“And you may ask yourself, what is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself, where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself, am I right? Am I wrong?
And you may say yourself, “My God! What have I done?”
Man’s ontological uncertainty is clear and present, a palpable longing and a fearing knowing. Why are we here, what should we do, what have we done?
Talking Heads drilled into this essence in music and lyric perhaps better than has ever been done before or since and now, nearly 40 years later, the artifice is cracked, the facade has fallen, no one can deny, and the entirety of the past shall no longer serve us.
Maddening, yes, but also exhilirating.