Album: Fear of Music (1979)
  • Think of London, a small city

    It's dark, dark in the daytime
    The people sleep, sleep in the daytime
    If they want to, if they want to

    I'm checking them out
    I'm checking them out
    I got it figured out
    I got it figured out
    There's good points and bad points
    Find a city
    Find myself a city to live in.

    There are a lot of rich people in Birmingham
    A lot of ghosts in a lot of houses
    Look over there!...A dry ice factory
    A good place to get some thinking done

    Down El Paso way things get pretty spread out
    People got no idea where in the world they are
    They go up north and come back south
    Still got no idea where in the world they are.
    Did I forget to mention, to mention Memphis
    Home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks
    Do I smell? I smell home cooking
    It's only the river, it's only the river. Writer/s: DAVID BYRNE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go's

Charlotte Caffey of The Go-Go'sSongwriter Interviews

Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song Spoofs

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Taylor Dayne

Taylor DayneSongwriter Interviews

Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.