Once in a Lifetime Song Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Brian Eno, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
album: Track 4 in album Remain in Light
release date: 1980-5-10
popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Leftfield/New Wave/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 4:21
producer: Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
mixer: John Potoker, Brian Eno, David Byrne and Dave Jerden
engineer: Dave Jerden, Jack Nuber, John Potoker, Stephen Stanley and Rhett Davies
background vocals: Brian Eno and Nona Hendryx
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: Jose Rossy and Robert Palmer
mastering: Greg Calbi
percussion & drums & keyboard: Chris Frantz
keyboard & bass & percussion: Tina Weymouth
bass & percussion & keyboard: Brian Eno
percussion & keyboard & bass & guitar: Jerry Harrison
bass & percussion & guitar & keyboard: David Byrne
assistant engineer: Kendall Stubbs
composer: David Byrne, Brian Eno
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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And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well...How did I get here?

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money's gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground


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