LYRICS

Songs without lyrics listed are instrumental.

1. Light Bath

2. His Wife Refused

A great big house- with nothing in it
He comes home says "Now wait a minute"
He's comin' in She's goin' out
He turns around says, "What's that about?"

Do what they like, the kid's in school
Think she don't know, now, who's kidding who?
He turns around says "Who wants to know?"
Open the door and there's nobody home!

Go ahead- fill their heads
Go ahead- fill their heads with poison
Take a look- these people are savages!
Take a look- at their misfortune

I'm goin up I got a message
I'm gonna wait till I close the door
I'm gonna wrap, myself in blankets
I'm gonna, roll out, across the floor

Well the bride bride and the groom
Run in a circle around their house
They're goin' out they're comin' in
Inside a circle around their house

These shoes don't fit- this tie don't match
I'm gonna throw it away when I get home.
I'm turned around I'm doin' my best
I'm gonna wait until the light comes on.

Yes he's the king and she's the queen
Run in a circle around their house.
Open the door and let them in
Inside a circle around their house.

3. Ade

4. Walking

5. Two Soldiers

6. Under the Mountain

7. Dinosaur

8. The Red House

9. Wheezing

10. Eggs in a Briar Patch

Lord, I been such a bad boy
I been disobedient
I made mistakes
I made blunders
That's true of thousands and thousands of people
Little children don't mean anything!
It's dope; and liquor
I tell ya... unsaved people don't have any means of deliverance
None!

11. Poison

When time is tight. Huh? You can use it. Uh-huh.
Gonna break this up. What? Before we lose it. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

We just let things slide. All the way home.
Over all these years. And nothing was done.
Turn over once.
Turn over twice.
And now the clock has stopped
For me and for you
I'm not afraid
Of bursting at the seams
And there's nothing that we can do.

Gotta check these out (right) He don't like it Uh-huh.
Got an empty head (huh?) And she can't stand it. Uh-huh uh-huh

We just let things slide. All the way home.
Over all these years. And nothing was done.
Get a hold of his hands
Hold of this legs
Hold on curly top
Hold over blue
Dragged through the dust
What do I care?
And there's nothing that we can do

12. Cloud Chamber

13. Black Flag

14. My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
Well it ain't my fault
My fault that things gone wrong
And it ain't my fault,
Some things are sticking out.
My big hands
Keep my big hand to myself.
Tip toe too
Tip toe around the house

Come, Come on in
It's not, it's not like that
Down, down we go
Fall through, fall through the cracks.

Well I help myself
Help myself to what I want.
Side by side
Get stupid in the dark.
Didn't get home
Things broke down
No sense
Not at all.

Come, Come on in
It's not, it's not like that
Down, down we go
Fall through, fall through the cracks.

15. Combat

16. Leg Bells

17. The Blue Flame

18. Big Business

Think you've had enough-
Stop talking, help us get ready
Think you've had enough-
Big business, after the shakeup
Think you've had enough-
Stop talking, help us get ready
And you think you've had enough
Big business, after the shakeup
Get ready get ready
Stop talking, help us get ready
Stop

19. Dense Beasts

20. Five Golden Sections

21. What A Day That Was

Well, I'm dressed up so nice
An' I'm doin' my best
Yes I'm startin' over..
Startin' over in another place

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And on the first day, we had everything we could
hold
Ooh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else left
to do
Ooh what a day that was.
We're go(in') boom boom boom That's the way we live
And in a great big room and That's the way we live.

22. Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open)

There is nothing that is stronger than the feeling that you get
When your eyes are wide open
There is nothing like the feeling, you can never forget
When your eyes are wide open
Daytime was a feeling but it's not over yet
Are my eyes still open?
We come a long long distance and we're never goin' back
Got my eyes wide open

I got both doors open
I got both doors open
I got the back door open
I got the screen door open.

