Facts of Life (Talking Heads)

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Cover of "Facts of Life" from Talking Heads' final studio album, Naked, released in 1988.
Recorded at home by David Rogers-Berry summer 2015.

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FACTS OF LIFE

Monkey see and monkey do
Making babies, eating food
Smelling things, pubic hair
Words of love in the air

Sparks fly / shooting out
Making sure that everything is working
I can’t turn you down
We are programmed happy little children

Matter over mind
We cannot resist so I won’t fight it
Love is a machine
Love is a machine without a driver

The facts of life
A masterpiece
Biology

Smoking water
Air conditioned
Boys and girls
And automation
Chromosomes
Designer jeans and
Chimpanzees and
Human beings

Machines of love

Strong in body, strong in mind
A love machine with the facts of life
The facts of life

so much sex and violence
must be a bad design
we’re stupid to be fighting
every night


The monsters we create
They welcome us aboard
The best in advertizing
From coast to coast

The girls and boys combine Like
monkeys in the zoo
The clouds have silver linings
Looks pretty good

people fall in love like in fairy tales
I’m not sure I like what they can do
I’m afraid that god has no master plan
He only takes what he can use

Factory life, ice cream and pie
Factory life

Someday we’ll live on Venus
And then we’ll walk on Mars
But we will still be monkeys
Down deep inside

If chimpanzees are smart
Then we will close our eyes
And let our instincts guide us
oh no

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released September 14, 2015

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