TALKING HEADS


Once In A Lifetime Lyrics

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, "Well, how did I get here?"

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"
And you may ask yourself, "Where is that large automobile?"
And you may tell yourself, "This is not my beautiful house"
And you may tell yourself, "This is not my beautiful wife"

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was

Water dissolving and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water
Remove the water from the bottom of the ocean
Water dissolving and water removing

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Leting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

You may ask yourself, "What is that beautiful house?"
You may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?"
You may ask yourself, "Am I right, am I wrong?"
You may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones, there is water underground

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, look where my hand was

Time isn't holding up, time isn't after us
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was
Same as it ever was, hey let's all twist our thumbs
Here comes the twister

Letting the days go by
Letting the days go by
Once in a lifetime
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by

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Songwriter(s): Mike Curb, Tina Weymouth, Phoebe Esprit, Jerry Harrison, Chris Frantz, Jerry H. Styner, Guy Hemric, David Byrne
Copyright: Index Music Inc., MCA Music Ltd., Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., WB Music Corp.
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Meaning to "Once In A Lifetime" song text (7 meanings)
lizzy 09/28/14,18:37
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I loved this song at 30. Now 59. Be true to yourself. Things that seem important can be meaningless. Treadmill of life.
tiger 01/14/14,11:36
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The first time I saw this video on vh1 I thought what a whack video. I read that the dude was miming epiletic people and that toni basil directed it. Strange. Water flowing etc, dunno, shotgun shacks sounds weird,
Bob Zilla 10/25/12,21:50
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There are no hidden meanings in this song, except that it's meant to be part of the music of the song. The lyrics say exactly what they mean. Life goes on, wherever you are, whatever you do, whatever crazy questions you ask. It's the same as it ever was. Here comes the twister.
Mark 09/07/12,10:34
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It means that there are things in life you may only have a Once In A Lifetime chance at getting or enjoying@!!!!
KONY 03/30/12,21:29
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Dear Human,I understand most Humans being uientillngent, But this is to much.Unfortunatly, Or Fortunatly, I could not? read your message. Please use English..From: Dragon.
Howartd 02/27/12,05:18
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If you came to this site, think about those lyrics...among the most insightful ever. At 60 years of age, I understand what I didn't when younger. Insightful stuff presented in a humorous fashion.
Jaibbles the thing thing 11/17/11,13:12
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for some the song represents themselves in general, you dont know for sure how your life is gonna turn out you could be homeless or own a mansion at least it says'same as it ever was'meaninglife is ok
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