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LYRICS

1. Now I'm Your Mom

He is a boy
You are a girl
And you will always stay that way
​But there are people
In this world
Who'd like to change what nature made

And if you take that decision
They they will made that incision — down below

The birds and the bees
Are singin’ for me
And this is the song I heard them singin’
Tweedle dee dee
Tweedle dee dee
But I never heard a word they’re tellin’ me

Oh little girl
Please understand
And listen to the words I say
I was your dad
Now I’m your mom
I hope you’ll comprehend someday

I didn’t mean to confuse you
And now I know that it’s hard to understand

The birds and the bees
Are singin’ for me
But I never heard a word they’re sayin’
Tweedle dee dee
Tweedle dee dee
Freedom of choice is what they’re bringin’

And when Columbus sailed
Upon that mighty sea
Well, we are just like him
Yes, we are pioneers

Into the great unknown
The wild unchartered lands
There ain’t no turnin’ back
Ain’t gonna be no chains on me

Who would ever believe
Caterpillars like me
Turning into a butterfly
Well, I was suddenly free

The birds and the bees
Are singin’ for me
And this is the song I heard them singin’
Tweedle dee dee
Tweedle dee dee
Freedom of choice is what they’re bringin’

You know I’m man enough
Ain’t gonna run and hide
My love is mighty tough
My love is mighty wild

I got a pair a’ wings
And I’m gonna fly away
Too late to turn back now
Tomorrow came today — for me


2. Girls On My Mind

Seems like that ev’rywhere I go
Seems like that ev’rything I do
Seems like ev’rything I dream about
Seems like ev’rywhere I look Well I got girls, girls on my mind

I think about them mostly all the time
Oh — so tell me what you’d do?
Oh — if you were in my shoes? No, thank you, please, I’m only looking
I don’t believe we’ve met before
I guess I died and went to heaven
Or else I’m lookin’ out my nose (Cause) I got girls, girls on my mind

I think about them sometimes all the time
Oh — well what about tonight?
Oh — so what about today? People say that I am crazy
People say that I am strange
But I don’t care about what people say
Cause they can’t see inside my brain I ’ve got girls girls girls girls girls girls

Ev’ry lil’ girl — stays in my mind
Oh — and when I go to sleep
Oh — I pray my soul to keep I’m the star of my own movie
Honey, I’m the leading man
You might ask yourself — who is that guy?
With the girls upon his mind? I got girls girls girls girls girls — girls on my mind
Ev’ry lil’ girl
Stays in my mind
Long, short n’ tall — they’re all in my mind Flyin’ all around
All around my mind
Flyin’ up and down
All through my mind

3. Something Ain't Right

Prime-time in the living rooms
And how all the drapes are closed
Moonlight shinin’ from above

(It) seems that ev’rybody knows (that)
Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right

Well, god can turn the world around
And he can push it in the dirt
And he can tear it all apart
And he don’t care who’all gets hurt

Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right

There’s a place where money grows on trees
(But) the only way to reach it’s on your knees

C’mon down — you old fart
Let’s see if you have got a heart
It ain’t true — it’s all lies
Are you the devil in disguise
I won’t give up — won’t bow down
I’m gonna tear your playhouse down

Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right

Face to face — man to man
I’ve seen the lord and you ain’t him
It’s our life — it’s our time
You don’t care if we sink or swim

Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right
Twinkle twinkle twinkle little star
Who the hell now do you think you are?
Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right
Oh — something ain’t right.

4. She's Mad

Bangin’ his head
Stab in the back
Look her in the eye and Buddy, you can tell she’s crazy
Smack in the face
Look at ’em go
Take a look around & you can see I don’t mean maybe

If sex is a weapon
Who’s winnin’ the war?
My legs are too tired
I can’t run anymore

She’s mad
She’s sore
I’m gettin’ out for sure
My time
Is up
I just can’t stand this stuff

(Said) look where you’re goin’
You don’t even know what you’re knowin’
Look where you’re goin’
You don’t even know what you’re knowin’

Heaven’s above
Look out below
B-B-B-B-B-B---Baby
Fell on his back
Rubbin’ his head
Pretty little girl; sure as hell she ain’t no lady

