Talking Heads were always in the background growing up. I knew all the words to ‘Once In A Lifetime’ as a young child, which maybe contributed to my twisted brain – ‘How did I get here?’. However, they weren’t the ‘go-to’. I somehow rediscovered them in the mid-2000’s. I think it was part of the hipster rediscovery stage that made Fleetwood Mac popular again too. That’s when I really remember listening to the words of ‘This Must Be the Place’ and it quickly became one of my favorites. It was also during a time when I was going through a lot of change. I had left my first career and was trying to figure out my next step, but I also felt home with my co-workers in retail, but could that really be the end all? It was all very up in the air. ‘Feet on the ground, head in the sky, it’s ok, I know nothing’s wrong’.
When I moved out of that phase I kind of forgot about the Talking Heads, but then the connection gets better. The best part about this song is that it became one of my besties songs when he met the woman who would later become his wife. They randomly met while she was showing her apartment and he was looking for a place to live ‘Did I find you or you find me’. Their love story is all quite romantic, and this is the perfect soundtrack for it. It worked perfectly for them and reminded me why I loved this song so much to begin with. It’s nice to feel like you belong with someone or a group of people, that they’re you’re home. Too bad David Byrne didn’t feel that way about the rest of the Talking Heads family, but he does have a fabulous dance partner in a lamp (as seen in the ‘Stop Making Sense’ tour).
(My friends did not get this card. I thought that would kind of be unfair to the nature of the game.)