
Looking like
We'll never learn
Uh-huh uh-huh

Think about
What ev'ryone is saying
Ruby dear
Oh don't you hear

Late at night
When the radio is playing
Ruby dear
So looky here

Oh this record's broken
It slips a beat
And all those watermelons
Have gone to seed

Nothing lives
In this dirty little river
No one here
Will shed a tear

It dried up
But it couldn't run forever
Ruby dear
That's what we hear

I still like the ocean
Down by the sea
They left that door wide open
It tempted me
Hounding me
From the bedroom to the kitchen

Ruby dear
I'm still right here
Now they threw
The fox amongst the chickens
It's too deep
I'll drown in my sleep!

Angels and prostitutes
They might look the same
And if to Hell we're going
I'll see you there

'Round and 'round
And we won't let go
And where we stop
No one knows
Uh-huh uh-huh

Down the street
Where the bonfires glow
Looking like
They lost control
Uh-huh uh-huh

Settle down
In that rocking chair
Breathing in
That rotten air
Uh-huh uh-huh

Johnny Jones
Fell fast asleep
Down a hole
Where the rocks are steep
Uh-huh uh-huh

5. (Nothing But) Flowers

Here we stand
Like an adam and an eve
Waterfalls
The garden of eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
You've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
You've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
You got it, you got it

This was a pizza hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
You got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks
Dairy queens, and 7-elevens
You got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
You got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
You got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
You got it, you got it

This was a discount store
Now it's turned into a cornfield
You got it, you got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle

6. The Democratic Circus

Found out this morning
There's a circus coming to town
They drive in Cadillacs
Using walkie-talkies, and the Secret Service

Their big top
Imitation of life
And all the flags and microphones
We have to cover our eyes

We play the sideshows
And we like the tunnel of love
And when we ride the Ferris wheel
We're little children again

And when they're asking for volunteers
We'll be the first ones aboard
And when the ringmaster calls our names
We'll be the first ones to go...to sleep

Stealing all our dreams
Dreams for sale
They sell 'em back to you

On with the show
Start the parade
We sand along
Sweep us away

It's political party time
Going down, going down
And the celebrities all come out
Coming down, coming down, coming...

The sun is going down
And the dogs are starting to howl
We stay out after dark
Eating cotton candy
And the music's playing...

How we all laughed!
We split our sides
The cameras flashed
We almost died!

The rain's gonna pour on down, falling out of the sky
Coming down, coming down
And the celebrities all run out, and the rain's
Coming down, coming down

Gonna rain,
Gonna rain, gonna rain
Gonna rain, gonna rain,
Rain, rain
Rain, rain

And now I wonder who's boss
And who he's leavin' behind?

7. The Facts Of Life

Monkey see and monkey do
Ma king babies, eating food
Smelly things, pubic hair
Words of love, in the air
Sparks fly, shoo ting out
Ma king sure that everything is working
I can't turn you down
We are programmed happy little children
Matter over mind
We can not resist so I won't fight it
Love is a machine
Love is a machine without a driver
The facts of life
The facts of life
A masterpiece
Biology
Smokey water
Air conditioned
Boys 'n' girls
And automation
Chromosomes
Designer jeans
Chimpanzees
And human beings
Machines of love
Machines of love
Strong in body, strong in mind
A love machine with the facts of life
The facts of life
The facts of life
So much sex 'n' violence
Must be a bad design
We're stupid to be fighting
Every night
The monsters we create
They welcome us aboard
The best in advertising
From coast to coast
The girls and boys combine
Like monkeys in the zoo
The clouds have silver linings
Looks pretty good
People fall in love like in fairy tales
I'm not sure I like, what they can do
I'm afraid that God has no master plan
He only takes -- what he can use
Factory life, ice cream and pie
Factory life
Someday we'll live on Venus
And men will walk on Mars
But we will still be monkeys
Down deep inside
If chimpanzees are smart
Then we will close our eyes
And let our instincts guide us
Oh oh oh oh no

