Slippery People Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Christopher Frantz, Jerry Harrison
album: Track 4 in album Speaking in Tongues
release date: 1983-5-31
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length: 3:33
engineer: Butch Jones, Alex Sadkin
assistant engineer: John Convertino, Franklin Gibson, Jay Mark
percussion: David Byrne, Raphael DeJesus
keyboard: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
guest instrument: Dickie Landry, Raphael DeJesus
saxophone: Dickie Landry
guitar: Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
bass: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth
guitars: David Byrne
synthesizer: Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz
drums: Chris Frantz
mastering: Ted Jensen
mix: Alex Sadkin
producer: Talking Heads
background vocals: Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, Dolette McDonald, Nona Hendryx
vocal: David Byrne
guest vocal: Nona Hendryx, Dolette McDonald

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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

  • 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)