Talking Heads - Electric Guitar Lyrics

Talking Heads Fear of Music cover art
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Electric guitar gets run over by a car on the highway
This is a crime against the state
This is the meaning of life.

To tune this electric guitar

An electric guitar is brought in to a court of law
The judge and the jury (twelve members of the jury)
All listening to records
This is a crime against the state
This is the verdict they reach:

Never listen to electric guitar

Electric guitar is copies, the copy sounds better
Call this the law of justice, call this freedom and liberty
I thought I perjure myself, right in front of the jury!
Is this a crime against the state? No!
This is the verdict they reach:

Someone controls electric guitar.

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Zimbra
  • 2 Mind
  • 3 Paper
  • 4 Cities
  • 5 Life During Wartime
  • 6 Memories Can’t Wait
  • 7 Air
  • 8 Heaven
  • 9 Animals
  • 10 Electric Guitar
  • 11 Drugs


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
    album: Track 10 in album Fear of Music
    release date: 1979-8-3
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Leftfield/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
    lyricist: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
    composer: David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin