Talking Heads - Take Me to the River Lyrics

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I don't know why I love her like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money, my cigarettes
I haven't seen the worst of it yet
I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things we could have had
Love is an ocean that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I would never regret

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Push me in the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me

Hug me, squeeze me, love me, tease me
Till I can't, till I can't, till I can't take no more of it
Take me to the water, drop me in the river
Push me in the water, drop me in the river
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why I love you like I do
All the troubles you put me through
Sixteen candles there on my wall
And here am I the biggest fool of them all

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river and drop me in the water
Dip me in the river, drop me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down.

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Al Green, Mabon Lewis Hodges
    album: Track 10 in album More Songs About Buildings and Food
    release date: 1978-7-21
    popularity : 99 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Art Rock/Post-Punk/New Wave
    length: 5:03
    producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
    lead vocals: David Byrne
    engineer: Rhett Davies
    bass: Tina Weymouth
    background vocals: Jerry Harrison and Brian Eno
    percussion & drums: Chris Frantz
    guitar & synthesizer: David Byrne
    assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister
    synthesizer & piano & guitar & organ: Jerry Harrison
    piano & guitar & percussion & synthesizer: Brian Eno
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin