[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Talking Heads — Love - Building On Fire
Album: The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 390









Released: 1982
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 0
When my love
Stands next to your love,
I can't define love
When it's not love.

It's not love.
It's not love.
Which is my face,
Which is a building,
Which is on fire.

When my love
Stands next to your love,
I can't define love
When it's not love.

It's not love.
It's not love.
Which is my face,
Which is a building,
Which is on fire.

I've got two loves
I've got two loves
And they go tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, tweet, like little birds
They're my two loves...
Count them one, two loves...
Count them one, two loves.
Which is my face
Which is a building
Which is on fire

It's not love.
It's not love.
Which is my face,
Which is a building,
Which is on fire.
Comments (82)add comment
coolest band on the planet ... uh oh ...  i said that before? it´s true, anyway :-)
 peacockangel wrote:
genius
 




No, NO. The PSD button's up THERE, kid. Quick. Because this is some awful stuff.

Sounds good to me.  The only case for me in which the voice is so bad that it really matters much is Neil Young.  That guy cannot sing.


 window wrote:
Love the song, love the album even more.  However, I knew from the first notes that this would be too juicy of bait for the TH haters to resist.  They're practically foaming at the mouth, and man is it hilarious!!
Posting angry comments on an Internet message board - there is no better definition of "impotent rage"...
 
too funny. 
Dreadful.
coolest band on this planet. period!
The energy of this young band sizzles, even decades later.

YeeHaw!
There is not one TH song that I like.  Not one.  His voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. 
 I like Dylan, Waits, Neil Young and the like, but not Byrne. Don't know why.
It's snot love?...ew
One of my fav. albums is Talking Heads 77, everything they do is terrific!

David Byrne by ~gabrio76
Gabriel Hernan Ramirez  ©2009-2010 ~gabrio76

Lapiz sobre hoja rosé



genius
Love the song, love the album even more.  However, I knew from the first notes that this would be too juicy of bait for the TH haters to resist.  They're practically foaming at the mouth, and man is it hilarious!!
Posting angry comments on an Internet message board - there is no better definition of "impotent rage"...
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I really like the Heads, but this isn't good.
 
This was punk in the day.
I like it!

HATE HIS (broken) VOICE (most of the time).
I really like the Heads, but this isn't good.
 michaeleconomy wrote:
David Byrne again?
 

are you offerring?... yes please, double helping please :)
Love the album title!! {#Mrgreen}
 rtrudeau wrote:
I just do not get it. The guitar is great ... but the voice is like fingernails on a chalk board.  I've got to mute.
 



{#Fire} thanks rp this is definitly a 10!! sacred {#Fire}
And that's why TH is an "alternative" band
Keep the Byrne coming RP!
{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke} Oh my Gawd this is awful

Talking Heads wouldn't be Talking Heads without Byrne's voice, would they? I like his voice but to each etc...
I can understand why his voice bothers some, but I can't explain why I like it! 

Discordant genius!
Meh....{#Rolleyes}
David Byrne shares a common place with other great songwriters like Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.

You kind of have to recognize how great the song writing is, even the performance.  But you can be forgiven for hating the voice.

I just do not get it. The guitar is great ... but the voice is like fingernails on a chalk board.  I've got to mute.
 michaeleconomy wrote:
David Byrne again?
 
My sediments (sic) exactly.

