Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime (Official Video)

Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime," from the 1980 album Remain in Light



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Aaron Bond
Saw him for the first time last weekend. Still got it, amazing.
Alex Leslie
Fun fact: Tony Basil, the girl who sang \
Andrew Pappas
This song has probably some of the weirdest/funniest lyrics ever and I love it
Andrés Felipe Joon Ángel Naranjo Sang
Representation of O.C.D.\nBeautiful Song !! ❤😎👊
Anthony Boerio
Happy birthday Tina Weymouth!!!!!
Ballin
Saw David Byrne i couple of nights ago in Sydney. Talking Heads has been one of my favourite bands since i was about 7 and he was unreal live. still sounds awesome for his age and really put on a good show
Ben SMITH
1980s art class at high school, making pottery with this blasting in the background, art teacher waving his hands around dancing to it.\n\nA treasured memory.
Bifocal Bensch
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Bondfall 007
I can only describe this song in three words: Joyful Cathartic Anxiety
Brock. Landers.
David byrne saved my life on the precipice of neural annihilation i.e. the anomaly of lobotomy via earthquake blues times 7
Cackling Cranium
this song is an existential crisis & an anxiety attack
Carter Chadwick
Who's listening in 2019.\n\n\n\n\n\nI'm not
Channel Zig
David Byrne must get randomly searched by airport security a lot.
Chris Conlon
The funniest thing I ever heard, \
Clear Water (official band channel)
Pure genius
Dan Widdis
David Byrne & The Talking Heads worked hard & it wasn't drugs. Comments about drugs being important to Talking Head success are from unsuccessful druggies
Daniel C
I think I got so used to treating this as a pop classic, I never really noticed until now how musically sophisticated this is. Did somebody mention it's an Eno track? Sounds amazing, especially for 1980. This is older than me, but it still sounds pretty flawless today.
Daniel Todd
Producer: Hey David how many drugs do you want?\nDavid: Yes
Denver Naicker
video and song is timeless, i admire the feat that he has accomplished in creating and participating in this video and song, i am ashamed that i don't listen to it often in times of contemplation during anxious events
Donna Leichtenberger
He is telling you something important. Figure it out.
Dude 420
this video is like discovering a prehistoric meme
Edmund Long
i pity and also envy the people who have yet to experience talking heads
Elda Zamora
Does anybody Else have the feeling that Reality became as weird as this Video..... wich was impossible to understand back in The 80s ...
Electragedy
Y’all really just dont get David Byrne is just THAT eccentric.\n\n Brian Eno said he and David were getting mugged once by like 14 people in New York and as they dragged David to the bushes, all he said was “Uh Oh!”
Etang Bose
When it’s late and I’m bored I send this to my friends and wait for there reactions
FOAD RIGHTNOW
David Byrne is underrated and underappreciated for his crazy eclectic cutting edge contribution to the music world!
Filthy Fucktard
Hahaha Stephen Colbert's mental breakdown after the election.
GAY GAY
this song and video makes me think of a extremely intelligent man who finds it difficult to connect with other humans beause of it and is there fore and outcast to society
GISSEPPII JAYNE
I LOVEEEEE THIS SONG SHOUT OUT TO 80S WAVE 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
GMak81
This guy is such a beautiful dancer
Gabriel Enriquez
anybody else listening on new years ?? happy 2019 !
Gail Thayer
It’s called performance art people, he’s brilliant.
Get-The-Lead-Out.45
I remember this song when it first came out back in grade school but never saw the video for it... lol he must dis some killer cocaine while dealing with his epilepsy!
Gustavo Herrera
Genius song. Genius Band. Genius video. Gorgeous.
Hadas y Replicantes
Phucking epic
Hans Javis
Idubbz if he had more ambition.
Hyperion FLTXL
Drug use in one form or another is the same throughout the decades it wasn't any more special in the 80s when this was produced. Byrne wasn't on drugs....it's called creativity..... imagination......genius.....synergy even if you choose to believe different who cares... enjoy the art that's what it's here for.
I creamed on your mother I got high on Calpol
when you have a green screen for Christmas
I'm not a Pumpkin
My favourite talking heads song!!!!
