Once In A Lifetime Lyrics - Talking Heads

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And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
wife
And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
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And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!
Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...

Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean!

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/in the silent water
Under the rocks and stones/there is water underground.

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?
And you may tell yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/in the silent water
Under the rocks and stones/there is water underground.

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...




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Existencialism | Reviewer: Simone de Beauvoir | 6/29/2008

Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν -Heraclitus-

Patamois tois autois embainomen te kai ouk embainomen, eimen te kai ouk eimen.

I would translate: "Cross and we not cross the same river, we are and we are not".

This song for me recalls you are not the same before or after cross the river. Neither be the same the second time you cross the same river. This song is pure existencialism!! Is when you question yourself and when you act that you know and be you. :)

Sorry my bad english :$



Existentialism | Reviewer: Raul Madrigal | 2/29/2008

I think this is an amazing song. It's quite deep, and I believe it's a song about existentialism. Whish is to say that you are aware you exist, but you don't "Wel.. How did I get here?" and you could end up anywhere in life searching for meaning. And since my favorite book, "The Stranger" communicates the same thing, this is one of my favorite songs.



Insane but clever | Reviewer: Sailor Alpha Centauri | 12/27/2005

I really enjoy this song. It doesn't seem to make a lot of sense on the surface, but that's the beauty of Talking Heads songs -- taken at face value they border on the nonsensical. This was the group at their prime; a song which demonstrates by the fluidity of the music the perpetual motion of water and how life, as water, can move you in unexpected directions. If you're a fan of 80s new-age/art rock music, I recommend giving this song a listen.

As is life, the only thing perpetual about water is that it is always moving and changing.





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