8. Mommy Daddy You And I

All the way home from Baltimore
We couldn't find a seat
Conductor says he's sorry for
The blisters on our feet

Comes a-riding in a bus
The high and the low
Mommy, daddy, you and I
Going on a trip

And we're not going home
Mommy, daddy, you and I
Driving, keep driving
Driving, driving all night

Sleeping on my daddy's shoulder
Drinking from a paper cup
And I'm wearing my grandfather's clothes
And they say that up North it gets cold

Crawling out of bed one night
Walking in my sleep
We're not the only family
To take this little trip

Driving all the way up
It's thirty below
Mommy, daddy, you and I
Even little kids

Getting ready to go
Mommy, daddy,you and I
Chilly, chilly-willy
It's colder the further we go

Some are born to take advantage
But saying it don't make it so
So hold me and don't let me go
'Cause the sidewalks are covered with snow

He's speaking English now
And he's smoothing out his clothes
He's Mr. Button Down
He's leaving home

Making changes day by day
And we still ain't got no plan
How we gonna make our way
In this foreign land?

Well we'll keep driving, keep driving
Driving with all of our might
Changing, still changing
Changing the water of life

Keep that little man a shining
See how the tail can wag the dog
And we're all riding in this old bus
And the driver is singing to us

And we're wearing out grandfather's clothes
'Cause we heard that up North it gets cold

9. Big Daddy

She had such tiny tears
Just like a Barbie doll
She likes to shop at Sears
And visit shopping malls
Now she's a big mamma
Tell poppa
Cry, cry, cry, cry

Old money
Your old money doesn't matter now
Have mercy
Mercy, mercy, daddy's going fishing now
He put the bait onto his line
He's winding out his reel
Fish are swimming in the pond
Gonna let 'em sail away

He's got his eye on you
He knows just what she wants
The fish is gonna bite
She is his latest catch
'Cause he's Big Daddy
Oh, mammy
Cry, cry, cry, cry

Big Daddy
Oh, daddy's scraping bottom now
Oh, momma
Daddy, daddy, daddy does the talking now
Mesmerized like horny toads
By shiny things like jewels and gold
Throwing all their pearls to swing
Let 'em sail away

You lucky dog
You'll be on Easy Street
Drinking champagne
She gets all that she wants
His heart's desire
No more worries anymore
Like a fairy tale
Anything that she likes

I seen you do the dog
I seen you getting down
A swimming back and forth
When daddy's not around

Big Daddy
Oh, she's pretty as a picture now
Oh, momma
Oh, what a little martyr now
He knows how to drive 'em wild
One day you'd think she'd see
Saying "This is mine and this is her.
Now take that stuff away"

It's best left unspoken
One and one is two
The velvet lies sing softly
Each with a golden spoon
And she passed her time in the wind and the rain
Got a one way ticket on a Southbound train
Said baby, baby, wants to have a good time
And Big Daddy laughed
And Big Daddy smiled

Like dynamite
One fine day she'll explode
Who's laughing now?
No one sees anymore
Sneak in and out
Don't get caught running 'round
Swim back and forth
Bubbles float to the top

10. Bill

Bill was a man
Who grew too big
It didn't matter what he did
The girls would always run away
When everybody laughs at you
It can be humiliating

Billy likes a
Cute little girl
They are lovers
We can tell
Kisses on the mouth
Holding hands 'n' all
Look into their eyes...

Sneaking off together
Running to the woods
Swimming in the river
Cooking up some food
Making up religions
Dropping out of school
Laughing through the summertime
Never meant to hurt nobody

Angel of God
Take me along
Happy days
Quiet life
We are not alone...

He bought a gun
And she fixed her dress
"I'm not afraid of Jesus Christ
Who cares about the price we pay"
It's our little secret
And we're never, never, never going

Angel of God
Take me along
Happy days
Quiet life
We are not alone...

