The first single from 1985's Little Creatures, "Road To Nowhere" is gimmicky almost to the point of novelty. Starting with an earnest gospel-like a cappella introduction -- more in the austere four-square Methodist style of church singing than the flashier choirs -- the song slides into a thumping, accordion-led shuffle influenced by but not particularly beholden to traditional zydeco. Over this, David Byrne sings, in a nearly disinterested deadpan, lyrics that balance spirituality and nihilism in much the same way as the earlier "Heaven," but in a much less chilly and remote fashion. Indeed, "Road To Nowhere" is downright cheerful in the way it introduces a little Camus-style cosmic desperation into what otherwise would be a church camp jamboree staple. Perhaps if it had been a bigger hit, it would have made that leap of general misapprehension the way that the Police's stalkerish "Every Breath You Take" was roundly interpreted as a love song.