Who Sang The Facts of Life? Talking Heads

Talking Heads Naked cover art

Some other versions of "The Facts of Life"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Waliou Badarou
release date: 1988-3-15
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk/New Wave/Pop Rock/Salsa
length: 6:29
Monkey see and monkey do
Ma king babies, eating food
Smelly things, pubic hair
Words of love, in the air
Sparks fly, shoo ting out
Ma king sure that everything is working
I can't turn you down
We are programmed happy little children
Matter over mind
We can not resist so I won't fight it
Love is a machine
Love is a machine without a driver
The facts of life
The facts of life
A masterpiece
Biology
Smokey water
Air conditioned
Boys 'n' girls
And automation
Chromosomes
Designer jeans
Chimpanzees
And human beings
Machines of love
Machines of love
Strong in body, strong in mind
A love machine with the facts of life
The facts of life
The facts of life
So much sex 'n' violence
Must be a bad design
We're stupid to be fighting
Every night
The monsters we create
They welcome us aboard
The best in advertising
From coast to coast
The girls and boys combine
Like monkeys in the zoo
The clouds have silver linings
Looks pretty good
People fall in love like in fairy tales
I'm not sure I like, what they can do
I'm afraid that God has no master plan
He only takes -- what he can use
Factory life, ice cream and pie
Factory life
Someday we'll live on Venus
And men will walk on Mars
But we will still be monkeys
Down deep inside
If chimpanzees are smart
Then we will close our eyes
And let our instincts guide us
Oh oh oh oh no



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blind
  • 2 Mr. Jones
  • 3 Totally Nude
  • 4 Ruby Dear
  • 5 (Nothing but) Flowers
  • 6 The Democratic Circus
  • 7 The Facts of Life
  • 8 Mommy Daddy You and I
  • 9 Big Daddy
  • 10 Bill
  • 11 Cool Water

  • Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992565424
    script: Latin