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Talking Heads — Sax And Violins
Album: Until The End Of The World
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Released: 1992
Length: 5:09
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Falling, falling
Gonna drop like a stone
I'm falling through the atmosphere
On a warm afternoon
If lovers discover
That everyone dies
So don't tell me, please hold me
It's a dangerous life

Daddy, dear, let's get outta here
I'm scared
Ten o'clock, nighttime in New York
It's weird

If you're looking for trouble
Well, that's what you will find

Mom and Pop, they will fuck you up
For sure
Love so deep, kills you in your sleep
It's true

Love keeps us together
And love will keep us alive

And we are criminals that never broke no laws
And all we needed was a net to break our fall

Ha, they're searching for diamonds
They're grabbing at straws
Sex and sin, sax and violins
It's hell
Wooden heads, furniture with legs
For sale

Love keeps us together
And love will drive us insane

And we are criminals that never broke no laws
And all we needed was a net to break our fall

Going home, back where I belong
To stay
The rays of light, they will turn the night
To day

Birds travel together
Birds follow the sun
And I am watching as the birds go flying home
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Talking Heads by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

one of the most important american bands!
airbrush, water colours & pencils & collage, 1986


Logged in just to give this a 1. MUTE! {#Frustrated}
Classic TH, even though this is in the latter days of the band. Still a great song. And yes, Dave, it's David Byrne. Some of us like him quite a bit. I get that you don't. Do you need to leave so many comments on one song telling us so? Enough, man. Move on with life.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Ok, I get it that Bill likes TH/DB but why does he have to play something TH/DB literally everyday knowing there are a lot of people here that don't like it. Thats not an exaggeration either, just look at the playlists.
 


 Feghoot wrote:
Nothing original here -  repetitious & boring!
 
Judging from all your past posts... SO ARE YOU.

Nothing original here -  repetitious & boring!
 iscoot4peace wrote:

Love the Talking Heads.  Hate this song.  Too much Byrne too little Heads. 1.


 

uh, this is Talking Heads, not just Byrne
 Papernapkin wrote:
Seriously, why so much TH?
 
Seriously ? Because many of us grew up with DB's music and love it. DB is a very intelligent & creative 
guy who has NEVER written with the intention of ending up on the "nifty fifty."  
If it's such a pain in the arse, why not try the "nifty fifty" on your LOCAL AM ? You won't find DB there.


 h8rhater wrote:

Maybe it's because he truly likes TH/DB and it's his station.  Maybe it's because he doesn't like you in particular and your constant whining about TH/DB.  Maybe you should quit your crying.

 
And maybe you should quit being an jerk and stop attacking the other posters that don't like the same things you do. Some of us come here for the music.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Ok, I get it that Bill likes TH/DB but why does he have to play something TH/DB literally everyday knowing there are a lot of people here that don't like it. Thats not an exaggeration either, just look at the playlists.
 
Maybe it's because he truly likes TH/DB and it's his station.  Maybe it's because he doesn't like you in particular and your constant whining about TH/DB.  Maybe you should quit your crying.

Love the Talking Heads.  Hate this song.  Too much Byrne too little Heads. 1.


 DaveInVA wrote:
Ok, I get it that Bill likes TH/DB but why does he have to play something TH/DB literally everyday knowing there are a lot of people here that don't like it. Thats not an exaggeration either, just look at the playlists.
 
Even though I like TH/DB, I think that's a valid criticism, of course you could make it about other groups; Porcupine Tree, The Doves, etc. I haven't seen Bill in his office for weeks, I hope everything is all right. Maybe they have a cottage they go to in the summer. Of course he can control things remotely, but I've noticed very few, if any, new songs added to the rotation while he's been out of the office. I think the quality of the sets does suffer when he's away. {#Sad}

Ok, I get it that Bill likes TH/DB but why does he have to play something TH/DB literally everyday knowing there are a lot of people here that don't like it. Thats not an exaggeration either, just look at the playlists.
It is a testament to Bill's faith in his own musical tastes—and I suspect just a bit of upyers orneriness—that he keeps playing Talking Heads and David Byrne despite all the brickbats from y'all. Yes, Byrne is part visionary, part flake, but he's one hell of a musician. Give a little...
Really enjoy the music, concentrate on that if Byrne isn't your cup of tea.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Seriously, why so much TH?
 
