The Good Thing Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Byrne
album: Track 3 in album More Songs About Buildings and Food
release date: 1978-7-21
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Art Rock/Post-Punk/New Wave
length: 3:04
producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
background vocals: Tina Weymouth
composer: David Byrne
lyricist: David Byrne

Cover Art

Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food cover art
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I will fight; will fight with my heart.
I will fight; will fight with understanding.
In my mind, the weather never changes
Skill overcomes, difficult situations.

A straight line exists between me and the good things.
I have found the line and its direction is known to me.
Absolute trust keeps me going in the right direction.
Any intrusion is met with a heart full of the good thing.

Try to compare what I am presenting.
You will meet with much frustration.
Try to find ... similar situation.
You will always find the same solution.

As the heart finds the good thing, the feeling is multiplied.
Add the will to the strength and it equals conviction.
As we economize, efficiency is multiplied,
To the extent I am determined the result is the good thing.
So I say:
I have adopted this and made it my own:
Cut back the weakness, reinforce what is strong.


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