Jackson Bloom
Me: These edibles ain't shit\n*2 hours later*\nMe:
Jake Beal
I’ve always seen this as David Byrne getting baptized by the awesomeness of his own music
Jeremy Bell
Sucks that people see any level amount of creativity and immediately think that it’s the product of drugs. Like. How goddamn boring do you have to be.
Jewl of the Nile Jewl of the Nile
I love the Talking heads they were the Bom back in the day,😄
Jim Ross
The comments section is full of mediocre hacks discussing how someone could be able to do this.
Johannes Snutt
Have no idea what the song is about, yet i totally know what the song is about.
John Videll
If I was married every time I came home and my wife was already home I would step inside the door and call out, \
Juliet Schwartz-Martinez
A masterpiece.\n❤️
Ken Walker
Bill Nye the pop music guy!
Kriber
My science teacher played this once (thats how I got here) and he said that this is a story of a man who feels like a marrionette, like he has no control over his life, and the music itself is super good aside from the message.\n\n\nAlso this looks like my uncle and I'm shook
Lisa Spikes
When I was young and this song first came out, it was different than it is now that I’m 55!
Mark Haigh
Over 30 years old and still listening. These new songs will never last the test of time like these classics
Metaroose
Fun fact Brian Eno, the same guy that did the keyboard sounds in the back is the same person that made the windows 95 Startup sound
Mike G
His abs have to be like steel to do that.in the beginning..sweatin like a mutha though.
Missy Ginn
Still a great song and video!
Mr F
Never ever ever never does this video get old.
Mutualism Strawman
I want to reenact this music video for my schools talent show but with no background music so everyone has to watch me flail around and occasionally have four people in the background imitating me
N8apotheker1
You may find yourself on youtube playing this song with intent
OnTheRoadcast
This is the song you pick at karaoke and halfway through you realize the biggest mistake you made singing it by yourself.
Orion Ake
David Byrne with his impression of a chronically anxious car salesman losing a fight with the invisible man.
PillowMaster25
It's sad how people are actually believing that people think he was on drugs
Pls come to my channel 100
my anti-depressant.
Radley stikbot,etc.
What an amazing AWESOME SONG, LOVE THIS SONG
Revvy
This person is describing depersonalisation as a result of a panic attack
Ruben Delgadillo
Who else was watching and listening to this on MTV in 1981!
Sabrina Diana
I’ve been looking for this song for months and forgot what it was called and heard it in shop today and was like “bish I remember “
Sarah Mary
This is the best thing ever.
Scar
you may ask yourself\n\n\n\n\n\n\nwhat is that beautiful song
Sekushiwolf
Oddly compared to most other artists I find the Talking Heads live performances superior. Usually its the other way around.
Shariqwa Witwicky
Cocaine's a hell of a drug
Shawnee Peace
Dance on brotha!! Haters gonna hate ...
Stephanie Dee
If David Bowie and Bill Nye had a brain child.
Taemeister
This is what happens when an accountant tokes a large cloud of meth
Terry K
There is water at the bottom of the ocean!
The Disturbed
Reminds me of bill wurtz
The Hollanesian
So basically this song is mocking televangelists and preachers?
This Jim
Lyrics:\nAnd you may find yourself \nLiving in a shotgun shack\nAnd you may find yourself \nIn another part of the world\nAnd you may find yourself \nBehind the wheel of a large automobile\nAnd you may find yourself in a beautiful house\nWith a beautiful wife\nAnd you may ask yourself, well\nHow did I get here?\n\nLetting the days go by, let the water hold me down\nLetting the days go by, water flowing underground\nInto the blue again after the money's gone\nOnce in a lifetime, water flowing underground\n\nAnd you may ask yourself\nHow do I work this?\nAnd you may ask yourself\nWhere is that large automobile?\nAnd you may tell yourself\nThis is not my beautiful house!\nAnd you may tell yourself\nThis is not my beautiful wife!\n\nLetting the days go by, let the water hold me down\nLetting the days go by, water flowing underground\nInto the blue again after the money's gone\nOnce in a lifetime, water flowing underground\n\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\nSame as it ever was\n\nWater dissolving and water removing\nThere is water at the bottom of the ocean\nUnder the water, carry the water\nRemove the water at the bottom of the ocean!\n\nLetting the days go by, let the water hold me down\nLetting the days go by, water flowing underground\nInto the blue again in the silent water\nUnder the rocks, and stones there is water underground\n\nLetting the days go by, let the water hold me down\nLetting the days go by, water flowing underground\nInto the blue again after the money's gone\nOnce in a lifetime, water flowing underground\n\nAnd you may ask yourself\nWhat is that beautiful house?\nAnd you may ask yourself\nWhere does that highway go to?\nAnd you may ask yourself\nAm I right? Am I wrong?\nAnd you may say yourself, \
TimeBreakPictures
Still one of the most iconic music videos ever!