that would be because TH/DB rock


Yuck, more nasty David Byrne..And why is he singing "Shut the daddy up?" WTF does that mean? I had to sit through them live once and I am still traumatized by it even though I was paid to be there :)

Saw David Byrne live Friday night - his show is amazing! 
byrne. . . what a boor . . . .
Great music for a sunny monday morning!
Seriously, why so much TH?
Not enough Sax and Violins....{#Boohoo}
Limpopoking wrote:
you can throw 20 DB tracks at us daily... thanx Bill

hahhaahahaa ... hell yea. woot woot!

david byrne would suck except he made a movie about my hometown arlen texas
no wait that was virgil texas
no wait i don't live in virgil texas and david byrne doesn't suck he doesn't make sense
no wait
love will keep us together
love will keep us alive
shock yo daddyo


Nevermind
This is a killer tune.
Oh, it's the David Byrne of the morning, right on schedule :propeller:
kalkin84 wrote:
qft
Isn`t a good opinion about art. :beat:
Limpopoking wrote:
you can throw 20 DB tracks at us daily... thanx Bill :bananasplit:
I AGREE! That would be gr8 thank you Bill - :clap:
you can throw 20 DB tracks at us daily... thanx Bill :bananasplit:
hippiechick wrote:
Two DB songs in the same morning?!?! :puke: :puke:
I'm afraid that there will be another one this afternoon for sure... Let's wait and see. :eek:
hippiechick wrote:
Two DB songs in the same morning?!?! :puke: :puke:
I'm with you. Way too much DB and TH on RP. Oh well, good thing there is a ton of other good stuff to listen to. That's what keeps me coming back, although I didn't get any kind of acknowledgement for my last $50 contribution of a couple of weeks ago. Hmmmnnn.
Deadwing wrote:
excellent :sunny:
yes it is (8). Reminds me of "Songs from the Catherine Wheel". (and Papa Legba (sp?)) But really quite its own thing. I'll try to upload something from SftCW.
hippiechick wrote:
:puke: :puke:
qft
Two DB songs in the same morning?!?! :puke: :puke:
excellent :sunny:
nancymaus wrote:
Probably. Walt Whitman died in 1892. :wink:
Somebody's got his doubledoubleyous confused. :cheesygrin:
jjbix wrote:
their sound does get tedious . . . .
A lot like some of the negative folks on here :cheesygrin:
Splendid stuff - TH really are fantastic, lyrically and musically
Deadwing wrote:
I HIGHLY recommend this CD!! It is just packed with great songs (The movie is a bit disjointed but the soundtrack is amazing) :music:
Already had my fill of DB today, thank you
I HIGHLY recommend this CD!! It is just packed with great songs (The movie is a bit disjointed but the soundtrack is amazing) :music:
... is this the 3rd TH track today? :yawn:
their sound does get tedious . . . .
whodini wrote:
Apparently Whit Whitman approached all the artists and asked them to write songs about the end of the world, and this is what they each came up with.
nancymaus wrote:
Walt Whitman died in 1892. :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
squidish wrote:
I thought it was director Wim Wenders who asked? I adore this album, too.
Probably. Walt Whitman died in 1892. :wink:
I truly think this is one of the best movie soundtracks. And this song one of the best tracks on it!
Holy crap. Yay!!!
whodini wrote:
I found this in a bargain bin and got it solely for the U2 song (which Jerry Joseph covers live) and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever been as pleasantly surprised with an album in my whole life. This needs to be in your catalog. Apparently Whit Whitman approached all the artists and asked them to write songs about the end of the world, and this is what they each came up with.
I thought it was Wim Wenders?
I found this in a bargain bin and got it solely for the U2 song (which Jerry Joseph covers live) and I can honestly say I don't think I've ever been as pleasantly surprised with an album in my whole life. This needs to be in your catalog. Apparently Whit Whitman approached all the artists and asked them to write songs about the end of the world, and this is what they each came up with.
mjaded wrote:
Greatest Soundtrack ever.
True that. Although I ended up with it by accident and never saw, the movie, but I do like that music
Greatest Soundtrack ever.
Possibly my favorite Heads song. Was late in the game for them (around 1991 if I recall correctly)...they never seemed to make anything like it again. It recalled some of their work from 5-10 years earlier. The album is wonderful. The movie was a big miss. Great actors, director, and concept in a convoluted and rather shallow final movie.
mattt wrote:
Looking at the album cover, it seems Bill would be safe to just pop the CD in and hit play. That looks like a great mix of artists to me. Anyone else heard the rest of the album? Worth picking up? -mt-
