"Uh-oh, Love Comes To Town" as written by and David Byrne....
Wait, wait for the moment to come
Stand up, stand up and take my hand
Believe, believe in mystery
Love, love is simple as one, two, three

I'm a know-it-all, I'm smartest man around
That's right, you learn real fast through the smartest girl in town
So here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart, you'd know what to do
When I say

Jump back, sit back, get back, relax
It's okay
I've called in sick I won't go to
Work today
I'd rather be with the
One I love
I neglect my duties, I be in trouble but

I've been to college, I've been to school
I've met the people that you read about in books
Here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart you'd know what to do when I say
Jet pilot gone out of control, ship captain on the ground
Stock broker make a bad investment when love has come to town

Where, where is my common sense?
How did I get in a jam like this?
Believe, I believe in mystery
Love, love love love is simple as one-two-three

Here come a riddle, here come a clue
If you were really smart, you'd know what to do when I say
Why am I going out of my head, whenever you're around?
The answer is obvious, love has come to town


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"Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town" as written by David Byrne

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  • +1
    General CommentWhat a great way to start a debut album - with funk and attitude! Top Notch song!
    bkat004on June 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove makes you do crazy, irresponsible things. Good take on the theme.
    GentlemanSkeletonon December 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTerrific. The message is clear reading the lyrics but Dave's neurotic delivery makes you think that he doesn't like that lack of control and craziness too much... ("Stock broker made a bad investment when love has come to town" or the "Uh-Oh" on the title). A killer song... isn't it a bit different from the rest of the album?
    Santiagofon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best love songs ever. If not THE best.
    Another_Planeton January 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGoing further on the subject, it's clear... Love is beyond any kind of reason. We're up to anything when in love, even "neglecting duties".
    Fantastic... It even sounds childish compared to somber stuff like "Electric Guitar", "Animals"...
    Santiagofon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDavid Byrne knew that you had to start an album with a killer track. Love this! What about the opener to More Songs......?

    David Byrne was naturally high as a kite in these heady early days, and the songs reflect that.

    What a great guy!!
    JulyTeenon October 02, 2014   Link
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    QuestionWhat about the ridle?
    He even gives you a clue..
    for the know it all..
    is it f* you?
    byveson September 19, 2016   Link

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