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Artist/Band: David Byrne
Lyrics for Song: The Great Western Road
Lyrics for Album: Other Songs - David Byrne



A man sticks his fingers inside of his mouth

The words are stuck in there

He fishes them out

Whispers and mumbles, statements and verse, curses and love songs

For nobody else



Man takes a pencil and puts down his thoughts

The old human highway from Eden to Nod

Brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, strangers and cripples

In love with their lives



How they dance

In a trance

Where the river bends

Here we go,

Don't you know

That it never ends

Some who ride

Some who slide

Everyone you know

Travels on

That great western road



How they laugh

Raise a glass

Take a bottle down

Any face any place

In this northern town

Dragging on

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Travel on

That great western road



Man goes to show world

And dreams of the stars

He leans to the left

He leans to the north

He learns to be humble

He learns from the trees

And all of God's creatures

To him they would speak

Saying wake up my little lambs

Wake up it's time to begin

Wake up it's all that you are

Wake up and it's not very far



Beggar-man soldier-man beggar-man and thief

Some are young

Some are old

And some on their knees

Broken legs broken nose

Swaying to and fro

As they walk

The great western road



Every snake

Every bird

Every creeping thing

Like a knife

In the night

I see her again

Blessed heart

Blessed word

Blessed skin and bones

All along

That great western road


Album Lyrics: Other Songs - David Byrne


David Byrne
"Other Songs - David Byrne"


1. A Self Made Man
2. Astronaut
3. Big Blue Plymouth
4. Big Business
5. Carnival Eyes
6. Come With Us
7. Dirty Old Town (Mapeye)
8. Don't Fence Me In
9. Don't Want to be Part of Your World (Samba)
10. Dreamworld - Marco De Canaveses
11. Eggs in a Briar Patch
12. Everything That Happens
13. Fall With Me
14. Finite = Alright
15. Glad
16. Glass, Concrete And Pain
17. Good & Evil
18. His Wife Refused
19. Home
20. I Feel My Stuff
21. I Know Sometimes a Man is Wrong
22. I've Tried [Things to Do] [Knee Play 9]
23. In The Future [Knee Play 12]
24. Independence Day
25. Lazy (X-Press 2 Feat. David Byrne)
26. Lie to Me
27. Life Is Long
28. Lighthouse
29. Like Humans Do (Radio Version)
30. Loco De Amor
31. Make Believe Mambo
32. My Big Hands
33. My Fair Lady
34. Office Cowboy
35. One Fine Day
36. Poison
37. Poor Boy
38. Princess
39. Ready for This World
40. River
41. The Call of The Wild
42. The Dream Police
43. The Great Western Road
44. The Heart's A Lonely Hunter
45. The People Tree
46. The Rose Tattoo
47. The Sound of Business [Knee Play 3]
48. Tree (Today is an Important Occasion) [Knee Play 1]
49. Two Soldiers
50. Un Di Felice, Eterea
51. Under Heavy Manners
52. Unknown
53. Wanted for Life
54. Waters Of March
55. Where The Sun Never Goes Down. [Knee Play 5]
56. Women vs. Men (Bolero)
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