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The Big Country Lyrics - Talking Heads


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The Big Country Song Lyrics


I see the shapes,
I remember from maps.
I see the shoreline.
I see the whitecaps.
A baseball diamond, nice weather down there.
I see the school and the houses where the kids are.
Places to park by the fac'tries and buildings.
Restaurants and bar for later in the evening.
Then we come to the farmlands, and the undeveloped areas.
And I have learned how these things work together.
I see the parkway that passes through them all.
And I have learned how to look at these things and I say,

I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
I couldn't live like that, no siree!
I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to.

I guess it's healthy, I guess the air is clean.
I guess those people have fun with their neighbors and friends.
Look at that kitchen and all of that food.
Look at them eat it' guess it tastes real good.

They grow it in the farmlands
And they take it to the stores
They put it in the car trunk
And they bring it back home
And I say...

I wouldn't live there if you paid me.
I couldn't live like that, no siree!
I couldn't do the things the way those people do.
I couldn't live there if you paid me to.

I'm tired of looking out the windows of the airplane
I'm tired of traveling, I want to be somewhere.
It's not even worth talking
About those people down there.

Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga
Goo Goo Ga Ga Ga


December, 28th 2016
It is a sort of underground rock or a garage rock done by Talking Heads band. They tell of things they see on a road to somewhere – shorelines, maps, baseball fields, schools, houses, factories, farmhouses, undeveloped areas, parkways, kitchens, stores, car trunks and so on. But the main idea is not to count all the items someone sees, but to say that this person is incapable of living like normal people do. He isn’t satisfied talking to his neighbors, he isn’t going to do things in a way as other people do who lives in the rural area. We aren’t sure if he is a sociopath, but we support him.

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