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Talking Heads — Memories Can't Wait
Album: More Songs About Buildings and Food
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 550









Released: 1976
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Do you remember anyone here?
No you don't remember anything at all
I'm sleeping, I'm flat on my back
Never woke up, had no regrets

There's a party in my mind...And it never stops
There's a party up there all the time...They'll
party till they drop
Other people can go home...Other peoplle they can split
I'll be here all the time...I can never quit

Take a walk through the land of shadows
Take a walk through the peaceful meadows
Try not to look so disappointed
It isn't what you hoped for, is it?
There's a party in my mind...And I hope it never stops
I'm stuck here in this seat...I might not stand up

Other people can go home...Everyone else will split
I'll be here all the time...I can never quit

Everything is very quiet
Everyone has gone to sleep
I'm wide awake on memories
There memories can't wait.
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ONLY HEARD THE LIVING COLOR VERSION!!  Love this 
 
I remember when they first came on the scene, being struck by their boldness in NOT doing songs about being in love, or being broken hearted, or wanting to be in love, etc.  It seemed that everyone else just kept mining that seam of "mating songs" but they turned their backs on it. 
Shades of Bowie's much later Lazarus and Blackstar.
Back when Talking Heads were brilliant. Something entirely new. Funky, badazz backbeats with an awkward "somewhere on the spectrum"  front man. The lyrics, inscrutable to most, actually get inside the head of an Aspergers.
An average Talking Heads song that improves markedly about 2/3 of the way through as Byrne raises his voice an octave and the key shifts. Solid 7 but still my second-least favorite tune from “Fear of Music.”
Very interesting list, Bill. Getting some nice chatter going {#Wink}
So artsy and interesting. David Byrne...you're the best! 
The song before "Psycho Killer"?
 Jelani wrote:
This is somehow reminiscent of a SugarCubes tune...
 
hmmm, yeah. Though maybe vv since this preceded the Cubes by 10 years.  
This is somehow reminiscent of a SugarCubes tune...
 lasker98 wrote:
As mentioned previously, this song is from "Fear of Music", not "More Songs About Buildings and Food".

 
Looks like they fixed it for you!
The Living Colour version is fantastic......
As mentioned previously, this song is from "Fear of Music", not "More Songs About Buildings and Food".
Almost superior to the 1980-81 live version that they released.
Chomping (at) and chewing (the scenery) are two words that erupt quickly to mind while hearing these awesome musicians squeeze out this particular track. Arguably my favorite album - ever.
 kcar wrote:
If you like this—and I love it—how in Hell can you like the bland World Music tourist that Byrne's turned into?

 
Yes I really liked this album when it came out and the Remain in Light that followed it.  However, as you say, something happened and I dislike much of his output after that. 
 kcar wrote:
If you like this—and I love it—how in Hell can you like the bland World Music tourist that Byrne's turned into?

 
Because people have a wider appreciation than you?
If you like this—and I love it—how in Hell can you like the bland World Music tourist that Byrne's turned into?
 coloradojohn wrote:
INDEED! Remain In Light shall retain its quantum-layered brilliance to Infinity and Beyond! but OH! we must also eternally wonder, What if Mr. Guitarhead could have done some more immortal Musical Art with them?!
——- 

jbuhl wrote:

Wish we could have got one more album out of them especially with Adrian Belew in the band


 
{#Yes}{#Meditate}{#Yes}
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Brilliant and so ahead of everything else around at the time. Such as "Uptown Top Rankin'" by Althia and Donna, for example.  Or "Mull of Kintyre".  And so on.   6.4 rating? I don't think so ...

 
Couldn't agree more.  I can only imagine the dislikers just weren't in the proper frame of mind back in 1979 ...
 
THERE'S A PARTY IN MY MIND...AND I HOPE IT NEVER STOPS! Love DB's hysteria and Zappa-like brilliance here...
By the way, I think this is the version from the amazing and essential "Sand In The Vaseline" collection... Thanks, RP!
 I do not say this much here.... But Thank the gods for PSD,
JoepKoperdraat wrote:
Memories can't wait is on the album FEAR OF MUSIC and not on MORE SONGS....
Both albums are classic and cannot be played enough on RP!!!!{#Guitarist}

 

... and unless my mind is playing tricks on me, this is not the version of this song I listened to on Fear of Music when the album first came out.
I loved TH since the earliest days (and earlier days at RISD), but ye gods, Byrne can sing out of tune sometimes, as in this one!
 raga wrote:
Better the Living Colour cover

 
No, thank you.
1. As usual. Can't help myself.
Brilliant and so ahead of everything else around at the time. Such as "Uptown Top Rankin'" by Althia and Donna, for example.  Or "Mull of Kintyre".  And so on.   6.4 rating? I don't think so ...
Better the Living Colour cover
And I hope it stops....

...phew, it did. 
 JoepKoperdraat wrote:
Memories can't wait is on the album FEAR OF MUSIC and not on MORE SONGS....
Both albums are classic and cannot be played enough on RP!!!!{#Guitarist}

 
Joep is right! Again.
INDEED! Remain In Light shall retain its quantum-layered brilliance to Infinity and Beyond! but OH! we must also eternally wonder, What if Mr. Guitarhead could have done some more immortal Musical Art with them?!
——- 

jbuhl wrote:

Wish we could have got one more album out of them especially with Adrian Belew in the band

 coloradojohn wrote:
It still boggles the mind & staggers the senses how weird, wild & wonderful it was to have this band blow us away way back in the day!

 
Wish we could have got one more album out of them especially with Adrian Belew in the band
 merobreno wrote:
Always hard to figure the RP crowd. Talking Heads, one of the most interesting and innovative bands to ever come along, usually pull a rating in the low 6's. Meanwhile, Philip Glass' childish, incipit, chopstick-esque dirges typically pull solid 7's. WTF (insert head scratching emoticon here)?


Art is not often appreciated. The dopey old stoners just wanna hear some Floyd.
It still boggles the mind & staggers the senses how weird, wild & wonderful it was to have this band blow us away way back in the day!
Always hard to figure the RP crowd. Talking Heads, one of the most interesting and innovative bands to ever come along, usually pull a rating in the low 6's. Meanwhile, Philip Glass' childish, incipit, chopstick-esque dirges typically pull solid 7's. WTF (insert head scratching emoticon here)?
Have not heard this TH song before - LIKE!
 JoepKoperdraat wrote:
Memories can't wait is on the album FEAR OF MUSIC and not on MORE SONGS....
Both albums are classic and cannot be played enough on RP!!!!{#Guitarist}

 
Didn't know that great song ...

thx for playing! 
Memories can't wait is on the album FEAR OF MUSIC and not on MORE SONGS....
Both albums are classic and cannot be played enough on RP!!!!{#Guitarist}
Play it again and again and again...
What is it with Radio Paradise and Talking Heads. I have to disconnect every time this band comes on cause it is just painful to listen t; which is way too often cause you play them way too much. This is my only complaint against the station as a long time listener, but it is a big one!
err, shouldn't this great song have been played by now?
There's a party in my mind, and I hope it never stops. Seriously. ;)