Making Flippy Floppy Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Christopher Frantz, Jerry Harrison
album: Track 2 in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
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length: 4:37
engineer: Butch Jones, Alex Sadkin
assistant engineer: Jay Mark, John Convertino, Franklin Gibson
synthesizer: Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth
violin: Shankar
guest instrument: Shankar, Alex Weir
bass: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth
guitars: David Byrne
percussion: David Byrne
keyboard: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
guitar: Tina Weymouth, Alex Weir, Jerry Harrison
drums: Chris Frantz
mastering: Ted Jensen
mix: Alex Sadkin
producer: Talking Heads
vocal: David Byrne
background vocals: Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth

Cover Art


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Nothing can come between us
Nothing gets you down
Nothing strikes your fancy
Nothing turns you on
Somebody is waiting in the hallway
Somebody is falling down the stairs
Set someone free, break someone's heart
Stand up help us out

Ev'rything is divided
Nothing is complete
Ev'rything looks impressive
Do not be deceived
You don't have to wait for more instructions
No one makes a monkey out of me
We lie on our backs, feet in the air
Rest and relaxation, rocket to my brain

Snap into position
Bounce till you ache
Step out of line
And you end up in jail
Bring me a doctor
I have a hole in my head
But they are just people
And I'm not afraid
Doctor Doctor
We have nothing in our pockets
We continue
But we have nothing left to offer
Faces pressed against the window
Hey! they are just my friends
Check this out don't be slick
Break our backs it goes like this . . .

We are born without eyesight
We are born without sin
And our mama protects us
From the cold and the rain
We're in no hurry
sugar and spice
We sing in the darkness
We open our eyes (open up)

I can't believe it
And people are strange
Our president's crazy
Did you hear what he said
Business and pleasure
Lie right to your face
Divide it in sections
And then give it away

There are no big secrets
Don't believe what you read
We have great big bodies
We got great big heads
Run-a-run-a-run it all together
Check it out - still don't make no sense
Makin' flippy floppy
Tryin to do my best
Lock the door
We kill the beast
Kill it!

Track Listing

  • 1 Burning Down the House
  • 2 Making Flippy Floppy
  • 3 Girlfriend Is Better
  • 4 Slippery People
  • 5 I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  • 6 Swamp
  • 7 Moon Rocks
  • 8 Pull Up the Roots
  • 9 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)