I’m mild as a bunny
I’m meek as a lamb
You lead me to slaughter
I’m mud in your hands

I know — I say
I’m findin’ out today
Someway — somehow
I’m gonna pull you down

Blow me away
Leave me alone
I’m beggin’ you
Please come on home

All over the house
All over the town
Bit ’im in the hand so ’e turned around and
hit ’er with a hammer
Flippity flop
When does it stop
Here they come again
And that’s the way they live together

So — look where you’re goin’
You don’t even know what you’re knowin’
Look where you’re goin’
You don’t even know what you’re knowin’

5. Hanging Upside Down

Window shoppin’
Finger poppin’
Hangin’ in our fav’rite shopping mall
Looky looky
A little cutie
A little kitten she deserves a home

Tell you dudes when I get old enough
Bet that I am gonna try some stuff
Twisted sister
Don’t ’cha miss her
But there’s a hundred more where she came from
Wiggle wiggle
Jiggle jiggle
Jesus, how the babes are almost grown!

I don’t need to watch the news at night
Anyone can see we’re outa time --

Hangin’ on
Hangin’ out
Got my hundred dollar shoes
Hangin’ round
Hangin’ free
We got nothin else to do
What goes up
Must come down
Oh, she took an overdose
Hangin’ out
Hangin’ free
Till our mama takes us home

Shimmy shimmy
Gimmie gimmie
We don’t need you & we don’t need love
Gotta have it
I’m gonna grab it
It ain’t stealing, hey, it’s only fun
When you live inside the pleasure dome
You don’t ever wanna go back home

Hangin’ on
Hangin’ out
Some are hangin’ upside down
A perfect world
A perfect girl
Oh — another year rolls by
I’m the king
You’re my queen
When those zombies all awake
A broken heart
A broken home
Ain’t no tears upon your face

Hangin’ on
Hangin’ out
There’s a place for me & you
Hangin’ round
Hangin’ free
We got nothin’ else to do
Turn it up
Fade it down
Yeah, that song it saved my life
Perfect teeth
A perfect smile
Oh, she was a friend of mine
Let’s go out
To the place
Where the hands of time are slowed
No one walks
No one dies
No more hassles anymore

6. A Walk In The Dark

I’m takin’ all your little toys away
You don’t have any say so in your future
The pretty colors and the shiny lights
Do we just chase whatever we desire?

Oh silent night
Oh holy night
Sometimes you see me
Sometimes you don’t

You’ll get to know me better
(After a walk in the dark)
The monster in the mirror
(We’ll take a walk in the dark)
Woah — take a walk in the dark
Woah — take a walk in the dark

I’m not afraid to close my eyes at night
I’m not aftraid of what my dreams will show me
I saw a fish that had a human head
I saw some things that I would like to show you:

The broken glass
This car’s on fire
Open the cages
And set them free

Mine eyes have seen the glory
(I took a walk in the dark)
It ain’t no bedtime story
(We’ll take a walk in the dark)
Woah — take a walk in the dark
Woah — take a walk in the dark

Oooh --
Who will help ya’ now?
Surrender,
My love
Burn baby burn
Let it all come down

Jesus, Mary and the Holy Ghost
Took one look and said, “Hey, we’re lost!”
“How the hell do we get outa here?”
They shit their pants, they got so scared

No matter who you are
(Ya need a walk in the dark)
The sweetest thing I ever saw
(I took a walk in the dark)
(Woah...I took a walk in the dark)

7. Twistin' in the Wind

Now Washington, D.C.
S’a funny little town
The further you look into it
The further things stick out

You oughta be ashamed
You oughta be destroyed
I’ll chop you into little bits
And feed you to my dog(s)

Well well well well well
What have we got here?
What have we got now?
Hey hey hey hey hey
Twistin’ in the wind
Twistin’ all night long

So can you picture this?
A taste of what will be
The weatherman is wrong again
It looks like rain to me

I heard the whistle blow
The train has jumped the track
The mighty engine’s outa gas
Bureaucratic heart attack

My sister likes the boys
They kinda like her, too
My mama says “Be careful”
Sister says, “No, that ain’t cool”

My daddy fell in love
Down at the factory
And me, I like to sit around
Get high, and watch T.V.

