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"E glassala tuffm I zimbra"
--'I Zimbra,' Talking Heads (1979)
Having trouble plugging this one into one of those English-to-[fill-in-the-blank] Web translators? That might have something to do with the fact that the song is written in a language invented by dada poet Hugo Ball, who wrote it six decades before David Byrne and Co. turned it into a neo-African tribal chant. Back in 1916, Ball wrote, "I don't want words that other people have invented. All the words are other people's inventions. I want my own stuff" -- which, as far as we can tell, makes him the godfather of punk.