Once in a Lifetime, Talking Heads

May 9, 2021 — Song #129

For the year 1980, I picked Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime.” The song is interesting, it’s about living without being aware of what one is doing, just going through the motions, waking up one day, and saying: “How did I get here?” It seems pretty straightforward and I think it simply is about life not lived. There are other aspects to the making of this song that are…