David Byrne again?
Great pick!
what a waste of vinyl . . . silicon?
Wow! I've never heard this version before. Thank you RP!! Reminds me why the Talking Heads were so innovative and just plain awesome.
treatment_bound wrote:
"...And they go Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep like little birds"
... They're my two loves :kiss:
"...And they go Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep-Cheep like little birds"
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Thanks Bill! Don't hear this one too often.
Agreed!
Wow! Thanks for playing this one Bill ... rare and compelling .... Yep, there IS a fire ... Dave
This is a new one for me.
I have this album on VINYL!!!! Usually skip this song.
Talking Heads Rock. DB is a genius. Get over being snobby about his voice and the music.
I am a fan
Thanks Bill! Don't hear this one too often.
One of my favorite Talking Heads songs.
ThePoose wrote:
Bill loves Byrnin down the house.
nice little pun action there Poose!
I'm a dissenting voice on this one. The few songs of David Byrne's that I like, I really like, but this ain't one of them.
I.......can't.......do.......this......
Good one! :drummer: :bananapiano: :guitarist: :yell:
Hi Bill! You are a real fan of Talking heads... Me too. Thanks
Pearl Jam does a "rockin'" live cover of this tune.
yeah, anit would be incomplete and incorrect. Seriously, DB and the T-heads were easy to love and quite original.
What would an ecclectic radio station be without David Byrne, I implore?!! It would be anit-ecclectic, methinks.
I dig DB and the Heads. Please keep playing them often, thanks Bill!
Atrail wrote:
What is it with Radio Paradise -snip-
You had to post this on every song of theirs? Nice, jackass.
It's just the top 10% of DB's register which I suspect elicits the negative comments. I'm pro TH but do find the tighty-whities strain a bit much, on occasion.
I think DB needs a bit more support on this page. So here's my grain of sand. The problem seems to be that a lot of people don't understand that Byrne is using his voice as an instrument, or like an artist uses his brush, to make sweeping stokes and rough squiggles, etc. It's not 'grating' or anything else the don't-get-DB'ers say. Its sound painting. :music:
hard to beat!
Atrail wrote:
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!
I'm not a fan of Byrne, and I find myself thinking the same thing. However, I do think that if Bill is playing something I like, I might not notice if he plays that artist every day. If he's playing something I don't like (find grating), it's hard NOT to notice. Does that make sense? That said, I think Bill likes TH and Byrne....
Time to even things out, to provide counter to the asinine comments below--this is fantastic, urgent artistry.
calray wrote:
does anyone else think david byrne sounds like he is retarded sometimes? i like TH alot though
Now I know where Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers got his ideas from. Viva 'Gibbytronix'!
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!
calray wrote:
does anyone else think david byrne sounds like he is retarded sometimes? i like TH alot though
Yep, a great kind of retarded!
does anyone else think david byrne sounds like he is retarded sometimes? i like TH alot though
:puke:
pvcnote wrote:
AGREE!!!!! His music is sucks! He is very boring!
Okay, I can understand if you don't "get" Byrne, I can almost understand if you think he's obnoxious (because you don't get it), but BORING?? I'm hoping that's a bad translation, perhaps...
Early Heads...nothing comes even close to it on a similarity scale. Urgent, Frightening, AWESOME! :clap:
jagdriver wrote:
Sorry, can't get into David Byrne. Not only that, but this track is especially obnoxious. My feeling is that is what DB does best... be obnoxious.
AGREE!!!!! His music is sucks! He is very boring!
thewiseking wrote:
fun back in the day. a bit goofy sounding now.
You must not be listening to the radio these days. If you were, you would have noticed that the majority of alternative music today is highly influenced by these guys. They are as relevent and fresh now as they were "back in the day".
jagdriver wrote:
...that is what DB does best... be obnoxious...
that from someone whose handle is "jagdriver". :rolleyes:
Oh man is this good. SO glad you're playing it. These guys could always rock, especially live.
This stuff is okay, but, anything from "REMAIN IN LIGHT" is what we should be hearing right now.
fun back in the day. a bit goofy sounding now.
"T O O - N A H S!!!" just kidding, these guys helped me through my final years in high school.
jagdriver wrote:
Sorry, can't get into David Byrne.
Just try to get into his music then.
Sorry, can't get into David Byrne. Not only that, but this track is especially obnoxious. My feeling is that is what DB does best... be obnoxious.
MatchMan wrote:
This 2 disc set of live TH material is truely the best of the best of one of the greatest bands ever. I love the fact that the audience on the first disc sounds like about 12 people! Lucky people!
Your comment made me get that set, and I wholeheartedly agree with you!
MatchMan wrote:
This 2 disc set of live TH material is truely the best of the best of one of the greatest bands ever. I love the fact that the audience on the first disc sounds like about 12 people! Lucky people!
Agree, I prefer this album as the Stop making sense.
redeyespy wrote:
Just bought it. If there was any prior question as to Byrne's and the band's genius, these two discs should put any such doubt to rest. Electrifying. Adrian Belew fans should check out his amazing work on display on the second disc, too.
This 2 disc set of live TH material is truely the best of the best of one of the greatest bands ever. I love the fact that the audience on the first disc sounds like about 12 people! Lucky people!
Just bought it. If there was any prior question as to Byrne's and the band's genius, these two discs should put any such doubt to rest. Electrifying. Adrian Belew fans should check out his amazing work on display on the second disc, too.
edisoncarter wrote:
For the longest time this was not available on anything but vinyl and cassette. When did this album come out on CD? I must go purchase ....
Just got released last month. The CD has a lot of extra tracks and good liner notes. Yes. You must go purchase... It may explain a lot that this album and this song in particular had the greatest influence on me of all...
For the longest time this was not available on anything but vinyl and cassette. When did this album come out on CD? I must go purchase ....