TALKING HEADS : THE DEMOCRATIC CIRCUS (1988)

Δυο όχι τυχαία επιλεγμένα τραγούδια από το Naked του 1988, όγδοο και τελευταίο άλμπουμ που ηχογράφησαν οι Talking Heads στο στούντιο. Στίχοι D. Byrne, μουσική από όλα τα μέλη της μπάντας.
Two not randomly picked songs from 1988’s
Naked, eighth and final studio album recorded by Talking Heads. Lyrics by D. Byrne, music by all members of the band.

00:00 THE DEMOCRATIC CIRCUS
Found out this morning
There’s a circus coming to town
They drive in Cadillacs
Using walkie-talkies, and the Secret Service
Their big top
Imitation of life
And all the flags and microphones
We have to cover our eyes
We play the sideshows
And we like the tunnel of love
And when we ride the Ferris wheel
We’re little children again
And when they’re asking for volunteers
We’ll be the first ones aboard
And when the ringmaster calls our names
We’ll be the first ones to go…to sleep
Stealing all our dreams
Dreams for sale
They sell ’em back to you
On with the show
Start the parade
We sand along
Sweep us away
It’s political party time
Going down, going down
And the celebrities all come out
Coming down, coming down, coming…
The sun is going down
And the dogs are starting to howl
We stay out after dark
Eating cotton candy
And the music’s playing…
How we all laughed!
We split our sides
The cameras flashed
We almost died!
The rain’s gonna pour on down, falling out of the sky
Coming down, coming down
And the celebrities all run out, and the rain’s
Coming down, coming down
Gonna rain,
Gonna rain, gonna rain
Gonna rain, gonna rain,
Rain, rain
Rain, rain
And now I wonder who’s boss
And who he’s leavin’ behind?

05:05 BLIND
Signs, signs are lost
Signs disappeared
Turn invisible
Got no sign
Somebody got busted
Got a face of stone and a
Ghostwritten biography
Dogs started rushin’ in
Hungry for some food
Dogs started twitching
And they’re looking at you
It was light by five
Torn all apart
All in the name of democracy
He’s hurt, he’s dying
Claimed he was a terrorist
Claimed to avert a catastrophe
Someone should’ve told him
That the buck stops here
No one ever said
That he was involved with thieves
They’re blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
No sense of harmony, no sense of time
Don’t mention harmony, say
“What is it? What is it? What is it?”
Give a little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says
“What is it? What is it? What is it?”
He was shot down in the night!
People ride by but his body’s still alive
The girl in the window, what has she done?
She looks down at me and says
“I don’t wanna die!”
And I’m blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Somebody could have told us where they go
Crawling all around looking for foot, foot, footprints
Now tell me what the hell have we become?
Some dirty little bastards, what the hell is going on?
No sense of harmony, no sense of time
Don’t mention harmony, say
“What is it? What is it? What is it?”
Give a little shock, and he raises his hand
Somebody shouts out, says
“What is it? What is it? What is it?”
He was shot down in the night
People ride by but his body’s still alive
Girl in the window what has she done?
She looks down at me and says
“I don’t want to die!”
An’ it’s blind and they’re blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
Blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind
And I’m blind, blind
Blind, blind, blind, blind, blind


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