I chose Once in a Lifetime by The Talking Heads for this writing assignment. I’ve always really enjoyed The Talking Heads from a musical standpoint, and this is likely one of my favorite songs by them. This song makes me feel hopeful, yet instills realism at the same time. David Byrne, the frontman, said that the song represents people operating on autopilot, and as if we were half-awake. Listening to this song is an experience through the tone, the musical background, but the video itself and it’s oddities truly makes it an immersive experience that makes you think. Even though the lyrics themselves aren’t exclusively optimistic, this is still a song that’s upbeat enough to get you going.