Talking Heads

Talking Heads
Nothing But Flowers

Here we stand like an Adam and an Eve
Waterfalls, the Garden of Eden
Two fools in love, so beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees are smiling upon them
From the age and the dinosaurs
Cars are run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone
Now, it’s nothing but flowers

There was a factory
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it
We caught a rattlesnake
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it
There was a shopping mall
Now it’s all covered with flowers
You’ve got it, you’ve got it
If this is paradise
I wish I had a lawnmower
You’ve got it, you’ve got it

Years ago I was an angry young man
I’d pretend that I was a billboard
Standing tall by the side of the road
I fell in love with a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it’s only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it’s nothing but flowers

The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we’d start over
But I guess I was wrong

Once there were parking lots
Now it’s a peaceful oasis
You got it, you got it
This was a Pizza Hut
Now it’s all covered with daisies
You got it, you got it
I miss the honky tonks
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
You got it, you got it
And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
You got it, you got it

(African Rhythms)

I dream of cherry pies
Candy bars, and chocolate chip cookies
You got it, you got it
We used to microwave
Now we just eat nuts and berries
You got it, you got it
This was a discount store
Now it’s turned into a cornfield
You got it, you got it
Don’t leave me stranded here
I can’t get used to this lifestyle

Frank Potters

Toegevoegd door Frank Potters op wo 22 mei, 2013 5:24 pm

Auteur: David Byrne
Componist: David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
Uitgever: Sire Records Company
Uitgegeven in: 2005
Taal: Engels

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