Talking Heads - The Big Country Lyrics

Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Byrne
release date: 1978-7-21
popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Art Rock/Post-Punk/New Wave
length: 5:33
producer: Talking Heads and Brian Eno
lead vocals: David Byrne
engineer: Rhett Davies
assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister
composer: David Byrne
lyricist: David Byrne
Lyrics
I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
Places to park by the fac'tries and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at these things and I say,

[Chorus]
I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
I couldn't live like that, no siree!
I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to.

I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean.
I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends.
Look at that kitchen and all of that food.
Look at them eat it' guess it tastes real good.

They grow it in the farmlands
And they take it to the stores
They put it in the car trunk
And they bring it back home
And I say...

[Chorus]

I'm tired of looking out the windows of the airplane
I'm tired of traveling, I want to be somewhere.
It's not even worth talking
About those people down there.

Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga
Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga



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

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