Houses in Motion 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 : 76 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, Dave Jerden, John Potoker and David Byrne
engineer: Rhett Davies, Dave Jerden, John Potoker, Jack Nuber and Stephen Stanley
background vocals: Brian Eno and Nona Hendryx
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: Robert Palmer and Jose Rossy
mastering: Greg Calbi
keyboard & drums & percussion: Chris Frantz
keyboard & bass & percussion: Tina Weymouth
bass & percussion & keyboard: Brian Eno
bass & guitar & 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