Girlfriend Is Better Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Christopher Frantz, Jerry Harrison
album: No. 3 track in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
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length: 5:44
assistant engineer: John Convertino, Franklin Gibson, Jay Mark
engineer: Butch Jones, Alex Sadkin
keyboard: Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
percussion: Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Robert Palmer, Jose Rossy, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
drums: Chris Frantz, Chris Frantz
guitar: Adrian Belew, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison
bass: Brian Eno, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
double bass: Tina Weymouth
synthesizer: Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Bernie Worrell
mix: Alex Sadkin
producer: Talking Heads
background vocals: Nona Hendryx, Tina Weymouth, Brian Eno, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz
lead vocals: David Byrne

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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? )

Track Listing

  • 1 Burning Down the House
  • 2 Making Flippy Floppy
  • 3 Girlfriend Is Better
  • 4 Slippery People
  • 5 I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  • 6 Swamp
  • 7 Moon Rocks
  • 8 Pull Up the Roots
  • 9 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)