Moon Rocks Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Christopher Frantz, Jerry Harrison
album: Track 7 in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 5:04
assistant engineer: Franklin Gibson, Jay Mark, John Convertino
engineer: Butch Jones, Alex Sadkin
synthesizer: Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth
percussion: Steve Scales, David Byrne
guest instrument: Steve Scales, Alex Weir
bass: Tina Weymouth, David Byrne
guitar: Tina Weymouth, Alex Weir, Jerry Harrison
guitars: David Byrne
keyboard: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
drums: Chris Frantz
mastering: Ted Jensen
mix: Alex Sadkin
producer: Talking Heads
background vocals: Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz
vocal: David Byrne

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Flying saucers, levitation
Yo! I could do that
Get ready, for heavy duty
Go one, give it a chance
I saw your hair start to curl
So get up, write it down
You better wait for a while

So take your hands out of your pockets
And get your face adjusted
I heard it, somebody lied
And I'm staring out the window
Gonna let this thing continue
In it's natural time
Roundheads squareheads
Get settled in
You can hear my belly rumble
There's a voice that starts to mumble
Woo! It's starting to sing

Protons, neutrons
I ate a rock from the moon
Got shicked once; shocked twice
Let's see, what it can do
Man in the moon, moon in the man
I got a rock in my throat
Upside, up side down
My tummy start to talk . . . (what it say?)

Gonna rock it 'till I shock it
Gonna kick it 'till I drop it
Woo! Love at first sight
You can kick it, You can poke it
Ooh, I think you broke it
What about that!
Skin from a snake, blood from a stone
You know, that ain't no lie
I got hundreds of expressions
Try to make a good impression
Woo! Right between the eyes

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

I got wild imagination
Talkin' transubstantiation
Any version will do
I got mass communication
I'm the human corporation
I ate a rock from the moon
Moon in the rock, rock in the moon
There's a moon in my throat
You might think I'm wasting time
You might laugh but not for long
Hey! I'm working it out . . . (work it out)

I don't mind - let me go
Sounds inside - I don't know
Let me be - why not stay
I feel numb - let me play

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)