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Psycho Killer

Lyrics

I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
full lyrics
I can't seem to face up to the facts
I'm tense and nervous and I
Can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
punk influences
repetitive melodic phrasing
a vocal-centric aesthetic
minor key tonality
electric rhythm guitars
a dynamic male vocalist

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Ooooooohhhhh h h h o o o o o o o o h h h h h h
Run, run,run, run, away ahhhhhh yaaaaaah
What!? Butler, you don't know what you're talking about! The Heads wrote and performed this song as far back as '74 when they were known as the Artistics. The Killer Whales! Psssshhhh!!
written by the Killer Whales of Charlestown SC
I play this on rock band alot
Run run run run run run run run away away ooooooohhhhh h h h o o o o o o o o h h h h h h
seconded, search 'youtube talking heads rome 80' & enjoy
I think we all feel like this 'psycho killer' some times, because f*ck, people can be annoying.
One of the best groups!!!
brad1921
Do a youtube search for their live concert videos. Awesome!
Run, run run run away. Very good advice. Do not look back.
Psycho Chicken rocks too !!! Saw the Fools twice live they were very cool !!!!
jwsausen6
Ayayayaya!
heard this play on The Simpsons
I hate people when they're not polite!
Can't sleep cause my bed is on FIRE
I miss them.
THAT'S MEEEEEEEEEEE :-!!!!!!!! ;-) :-)
Sharpdale's comment below gets the Big Laugh Of The Day Award.
ROLMFAO
Most would say we are weird ....but another band that dissolved before its time. They have a lot of great songs!
Such a cool song ... I love it... Follow me and I'll follow back
Ba Ba banal bababa. Bababa qtf is banal I cant change it!???!!!!
My first talking heads song... Not to bad...
Love it!
We are vain and we are blind.
I'm a victim of the parody effect. I like this song, but I always sing along to it using the words to The Fools' "Psycho Chicken".

Bock-bock-bo c k - b o c k ! Bock-bock-bo c k - b o c k - b o c k - b o c k ! Better....bo c k - b o c k - b o c k - b o c k - b o c k - b o c k away!!!!
darryl.oswal d
BEST SONG EVER !!! FROM THE 904 IN JACKSONVILLE , FL
God, I love the Talking Heads!

Alice Cooper+Randy Newman= Psycho Killer...HAH A , that's awesome!
matt.bowley
I remember hearing David Byrne saying that this was his interpretati o n of an Alice Cooper song as sung by Randy Newman. I liked that.
pra4snw
Uncontollabl e Urge is on Rock Band 2? I now have a reason to be happy this Xmas. Gotta go to the mall!
:-)
sbholl84
David Byrne sounds very believable singing these lyrics. Classic song.
richard.rast
This is the first time I've ever liked a live version better than an album version, but he just sounds a little too sane here. Compare with: http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = l 5 z F s y 9 V I d M
i wish i had Rock Band 2 so I could play this and 'uncontrolla b l e urge' by Devo!!! ugh but I only have the first Rock Band...lol
David Byrne is a genius. Who else would write lyrics like this? And Tina Weymouth is a great bassist. The bass line in this song is fantastic. And this song is fun on Rock Band. I like being David Byrne and singing in French.
angelblade17 9
Haha qu'est-ce que c'est? :P
This song is fun on Rock Band.
Phsyco Killer
Fa fa fa fa fa fa!
this is an awesome song. it was on heroes and it was hilarious. that's not why i'm listening to it, though. i've loved the talking heads since i was like nine!
i love how he says "say something once..why say it again?!"
My gosh. I haven't heard this in decades.

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