This Must Be The Band

This Must Be The Band

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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This Must be the Band is a Talking Heads Tribute Band; we only play Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time.

Since forming in May 2007, TMBTB has been Burning Down The House throughout Chicago and the entire Midwest.

With a rapidly expanding repertoire from the Talking Heads’ catalog of countless hits, TMBTB highlights the best of the Talking Heads, equipped with our very own David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Adrian Belew, and Ednah Holt.

Biography

“This Must Be the Band” is Chicago’s only and therefore best Talking Heads Tribute Band; they only play Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time.

They formed in May 2007 on Craigslist and played the coveted pizza joint circuit, the most notable of which was the city-famous Piece Pizza in Wicker Park. Since then, they have expanded east to NYC and west to Boise, ID
(yes, THAT Boise, ID).

They have two main dishes on their menu: the first is a succulent “All-Request Show,” with a generous helping of audience participation, flavored
slightly by improvisation. The second is the hailed “Stop Making Sense Re-Creation,” where they perform note-for-note and prop-for-prop the famous Talking Heads concert film from 1984. In 2011, they performed this show
to a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.

This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called “the illegitimate son of David Byrne,” but the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Jim Dinou), Adrian Belew (covered by both Otto and Dinou), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster).

TMBTB is available for any gathering where people need to dance: parties, weddings, festivals, bars, etc.

Lyrics

Burning Down The House

Written By: Talking Heads

Watch out you might get what you're after
Cool babies strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait till the party's over
Hold tight We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, Maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/t/talking-heads-lyrics/burning-down-the-house-lyrics.html)
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work baby what did you except
Gonna burst into flame

My house S'out of the ordinary
That's might Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nuthin' yet
Everything's stuck together
I don't know what you expect starring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

Pull Up The Roots

Written By: Talking Heads

Hello, again
yes indeed my friend
I can tell
Goin' together again
I could be right,
I could be wrong,
I feel nice when I sing this song
and I don't mine
Whatever happens is fine.

Baby likes to keep on playing,
what do I know, what do I know
Wilder than the place we live in
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
I don't mind some slight disorger
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots
I know ev'ry living creature
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots.

And I know you
I understand what you do
Yes indeed
I put the hat on my head
come outa your mess
bring yourself in
I feel nice when I start to sing
And I can see
That ev'ryone else is like me.

Towns that disappeared completely
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots
Miles and miles of endless highway
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots
Colored lights and shiny curtains
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
Ev'rything has been forginven
Pull up the roots, pull up the roots

Well I have a good time
when I go out of my mind
And it's a wonderful place
and I can't wait to be there
I hear beautiful sounds
comin' outa the ground
Gonna take us a while
but we'll go hundreds of times

Baby likes to keep on playing
what do you know, what do you know
wilder than the place we live in
I'll take you there, I'll take you there
And I don't mind some slight disorder
pull up the roots, pull up the roots
And no more time for talkin' it over
pull up the roots, pull up the roots

Well I have a good time
when I go out of my mind
And it's a wonderful place
and I can't wait to be there
I hear beautiful sounds
comin' outa the ground
someone musta been high
but I guess it's all right

Once In A Lifetime

Written By: Talking Heads

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful
wife
And you may ask yourself-Well...How did I get here?

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...

Water dissolving...and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean!

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/in the silent water
Under the rocks and stones/there is water underground.

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?
And you may tell yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/in the silent water
Under the rocks and stones/there is water underground.

Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...

Set List

1. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
2. Psycho Killer
3. Burning Down The House
4. Take Me To The River
5. Life During Wartime
6. Cross-eyed and Painless
7. Once In A Lifetime
8. Slippery People
9. Making Flippy Floppy
10. And She Was
11. Road To Nowhere
12. Girlfriend Is Better
13. Nothing But Flowers
14. Moon Rocks
15. Cities
16. Great Curve
17. Houses In Motion
18. Born Under Punches
19. Love is a Building on Fire
20. Found A Job
21. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
22. Drugs
23. Heaven
24. I Zimbra
25. Stay Up Late
26. Wild Wild Life
27. Swamp
28. Sugar On My Tongue
29. Genius Of Love
30. New Feeling
31. Don't Worry About The Government
32. Animals
33. Pulled Up
34. Air
35. Pull Up The Roots
36. What A Day That Was
37. Uh Oh (Love Comes to Town)
38. Book I Read
39. Blind
40. Who Is It
41. Stay Hungry
42. Artists Only
43. Girls Want To Be With The Girls
44. Mind
45. Popsicle
46. Strange Overtones
47. Warnin