11. Cool Water

Day by day
Whistle while you work
Our backs are breaking
Up from hollow earth
From end to end
The noise begins
In the human battle stations
And the big one's coming in

Work, work, work, work
Work till holes are filled
Work, work, work, work
Bags of bone and skin
Lovers hold hands
Tossing their heads
Tangled in hair
Tied to earth
With skin and glue

But their skin is the same as yours
Coming in for the world to see
They can sit at the table, too
The same blood as you and me

Speak very softly
Hold my hand
Someone is sleeping in my bed
Priests pass by
Worms crawl in
One dreams to be
One dream for all
His skin is the same as yours
Is he not made the same as you?
And some have fallen down
And blood spilled on the ground

Work, work,work
Till his life is done
The old man is at our door
And he's knocking...knocking
As his neighbors weep
Each day repeats
Are we nothing in your eyes?
Someone answer, someone answer
This rusted garden gate
Can barely even stand
Their work is over now
And rest will be at hand

Is their skin not the same as yours?
Can they sit at the table to drink
Cool water
Cool water
And his lungs are filled with rain...
And the water's rushing in...

Bonus Track

12. Sax And Violins

Falling, falling
Gonna drop like a stone
I'm falling through the atmosphere
On a warm afternoon
If lovers discover
That everyone dies
So don't tell me, please hold me
It's a dangerous life

Daddy dear
Let's get outta here
I'm scared
Ten o'clock
Nighttime in New York
It's weird

If you're looking for trouble
Well, that's what you will find

Mom and Pop
They will fuck you up
For sure
Love so deep
Kills you in your sleep
It's true

Love keeps us together
And love keeps us alive

And we - are criminals that never
broke no laws
And all - we needed was a net
to break our fall

They're searching for diamonds
They're grabbin' at straws
Sex 'n' sin
Sax 'n' violins
It's hell
Wooden heads
Furniture with legs
For sale

Love keeps us together
And love will drive us insane

And we - are criminals that never
broke no laws
And all - we needed was a net
to break our fall

Going home
Back where I belong
To stay
Rays of light
They will turn the light
To day

Birds travel together
Birds follow the sun
And I - am watching as the birds go flying home

Video Content

1. Blind (Music Video, 1988)

Signs
Signs are lost
Signs disappeared
Turn invisible
Got no sign
Somebody got busted
Got a face of stone
And a ghostwritten biography
Dogs start to run in,
Hungry for some food
Dogs start a-twitching
And they're looking at you
It was light
By five
Torn all apart
All in the name of democracy
He's hurt
He's dying
Claimed he was a terrorist
Claimed to avert a catastrophe
Someone should'a told him
That the buck stops here
No one ever said
That he was involved with thieves
And they're blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind

No sense of harmony, No sense of
Time, Don't mention harmony, Say:
What is it? What is it? What is it? Give
A little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says: What is
It? What is it? What is it?
He was shot down in the night!
People ride by but his body's still alive
The girl in the window what has she
Done? She looks down at me...
Says: "I don't want to die!"

And I'm blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Somebody could have told us where they go
Crawling all around looking for foot, foot, footprints
Now tell me what the Hell have we become?
Some dirty little bastards What the Hell is going on?you
No sense of harmony, No sense of
Time, Don't mention harmony, Say:
What is it? What is it? What is it? Give
A little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says: What is
It? What is it? What is it?
He was shot down in the night!
People ride by but his body's still alive
The girl in the window what has she
Done? She looks down at me ...
Says: "I don't want to die!"

