350 cities in the world
Just 30 teeth inside of heads
These are the limits to our experience
It's scary, but it's alright
And everything is finite

Only one record in this whole wide world
Where Jimi Hendrix sings "House Burning Down"
Another Elvis will not come along
He got wasted but it's alright
And everything is finite
Yeah he got wasted, but it's alright
And everything is finite

I'm just a baby in my Daddy's arms
Who will protect me from these women's charms
I'm 6 ft. tall, but I can barely speak
My mind goes crazy when the taste is sweet

(Well) We've known each other eight years and twenty days
It's terrifying, it's beautiful too
Things have and end but feeling is infinite
We're changing, but it's alright
'Cause only things are finite
Yeah changin' alright
Things finite

Lyrics submitted by [inactive account], edited by Counterclockwerk

Finite=Alright Lyrics as written by David Byrne

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    General Commentso good.
    imponderabiliaon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely *love* this song, but it's a disappointment discovering the reality of this particular lyric. . .

    'Only one record in this whole wide world/Where Jimi Hendrix sings "house burning down"'

    . . .as I'd always heard it as 'sings husband and dad,' assuming it was an uncharacteristically sweet Hendrix song about his family which for some reason I'd never heard. That's a shame. I was rather looking forward to listening to it.
    Solid Snailon July 15, 2008   Link

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