Who Sang Swamp? Talking Heads

Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues cover art

Some other versions of "Swamp"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, Christopher Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
release date: 1983-5-31
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk/New Wave/Post-Punk/Synth-pop
length: 5:13
producer: Talking Heads
vocal: David Byrne
mixer: Alex Sadkin
engineer: Butch Jones and Alex Sadkin
background vocals: Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth
guest guitar: Alex Weir
guest synthesizer: Wally Badarou
guitar & keyboard: Jerry Harrison
bass & guitar & synthesizer: Tina Weymouth
keyboard & guitar & percussion & bass: David Byrne
assistant engineer: John Convertino, Jay Mark and Franklin Gibson
synthesizer & drums (drum set): Chris Frantz
Now lemme tell you a story
The devil he has a plan
A bag a' bones in his pocket
Got anything you want
No dust and no rocks
The whole thing is over
All these beauties in solid motion
All those beauties, gonna swallow you up

Hi hi hi hi hi,
One time too many
Too far to go
I-We come to take you home

And when they split those atoms
It's hotter than the sun
Blood is a special substance
They gonna pray for that man

So wake up young lovers
The whole thing is over
Watch but touch monkeys
All that blood, gonna swallow you whole

Hi hi hi hi hi
What's that? Who's driving?
Where we goin'? Who knows?
I-We come to take you home

How many people do you think I am
Pretend I am somebody else
You can pretend I'm and old millionaire
A millionaire washing his hands
Rattle the bones, dreams that stick out
A medical chart on the wall
Soft violence and hands touch your throat
Ev'ryone wants to explode

And when your hands get dirty
Nobody knows you at all
Don't have a window to slip out of
Lights on, nobody home

Click click- see ya later
Beta beta- no time to rest
Pika pika- risky business
All that blood, will never cover that mess.

Hi hi hi hi hi
So soft hard feelings
What's that, who's driving
No tricks lets go
I-We come to take you home
I-We come to take you home
Hi hi hi hi hi
Etc.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Burning Down the House
  • 2 Making Flippy Floppy
  • 3 Girlfriend Is Better
  • 4 Slippery People
  • 5 I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  • 6 Swamp
  • 7 Moon Rocks
  • 8 Pull Up the Roots
  • 9 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

  • Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992388313
    script: Latin