Well well well well well
What have we got here?
What have we got now?
Hey hey hey hey hey
Twistin’ in the wind
Twistin’ all night long

Now I can take a joke
I’m laughin’ at myself
I faked my way through college
I faked my way through sex

I been falling down too long
I been bangin’ up my head
And if I could stay on my feet
I’d prob’ly go right back again

Now Harry’s got a gun
And he just turned fourteen
He dresses like a gangster
But he’s livin’ on the street

They kicked him in the balls
And shaved off all his hair
They put a current through his head
And left him lyin’ there

Well well well well well
What have we got here?
Hey hey hey hey hey
Twistin’ in the wind
Twistin’ all night long

They say that crime don’t pay
The judge does not agree
’Cause if you got the money
He will surely set you free

I’ll watch you burn in hell
I’ll see you in your grave
I’d like to watch you suffer for
The evil that you made

High dee Hi-dee ho
What a funny clown
The fat man he fell off the wall
And can’t get up again

It’s time to say goodbye
It’s time to say goodnight
Who ever is the last one out
Well please turn out the light

8. The Cowboy Named Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now)

I can’t find my way around this table
I can’t find my way around your face
I can’t find my way around your body
And wasted days turn into wasted nights

But
Hey lookit me now!
Hey lookit me now!

The future isn’t quite what you imagined
Ev’rything you valued has been sold
Ev’ry heart that takes a chance is broken
Now I don’t see you laugh at us no mo’

Hey lookit you now!
Hey lookit you now!

Green grass grows around the backyard shithouse
That is where the sweetest flowers bloom
We are the flowers growin’ in God’s garden
And that is why he spreads the shit around

So
Hey lookit us now!
Hey lookit us now!

Hey lookit me now!
Hey lookit me now!

9. Monkey Man

Back from the war
Covered in red, white & blue
So here I am
But I got nowhere to go

Heaven help you now
Heaven help you now

Monkey man
Life is more than just survivin’
Take a look
Is there anybody drivin’?

Saturday night
I’m gettin outa my head
Who’s laughin’ now
You should be runnin’ my friend

Heaven help us now
Heaven help us now

Monkey man
D.N.A. and evolution
Slide on down
Let’s get back to the beginning

Driving with my whiskey in my hand
And there you go — what’s goin’ on
Outa control into the promised land
And down we go

Monkey man
Are we just some weird mutation?
Oh, my mind!
Someone pinch me, am I dreamin’?

Like a snake
I will strike without a warnin’
Monkey man
Let’s get back to where we started
Slide on down
Evolution’s goin’ backwards

10. A Million Miles Away

I ain’t gonna work here no more
I ain’t gonna work here no more
Honey, come & dance with me
Cause I ain’t gonna work here no more

The stars gonna fall from the sky
The stars gonna fall from the sky
Diamonds, jewels & rubies too
And the stars gonna fall from the sky

Oh-- Oh--
A million miles away from here
And I ain’t gonna work here no more

You can’t tell a man by his clothes
You can’t tell a man by his clothes
A toad is a prince in someone else’s eyes
And you can’t tell a man by his clothes

I ain’t gon’ be treated this way
I ain’t gon’ be treated this way
This time I think they’ve gone too far
And I ain’t gon’ be treated this way

Oh-- Oh--
A million miles away from here
And I ain’t gon’ be treated this way

Oh — Oh --
A million miles away from there
And we ain’t gonna work here no more

Some sunny day
I been waitin’ so long --
Gonna walk right outa here
And I ain’t gonna work here no more

We must have been out of our minds
We must have been out of our minds
You don’t have to cry no more
We must have been out of our minds

Oh — Oh --
A million miles away from here
And we must have been out of our minds

Oh — Oh --
A million miles away from here
And I ain’t gonna work here no more
A million miles away from here
And I don’t have to cry anymore

