Byrne, David - Road to Nowhere
Type of Spiritual Experience
The song is found within this video 'David Byrne Live Union Chapel'
A description of the experience
Here’s Byrne performing Road to Nowhere. It’s a typically ambiguous song – it sounds uplifting and hopeful, yet the words suggest they are going ‘nowhere’ . Is nowhere somewhere good, a utopia (which literally means ‘no place’ in Greek), somewhere beyond our present imagining? Or is he leading them straight off a cliff? It’s that kind of tension between ecstatic hope and ironic ambiguity that is typical of Byrne’s work, and which makes it different to more corny rock ecstasy.
The source of the experienceByrne, David
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsListening to beating sounds
Listening to music