I always have a soft spot for this song. I get goosebumps each and every time. Immediately get little tears in my eyes—you know, that happy watery eyes 🙂
According to the charismatic band leader of Talking Heads, David Byrne, it’s “a real honest kind of love song. I don’t think I’ve ever done a real love song before. Mine always had a sort of reservation, or a twist. I tried to write one that wasn’t corny, that didn’t sound stupid or lame the way many do. I think I succeed; I was pretty happy with that.”
Yes, Dave, oh-so succeed you can’t imagine. Thank you!
The video taken from Talking Heads 1984’s Stop Making Sense, a concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. It was shot over the course of four nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album Speaking in Tongues.
Let’s sing it together:
Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb, born with a weak heart
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 okay, I know nothing’s wrong, nothing
Oh! I got plenty of time
Oh! 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 and 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
I guess that this must be the place
I can’t tell one from the other
I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I’ll be, where I’ll be oh!
We drift in and out
Oh! 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 and
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 I got ooh!
…Oh, David Byrne will speak at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in early November!