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2-10-10 David Byrne and Brian Eno – Mea Culpa

Posted by Sean on February 10, 2010

Hmm. Well, I set out two surefire baits for the wily Shanoah – Jefferson Airplane and David Byrne – but no bites. Oh well. We soldier on.

I think I’m going to switch gears to David Byrne for a while. This one’s Mea Culpa, off Byrne and Brian Eno’s 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [1]. You fans of Wall Street may recognize this from the movie soundtrack.

Courtesy of GhostsInMyMind. Some of you may be more familiar with the film by Bruce Conner (available for viewing at the My Life in the Bush of Ghosts site here), but I couldn’t find that on YouTube.

By the way, LyricWiki sez that the lyrics, in their entirety and looped over and over, are: “What’re you saying? He said, ‘I’m sorry, I committed a sin, I made a mistake. I asked [unknown] to forgive me… please forgive me,’ he said, ‘mea culpa’, can you put it better? I’m saying I’m sorry, I made a mistake, I made… I committed a sin, I made a mistake, and I’m never gonna do it again, I never did it before and I’m never gonna do it again.” According to Wikipedia (so you know it’s wrong), this was an exchange, recorded on a New York call-in radio show in July of 1979, between an angry caller and a “smooth politician”.

[1] Which is also a novel by Amos Tutuola and his first after The Palm Wine Drinkard. Betcha didn’t know that, huh! That’s what five years of college and a BA in English gets you!


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