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Laurie Anderson (born 5 June 1947) is an American experimental performance artist and musician.
Big Science (1982)
- Good evening. This is your Captain
We are about to attempt a crash landing...
Place your tray tables in their upright, locked position
Your Captain says: Put your head on your knees
Your Captain says: Put your head in your hands...
We are going down
We are all going down, together... Standby.
- From the Air
- Uh – this is your Captain again
You know, I've got a funny feeling I've seen this all before
Why? Cause, I'm a caveman
Why? Cause, I've got eyes in the back of my head
Why? It's the heat.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time
- From the Air
- Golden cities. Golden towns
And long cars, in long lines and great big signs
And they all say: Hallelujah. Yodellayheehoo
Every man for himself. Ooo coo coo
Golden cities. Golden towns. Thanks for the ride
Big Science. Hallelujah. Big Science. Yodellayheehoo
- Big Science
- Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...
Hello? This is your mother, are you there?
Are you coming home?...Hello? Is anybody home?
Well, you don't know me, but I know you
And I've got a message to give to you
And I said: okay, who is this really? And the voice said:
This is the hand, the hand that takes...Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night
Shall stay these couriers from the swift completion
Of their appointed rounds
- O Superman
- Let X equal X
You know, it could be you
It's a sky-blue sky
The satellites are out tonight
Let X equal X...You know, I could write a book
And this book would be thick enough to stun an ox
'cause I can see the future, and it's a place...
Thanks for all the presents...
Thanks for introducing me to the Chief
- Let X = X
- She said, it looks
Don't you think it looks a lot like rain?
He said, isn't it?
Isn't it just, isn't it just like a woman?
She said, it's hard
It's just hard, it's just kind of hard to say
- It Tango
United States Live (1984)
Is exactly like
Where you are right now
Only much much Better.
- "Language is a Virus (from Outer Space)", opening lines; the song title itself is a quote of William S. Burroughs.
Home of the Brave (1986)
- And he said: Now, I'm the Soul Doctor, and you know, language is a virus from outer space, and hearing your name is better than seeing your face.
- And you know the reason I really love the stars is that we cannot hurt them.
We can't burn them or melt them or make them overflow. We can't flood them or blow them up or turn them out.
But we are reaching for them.
We are reaching for them.
- "Another Day in America" (2010)
- Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology (Liner Notes). Archived from the original on 2001-01-11.
- Some Notes on Seeing: The Waters Reglitterized By Laurie Anderson for exhibition 2005
- Eclectic Laurie Anderson visits Ames. Archived from the original on 2003-08-18.
- NASA Art Program. Archived from the original on 1998-12-01.
- Composers from the United States
- Singers from the United States
- Women singers
- Poets from the United States
- Women authors
- Film directors from the United States
- 1947 births
- Living people
- People from Illinois
- Violinists from the United States
- Wolf Prize in Arts laureates
- Women from the United States