Running naked down the state highway
Runnin' naked in the middle of the day
Runnin' naked like a tom cat's behind
Runnin' naked but the cat don't seem to mind
Give me your heart
I'll give you mine 1st
Give me your time
I'll give you my trust

(And we're) buck naked now
Like when we were born
When will we find out
Why does it take so long

And we're buck naked now
And we're buck naked now
And we're buck naked now
In the eyes of the lord

Running naked like the day when I was born
We're all naked in the land where I come from
I'm a long long way from New York City now
We're all naked if you turn us inside out

And we're buck naked now
We ain't got no clothes
Bare assed for sure
In the eyes of God

Naked in my heart
Naked in my soul
Well, how does it feel
Does anybody know

(Well we're) naked inside
You're naked too
Well there's nothing to fear
And there's nothing we can do

(And we're) buck naked now
Buck naked now
Buck naked now
In the eyes of the Lord

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Buck Naked Lyrics as written by David Byrne

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    General CommentA pretty deep and emotional song. David said he wrote this song for his niece, when her aunt (David's sister-in-law) died. I think it deals heavily with humility, especially "We're buck naked now, in the eyes of the lord," and "We're all naked if you turn us inside out." I think it is David trying to explain death in another light, while trying to understand it himself. Very deep.
    WirelessBrainon October 09, 2014   Link

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