They're blind and they're blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind

2. (Nothing But) Flowers (Music Video, 1988)

Here we stand
Like an adam and an eve
Waterfalls
The garden of eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it's nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it

We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it

There was a shopping mall
Now it's all covered with flowers
You've got it, you've got it

If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
You've got it, you've got it

Years ago
I was an angry young man
I'd pretend
That I was a billboard
Standing tall
By the side of the road
I fell in love
With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
You got it, you got it

This was a pizza hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
You got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks
Dairy queens, and 7-elevens
You got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
You got it, you got it

I dream of cherry pies,
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
You got it, you got it

We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
You got it, you got it

This was a discount store
Now it's turned into a cornfield
You got it, you got it

Don't leave me stranded here
I can't get used to this lifestyle

CREDITS

Lyrics by

David Byrne

Music by

David Byrne

Chris Frantz

Jerry Harrison

Tina Weymouth

All Selections Published by

Index Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Original Album

BLIND

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     French Piano

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Wally Badarou

     Keyboard (Conga Bass)

Steve Elfon

     Baritone Saxophone

Robyn Eubanks

     Trombone

Laurie Frink

     Trumpet

Earl Gardner

     Trumpet

Stan Harrison

     Alto Saxophone

Abdou M’Boup

     Talking Drum, Congas, Cowbell

Yves N’Djock

     Guitar

Lenny Pickett

     Tenor Saxophone

     Horns arranged by Lenny Pickett

MR. JONES

David Byrne

     Guitar, Vocals

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Keyboard (Marimba)

Tina Weymouth

     Keyboard (Flute), Bass Guitar

Al Acosta

     Tenor Saxophone

Manolo Badrena

     Shaker, Cowbell, Woodblocks, Congas

Angel Fernandez

     Trumpet

Mitch Frohman

     Alto Saxophone

Steve Gluzband

     Trumpet

Jose ‘Ite’ Jerez

     Trumpet

Mory Kanté

     Kora

Abdou M’Boup

     Muted Cowbells, Congas

Bobby Porcelli

     Alto Saxophone

Steve Sachs

     Baritone Saxophone

Charlie Sepulveda

     Trumpet

Dale Turk

     Bass Trombone

     Horns arranged by Angel Fernandez

TOTALLY NUDE

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals

Chris Frantz

     Drums (Frog Chorus)

Jerry Harrison

     Keyboard (Steel Drum), Tambourine (Frog Chorus)

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Abdou M’Boup

     Percussion

Yves N’Djock

     Guitar

Phillipe Servain

     Accordion

Eric Weisberg

     Pedal Steel Guitar

RUBY DEAR

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Guitar, Background Vocals

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Moussa Cissokao

     Percussion (Oil Drum)

Johnny Marr

     Guitar

Abdou M’Boup

     Congas

Yves N’Djock

     Guitar

Brice Wassy

     Shaker

THE DEMOCRATIC CIRCUS

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Keyboard (Space Cha-Cha)

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Guitar, Keybord (Cello)

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar, Background Vocals

Sydney Thiam

     Congas

Eric Weisberg

     Dobro

THE FACTS OF LIFE

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Keyboards (Scream, Bass, Flute)

Tina Weymouth

     Keyboard (Machine), Bass Guitar, Background Vocals

Wally Badarou

     Keyboards (Sonar, Pedal Steel)

Ninio Gioia

     Percussion (Music Stand)

Mory Kanté

     Kora

Brice Wassy

     Spoons, Bells

MOMMY DADDY YOU AND I

David Byrne

     Guitar, Vocals

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Guitar, Background Vocals

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar, Electric Organ

Manolo Badrena

     Percussion

James Fearnley

     Accordion

Johnny Marr

     Twang Bar Guitar

BIG DADDY

David Byrne

     Guitar, Vocal, Keyboard (Bass)

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Guitar, Shaker, Keyboard (Bass), Background Vocals

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Don Brooks

     Harmonica

Steve Elfon

     Baritone, Soprano Saxophone

Robyn Eubanks

     Trombone

Laurie Frink

     Trumpet

Earl Gardner

     Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Stan Harrison

     Alto Saxophone

Lenny Pickett

     Soprano, Tenor Saxophone

Brice Wassy

     Tambourine, Cowbells, Ashtray

     Horns arranged by Lenny Pickett and Jerry Harrison

BILL

David Byrne

     Vocal, Guitar, Toy Piano, Slide Guitar, Keyboards (Cellos, Flute)

