Psycho Killer Lyrics

An Image Representing Talking Heads - Psycho killer lyrics
An Image Representing Talking Heads – Psycho killer lyrics

Psycho Killer is a song by the American band Talking Heads, released on their debut album Talking Heads in 1977.

The track was also released as a single later that year, becoming the band’s first chart hit and reaching number 92 on the US Billboard chart.

Despite being credited to David Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Tina Weymouth, Psycho Killer was the only song on the album not listed as a solo Byrne composition

Psycho killer  lyrics by talking heads

[Verse 1]

I can’t seem to face up to the facts
I’m tense and nervous, and I can’t relax
I can’t sleep cause my bed’s on fire
Don’t touch me, I’m a real live wire

[Chorus]

Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh
Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh, oh, oh, aye-ya-ya-ya-ya

[Verse 2]

You start a conversation, you can’t even finish it
You’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?

[Chorus]

Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh
Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh, oh, oh, aye-ya-ya-ya-ya

[Bridge]

Ce que j’ai fait, ce soir-là
Ce qu’elle a dit, ce soir-là
Réalisant mon espoir
Je me lance, vers la gloire, okay
Aye-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-yeah
We are vain and we are blind
I hate people when they’re not polite

[Chorus]

Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh
Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?
Fa-fa-fa-fa, fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, fa, better
Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away
Oh, oh, oh, oh, aye-ya-ya-ya-ya
[Guitar Solo]

[Outro]

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Fun facts about psycho killer lyrics

FactDescription
Song Title“Psycho Killer”
ArtistTalking Heads
AlbumTalking Heads: 77
SongwritersDavid Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth
Release Date1977
GenrePost-punk, new wave
Length4 minutes and 21 seconds
Chart PerformanceReached #92 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
Lyrics ThemeThe perspective of a fictional serial killer
Signature Line“Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?” (French for “Psycho killer, what is it?”)
Memorable Lyrics“You start a conversation you can’t even finish it, you’re talking a lot, but you’re not saying anything”
Notable CoversVersions by Cage the Elephant, Velvet Revolver, and Bruce Springsteen
LegacyConsidered one of the greatest songs in rock history and a defining moment for Talking Heads’ career.

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