Song of the Day #3,200: ‘Girls On My Mind’ – David Byrne

One of the down sides of being a music fan who constantly seeks out new artists and albums is that you’re leaving other artists and albums behind along the way.

Twenty-five years ago, I listened to a shit ton of David Byrne and Talking Heads. The 1992 album, Uh-Oh, on which today’s Random SOTD appears, was in constant rotation. But I’ve probably listened to in only once or twice in the two-plus decades since.

That’s just the way of the world, I guess, unless you’re one of those people who loves, say, Bruce Springsteen and nothing but Bruce Springsteen and that’s all you ever hear. But those people miss out on the countless other sounds and perspectives out there.

One thing I like about revisiting an old musical flame is that the songs serve as a memory-enhancer, putting you right back in the time and place where you first heard them. I don’t listen to much Pink Floyd anymore, but when I do, I’m right back in high school.

With David Byrne and Talking Heads, it’s college. Nice to go back for a few minutes without having to hit the books.

Seems like ev’rywhere I go
Seems like ev’rything I do
Seems like ev’rything I dream about
Seems like ev’rywhere I look

Well I got girls, girls on my mind
I think about them mostly all the time
Oh – so tell me what you’d do?
Oh – if you were in my shoes?

No, thank you, please, I’m only looking
I don’t believe we’ve met before
I guess I’ve died and went to heaven
Or else I’m lookin’ out my nose

And I got girls, girls on my mind
I think about them sometimes all the time
Oh – well what about tonight?
Okay – what about today?

People say that I am crazy
People say that I am strange
But I don’t care about what people say
They can’t see inside my brain

I’ve got girls girls girls girls girls girls in my mind
Ev’ry little girl – stays in my mind
Well I don’t wanna know – they’re all around my mind
Flying all around – they’re all around my mind
Oh – and when I get to sleep
Oh – I pray my soul to keep

I’m the star of my own movie
Honey, I’m the leading man
You might ask yourself – who is that guy?
With the girls upon his mind?

I got girls girls girls girls girls girls in my mind
Ev’ry little girl – stays in my mind
I remember ’em all – they’re all in my mind
Long, short ‘n’ tall – stayin’ in my mind

Flyin’ all around
All around my mind
Flyin’ up and down
Goin’ through my mind
Ev’ry little girl
All through my mind
Ev’ry little girl
Stay in my mind

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,200: ‘Girls On My Mind’ – David Byrne

  1. Dana says:

    It’s your sister’s long lament. Too much music, too little time.😄

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