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Author: Talking Heads Album title: Speaking in Tongues Burning Down The House ------- ---- --- ----- Watch out you might get what you're after Cool babies 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 The 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 except Gonna burst into flame 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 starring into the TV set Fighting fire with fire Making Flippy Floppy ------ ------ ------ Nothing can come between us Nothin 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 poen 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! 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 wanna 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 - U - 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, everthing'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 betther 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 thats 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? ) Slippery People -------- ------ Whatabout 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 think is real Put away that gun This part is simple Try to recognize What is in you mind God help us! Help us loose 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 play 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 I Get Wild or Wild Gravity - --- ---- ---- ------- Fooled around enough with numbers Let's not be ourselves today Is it just my imagination Is it just someone's fave 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 I get wild, wizing up I just can't let go I get wild when I get ready I can hardly talk Living lights Special lights Yellow turns blue I get wild It's automatic 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 ev'ryone Playing with a heart of steel 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 ev'rything that you like Feelings without explanations Somethings are hard to describe The sound of a cigarette burning A place there where ev'rything spins And the sounds inside your mind Is playing all the time Playing with a heart of steel I get wild, wizing up I just can't let go I get wild when I get ready I can hardly talk Red 'n' white black to gold Yellow turns blue I get wild It's automatic I can hardly move 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 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 etc. 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 Pull up the Roots ---- -- --- ----- Hello agaon Yes indeed my friend I can tell Goin' get together again I could be right I could b ewrong 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 outa 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 dissapeared 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 shiney 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 outa 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 outa the ground Someone musta been high . . . but I guess it's alright This Must be the Place (Naive Melody) ---- ---- -- --- ----- Home is where I want to be Pick me up and turn me round I feel numb - burn with a weak heart (So I) 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 ok I know nothing's wrong . . nothing Hi yo I got plenty of time Hi yo 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 + 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 Guess that this must be the place I can't tell one from another Did I find you, or you find me? There was a time Before we were born If someone asks, this where I'll be . . . where I'll be Hi yo We drift in and out Hi yo sing into my mouth Out of all tose kinds of people You got a face with a view I'm just an animal looking for a home 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 Ah ooh Your request matches 1 albums and 9 songs.

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