In another time
In another place
There's a train running through
Right through the middle of the house

Have I been dreaming, or have I been sick?
Are my eyes wide open?
Do I do it like that, or do I do it like this?
Are my eyes wide open?
Wearing' out the carpet doin' tricks with her hands
She's got her eyes wide open?
Think about this, "Well I already have."
I got both doors open
I got both doors open
I got the back door open
I got the screen door open.
Oh I don't understand
Oh it's not just a sound
Oh I don't understand
It doesn't matter at all

See the little girl with the eyes rolled back in her head
She got a complication but she knows it'll work out fine
Naked as a baby, talking 'bout the feeling she gets
In another time, in another place

I got both doors open
I got both doors open
I got the back door open
I got the screen door open.
Oh I don't understand
Oh it's not just a sound
Oh I don't understand
It doesn't matter at all

23. Light Bath

CREDITS

Produced by David Byrne

Commissioned by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation, Inc.
All Songs written by David Byrne except as indicated
All Lyrics by David Byrne

Adrian Belew: Electric guitar, steel guitar, sound effects, steel drums, beats
David Byrne: Synthesizer, bass guitar, flute, guitar, piano, sound effects, vocals, clavinet, Prophet synthesizer, oberheim
John Chernoff: Guitar, percussion, piano, conga, gung gong, drums
John Cooksey: drums
Brian Eno: Bass guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, background vocals, vibraphone, Prophet synthesizer, screams
Doug Gray: Double bell euphonium
Sue Halloran: Vocals
Jerry Harrison: Organ, drums, clavinet
Richard Horowitz: Ney
Yogi Horton: Drums, concert toms
Dolette McDonald: Vocals
Steve Scales: Percussion, conga
Bernie Worrell: Synthesizer, piano, keyboards, clavinet, Moog synthesizer

Studios:
Celestial Sound Studios:
Julie Last: Engineer
Cheryl Smith: Assistant Engineer

Olympic Sound (London):
Doug Bennett: Engineer
Bill Gill: Assistant Engineer

Blank Tapes:
Butch Jones: Mixing Engineer

Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi

Brian Eno courtesy of E.G. Records
Adrian Belew courtesy of Island Reocrds

Design by Jim Feldman for Resource Manhattan
Cover photo by David Byrne

"Light Bath"
David Byrne: triggered flutes
John Chernoff: percussion

"His Wife Refused"
Adrian Belew: steel drum guitar
David Byrne: vocals, bass, guitars
John Chernoff: gung gong
Yogi Horton: drums
Bernie Worrell: mini Moog, piano

"Ade" (Byrne/Eno)
Brian Eno: bass, guitar
John Chernoff: congas
David Byrne: guitars

"Walking" (Byrne/Chernoff)
David Byrne: bass guitars
John Chernoff: percussion

"Two Soldiers" (Byrne/Eno)
Adrian Belew: guitars
David Byrne: basses, guitar, OBX, primetime
John Chernoff: congas
Brian Eno: bass, piano
Yogi Horton: drums

"The Red House"
David Byrne: basses, guitars, prophet
Brian Eno: prophet scream
Yogi Horton: drums

"My Big Hands"
David Byrne: vocals, bass, guitars, percussion, prophet
Yogi Horton: drums

"Combat" (Byrne/Chernoff)
David Byrne: basses, guitar, prophet
Yogi Horton: drums
John Chernoff: piano
Bernie Worrell: piano

"Leg Bells" (Byrne/Chernoff)
David Byrne: vocals, floating guitars, piano
John Chernoff: percussion

"Big Business" (Byrne/Chernoff)
David Byrne: vocals, bass, fierce and high guitars
John Chernoff: galloping guitar
Bernie Worrell: clavinet

"Eggs in a Briar Patch"
Adrian Belew: floating guitars
David Byrne: guitars, horses
John Chernoff: gung gong
Brian Eno: bass, vibes
Jerry Harrison: clavinet
Yogi Horton: drums

"Poison"
David Byrne: vocals, bass, guitars, mini synthesizer, prophet strings
Dolette McDonald: vocals

"Cloud Chamber"
David Byrne: kitchen metals
Jerry Harrison: large drum
Twyla Tharp: water pot

"What a Day That Was"
David Byrne: vocals, bass, guitars, synthesizers
John Cooksey: drums
Steve Scales: congas

"Big Blue Plymouth"
David Byrne: vocals, guitars
Sue Halloran: vocals
Yogi Horton: concert toms, drums

"Light Bath"
David Byrne: triggered flutes
John Chernoff: percussion

All Songs are copyright 1981 and published by Index Music Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. ASCAP except "Ade" and "Two Soldiers" published by Index Music Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc. ASCAP/E.G. Music, Ltd. BMI

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