Talking Heads — Road To Nowhere
Album: Little Creatures
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Total ratings: 1677
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Released: 1985
Length: 4:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, we know where we're going, but we don't know where we've been
And we know what we're knowing, but we can't say what we've seen
And we're not little children, and we know what we want
And the future is certain, give us time to work it out

Yeah

We're on a road to nowhere, come on inside
We'll take that ride to nowhere, we'll take that ride
Feeling okay this morning, and you know
We're on a road to paradise, here we go, here we go

We're on a ride to nowhere, come on inside
Taking that ride to nowhere, we'll take that ride
Maybe you'll wonder where you are, I don't care
Even when time is on our side, take you there, take you there

We're on a road to nowhere, ha, ha
We're on a road to nowhere, ha, ha
We're on a road to nowhere, ha, ha, whoo

There's a city in my mind, come along and take that ride, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
And it's very far away, but it's growing day by day, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
Would you like to come along, you can help me sing this song, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
They can tell you what to do, but they'll make a fool of you, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
There's a city in my mind, come along and take that ride, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
And it's very far away, but it's growing day by day, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
Yeah, would you like to come along, you can help me sing this song, and it's all right, baby, it's all right
They can tell you what to do, oh, God, they'll make a fool of you, and it's all right, baby, it's all right

We're on a road to nowhere, hey
We're on a road to nowhere, ha
We're on a road to nowhere, ha, ha
We're on a road to nowhere
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 coloradojohn wrote:
Every weekend, '93-2000, my ex- and I used to pile gear and friends into the super-charged Subaru and drive deep into the wilderness of 4-WD roads in Noto Hanto (Peninsula), with this — and usually all of the superb Sand in the Vaseline collection — always included in the soundtrack, and every time this came on, we would all sing along, marking the moments and savoring the connections in Time... 

 
cool.. 

this album has very special memories for me too. 
hell - what a perfect song
Every weekend, '93-2000, my ex- and I used to pile gear and friends into the super-charged Subaru and drive deep into the wilderness of 4-WD roads in Noto Hanto (Peninsula), with this — and usually all of the superb Sand in the Vaseline collection — always included in the soundtrack, and every time this came on, we would all sing along, marking the moments and savoring the connections in Time... 
Channeling Sonny Landreth. A good thing.
My friends and I always appreciated the Talking Heads especially because they were all about creative exploration and cutting loose...
Feeling very Zydeco
{#Drunk}
One of my faves!
 Chrisjea wrote:
I wish they were on a road to somewhere

 
{#Roflol}
UGH! Never liked Talking Heads. Now, Tom Tom Club? 
 willmcnaught wrote:

average rating 7.5 out of 1500 hmm perhaps your on the road to nowhere lmao majority rules Chrisjea{#Lol}

 
True, so true willmcnaught.  But my journey is blissful as I believe in better living through narcotics.  Actually today this sounds better
 Chrisjea wrote:
I wish they were on a road to somewhere

 
average rating 7.5 out of 1500 hmm perhaps your on the road to nowhere lmao majority rules Chrisjea{#Lol}
I wish they were on a road to somewhere
{#Clap}{#Notworthy}{#Dancingbanana}
 Shesdifferent wrote:
All I have to do is hear yet another Talking Heads song and I'm outta here!

 
I'm gone now, it's Saturday nite, lets rock and stop pretending we are
 Shesdifferent wrote:
All I have to do is hear yet another Talking Heads song and I'm outta here!

 
I'LL TAKE YOUR SPOT!
All I have to do is hear yet another Talking Heads song and I'm outta here!
Wow Bill is on a Talking Heads roll today.  I think this is the 3rd song in a few hours either by or written by TH - go Bill! {#Smile}
The first time I heard this song was when I was working at The Gap in Edinburgh ... it was on the 'loop tape' that repeats every 3hrs. I loved it the first time I heard it and loved it every time it came on ! 
Brings back great memories of folding shirts & pants into perfect geometric shapes {#Roflol}
 
 jagdriver wrote:
One of best TH tracks, and I love TH/DB.
 
FYT again.

