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Once In A Lifetime

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
electronica influences
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
groove based composition
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
prominent bass riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
a partially spoken vocal delivery
use of ambient synths
prominent percussion
emphasis on instrumental arranging
heavy instrumental improvisation

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@JR1982 Thank you for that bit of info... that answers a ton of questions and makes perfect sense.
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I would give anything to relive the 80s'...... time moved at such a more mello pace and everything was still new and less complicated. . .
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"There is water at the bottom of the ocean." much informative
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You may ask yourself why I am reading this post....and you may ask yourself if you need to respond back. What a strange, but great, group!
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Same as it ever was...
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David Byrne has said that most of the songs he's written have no real meaning. He composed most of the lyrics with emphasis on sound and rhythm, equating his free form style to what evangelicals call "speaking in tongues".
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mpendle6
Look where my hand was
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Under the rocks and stones there is water underground. Same as it ever was and will continue to always be the same.
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Yeah the cocaine was really good back then....toda y not so much.
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billgaal
Same as it ever was..... Very similar. Who is the rocket scientist who noted that!?!? Lol......
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Good song to play during sex
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Kick a**
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Love this song!
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It's Called The Walk of L I F E........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D i r e Straits-XXXX X X X X X X
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..and U shouldn't be so quick to accept your path-------- - - - - M y God What Have I done!!...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . ! N o matter what as long as I enjoy the ride-XXXXXXX X x
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I remember seeing talking heads at the armadillo world headquarters in Austin Texas November 21, 1980 was the best performance ! Brian Eno was there and on the way out of the armadillo that night it was snowing so amazing such a amazing show!
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This song is actually about becoming older, and losing the youthful, carefree attitude as you inevitably become wiser and older. You then,feel as though you somehow missed something, like life flew by, and you shouldn't be so quick to accept your path. Always remember, time isn't running out, but it isn't slowing down....... either.
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One of the weirdest bands I know
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Time isn't after us!
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"There is water at the bottom of the ocean"
Mind blown
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Same as it ever was.
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Wonder if David Byrne knows what a Mississippi shot gun house is? I mean he is from, where, NYC?
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1178175243
you may find yourself swimming with the fishies.
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...like this track...
Martin
La Roque
dgaffn
9/13/13
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IM JUST GONNA RENAME MY SPECIFIC STATIONS LIKE NOR CALS BEST HARDCORE RADIO TO SOMETHING MORE FITTING SAY....... ;-).......AH GOT IT WHATEVER PANDORA WANTS TO PLAY RADIO EITH AN OCCAISONAL NOR CAL HARDCORE SONG RADIO HHHHMMMMMMMM ;-)!!!?????? ? ? ?
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Lyrics..haha h a h a
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Best lryics ever
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Classic!
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A great Karaoke standby...
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Wow it's been so long hearing this song always liked it!! Listen 2 lyrics!!;(
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warzau1
Oh yeah I need to chop my arm with my hand.
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warzau1
Am I right or am I wrong.
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How have i got here?
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My God, what have I done!?
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STILL THE JAM!!!- Thats why Jay-Z used it!- Never gets old!!!
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I want some of whatever Byrne was(or is) taking!
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same as it ever was..
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this is my life, same as it ever was!
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l.berendts
Well, how did I get here?

Answer: Google
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I like this one, even though I never really understood the lyrics. It's a classic anyway, and the tune is pretty fun too.
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ltown72
Same as it ever was!
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You may find yourself posting on Pandora.
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love that major key tonality!!
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cuz.5
oh yeeeeeeeahhh tubular, dudes & dudettes!
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Tina Weymouth kicks a**...she's the one driving your hand toward the volume knob. Turn it up!
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rpc972
This song reminds my GF of when she lived in Japan.

But this song owes its original and enthralling sound to Brian Eno.
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rpc972
Hi Mom!
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s142424
It's about alienation - realizing one day that you don't know how you came to the life you have.
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Talking Heads is an awsome sound from the '80s. Atypical and quirky!
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marimartinez 3
i love this song!!
brings back memories that will always last a life time!!(:
-TeviKill$<3 .

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