Talking Heads - Houses in Motion Lyrics

Talking Heads Remain in Light cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, Brian Eno
release date: 1980-5-10
popularity : 141 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Leftfield/New Wave/Art Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 4:34
producer: Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
trumpet: Jon Hassell
mixer: Brian Eno, John Potoker, Dave Jerden and David Byrne
engineer: Stephen Stanley, Dave Jerden, Rhett Davies, John Potoker and Jack Nuber
background vocals: Nona Hendryx and Brian Eno
guitar: Adrian Belew
percussion: Jose Rossy and Robert Palmer
mastering: Greg Calbi
keyboard & percussion & drums: Chris Frantz
keyboard & bass & percussion: Tina Weymouth
keyboard & percussion & bass: Brian Eno
guitar & bass & keyboard & percussion: David Byrne
bass & percussion & guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
brass arranger: Jon Hassell
assistant engineer: Kendall Stubbs
composer: David Byrne, Brian Eno, Jerry Harrison
lyricist: David Byrne
Lyrics
For a long time I felt without style or grace
Wearing shoes with no socks in cold weather
I knew my heart was in the right place
I knew I'd be able to do these things.

And as we watch him digging his own grave
It is important to know that was where he's at
He can't afford to stop...That is what he believe
He'll keep on digging for a thousand years.

I'm walking a line
I'm thinking about empty motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
You notice there's nothing around you, around you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

Never get to say much, never get to talk
Tell us a little bit, but not too much
Right about then, is where she give up
She has closed her eyes, she has give up hope

I'm walking a line
I hate to be dreaming in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
I'm keeping my fingers behind me, 'hind me
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.

I turn myself around, I'm moving backwards and forwards
I'm moving twice as much as I was before
I'll keep on digging to the center of the Earth
I'll be down in there moving the in the room...

I'm walking a line
Visiting houses in motion
I'm walking a line
Just barely enough to be living
Get outta the way
No time to begin
This isn't the time
So nothing was done
Not talking about
Not many at all
I'm turning around
No trouble at all
Two different houses surround you, 'round you
I'm walking a line
Divide and dissolve.



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

  • Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin