Born Under Punches (And the Heat Goes On)

from I'll Cover for You by Running Dog Music

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Talking heads were a huge influence. I am paying it forward with this remake of the title from their classic 1980 album Remain In Light.

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Take a look at these hands
Take a look at these hands
The hand speaks
The hand of a government man
Well, I'm a tumbler
Born under punches
I'm so thin

All I want is to breathe
I'm too thin
Won't you breathe with me?
Find a little space
So we move in-between
In-between it
And keep one step ahead of yourself

Don't you miss it, don't you miss it
Some of you people just about missed it
Last time to make plans
And I'm a tumbler
I'm a government man

Never seen anything like that before
Falling bodies tumble 'cross the floor
Well, I'm a tumbler
When you get to where you wanna be
Thank you! Thank you!
When you get to where you wanna be
Well, don't even mention it

Oh, take a look at these hands
They're passing in-between us
Take a look at these hands
Take a look at these hands
You don't have to mention it
No, thanks
I'm a government man

And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on where the hand has been
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on

And the heat goes on
I got time
And the heat goes on
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on
And the heat goes on, where the hand has been
And the heat goes on and the heat goes on

I’m not a drowning man
And I'm not a burning building
I'm a tumbler
Drowning cannot hurt a man
Fire cannot hurt a man
Not the government man So we move in-between

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from I'll Cover for You, track released January 3, 2023
David Byrne/Brian Eno

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Running Dog Music New York, New York

Running Dog Music is Tom Pile, New York composer and multi-instrumentalist. The music spans a range of genres, embracing all but a slave to none. The only rule is: If you like it, it's good.

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