Slippery People Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
album: Track 4 in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk/New Wave/Post-Punk/Synth-pop
length: 3:33
producer: Talking Heads
guest background vocals: Dolette McDonald and Nona Hendryx
vocal: David Byrne
mixer: Alex Sadkin
engineer: Butch Jones and Alex Sadkin
background vocals: Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz
mastering: Ted Jensen
guest saxophone: Dickie Landry
guest percussion: Raphael DeJesus
synthesizer & drums: Chris Frantz
guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
guitar & bass & synthesizer: Tina Weymouth
assistant engineer: Franklin Gibson, Jay Mark and John Convertino
percussion & bass & keyboard & guitars: David Byrne
composer: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz
lyricist: David Byrne

Cover Art

Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues cover art
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What about the time?
You were rollin' over
Fall on your face
You must be having fun

Walk lightly!
Think of a time.
You'd best believe
This thing is real

Put away that gun
And this part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in your mind

God help us!
Help us lose our minds
These slippery people
Help us understand

What's the matter with him? (He's alright!)
I see his face (The lord won't mind)
Don't know no games (He's alright)
Love from the bottom to the top

Turn like a wheel (He's alright)
See for yourself (The lord won't mind)
We're gonna move (Right now)
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

I remember when
Sittin' in the tub
Pulled out the plug
The water was runnin' out

Cool down
Stop acting crazy
They're gonna leave
And we'll be on our own

Seven times five
They were living creatures
Watch 'em come to life
Right before your eyes

Backsliding!
How do you do?
These slippery people
Gonna see you through


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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)