The Great Curve Lyrics

Talking Heads


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Brian Eno
album: Track 3 in album Remain in Light
release date: 1980-5-10
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Leftfield/New Wave/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 6:28
producer: Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
mixer: John Potoker, David Byrne, Dave Jerden and Brian Eno
engineer: Dave Jerden
mastering: Greg Calbi
assistant engineer: Kendall Stubbs
composer: David Byrne, Brian Eno
lyricist: David Byrne

Cover Art

Talking Heads Remain in Light cover art
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Sometimes the world has a load of questions
Seems like the world knows nothing at all
The world is near but it's out of reach
Some people touch it but they can't hold on.

She is moving to describe the world
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has messages for everyone
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She is moving by remote control
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
Hands that move her are invisible
Night must fall now-darker, darker.

The world has a way of looking at people
Sometimes it seems that the world is wrong
She loves the world, and all the people in it
She shakes 'em up when she start to walk.

She is only party human being
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
She defines the possibilities
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Holding on for an Eternity
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Gone ending without finishing
Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so

The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moves and it swivels and bops
The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moves and it bounces and hopsu
A world of light she's gonna open our eyes up
A world of light she's gonna open our eyes up
She's gonna hold/it move/it hold it/move it hold/it move it hold/it move it
A world of light she's gonna open out eyes up

She is moving to describe the world
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has messages for everyone
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She is moving by remote control
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
Hands that move her are invisible
Night must fall now-darker, darker.

Divine, to define, she is moving to define, so say so
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has got to move the world to move the world to move the world

A world of light she's gonna open our eyes up
A world of light she's gonna open our eyes up
She's gonna hold/it move/it hold it/move it hold/it move it hold/it move it
A world of light she's gonna open out eyes up

Want to define so say so, so say so
Divine to define, she is moving to define, so say so, so say so
Night must fall now-darker, darker.
She has got to move the world to move the world to move the world


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
  • 2 Crosseyed and Painless
  • 3 The Great Curve
  • 4 Once in a Lifetime
  • 5 Houses in Motion
  • 6 Seen and Not Seen
  • 7 Listening Wind
  • 8 The Overload