Road to Nowhere, Talking Heads*

May 15, 2021 — Song #135

For 1985, I picked another Talking Heads song, “Road to Nowhere.” Byrne wanted to write a song about a doomed planet, he said: “I wanted to write a song that presented a resigned, even joyful look at doom.” The idea for the song started with the chorus: “We’re on a road to nowhere/Come on inside
Takin’ that ride to nowhere/We’ll take that ride.” The rest of the song grew around this…