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Once In A Lifetime

Lyrics

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
full lyrics
And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
electronica influences
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
extensive vamping
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
groove based composition
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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Comments

Kick a**
Love this song!
It's Called The Walk of L I F E........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D i r e Straits-XXXX X X X X X X
..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
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!
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.
jamespopoli
One of the weirdest bands I know
Time isn't after us!
"There is water at the bottom of the ocean"
Mind blown
Same as it ever was.
Wonder if David Byrne knows what a Mississippi shot gun house is? I mean he is from, where, NYC?
1178175243
you may find yourself swimming with the fishies.
...like this track...
Martin
La Roque
dgaffn
9/13/13
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 ;-)!!!?????? ? ? ?
Lyrics..haha h a h a
Best lryics ever
Classic!
A great Karaoke standby...
Wow it's been so long hearing this song always liked it!! Listen 2 lyrics!!;(
warzau1
Oh yeah I need to chop my arm with my hand.
warzau1
Am I right or am I wrong.
How have i got here?
My God, what have I done!?
STILL THE JAM!!!- Thats why Jay-Z used it!- Never gets old!!!
I want some of whatever Byrne was(or is) taking!
same as it ever was..
this is my life, same as it ever was!
l.berendts
Well, how did I get here?

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

But this song owes its original and enthralling sound to Brian Eno.
rpc972
Hi Mom!
s142424
It's about alienation - realizing one day that you don't know how you came to the life you have.
Talking Heads is an awsome sound from the '80s. Atypical and quirky!
marimartinez 3
i love this song!!
brings back memories that will always last a life time!!(:
-TeviKill$<3 .
lyrics out of order, anyone notice?
PhillipSenn
I can totally hear Christopher Walken singing this.
oui33
Silly people. It's an '80s song; no need for it to have an esoteric meaning, or even make sense. It only had to sound good--it did/does that quite well!
"you may ask yourself well, how did I get here?"
Sums it up well if you've ever stopped short and thought about life for a second, and about your life in particular. What makes you different from a random assortment of compounds and chemicals, except that you happened to assemble into a human being, and subsequently had random life experiences? "My god, what have I done?"- does any of what we do really matter in the end?

"Time is a pony ride"-try listening to it high ;)
agbrice
Alan-I think the point he's trying to make is that no matter what you do or have, there will still be water in the ocean, etc. Also, it's about how we will continue to ask questions about our existence on the planet.
twilight_ang e l 1 9 3 3
@Alan-- I think this song is about the basic fluidity of life- sort of a "what goes up must come down" sort of thing. But I don't think it's either optimistic or pessimistic- I think it's just talking about how often life changes.
LET'S DO THE HITTING ARM DANCE!!
"hey let's all twist our thumbs. Here comes the twister." That pretty much sums up the meaning of this song - which is...absolut e l y no coherent meaning whatsoever. Remember, people. There is water at the bottom of the ocean, just in case you were wondering.
Seriously, what the hell is this song about? I like them, but I just never got the Talking Heads...
The performance of this on stop making sense is unbelievable . David Byrne is amazing. This is SUCH a great song.
PhillipSenn
Same as it ever was.

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