It’s hard to tell sometimes if David Byrne is being sincere or facetious. Deadpan wit can be hard to judge. There’s some contrasting opinions on whether heaven’s being a place where nothing ever happens is supposed to be a good thing or not. Is it Byrne’s honest idea of what heaven would be or a sarcastic deploration of the very idea of heaven? Is he subtly making fun of people who are perfectly contented with their boring repetitive little lives? Or are those people really on the right track? I don’t know, you’ll have to ask David Byrne those questions, next time you see him. As for my opinion, I always took it at face value. The ironic interpretation didn’t even occur to me until I read about it fairly recently. Maybe it’s because I myself feel satisfying within the confines of a small boring life, but I think that heaven is a place where nothing ever happens. I think maybe it means that nothing bad ever happens and happy memories are relived ad infinitum. That sounds good to me. I always heard a beautiful message about appreciating the things that have made you happy. After all, if you’re not capable of finding heaven at your neighborhood bar, you’ll probably never be happy no matter how far you go in life.