11. Tiny Town

It’s a tiny town, & you can hang around
With me
And it’s a tiny town, & ev’rybody knows what
You been doin’
’Cause it’s a tiny town, teeny weeny town, tiny town, tiny town
And ev’ry little town, if you look around
Is a tiny town, tiny town, tiny town

Be careful my darlin’
What you say and do
The shit that you make
Comes right back to you

And the whole wide world is a tiny town
Full of tiny ideas
With each tiny heart pumpin’ up and down
Come by tiny with me

Such a tiny town, but we have trouble
Livin’ with each other
Some would knock you down
Someone else would like to steal your lover

It’s a tiny town and it’s enough to make you
Lose your mind
And mother nature say — she don’t play that way
So quit your cryin’

Mama still loves you
When you go astray
You don’t need to push
Her in her grave

In my tiny mind you are tiny too
I’ll be tiny tonight
For each tiny me there’s a tiny you
Close your tiny town eyes

And the birds sweetly singin’
In the tiny town trees
And the animals ask what we’re doin’
It’s as plain as can be

I see your sadness
Like birds in the air
I see them all
Flying away

In each tiny heart in this tiny world
Is a tiny desire
And each tiny boy and each tiny girl
Close their tiny town eyes

(Repeat 1st chorus)

And the whole wide world is a tiny town
Full of tiny ideas
With our tiny hearts pumpin’ up and down
Come be tiny with me

12. Somebody

Somebody’s gettin’ outa bed
Somebody’s gettin’ herself dressed
Somebody’s combin’ back her hair
Somebody’s dancin’ down the stairs

And on the T.V. and in the magazines
She sees the people she would like to be

Somebody steals away her dreams
Somebody — race is all they see
Somebody take(s) away her pride
Somebody don’t know wrong from right

See how we are
There ain’t no 4-leaf clover
In the blink of an eye
Ev’rything changes
We gotta start all over

Down in that deep muddy river (so long ago)
Blood is much thicker than water (the angels know)
Love is the ocean we swim in (so long ago)
Carry us to our beginning (the angels know)

Somebody take(s) away my name(s)
Somebody tell me who I am
Somebody testify for love
Somebody where are you tonight?

Down in that deep muddy river (so long ago)
Blood is much thicker than water (the angels know)
She hears a voice sweetly singing (so long ago)
Down in that deep purple ocean (the angels know)
But we never know where we’re goin’ (so come on home)
And carry us to our beginning (the angels know)

CREDITS

David Byrne: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, prepared pens & whistles.
Ashley Cadell: synthesizers, clavinet, vibes.
George Porter, Jr.: bass.
Cafe: bongos, blocks, bell, ago-go, tamborim, surdu.
Hector Rosado: congas, maracas, triangle, tambora.
Oscar Salas: drums, timbales, cowbell, woodblock, surdu, bell, shakere.

Additional Musicians:

1. Now I'm Your Mom
Dolette McDonald: backing vocals; Joyce L. Bowden: backing vocals; John Clark: French horn; Fred Griffen: French horn; Angel Fernandez: flugelhorn; Steve Sacks: flute, clarinet; Ronnie Cuber: bass clarinet; Melanie Feld: oboe

2. Girls on My Mind
Lewis Kahn: violin

3. Something Ain't Right
Nona Hendryz: backing vocals; Dolette McDonald: backing vocals; Billy Cliff: backing vocals; John James: backing vocals; Joe Sheplay: trumpet; Charlie Sepulveda: trumpet; Gerald Chamberlain: tenor trombone; Christopher Wasburne: tenor trombone; Steve Sacks: alto saxophone, vocal effects, prepared pens & whistles; Dick Oatts: alto saxophone; Tom Ze: vocal effects, prepared pens & whistles; Marc Quinones: reco reco, cowebell, ocal effect, prepared pens & whistles

4. She's Mad
Nicky Holland: backing vocals; Angel Fernandez: trumpet; Ite Jerez: trumpet; Joe Sheplay: trumpet; Leopoldo Pineda: trombone; Gerald Chamberlain: trombone; Felix Farrar: violin; Patmore Lewis: violin; Lloyd Carter: violin: Milton Cardona: bata drums

