The Big Country Song Lyrics

Talking Heads

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I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
Places to park by the fac'tries and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at these things and I say,

[Chorus]
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: David Byrne
    album: Track 11 in album More Songs About Buildings and Food
    release date: 1978-7-21
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Post-Punk/New Wave
    length: 5:33
    producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
    lead vocals: David Byrne
    engineer: Rhett Davies
    assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister
    composer: David Byrne
    lyricist: David Byrne

    Album Information

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