Life During Wartime Song Lyrics

Talking Heads

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


  • credits


    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 : 90 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