Life During Wartime Karaoke - Talking Heads

This title is a cover of Life During Wartime as made famous by Talking Heads

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In the same key as the original: Am

Release date: 1979
Genres: Synthpop, Punk, Funk, Rock, In English
Original songwriters: David Byrne, Frantz Christopher, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth

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Lyrics Life During Wartime

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 on brownstone
Lived in a 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
A couple of visas
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside
The trucks are loading
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime
I work in the nighttime
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 Mudd Club or C.B.G.B.
I ain't got time for that now
Heard about Houston
Heard about Detroit
Heard about Pittsburgh P.A.
You oughta 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
Gonna be different this time
Can't write a letter
Can't send no postcard
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 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
I 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
Burns like a furnace
The burning keeps me alive

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