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Song Name: Time Out For Fun

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

Run Time: 2:48 (album version)

Year Released: 1982

Years Performed: 1982 [1]

Writing Credits: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale (lead)

  • Mark lip syncs Gerry's lead vocals in the music video and sings TOFF with Gerry in concert.

Alternate Versions:

  • Live version (Mark & Gerry vox)

Demo Versions: Time Out For Fun (demo)

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:Edit

  • The backing vocals are electronically altered, as are the first two verses, sung by the lead vocalist.
  • This was the opening song on the Oh, No! tour.
  • In concert Mark sings the most of the lead verses with Gerry as backing vocalist. (see link below at "Live Video")
  • "Time Out For Fun" appears on several Booji Boy's Basement releases, including D003, A019, and A090.

Onstage Behavior:

  • Mark uses both hands to holds a stage microphone close to his mouth, something he does not do on other songs in the performance. Gerry also sings.

Lyrics:

hello   this is  DEVO
we would like  to say  things go  both ways
new ideas  stupid moves
nightmares  or dreams come true
mucho work  minus play
tension mounts in a twisted face
dark clouds in the crystal ball
tension mounts in a foreign place
the screw turns  someone calls
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
so you're living  under the gun
circumstances  have you on the run
a doctor frowns  you feel bad
take this   you've just been had
don't you lose it  now listen to us
everything's going to be all right
take a break  take some time
everything's going to be all right
don't you lose it  remember to take
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
don't you lose it  now listen to us
everything's going to be all right
take a break  take some time
everything's going to be all right
don't you lose it  remember to take
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
time out for fun!
so your life  has just begun
somebody else  is saying that it's done
nurses whisper  others grin
something's funny  at your expense again
don't you lose it  now listen to us
everything's going to be all right
take a break  take some time
everything's going to be all right
don't you lose it  remember to take
time out for fun!
time out for fun!

Video:Edit

Appears on The Complete Truth About De-Evolution
  • Mark lip syncs Gerry's lead vocals in the music video.

Live Video:

A large-scale tour film was projected while DEVO performed this song onstage.  It was a re-edited version of the "Time Out For Fun" music video with additional footage. YouTube

References:

  1. DEVO Live Guide. keyword search for "time out for fun".

External Links

Time Out for Fun (work) -- MusicBrainz
Time Out for Fun (overview) -- AllMusic
Going Under, Time Out For Fun / Peek - A - Boo, That's Good (1984 WB Brasil EP) -- 45 cat


DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's DEVO (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total DEVO (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1977) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Filmography
The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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