Speaking in Tongues: 30 Years On
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Can we get a Speaking in Tongues appreciation thread going?
I mean, obviously Remain in Light will always be their masterpiece, but this is still an incredibly strong follow up. This Quietus article did a really good job of digging up certain underlying themes in the song too, especially This Must Be The Place.
>by contrast, expresses a bittersweet desire for stability and identity, but one profoundly tempered by a realisation that these things are only ever provisional, uncertain: “I guess that this must be the place”; “Share the same space for a minute or two”. This longing is one tinged with both ennui - “I guess I must be having fun” - and an undercurrent of dread. The song is haunted by death: Byrne asks his lover to “love me ’til my heart stops, love me ’til I’m dead”, and finally begs her to hit him on the head - a way of putting him out of his misery and sending him to his final home?
But honestly, my fav track is Pull Up The Roots
>WELL I HAVE A GOOD TIME
>WHEN I GO OUT OF MY MIIIIND