Houses in Motion Song Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Brian Eno
album: Track 5 in album Remain in Light
release date: 1980-5-10
popularity : 126 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Leftfield/New Wave/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 4:34
producer: Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
trumpet: Jon Hassell
mixer: Brian Eno, John Potoker, Dave Jerden and David Byrne
engineer: Stephen Stanley, Dave Jerden, Rhett Davies, John Potoker and Jack Nuber
background vocals: Nona Hendryx and Brian Eno
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: Jose Rossy and Robert Palmer
mastering: Greg Calbi
keyboard & percussion & drums: Chris Frantz
keyboard & bass & percussion: Tina Weymouth
keyboard & percussion & bass: Brian Eno
guitar & bass & keyboard & percussion: David Byrne
bass & percussion & guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
brass arranger: Jon Hassell
assistant engineer: Kendall Stubbs
composer: David Byrne, Brian Eno, Jerry Harrison
lyricist: David Byrne

Album Information

label: Sire Records
country(area): Japan
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Talking Heads Remain in Light cover art


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For a long time I felt without style or grace
Wearing shoes with no socks in cold weather
I knew my heart was in the right place
I knew I'd be able to do these things.

And as we watch him digging his own grave
It is important to know that was where he's at
He can't afford to stop...That is what he believe
He'll keep on digging for a thousand years.

I'm walking a line
I'm thinking about empty motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
  • 2 Crosseyed and Painless
  • 3 The Great Curve
  • 4 Once in a Lifetime
  • 5 Houses in Motion
  • 6 Seen and Not Seen
  • 7 Listening Wind
  • 8 The Overload