This Must Be The Place

I always have song lyrics strolling around in my mind. I sing out loud (or in my head) throughout the day. For some reason, when I’m not myself, I tend to lean towards any number of David Bryne songs. Something about an odd genius and amusing anecdotes speaks to me. I’ve been singing a line from This Must Be The Place all year, so I felt like I may as well share it here. First person to correctly guess the line I sing over and over gets an HBG button and sticker pack. Enjoy~

“This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”

Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me round
I feel numb – burn with a weak heart
(So I) guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground
Head in the sky
It’s ok I know nothing’s wrong . . nothing

Hi yo I got plenty of time
Hi yo you got light in your eyes
And you’re standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money
Always for love
Cover up say goodnight . . . say goodnight

Home – is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there
I come home she lifted up her wings
Guess that this must be the place
I can’t tell one from another
Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time Before we were born
If someone asks, this where I’ll be . . . where I’ll be

Hi yo We drift in and out
Hi yo sing into my mouth
Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I’m just an animal looking for a home
Share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me till my heart stops
Love me till I’m dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head Ah ooh

Writer(s): Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison
Copyright: Index Music Inc., WB Music Corp.

 

 

 

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