"And She Was" as written by and David Byrne....
Hey!

And she was lying in the grass
And she could hear the highway breathing
And she could see a nearby factory
She's making sure she is not dreaming

See the lights of a neighbor's house
Now she's starting to rise
Take a minute to concentrate
And she opens up her eyes

The world was moving she was right there with it and she was
The world was moving she was floating above it and she was
And she was

And she was drifting through the backyard
And she was taking off her dress
And she was moving very slowly
Rising up above the earth

Moving into the universe and she's
Drifting this way and that
Not touching the ground at all and she's
Up above the yard

The world was moving, she was right there with it and she was
(Hey, hey)
The world was moving, she was floating above it and she was
(Hey, hey, hey)

She was proud about it, no doubt about it
She isn't sure about what she's done
No time to think about what to tell him
No time to think about what she's done and she was
(Hey hey, hey hey, hey)

And she was looking at herself
And things were looking like a movie
She had a pleasant elevation
She's moving out in all directions oh, oh oh

Hey, hey, hey
Hey-hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey-hey hey!

Hey, hey, hey
Hey-hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey-hey hey!

The world was moving, she was right there with it and she was
(Hey, woo hoo)
The world was moving, she was floating above it and she was
(Hey, hey)

Joining the world of missing persons and she was
Missing enough to feel all right and she was

And she was
And she was
And she was
And she was
And she was
Hey!
And she was!
And she was
And she was!


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"And She Was" as written by David Byrne Chris Frantz

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  • +5
    General CommentWell, is this hard enough for you? :) It's from David Byrne's website (davidbyrne.com/music/cds/grown_backwards/grown_press/…)

    From the article, which is essentially a concert review: "Byrne tells us the story behind "And She Was" (a recollection of a girl from his high school who apparently used to go hang out near the local chocolate milk factory and drop acid)."

    I also read (years ago) an article where he described the girl as a "tripped out hippie chick."
    nocheapthrillon August 04, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHere's a transcription of what he said before performing this song on Austin City Limits:

    "This is a song about a girl I knew in high school, that I went to high school in suburban Baltimore [with]... this girl I knew there who used to do LSD, and lie in a field by the Yoohoo Chocolate Drink Factory. Which she claimed was a great place for that kind of thing [laughs]... I uh, I had my doubts, but..."
    k_wedgeon December 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah definitley about yoohoo factory/acid. if you're still skeptical then check out david byrne live at union chapel where he explains it to the audience before playing it. the whole concert is very amazing, featuring his solo stuff as well as talking heads material. when he plays the talking heads stuff they all have a kind of more acoustic, world music spin to them, which works very nicely and adds a little variety to the old favorites.
    mellowed-outon March 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a girl doing acid behind a Yoo-Hoo factory. Come on, how cool of a premise for a song is that?!
    cjvercettion October 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I first heard it, before I knew about the acid meaning, I thought it was a love song actually. I got this image of a man watching his wife/girlfriend throughout the day. It seems like it's holding her up as some ethereal and mysterious beauty. Very surreal and awesome song.
    TheSavageNationon September 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would not advocate for or against drug use in general.

    That is a very personal decision.

    I am certain, though, that if everyone took LSD at least once the world would be a better place.
    Hi_In_The_Mid_80son October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would not advocate for or against drug use in general.

    That is a very personal decision.

    I am certain, though, that if everyone took LSD at least once the world would be a better place.
    Hi_In_The_Mid_80son October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw a David Byrne live set on TV the other day, he said that the yoohoo factory/LSD girl thing is what it's all about

    I don't think it's about anyone who's dead
    nulucreziaon November 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI guess if you don't have acid, another type of climax would be suitable...
    parismatchon October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDavid Byrne wrote this song about a girl he knew in high school who dropped acid in a field by a Yoohoo factory.
    fafafafafafafafafaon April 24, 2002   Link

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