Take Me to the River Song Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Al Green, Mabon Lewis Hodges
album: Track 10 in album More Songs About Buildings and Food
release date: 1978-7-21
popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Art Rock/Post-Punk/New Wave
length: 5:03
producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
engineer: Rhett Davies
bass: Tina Weymouth
background vocals: Jerry Harrison and Brian Eno
percussion & drums: Chris Frantz
guitar & synthesizer: David Byrne
assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister
synthesizer & piano & guitar & organ: Jerry Harrison
piano & guitar & percussion & synthesizer: Brian Eno
writer: Al Green, Mabon Hodges

Album Information

label: Sire Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food cover art


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I don't know why I love her like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money, my cigarettes
I haven't seen the worst of it yet
I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things we could have had
Love is an ocean that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I would never regret


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
  • 2 With Our Love
  • 3 The Good Thing
  • 4 Warning Sign
  • 5 The Girls Want to Be With the Girls
  • 6 Found a Job
  • 7 Artists Only
  • 8 I’m Not in Love
  • 9 Stay Hungry
  • 10 Take Me to the River
  • 11 The Big Country