Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb - burn with a weak heart
(So I) Guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it, the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground
Head in the sky
It's ok, I know nothing's wrong

Hi-yo, I got plenty of time
Hi-yo, you got light in your eyes
And you're standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money
Always for love
Cover up and say goodnight
Say goodnight

Home is where I want to be
But I guess I'm already there
I come home - she lifted up her wings
Guess that this must be the place
I can't tell one from another
Did I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this where I'll be, where I'll be

Hi-yo, we drift in and out
Hi-yo, sing into my mouth
Out of all those kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I'm just an animal looking for a home
Share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me until my heart stops
Love me until I'm dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head
Ah, ooh

Lyrics submitted by hallonsaft

This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads cover) song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is actually supposed to be titled "Naive Melody".
    sammyashouron December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentare you kidding? I love the lyrics. i just love them.
    quietgreyeyeson March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I love the lyrics! And the way he sings them. I haven't heard the original, so I can't compare, but I love this.
    JustLookingon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea i love the way he sings too. especially at the part:

    "i'm just an animal looking for a home."
    quietgreyeyeson May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat "you got a face with a view" part gets me every time, I think they're good lyrics.

    but the arcade fire's version is waaay better.
    DrMamboon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics of this song are absolutely amazing. It's a love song done only in the way that David Byrne can. The best version of it is to be found on the Talking Heads live album "Stop Making Sense."

    Also, it's "born with a weak heart," not "burn."
    jimijazz2on August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentUm. Yes. These lyrics are absolutely on par with any song by Arcade Fire. I'm definitely an Arcade Fire fan. Talking Heads were masters of lyrical literacy. As someone already said, it's a love song. A love song combined with flourishes of wartime lingo... a combination of love and war.
    Chicopacon March 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOh, I love it. The feeling the lyrics create and Win's voice.
    othatzsokewlon July 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"love me till my heart stops" is my favorite part of the entire song, I love this.
    ilovethewayyourockon December 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far my most favorite Talking Heads song. and i love the way theyve done it. is still sounds very much like the TH but theyve put their own twist on it. amazing cover, but you just cant beat the original =]
    Awkward Sylenceon February 18, 2010   Link

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