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 Home is where I want to be
Home is where I want to be
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Lyrics - Talking Heads

A Clean Break
Gangstar of Love
I Wish you Wouldn't Say That

Lifetime Piling Up
Love -> Building on Fire
Popsicle
Sax and Violins
 

A CLEAN BREAK

Just beginning to take that love away
Just beginning to take that love away
In a minute I'll wash that love away
Even now we remember what we used to say
Takes a minute to wash that love away
Take a clean break: wash that love away

Even now we remember what we used to say
Even now we remember what we used to say
We'll be together if we wash that love away

What's tha matter ?
Have to clean up ?
That's true
That's true
And it's taken
To extreme extent
That's why we
Work so hard to
Take that love away
Take that love away
Take that love away
Take that love away

 

GANGSTAR OF LOVE

Gangster of love
Gangster of love
You with the cocktail in your hand
You in your red Mercedes Benz
Goin' in one ear and out the other
cover up the pain with laughter, baby

Hey Al Capone
Is that who you think you are?
All the girls
All around the world
Well, they wanna shake your hand
It won't be long
You'll need an alibi
A little bird
Told me what he'd heard
Is it really true?
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
They're gonna take you for a ride
And hit you right between the eyes
You can hear the pretty music playin' well
listen to the words, they're saying,
you can hear them calling', hear them calling'

Hey, Al Capone
You'll need a bodyguard
Just like that
You'll be laid out flat
With a broken heart
I shot you down
Who's gonna help you now?
Valentine's day
Better hope and pray
They'll be tearing you apart
Gangster of love, Gangster of love
Gangster of love, Gangster of love

I hear conversations
In restaurants and bars
I read all the papers
And what they say is wrong
It's such a fine, fine line
such a fine, fine line

Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love
Gangster of love

 

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...

 

LIFETIME PILING UP

I have tried marijuana
I get nervous any time
There will come a knockin' at the door
Why is everybody makin' eyes at me ?
I don't want to know
Excuse and pardon me
Stay for a while
Maybe we'll never
meet again

I can see my lifetime piling up
I can see the days turn into nights
I can see the people on the street
Open those windows up
- A hundred floors below me
Pilin' those houses up
Pilin' them higher, higher, higher
I can feel them swayin' back and forth
Building it higher, higher
- This tower's learning over

I got bad coordination
Stuck a pencil in my eye
I can hardly wait to get back home
Why is everybody gettin' paranoid ?
I's only havin' fun
Scum bags and superstars
Tell me your names
I'll make a bet, you're
both the same

I can see my lifetime pilin' up
Reaching from my bedroom to the stars
I can see the house where I was born
When I was growin' up... they say that
I could never keep my trousers up
I remember days and crazy nights
Are there any pirates on this ship ?
And if they sober up - they have us
Home by morning

Cry, cry, cry
It's just you and I -
Like an automobile
with no one at the wheel
Spinning out of control
We're all over the road
In our sexy machine
All the passengers scream
Scream, scream !

I can see my lifetime pilin' up
I can see it smashin' into yours
It was not as accident at all
Open those windows up - I hear you laughin'

Goin' from the bottom to the top
Maybe I'm holding on too tight
And now I'm foldin' up
I got a funny feeling
Pilin' them houses up
Pilin' them higher, higher, higher
Building that highway to the stars
Turning the music up - Hey!
I got a winning number

 

LOVE GOES TO BUILDING 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.

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.

I've got two loves
I've got two loves
And they go tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, like little birds
They're my two loves...
Count them one, two loves...
Count them one, two loves.
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire

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

 

POPSICLE

I'm hanging round the airport
I'm waiting for the plane
Mmmmm - something sweet and sticky
Runnin'down my hand

Popsicle of love
Gimme gimme gimme one of those
(It's summertime, boy!)
coconut delight
Honey honey honey don't let go
(It's summertime, love)

Mmm - a kinky little sister
Mmm - a-wearin' rubber gloves
A sexual health emergency
A copulation fantasy
You and me, ecstasy
Hate to be reality

Popsicle of love
Gimme gimme gimme one of those (hoo!)
(It's summertime, boy!)
I'm taking off my clothes
Honey honey honey don't let go
(It's summertime, love)

Ask - it shall be given
Pay - and ye shall receive
Cigarettes and pantyhose
Hit me in the funnybone
Hynie hole Tootsie roll
Jelly roll Time to go

Popsicle of love
Gimme gimme gimme one of those
(It's summertime, boy!)
coconut delight
Honey honey honey don't let go
(It's summertime, love)

I'm throwing up my hands
Buddy buddy - what's wrong with you
(t's summertime, boy!)
I'm blowing up my mind
Lemme lemme see what I can do
(It's summertime, boy!)

 

SAX AND VIOLINS

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

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

If you're looking for trouble
That's what you will find

Mom & 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


 

 

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