5. Hanging Upside Down
Angel Fernandez: trumpet; Ite Jerez: trumpet; Chistopher Washburne: trombone; Steve Sacks: alto saxophone; Lawrence Feldman: tenor saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: baritone saxophone

6. A Walk in the Dark
Steve Sacks: tenor saxophone; Lewis Del Gatto: tenor saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: bass clarinet; Milton Cardona: bata drums

7. Twistin' in the Wind
Nona Hendryx: backing vocals; Dolette Mc Donald: backing vocals; Billy Cliff: backing vocals; John James: backing vocals; Enrique Orengo: cello; Akua Dixon: cello

8. The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now)
Nicky Holland: backing vocals; Angel Fernandez: trumpet; Ite Jerez: trumptet; Christpher Washburne: trombone; Steve Sacks: alto saxophone; Lawrence Feldman: tenor saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: baritone saxophone

9. Monkey Man
Dolette McDonald: backing vocals; Joyce L. Bowden: backing vocals; Angel Fernandez; trumpet; Ite Jerez: trumpet; Joe Shepley: trumpet; Christopher Washburne: trombone; Dick Oatts: alto saxophone; Ken Hitchcock: tenor saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: baritone saxophone

10. A Million Miles Away
Dolette McDonald: backing vocals; Joyce L. Bowden: backing vocals

11. Tiny Town
Nicky Holland: backing vocals; Charlie Sepulveda: trumpet solos; Angel Fernandez: flugelhorn, piano; Christopher Washburne: bass & tenor truombones; John Clark: French horn; Fred Griffen: Frech horn; Steve Sacks: clarinet flute; Ronnie Cuber: bass clarinet; Melanie Feld: oboe

12. Somebody
Nona Hendryx: backing vocals; Doltte McDonald: backing vocals; Billy Cliff: backing vocals; John James: backin vocals; Angel Fernandez: trumpet; Ite Jerez: trumpet; Joe Shepley: trumpet; Gerald Chamberlain: trombone; Christopher Washburne: trombone; Dick Oatts: alto saxophone; Ronnie Cuber: baritone saxophone; Ken Hitchcock: tenor saxophone

All songs by Davd Byrne, except "Now I'm Your Mom" "Hanging Upside Down" and "Tiny Town" by David Byrne and Angel Fernandez and "Something Ain't Right" by David Byrne and Terry Allen.

Interludes on "Tiny Town," "Hanging Upside Down" and "Now I'm Your Mom" written by Angel Fernandez. "Somebody," "A Walk in The Dark" and "tiny Town" arranged by Angel Fernandez and David Byrne. Horns, woodwinds, and strings arranged and conducted by Angel Fernandez except "Something Ain't Right" arranged and conducted by Tom Ze.

All songs copyright 1991 Index Music Inc. ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

Produced by Nick Launay. Recorded and mixed by Nick Launay. Recorded by Power Sation, Sigma Sound, The Hit Factory, Platinum Island & Electric Lady Studios, NYC, April-October, 1991. Mixed at The Hit Factory & Sigma Sound. Assistant engineers: Dan Gellart (Power Station), Michael Scalcione & Brian Kinkeed (Sigma Sound), Michael Gilbert( The Hit Factory), Axel Niehaus (Platinum Island), Michael White (Electric Lady). Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc, NYC

Design: M&Co. New York. Cover painting by Brian Dewan from a sketch by David Byrne. Drawings by Scott Stowell & Mr. Chick. Band photos: David Byrne. David Byrne photo: Chis Nofzinger. Project coorinator: Brenda Dunlap. Randon thoughts: Yale Evelev. Direct Management Group: Steven Jensen & Martin Kirkup

Thanks to: Tim Carr, Robert Rauschenberg & Crew at Captiva, marcia Garcia, Vance Allen, Adelle Lutz, Ford Wheeler, Billy Goodman, Chip Kidd, Latin Percussion, Pearl Drum, Vic Firth Sticks & Roland Crop. US.

Nicky Holland appears courtesy of Epic Associated records; Charlie Sepulveda appears courtesy of Antilles/Island Records.

Luaka Bop, Inc. Copyright 1992 Sire Records Company for the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

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