Tina Sheroan
David Byrne always reminded me of a 1950\
Tony Vibe
killa bassline, what is there not to like about this track.. same as it ever was
Vethanaus
All of you discussing whether he was on drugs or not whilst i'm just impressed by the fact he kept his glasses on his face throughout this video.
Vivekananda Pingali
Remember when songs and their music videos actually had some semblance of meaning?
Vlad shaw
The talking heads were singing about existential crises and being a living meme before it was cool.
William Clark
I used to work for UPS in NY a long time ago. I was delivering a parcel for \
YodaVon .VaderWalker
There is no better drug than creativity. All but dead now.
bill thompson
You know what this video reminds me of ???\n IT reminds me of when music DIDN'T SUCK!!!!!
chemistryset1
Heaps of comments about Byrne's relationship (or non-relationship) with drugs.\n\nHere is what the man himself had to say in 1992:\n\n'Drugs - I couldn't handle marijuana...it made me paranoid...and quaaludes and bennies and speed and meth seemed so...you know, chemical...physical...definitely not mind-expanding. Tried Angel Dust once: Chris, Tina, and I, and Tina's brother went to a guy's apartment for dinner...an interior decorator by trade...and he gave us all a puff on this treated cig...well, I could barely walk and I sure didn't wanna eat anymore. Scary stuff...but I guess it's cheaper than dinner for six.\n\nCocaine...didn't do anything for me the first couple of times. Then I guess it found its brain receptor cells. Everybody was doing it then. The road crew would deal to the band...probably the only way they made a decent living. Everybody'd yak, yak, yak...to anyone at all...instant friendship for a few minutes. It made me simultaneously very talkative and secretive. Kinda like matter-meets-anti-matter. A problem waiting to happen. Too many late nights (it was usually accompanied by drinking) and spaced out days and soon I decided to stop. So other than a couple 'a wild nights, I stopped.\n\nI saw people do funny things. Once, a Hollywood agent came over to the table in a restaurant where Jerry and I were eating...to say hi, I guess. He said hi, told us he represented some mutual friends, and then plonked his head down on the table and fell asleep...out. His girlfriend took him away, but he left a little white packet on the table.\n\nSome friends got into heroin. It was cheaper. I tried it. Too strong. I wasn't exactly gonna get a lot of writing done on that stuff. But I guess it was a mythic drug...\
christine paris
If jesus came back as David Byrne and sang to us....
dolphinwithajetpack
david byrne was the neil cicierega of his time
flakjacket5
Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.
fred esch
Played this song on,my street glide by the Holland tunnel ppl went nuts in the streets.
gemini16th
My \
panther105
I don't think anyone was copying anyone else....but those jerky dance moves reminded me an awful lot of Mark Mothersbaugh and the rest of the boys in DEVO
ruth talley
Wikipedia says that David Byrne and Toni Basil designed his movements by watching films of evangelical preachers. They included the real far-out stuff like \
solatiumz
Is there no end to the talents of Jacob Rees Mogg?
tms999
For some apparent reason, everybody dug this cool cat. with over 11 million hits on YouTube says it all. Byrne gracefully worked with artists that wanted to use his music, I heard. These comments are crazy and funny as hell.
turbowirnik
When you use green screen for the first time
y tho
Baiscially if Idubbz ever made music
Доријан Брадоњић
He is Serbian, there is no other explanation
日本語テキスト
And you may find yourself...watching this on loop for 5 hours.