Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Life During Wartime

One of the things that made the Talking Heads
more interesting / less insufferably precious to my ears
than many other punky new wave bands were the lyrics
to their songs.

David Byrne was clearly no lager lout or strung out
on bad smack. He was art school, and if that meant
he was sometimes posey, it would take more than
a decade for him to get boring.

In pop music years, that's like a century.

Here's how the lyrics to one of their
most dance-able tunes evolved...


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