The lyrics represent the thoughts of a serial killer, and the bridge of the song is in French:
- What I did, that evening
- What she said, that evening
- Fulfilling my hope
- Headlong I go for glory... OK
Ooo la la, Cara mia, you know what French does to me...
David Byrne said that when he started writing the song, he imagined Alice Cooper doing a Randy Newman-type ballad. "Both the Joker and Hannibal Lecter were much more fascinating than the good guys," he said. "Everybody sort of roots for the bad guys in movies."
Heck yes they do! Pass the fava beans, Clarice!