Yeah...this is a set of artists that RP likes to play. I would recommend this album based simply upon the list of artists. Having said that, I am WAY to cheap to pony up and pay. This song is a 8. Good overall but not the best of the Heads.
eisbaer_67 wrote:
Does anybody remember the forgettable "Sex and Violence" by The Exploited?
Nope. But speaking of "forgettable". . .
Does anybody remember the forgettable "Sex and Violence" by The Exploited?
Marr wrote:
There are some weird bits. But overall its worth it. I bought it because I'd watch (and enjoyed) the movie. Weird, long and really more like 2 movies. But interesting and, I thought, rather deep.
Thanks, gillespp and Marr, for the feedback. I just noticed it's a Wim Wenders film, so that's a bonus already. I'll give the album a try and try to get hold of the film, too.
mattt wrote:
Looking at the album cover, it seems Bill would be safe to just pop the CD in and hit play. That looks like a great mix of artists to me. Anyone else heard the rest of the album? Worth picking up? -mt-
There are some weird bits. But overall its worth it. I bought it because I'd watch (and enjoyed) the movie. Weird, long and really more like 2 movies. But interesting and, I thought, rather deep.
mattt wrote:
Looking at the album cover, it seems Bill would be safe to just pop the CD in and hit play. That looks like a great mix of artists to me. Anyone else heard the rest of the album? Worth picking up? -mt-
Totally fantastic album. And the movie is very cool.
Ha! I was thinking that the last song(Cake - Short Skirt Long Jacket) sounded like Lou Reed with Talking Heads... I love the way this station sounds like one of my mixed tapes. Each song flows into the next with a puropose. :notworthy: And I absolutely love this whole soundtrack.
Nothing wrote:
Please, no more Talking Heads. Please.
Please give us more Talking Heads. More and more and more. Thanks.
Looking at the album cover, it seems Bill would be safe to just pop the CD in and hit play. That looks like a great mix of artists to me. Anyone else heard the rest of the album? Worth picking up? -mt-
And this soul-moving vibe follows what I thought was one of the coolest! (Cake's Short Skirt, Long Jacket) Right! Keep it futile! Love it!
Please, no more Talking Heads. Please.
:dancingbanana_2:
:music:
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!
Do you happen to spam on the side? Seems you would be quite good at it.
This and Dead Man Walking are the two best movies soundtracks IMHO.
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!
What is it with you insisting on posting the same comment on every Talking Heads/David Byrne song? We get it, you don't like them/him. I'd say Bill and Rebecca (and a majority of RP listeners, myself included) are fans. So I don't think TH/DB will be going anywhere any time soon, so I suggest you get over it!
Music is terrific and integral in all Wim Wenders's movies. Wish there was a soundtrack released for the new one, Don't Come Knocking.
David Byrne's voice just irritates me.
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 bought the CD solely for this Talking Heads song and found myself exposed to other great artists I never listened to before like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, T-Bone Burnett, etc. It's my favorite compilation soundtrack of all time. I agree that the movie isn't so great, although Solveig Dommartin was very hot in it.
I bought this CD when it was first released in order to get my hands on a copy of U2's Until the End of the World. I was pleasantly surprised at the artistry demonstrated on this entire CD. Kind of fun to hear Julee Cruise of Twin Peaks fame on this disc as well. I finally saw the movie a few years later, mainly to see William Hurt's performance. VERY strange and convulted movie, kind of a sci-fi, road trip, post-apocalyptic kinda thing. Bottom line - buy the CD, skip the movie.
MickMan wrote:
I love this sound track and this song especially. I bought the disc through a CD club I used to be in and have loved it ever since. I have not seen the movie yet. :boohoo:
Hey, MickMan, didn't you just tell me about this soundtrack? thanks for the recommendation! wow, sounds great! If the heads are on it, i gotta get it ! :cheers: :music: :motor:
I don't know why this is listed on a compilation album. First place I saw it was on their ablum, Sand in the Vaseline, which admittedly was a compilation, but of all Talking Heads songs.
:cool:
I love this sound track and this song especially. I bought the disc through a CD club I used to be in and have loved it ever since. I have not seen the movie yet. :boohoo:
how is there only one other comment on this song?? this song is gorgeous, and holds a very deep meaning for me. i would love to hear it more often on RP.
like the Kraftwerkish sounds in the back...