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Feb 19, 2021 23:40:10   #
BigMike Loc: yerington nv
 
One of the wisest songs ever...

...Talking Heads - Life during wartime LIVE - Stop making sense 1984 HQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVHNwBbkSj4

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway
A place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime
I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
This ain't no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.
I ain't got time for that now

Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
Somebody see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
To last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no headphones
Ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time
Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard,
I can't write nothing at all
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
I'd like to kiss you, I'd love you hold you
I ain't got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
we blended with the crowd
We got computer, we're tapping phone lines
I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now
I don't know what I look like!

You make me shiver, I feel so tender
We make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving
you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
Then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
whatever you think is best

Burned all my notebooks, what good are
Notebooks? They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
The burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
Don't want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don't take no chances
You better watch what you say

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Feb 20, 2021 00:00:06   #
manning5 Loc: Richmond, VA
 
BigMike wrote:
One of the wisest songs ever...

...Talking Heads - Life during wartime LIVE - Stop making sense 1984 HQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVHNwBbkSj4

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
Packed up and ready to go
Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway
A place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto
I've lived all over this town

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain't got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime
I might not ever get home

This ain't no party, this ain't no disco
This ain't no fooling around
This ain't no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.
I ain't got time for that now

Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
Somebody see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
To last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no headphones
Ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time
Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard,
I can't write nothing at all
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around
I'd like to kiss you, I'd love you hold you
I ain't got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
we blended with the crowd
We got computer, we're tapping phone lines
I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle, so many times now
I don't know what I look like!

You make me shiver, I feel so tender
We make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving
you ought to get some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
Then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
whatever you think is best

Burned all my notebooks, what good are
Notebooks? They won't help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
The burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
Don't want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don't take no chances
You better watch what you say
One of the wisest songs ever... br br ...Talking ... (show quote)


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I am having trouble seeing this as a great song. Is he, or are they running to or from a conflict? Does he have the virus? He seems to be with his girlfriend in a car, but he implies that he is about to let her sleep but is taking her home or something. I am sort of not getting it at all!

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Feb 20, 2021 00:13:32   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
manning5 wrote:
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I am having trouble seeing this as a great song. Is he, or are they running to or from a conflict? Does he have the virus? He seems to be with his girlfriend in a car, but he implies that he is about to let her sleep but is taking her home or something. I am sort of not getting it at all!


It is more easily understood at 4:20

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Feb 20, 2021 00:16:39   #
BigMike Loc: yerington nv
 
manning5 wrote:
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I am having trouble seeing this as a great song. Is he, or are they running to or from a conflict? Does he have the virus? He seems to be with his girlfriend in a car, but he implies that he is about to let her sleep but is taking her home or something. I am sort of not getting it at all!


During a conflict is what I infer. Normal people caught up in something beyond their control. This is a brilliant song.

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Feb 20, 2021 00:18:52   #
BigMike Loc: yerington nv
 
Weasel wrote:
It is more easily understood at 4:20


You have to have been on the run. We're all on the run and have been for a long time in a sense.

As the pendulum begins to swing the other way we begin at the same time to see how much!

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Feb 20, 2021 00:33:38   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
BigMike wrote:
You have to have been on the run. We're all on the run and have been for a long time in a sense.

As the pendulum begins to swing the other way we begin at the same time to see how much!


Copy That

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Feb 20, 2021 01:30:39   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
BigMike wrote:
During a conflict is what I infer. Normal people caught up in something beyond their control. This is a brilliant song.


That’s why we need God!!

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Feb 20, 2021 10:05:22   #
Dwbill
 
Weasel wrote:
It is more easily understood at 4:20



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Feb 20, 2021 17:38:42   #
BigMike Loc: yerington nv
 
Wonttakeitanymore wrote:
That’s why we need God!!


That, we do.

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Feb 20, 2021 21:12:52   #
manning5 Loc: Richmond, VA
 
Weasel wrote:
It is more easily understood at 4:20


Yes, perhaps after a binge all night with a a load on, a massive headache, and a gasping need for just one more shot. Now that song suddenly makes sense! No time for the better things in life?
Brilliant is as brilliant shows; No show here IMHO.
I just don't get it!

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