Song of the Day #2,320: ‘Tentative Decisions’ – Talking Heads

talking_heads_77I’m often shocked to realize how few posts I’ve dedicated to certain artists, even 2,300 songs into the Song of the Day series.

Take today’s Random iTunes Selection, Talking Heads, a band I consider among my favorites. This is just the third appearance by the group in more than five years.

They started off strong, landing the third-ever Song of the Day post. But it was slim pickings thereafter, with only two appearances in the next 2,316.

Perhaps a theme week is in order. I haven’t done an artist-based theme in awhile, and Talking Heads is influential and interesting enough to warrant the attention.

For now, they’ll have to settle for this cut from their debut album, 77 (released in, you guessed it, 1977).

Now that I can
Release my tensions
Let me make clear
My best intentions
Girls ask and I
Define decision
Boys ask and I
Describe their function

Oh the boys
Want to talk
Like to to talk about those problems
And the girls
Say they’re concerned
And they are
Concerned with these decisions

And it’s all
Hard Logic
To follow and the
Girls get lost
And the boys
Say they’re concerned
But they are
Concerned with these decisions

I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I’m gonna give
I’m gonna give the problem to you
I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I’m gonna give
I’m gonna give the problem to you

Decide, decide
Make up your mind
Decide, decide
I told you what to say
Confuse, confuse
Describe what I found
Confuse, confuse
I told you what to say

Oh the girls
Still want to talk
Want to talk about those problems
And the boys
Say they’re concerned
But they are concerned with these decisions

And it’s all
Hard Logic
I know
And the girls get lost
And the boys
Say they’re concerned
And they are concerned with these decisions

I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I’m gonna give
I’m gonna give the problem to you
I want to talk
I want to talk as much as I want
I’m gonna give
I’m gonna give the problem to you

Decide, decide
Make up your mind
Decide, decide
I told you what to say
Confuse, confuse
Describe what I found
Confuse, confuse
I told you what to say

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,320: ‘Tentative Decisions’ – Talking Heads

  1. Dana says:

    Well, I think you fare a bit better if you include Byrne solo, no?

    I consider myself a fan of Talking Heads and Byrne, but I must admit that I don’t listen to them much anymore.

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