The Big Country Song Lyrics

Talking Heads

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 : 46 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
composer: David Byrne
lyricist: David Byrne

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

Lyrics

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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.

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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