I met this guy - and he looked like might have
been a hat check clerk at an ice rink.
Which, in fact, he turned out to be. And I said:
Oh boy. Right again.

Let X=X. You know, it could be you.
It's a sky-blue sky. Satellites are out tonight.
Let X=X.

You know, I could write a book. And this book would
be think enough to stun an ox. Cause I can see the
future and it's a place - about 70 miles east of
here. Where it's lighter. Linger on over here.
Got the time?.

I got this postcard. And it read, it said:
Dear Amigo - Dear Partner.
Listen, uh - I just want to say thanks. So...thanks.
Thanks for all the presents. Thanks for introducing
me to the Chief.
Thanks for putting on the feedbag. Thanks for going
all out.
Thanks for showing me your Swiss Army knife.
and uh -
Thanks for letting me autograph your cast.
Hug and kisses. XXXXOOOO.
Oh yeah, P.S.
I - feel - feel like - I am - in a burning building - and I
gotta go.
Cause I - I feel - feel like - I am - in a burning
building - and I gotta go.


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    General CommentI once made a sticker with the lyrics from the postcard part of the song. I put it on the back of a Keith Harring postcard and sent it to a friend of mine.
    dreamsofpavementon July 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's amazing. I really want to do that, but none of my friends know who Laurie Anderson is.
    judyg13on March 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThat's amazing. I really want to do that, but none of my friends know who Laurie Anderson is.
    judyg13on March 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhen I was in college I wrote "I feel like I am in a burning building" on a wall near the mailboxes. I couldn't quite say they encouraged graffiti, but...it was never regarded as a problem.

    that line acquired darker implications, when performed in NYC a couple months after 9/11 and released on a live album shortly after that.
    foreverdroneon August 07, 2010   Link

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