Lazy

X-Press 2, David Byrne

About Lazy

"Lazy" is a single by British house duo X-Press 2, featuring vocals from American singer and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. It was written and produced by X-Press 2 and co-written by Byrne. The song was released on 11 March 2002 through Skint Records and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, held off number one by "Unchained Melody" by Gareth Gates, and spent four weeks in the UK top 10. An orchestral re-recording of the song appears on Byrne's 2004 solo album Grown Backwards. "Lazy" won the Ivors Dance Award at the Ivor Novello Awards in 2003. 


Year:
2002
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I'm Lazy when I'm loving 
I'm Lazy when I play 
I'm lazy with my girlfriend, a thousand times a day 
I'm lazy when I'm speakin 
I'm lazy when I walk 
I'm lazy when I'm dancin 
I'm lazy when I talk 

Open up my mouth 
Air comes rushin out 
Nothin doin nada never how you like me now? 
Wouldn't it be mad, wouldn't it be fine 
Lazy lucky lady dancin lovin all the time 

Ohh , I'm wicked and I'm lazy 
Ohh, Don't you want to save me? 

I'm lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy 

There's some folks they got money & 
Some folks life is sweet 
Some folks make decisions & 
Some folks clean the street 

Now, Imagine what it feels like 
Imagine how it sounds 
Imagine life is perfect and every thing works out 

No tears are falling from my eyes 
I'm keepin all the pain inside 
Now don't you want to live with me? 
I'm lazy as a man can be 

Ohh , I'm wicked and I'm lazy 
Ohh, Don't you want to save me 

I'm lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy 

Imagine there's a girlfriend 
Imagine there's a job 
Imagine there's an answer 
Imagine there's a God 
Imagine I'm a Devil 
Imagine I'm a Saint 
Lazy money, lazy sexy, lazy outa space 

No tears are falling from my eyes 
I'm keepin all the pain inside 
Now don't you want to live with me? 
I'm lazy as a man can be 

Ohh , I'm wicked and I'm lazy 
Ohh, Don't you want to save me 

Lazy when I work 
Lazy all the day 
Screamin all you like but it only fades away 
I'm lazy when I'm prayin 
Lazy on the job 
Gota lazy mind, a lazy eye, a lazy lazy bod 

Hard men, Hard Lives, Hard keepin it all inside 
Good times, Good God, I'm so Lazy I almost stop 

Ohh , I'm wicked and I'm lazy 
Ohh, Don't you want to save me 

I'm lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy 

Ohh , I'm wicked and I'm lazy 
Ohh, Don't you want to save me

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David Byrne

David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a United States-resident British musician and artist best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. more »

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Written by: ASHLEY BEEDLE, DARREN HOUSE, DARREN ROCK, DAVID BYRNE

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Release Information
"Lazy" is a track by British electronic music duo X-Press 2, featuring American musician and Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne. It was released as the lead single from the album "Muzikizum."
Chart Performance
The song, released in 2002, reached number two on the UK Singles Chart and remains X-Press 2's biggest hit.
Accolades
"Lazy" won the Ivor Novello award in 2003 for "Best Dance Act."
David Byrne's Reaction
In a twist of self-deprecating humor, David Byrne, once commented jokingly, "I thought, Why not, it might be fun, and it's a good pension plan too," referring to his collaborating on this hit dance record.
List of Covers
The song has been covered by numerous artists, including Matt Bianco on his 2004 album "Matt’s Mood".
David Byrne's Musical Style
The track was a departure from Byrne's usual style with Talking Heads. It showcased his versatility as an artist by singing over a dance track which had a distinctive house music production.
Music Video
The song's music video, directed by Jonas Odell, is an animated and live-action mix that features Byrne and others in a day in the life of the cityscape, reflecting the rhythm and pace of the track.
Collaborative Process
X-Press 2 members, Ashley Beedle and Darren House, sent Byrne a backing track and asked him to add whatever he wanted. Byrne responded enthusiastically and sent back his vocals, and thus "Lazy" was created.
Extended Mix
A 9-minute-long extended version of "Lazy" appears on some versions of X-Press 2's "Muzikizum" album.
Critical Response
The song received critical acclaim and is often mentioned as one of the best dance tracks of the early 2000s. It was praised for its catchy hooks and Byrne's unique vocals.

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