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Life During Wartime - Talking Heads

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Published on Mar 30, 2011

LYRICS:
Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
Packed up and ready to go.
Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway
A place where nobody knows.

The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I'm getting used to it now.
Lived in a brownstone,
I lived in the ghetto
I've lived all over this town.

This ain't no party,
this ain't no disco.
This ain't no fooling around.
No time for dancing,
or lovey dovey.
I ain't got time for that now.

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
Hope for an answer some day.
I got three passports, couple of visas,
Don't even know my real name.
High on a hillside.
Trucks are loading.
Everything's ready to roll, I, I
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the night time.
I might not ever get home.

This ain't no party,
this ain't no disco.
This ain't no fooling around.
This ain't no mud club,
or C. B. G. B.
I ain't got time for that now.

[break]

This ain't no party,
This ain't no disco.
This ain't no fooling around.
No time for dancing,
Or lovey dovey.
I ain't got time for that now.

Heard about Houston?
Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?
You ought to know not to, stand by the window.
Somebody see you up there.

I got some groceries,
Some peanut butter.
To last a couple of days.
But I ain't got no speakers
Ain't got no headphones
Ain't got no records to play

Why stay in college?
Why go to night school?
What gonna be different this time?
Can't write a letter.
Can't send a postcard.
I can't write nothing at all.

This ain't no party.
This ain't no disco.
This ain't no fooling around.
I'd love you hold you,
I want to kiss you.
But, I ain't got time for that now.

Trouble in transit.
Got through the roadblock.
We blended in with the crowd.
We got computers.
We're tapping phone lines.
I know that ain't allowed.
We dress like students.
We dress like housewives.
Or in a suit and a tie.
I changed my hairstyle,
So many times now,
Don't know what I look like.

You make me shiver.
I feel so tender.
We make a pretty good team.
Don't get exhausted.
I'll do some driving.
You ought to get you some sleep.
Burned all my notebooks,
What good are notebooks?
They won't help me survive.
My chest is aching and it burns like a furnace
The burning keeps me alive.

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