Doesn't it suck when somebody changes your words that way? 
 tournemire wrote:
how can i LOVE this song and HATE all the others TH songs ?

 
For some people TH seems to be an acquired taste. So keep trying and one day you too will see the light of Heaven (which is a great TH-song as well).
absolutely brilliant  . . still.

Hear the Cajun Zydeco in there. It's their "Americana" phase LOL. Check out the artist that did the cover. Interesting "outsider" artist.


how can i LOVE this song and HATE all the others TH songs ?
 lemmoth wrote:


Nearly 2 years later,  so am I.

 

And 4 years later, so am I {#Mrgreen}
I am always SO happy when this song is over
It's our wedding song. 

Oh Yeah .. loving it again after so many weeks of of hearing the TH.  Besides, any song which has a Concertina (or for that matter a Hurdy-Gurdy) carry the melody is a #10 for me!
8 —> 9

Just gorgeous.  
 BenMH wrote:
No more Talking Heads please. Sometimes feel like this is my personal anthem.
 
FYT
One of least-obnoxious TH tracks, but it's still TH/DB.

Insta-PSD to The Moody Blues — Tuesday Afternoon
One of the best tunes ever.

As a kid I found a cassette on the street and there was lots of music on it I had never heard before. This was - among other great 80s stuff like Kate Bush's “Running up the Hill“ - one of the songs on it and I never knew who the band was, because the tape wasn't labeled. That was before MTV or the internet so my only source for music  and info was the radio. That tape was a real treasure.

Ah, happy memories …

the only "Talking Heads" i can bear, but this one i like it ...
a lot
i wonder if TH is not a good illustration of "love or hate" group


 84MacGuy wrote:
I was never much of a Talking Heads fan, but after reading David Byrne's book, How Music Works, I have a new appreciation for their work.  David Byrne is a smart guy and if you want to understand the music industry, this is a great book.

 

Neat book, neat guy. 
 ziakut wrote:
Doesn't hold up too well these days. Used to kind of like this tune years ago...nowadays I feel as if the ending is still the best part of the song.

 

I was just thinking the same thing.
More Talking Heads please. Sometimes feel like this is my personal anthem.
The tune from the past that seemed to happen in  absolutely different  universe  with someone else , and how come ? I remember it as well....they knew the hidden senses..
I was never much of a Talking Heads fan, but after reading David Byrne's book, How Music Works, I have a new appreciation for their work.  David Byrne is a smart guy and if you want to understand the music industry, this is a great book.

You certainly are....


 25demayo wrote:

Follow this up with the Road to Hell by Chris Rea



 
Don't play Chris Rea ever!

Follow this up with the Road to Hell by Chris Rea


 dew34 wrote:
My Favorite Head Song, It's The Road I'm ON!!     {#Bananapiano}

 
Well said.  Applies to a lot of us, I'm sure.........
I be dancing....{#Dancingbanana_2}
My Favorite Head Song, It's The Road I'm ON!!     {#Bananapiano}
This song is worth it just for the hollering at the end: "HAH!! HAH!!" Love that.
This came up in response to hitting the PSD button, and seems ideal as I sit at my desk working on this dull grey monday morning.
Doesn't hold up too well these days. Used to kind of like this tune years ago...nowadays I feel as if the ending is still the best part of the song.
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm sure it labels me as a total dork, but I love Talking Heads. Quirky, observant, snarky, unconventional... It took me almost thirty years to appreciate their music, lyrics, and instrumental prowess, but I'm finally there. No TH on vinyl, cassette, or CD, but that will be changing soon.

Geez - I guess I really AM getting old.{#Roflol}
 
I loved them the first time i heard them...Providence RI in the early 80's.  So different, so smart, & yes I love the snarkiness as well
 Neil66 wrote:
4 years later, but I totally agree... eg. I just CANNOT abide Neko Case. I instantly reach for the buttons when she comes on, but it appears the majority on RP like/love her... I totally love talking heads & in no way do I find DB annoying... Divergent indeed!
 

Funny...I completely agree with you about both artists
Just bumped this from a 7 to an 8 after finding it on PSD when I switched away from a late period R.E.M. borefest.

Haterz gots ta hate, but this is a nugget of joy.