Once in a Lifetime
by Talking Heads
“Once in a Lifetime” is an extremely ‘80s song. When many people talk about the 1980s—especially the American culture of the time—it is with disdain or disappointment. Why did we wear sho...
Lyricist David Byrne wrote "Once in a Lifetime" like a religious sermon. He uses the cadence, timbre, and rhetorical techniques of preachers as his character sings about the realization of the grea...