Chris Frantz

     Keyboard (Percussion), Snare

Jerry Harrison

     Slide Guitar, Keyboards (Flute, Marimba), Electric Piano

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar, Keyboard (Flute), Electric Piano

Alex Haas

     Whistling

Kirsty MacColl

     Background Vocals

Arthur Russell

     Cello

Sydney Thiam

     Percussion

Eric Weisberg

     Pedal Steel Guitar

COOL WATER

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocal

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Keyboard (Flute)

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Phil Bodner

     Cor Anglais

Johnny Marr

     Guitar

Produced by

Steve Lillywhite and Talking Heads

Recorded at

Studio Davout, Paris

Chief Inspector & Special Liaison in Paris

Wally Badarou

Recording Engineer

Richard Mainwaring

Assistant Recording Engineer

Jean Loup Morette

Overdubbing & Mixing at

Sigma Sound, NYC

Overdubbing Engineer

Fernando Kral

Assistant Engineer

Nick Delre

Mixing Engineers

Mark Wallis

     Blind, Circus, Ruby, Flowers

James Farber

     Facts, Nude, Circus, Big Daddy, Jones

Fernando Kral

     Cool Water

Nick Delre

     Mommy Daddy

Thanks to

Jean-Francois Bizot

Rikku Suzuki

Glenn Rosenstein

Mark Roule

The Overland Crew

Mo Slotin

Apologies to The Wallets for the title “Totally Nude”

Wally Badarou appeared courtesy of Island Records

James Fearnley appeared courtesy of Pogue Mahone Records

Lenny Pickett appeared courtesy of Carthage Records

Design

M&Co. New York

Cover Concept

David Byrne

Front Cover Painting

Paula Wright

Back Cover Photo

Frederic Lewis

Band Photo

Chris Callis

Naked was originally issued as Fly/Sire #25654 (3/15/88).

Bonus Track

SAX AND VIOLINS

David Byrne

     Guitar, Lead Vocal, Vocoder

Chris Frantz

     Drums

Jerry Harrison

     Keyboard

Tina Weymouth

     Bass Guitar

Wally Badarou

     Keyboard

Nino Gioia

     Timbales

Brice Wassy

     Cowbells, Percussion

Produced by

Steve Lillywhite and Talking Heads

Basic Tracks Recorded at

Studio Davout, Paris

Recording Engineer

Richard Mainwaring

Overdubbing at

Sigma Sound, NYC

Right Track Recording, NYC

Overdubbing Engineer

Fernando Kral

Mixed at

Skyline Studios, NYC

Mixed by

Kevin Killen

First issued on Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “Until The End Of The World” [various artists], Warner Bros. #26707 (12/10/91).

Video Content (DVD Side Only)

Blind (Music Video, 1988)

Video Produced by

Jim Czarnecki and Michael Owen

Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Janeel

(Nothing But) Flowers (Music Video, 1988)

Video Produced by

Joe Beirne and Tibor Kalman

Directed by

Tibor Kalman and Sandy MacLeod

Director of Photography

John Bailey

Both music videos were first collected on the boxed set Once In A Lifetime, Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino #R2-73934 (11/11/03)

DualDisc Credits:

Reissue Produced for Release by

Talking Heads with Andy Zax

Surround Sound Remix by

Jerry Harrison at Sausalito Sound

Surround Sound & Stereo Mastering

Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Executive Producer

Karen Ahmed

Art Direction

Hugh Brown

Editorial Supervision

Sheryl Farber

Project Assistance

Reggie Collins, Gary Peterson and Steve Woolard

Representation

David

     Maine Road Management/David Whitehead

Jerry, Chris & Tina

     Kurfirst-Blackwell Entertainment/Gary Kurfirst

July Radio July in Brazil

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