Who Sang Flat? Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu Cloudland cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Art Rock/Punk
length: 2:24
producer: Paul Hamann
mixer: Dave Meegan

[Verse 1]
In the early part of the 20th Century
Deep inside the American wilderness
In the state of Kansas
82,000 square miles of flat
There were two automobile cars
On July 5th, 1904, they ran into each other

[Chorus]
Hey-ho, what do we know?!
I thought I heard STOP but I mighta said GO

[Verse 2]
For some reason I thought about you and me
I remember the day as if my life was flat
I looked up and there you were
I said to myself, "Look out honey, here I come!"

[Chorus]
Hey-ho, what do we know?!
I thought I heard STOP but I mighta said GO

[Bridge]
Flat is all that I see
Flat is all that I see
The train came back
It swallowed up the track
Now flat is all that I see
Flat is all that I see

[Chorus]
What do we know?!
Thought I heard STOP but I mighta said GO

[Verse 3]
In the days you been gone, I thought about them two cars
Weather conditions had been reasonable, visibility fine
I said to myself, "What was it?
An idea whose time had come?
Or maybe it... it had just seemed like a good idea at the time?"

[Chorus]
Hey-ho, what do we know?!
I thought I heard STOP but I mighta said GO
Hey-ho, what do we know?!
I thought I heard STOP but I mighta said GO


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Breath
  • 2 Race the Sun
  • 3 Cry
  • 4 Why Go It Alone?
  • 5 Waiting for Mary
  • 6 Ice Cream Truck
  • 7 Bus Called Happiness
  • 8 Monday Night
  • 9 Love Love Love
  • 10 Lost Nation Road
  • 11 Fire
  • 12 Nevada!
  • 13 The Wire
  • 14 Flat
  • 15 The Waltz
  • 16 Pushin'