Life During Wartime Song Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
album: Track 5 in album Fear of Music
release date: 1979-8-3
popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Leftfield/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 3:42
producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
drums: Chris Frantz
lead vocals: David Byrne
vocal: Jerry Harrison
performer: Brian Eno
engineer: Joe Barbaria, Rod O'Brien and Neal Teeman
bass: Tina Weymouth
guitar: David Byrne
guest congas: Ari Up and Gene Wilder
congas: Ari Up and Gene Wilder
guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
assistant engineer: Julie Last, Chris Martinez and Tom Heid
composer: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
lyricist: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Talking Heads Fear of Music cover art


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Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway,
A place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance,
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto,
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver,


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Zimbra
  • 2 Mind
  • 3 Paper
  • 4 Cities
  • 5 Life During Wartime
  • 6 Memories Can’t Wait
  • 7 Air
  • 8 Heaven
  • 9 Animals
  • 10 Electric Guitar
  • 11 Drugs