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Strange Overtones
David Byrne Lyrics


I wake up every morning
I hear your feet on the stairs
You're in the next apartment
I hear you singing over there

This groove is out of fashion
These beats are 20 years old
I saw you lend a hand to
The ones out standing in the cold

Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
I'll harmonize
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough

Put on your socks and mittens
It's getting colder tonight
A snowball in my kitchen
I watched it melt before my eyes

Your song still needs a chorus
I know you'll figure it out
The rising of the verses
A change of key will let you out

Strange overtones though they're slightly out of fashion
I'll harmonize
I see the music in your face
That your words cannot explain

Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
We're not alone
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brian Peter George Eno, Leo Matthew Kevin Abrahams, David Byrne

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Justin Jue

I wake up every morning
I hear your feet on the stairs
You're in the next apartment
I hear you singing over there
This groove is out of fashion
These beats are 20 years old
I saw you lend a hand to
The ones out standing in the cold
Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
I'll harmonize
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough
Put on your socks and mittens
It's getting colder tonight
A snowball in my kitchen
I watched it melt before my eyes
Your song still needs a chorus
I know you'll figure it out
The rising of the verses
A change of key will let you out
Strange overtones though they're slightly out of fashion
I'll harmonize
I see the music in your face
That your words cannot explain
Strange Overtones in the music you are playing
We're not alone
It is strong and you are tough
But a heart is not enough



小嶋保

この曲はまるで空を飛んでいるような感じ。

僕が毎朝目覚めると
階段を上る君の足音が聞こえる
君は隣のアパートに住んでいて
そこから君の歌声が聞こえるんだ
このグルーブは流行遅れで
このビートは20年前のものだ
この寒い中で外に立って
そんな曲に手拍子している君を僕は見たんだ
この音楽の中の奇妙な倍音を君は担当している
僕はそれに合わせて歌うつもり
その曲は力強くて君は元気だけれど
気持ちが追い付かないんだ
君は靴下と手袋をする
今夜はますます寒くなるから
僕は自分の台所で
目の前の雪の玉が融けるのを見ていた
君の歌にはまだコーラスが必要だ
君には詩の感情の高め方は分かっているはず
キーを変えれば上手くいくよ
奇妙な倍音は多少流行遅れだが
僕はそれに合わせて歌うつもり
この音楽は自分の言葉では説明できないと
君の顔に書いてあるよ
この音楽の中の奇妙な倍音を君は担当している
僕たちはいつも一緒さ
その曲は力強くて君は元気だけれど
気持ちが追い付かないんだ
この音楽の中の奇妙な倍音を君は担当している
僕はそれに合わせて歌うつもり
その曲は力強くて君は元気だけれど
気持ちが追い付かないんだ



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kstarpictures

I've been a long time fan of David Byrne and Brian Eno.  This album/song came out in 2008, which was a rough year of my life as I was sick with Hodgkin's lymphoma.  Nonetheless, this song and CD got me through that tough time and the words of this song "It is strong and you are tough" spoke to me during that time when I was only merely a 19 year old boy.

Now, I'm 6 years cancer free and this song represents my resilience through that hard time in my life.  I love it today just as much as I did then.  I was a fan of Talking Heads when I was a kid and teenager, and this song as a result meant a lot to me.

LETS GO BRANDON!

it is strong and you are tough
ill harmonize
sometimes a heart IS enough

Javier Neria

Beautiful statement. Thanks for sharing. All the best.

Jessica

💜💜💜💜💜💜 sending you lots of love

shiznicks74

AMEN!

zeranzeran

That's beautiful. Your soul is strong, and you are tough. Glad you're here with us still man!

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Michael Willette

God damn it. This is one of those rare songs that has a hook that grabs you immediately while also containing a depth that rewards repeated listening.

Randy Tate

I listen to it over and over and over and over and over. I guess I’m hooked!

Jessica

I never get tired of this song

Ken Mason

it is genius. GOD-given talent. a very special gift. A blessing to us all.

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