And She Was" is a song written by David Byrne for the 1985 Talking Heads album Little Creatures. I used to know a blissed-out hippie-chick in Baltimore," recalled Byrne in the liner notes of Once in a Lifetime: The Best of Talking Heads. She once told me that she used to do acid (the drug, not music) and lay down on the field by the Yoo-hoo chocolate soda factory.
Produced by Talking Heads. Album Little Creatures. Hey! And she was lying in the grass And she could hear the highway breathing And she could see a nearby factory She's making sure she is not dreaming See the lights of a neighbor's house Now she's starting to rise Take a minute to concentrate And she opens up her eyes
Features Song Lyrics for Talking Heads's And She Was album. Talking Heads Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.
Talking Heads were always there, but they had a breakthrough album, that totally appealed to young 1980’s teens. I have had several myself and could relate to the "checking out if she was dreaming" line and others. WHen they would happen I had to ask myself that question and when I realized I wasn't dreaming I would consciously try to do things like leave my room. I vividly remember going through my roof and out into the air above and then floating down my street.
Naked is the eighth and final studio album by American rock band Talking Heads, released on March 15, 1988 by Sire Records. The band dissolved shortly after the album's release, but did not announce their breakup until 1991.
Talking Heads: And She Was Meaning.
Talking Heads, ‘And She Was’. The girl in the song has an out-of-body experience; Byrne, we're assuming, has been there once or twice, with or without chemical help.
In the meantime, Talking Heads released a live album, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, toured the United States and Europe as an eight-piece group, and parted ways with Eno, who went on to produce albums with U. .1983 saw the release of Speaking in Tongues, a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's only American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House . Three more albums followed: 1985's Little Creatures (which featured the hit singles "And She Was" and "Road to Nowhere"), 1986's True Stories (Talking Heads covering all the soundtrack songs of Byrne's musical comedy film, in which the band also appeared), and 1988's Naked.
And She Was. Mastery of the four-minute verse-chorus pop song was always well within Talking Heads’ powers, and they proved it with 1985’s Little Creatures, their most successful album, which sold more than 2m copies in the US alone. The album closes with one of Talking Heads most successful singles, the drive-time radio ubiquitous Road to Nowhere. It opens with this deceptively clean-cut major-key jangler which, in the grand tradition of smuggling references to illegal drugs into chart hits, tells the story of a blissed-out hippie-chick in Baltimore whoused to drop acid in a field by the Yoo-hoo chocolate soda factory and fly high out of her mind above the city
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|A||And She Was (Extended Mix)
Remix – Eric E.T. Thorngren*
|B||Television Man (Dance Mix)
Remix – Steven Stanley
- Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
- Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
- Copyright (c) – Talking Heads Tours Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
- Remixed At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
- Remixed At – Compass Point Studios
- Published By – Index Music, Inc.
- Published By – Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc.
- Design [Graphic Design] – M&Co.
- Painting [Cover Painting] – Rev. Howard Finster
- Producer, Performer, Arranged By – Talking Heads
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Eric E.T. Thorngren*
- Written-By – David Byrne
Track A remixed at Sigma Sound Studios, New York.
Track B remixed at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas.
Original versions available on the Sire album 'Little Creatures' (92 53051).
© 1985 Sire Records Company & Talking Heads Tours Inc.
℗ 1985 Sire Records Company
WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
A Warner Communications Company
Cover painting: Rev. Howard Finster, Summerville, Georgia
Index Music, Inc./Bleu Disque Music Co.,Inc.
All rights administered by WB Music Corp. ASCAP.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7599-20378-0
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A [hand-etched]): 92-03780 A QU
- Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B [hand-etched]): 92-03780 B QU
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|EMI 5543||Talking Heads||And She Was (7", Single)||EMI||EMI 5543||Ireland||1985|
|12EMI 5543||Talking Heads||And She Was (12")||EMI||12EMI 5543||UK||1985|
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|1A 006-20 1006 7||Talking Heads||And She Was (7", Single)||EMI||1A 006-20 1006 7||Netherlands||1985|