Talking Heads - Houses in Motion Lyrics

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
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
You notice there's nothing around you, around you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

Never get to say much, never get to talk
Tell us a little bit, but not too much
Right about then, is where she give up
She has closed her eyes, she has give up hope

I'm walking a line
I hate to be dreaming in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
I'm keeping my fingers behind me, 'hind me
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

I turn myself around, I'm moving backwards and forwards
I'm moving twice as much as I was before
I'll keep on digging to the center of the Earth
I'll be down in there moving the in the room...

I'm walking a line
Visiting houses in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
Two different houses surround you, 'round you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.
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


  • Credits
    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 : 138 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