"Sax & Violins" as written by David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth....
Falling, falling
Gonna drop like a stone
I'm falling through the atmosphere
On a warm afternoon
If lovers discover
That everyone dies
So don't tell me, please hold me
It's a dangerous life

Daddy dear
Let's get outta here
I'm scared
Ten o'clock
Nighttime in New York
It's weird

If you're looking for trouble
Well, that's what you will find

Mom and Pop
They will fuck you up
For sure
Love so deep
Kills you in your sleep
It's true

Love keeps us together
And love keeps us alive

And we are criminals that never
broke no laws
And all we needed was a net
to break our fall

They're searching for diamonds
They're grabbin' at straws
Sex 'n' sin
Sax 'n' violins
It's hell
Wooden heads
Furniture with legs
For sale

Love keeps us together
And love will drive us insane

And we are criminals that never
broke no laws
And all we needed was a net
to break our fall

Going home
Back where I belong
To stay
Rays of light
They will turn the light
To day

Birds travel together
Birds follow the sun
And I am watching as the birds go flying home


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"Sax and Violins" as written by David Byrne Chris Frantz

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    General CommentI can't help but think this song is supposed to betray how the world seems for a young adult. Exploring the good and bad of love, a rebelious "criminal" who's never really done anything wrong...enjoying being ignorant to the pain of life. But soon a net will break their fall, they'll grow up and reality will set in.
    speakingintongueson August 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written for the Wim Wenders movie "Until the End of the World".
    fafafafafafafafafaon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Talking Heads songs, a great song on a great soundtrack. A general musing on the trials and tribulations of modern life, like so many of Talking Heads songs, from David Byrne's particular off-kilter point of view. It goes perfectly with Lifetime Piling up, which follows it on the Sand in the Vaseline collection.
    DevastatorJr.on February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLooking at it now, it seems like a sequel to Life During Wartime, maybe the same character years later.
    DevastatorJr.on February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's soooooooooooo awesome. No idea what it means, but that's the beauty of a band like Talking Heads.
    Reynard Muldrakeon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about family!
    bombsandballoonson January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust thought I'd mention, "Sax & Violins" = sex and violence? Even the title is a clever :)
    twelfthon December 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionwhat are the chorus at the end?
    "shut them daddy up"... i'm not sure...
    ricflowon July 29, 2012   Link

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