"My Big Nurse" as written by and Brian P.g. Eno David Byrne....
When the lake's on fire
With all the world's desires
When he shakes the stars above
When we lose the ones we love

When the seasons lose their grip
When the tightrope walker slips

I'm counting all the possibilities

When the past becomes the now
When the lost becomes the found
When we fall in love with war
When the angel fucks the whore

When the road we travel on
Takes us back where we came from

A million kinds of possibilities
For dancing on this lazy afternoon

In the comfort of the world
In the arms of my big nurse
From the science of the heart
To each animal and plant

Compact, relaxed, intact, give thanks

I'm counting all the possibilities
For dancing on this lazy afternoon


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"My Big Nurse" as written by David Byrne Brian Eno

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    General CommentDB is extremely talented. As for the song, it's about a boy who wants someone to take care of him and his needs. Mr. Carefree; Free Spirit; Non=Conformist; I Don't Need Anybody" needs a nurse during the cold, hard winter months and before he's off having Paradise by The Dashboard Lights (and hopefully not making a boy baby as in the song:)Oh, the little angel fucks the whore alright. GREAT SONG.
    UseSomeoneElseon January 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the songs ponders the randomness of the universe and how amazing it is that we (human race) are even here:

    'A million kinds of possibilities
    For dancing on this lazy afternoon'

    Is there a god in the traditional sense? 'When he shakes the stars above'

    'My big nurse' is a ponderous way of looking at the earth. It nurtures us and we don't need fear it: In the comfort of the world.
    soundsgoodon December 06, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about dying and being born again, about gain and loss.
    Very comforting.
    Please respond !
    FredRebelon April 07, 2014   Link

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