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Slippery People Lyrics

Artist: Talking Heads
Album: Speaking In Tongues

What about the time?
You were rollin' over
Fall on your face
You must be having fun
Walk lightly!
Think of a time.
You'd best believe
This think is real

Put away that gun
This part is simple
Try to recognize
What is in you mind
God help us!
Help us loose our minds
These slippery people
help us understand

what's the matter with him? He's alright!
I see his face The lord won't mind
Don't play no games He's alright
Love from the bottom to the top
Turn like a wheel He's alright
See for yourself The lord won't mind
We're gonna move Right now
Turn like a wheel inside a wheel

I remember when
Sittin' in the tub
Pulled out the plug
The water was runnin' out
Cool down
Stop acting crazy
They're gonna leave
And we'll be on our own
Seven times five
They were living creatures
Watch 'em come to life
Right before your eyes
Backsliding!
How do you do?
These slippery people
Gonna see you through

Comments/Interpretations

by Jamie on 8/6/2008 2:23pm
Ive listened to this numerous times and on the CD and live performances it sounds to me that it goes like this:
"What's the matter with him? He's alright!
HOW DO YOU KNOW The lord wont mind", but the lyrics on this site are
"What's the matter with him? He's alright!
I SEE HIS FACE The lord won't mind"
by Jamie on 8/6/2008 2:29pm
In addition to my last post, it also sounds like
"Dont know no games"
Rather than
"Dont play no games"
by jamie on 8/6/2008 2:35pm
Further addition:
"This thing is real"
Instead of
"This think is real"
I will let whoever wrote these lyrics out away with that one as a typo
by Rob Sandman on 8/29/2008 4:27am
Its also you "were fallin over"
"the water was runnin UP"
and lose our minds not "loose" and numerous other small typos/mistakes.
I'd venture a guess the person who wrote these out's first language is not English.
by Anchorite on 4/6/2012 9:44pm
I have heard both "How do you know" and "I see his face" in the lyrics in different parts of the song. Definitely I agree with all the rest of the changes.








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