Category: R E-M

Shiny Happy People – R. E. M

Shiny happy people laughing Meet me in the crowd People, people Throw your love around Love me, love me Take it into town Happy, happy Put it in the ground Where the flowers grow Gold and silver shine (chorus) Shiny happy people holding hands Shiny happy people holding hands Shiny happy people laughing Everyone around, […]

Belong – R. E. M

Her world collapsed early Sunday morning She got up from the kitchen table Folded the newspaper and silenced the radio Those creatures jumped the barricades And have headed for the sea, sea Those creatures jumped the barricades And have headed for the sea She began to breathe To breathe at the thought of such freedom […]

The Apologist – R. E. M

They call me the apologist And now that I’m at peak You know at first it really hurt We joke about these things I’ve skirted all my diferences But now I’m facing up I wanted to apologize for Everything I was. So I’m sorry, so sorry So sorry So sorry So sorry So sorry So […]

Welcome To The Occupation – R. E. M

Hang your collar up inside Hang your dollar on me Listen to the water still Listen to the causeway You are mad and educated Primitive and wild Welcome to the occupation Here we stand and here we fight All your fallen heroes Held and dyed and skinned alive Listen to the Congress fire Offering the […]

Camera – R. E. M

(chorus 1)From the inside room when the front room greeting Becomes your special book, it was simple then When the party lulls, if we fall by the side (chorus 2) Will you be remembered? will she be remembered? Alone in a crowd, a bartered lantern borrowed If I’m to be your camera, then who will […]

Harborcoat – R. E. M

They crowded up to Lenin with their noses worn off A handshake is worthy if it’s all that you’ve got Metal shivs on wood push through our back There’s a splinter in your eye and it reads “;react”; (chorus 1) They shifted the statues for harboring ghosts Reddened their necks, collared their clothes Then we […]

She Just Wants To Be – R. E. M

her world got smaller. All the usual places, the same destinations, only something’s changed. It’s not that she wasn’t rewarded with pomegranate afternoons and Mingus, Chet Baker and chess. It’s not the stampede and fortune of prim affectations she’s off on a right and she knows now it’s greater than the whole of the past […]

Suspicion – R. E. M

Now my suspicion’s on the rise I have known, I have known your kind Please don’t talk, don’t make me think Order up another drink Let me let imagination drive (chorus 1) Can’t you see I need Nothing too deep (chorus 2) Imagination Come alive Suspicion Tonight, I’ll dream tonight Listen to the devils in […]

Driver 8 – R. E. M

The walls are built up, stone by stone, The fields divided one by one And the train conductor says “;Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break We’ve been on this shift too long”; And the train conductor says “;Take a break Driver 8, Driver 8 take a break We can reach our […]

Toys In The Attic – R. E. M

Light voices scream, nothing seems real’s a dream Leaving the things that you learned behind Leaving the things that you love behind All of the things that you learned were real Nothing except for the years Voices scream, nothing seems real’s a dream (chorus) Toys, toys, toys in the attic Toys, toys, toys in the […]

Southern Central Rain (I’m Sorry) – R. E. M

Did you never call? I waited for your call These rivers of suggestion are driving me away The trees will bend, the cities wash away The city on the river there is a girl without a dream (chorus) I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry Eastern to Mountain, third party call, the lines are […]

You – R. E. M

Let the sun beat through the clouds, Let me kiss you on the mouth All my childhood toys with chew marks in your smile Let me hold your syrup close to mine Let me watch you, Hollywood and Vine And I want you like the movies, touch me now (chorus) I love you crazy, just […]

Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) – R. E. M

There’s a secret stigma, reaping wheel Diminish, a carnival of sorts Chronic town, poster torn, reaping wheel Stranger, stranger to these parts (chorus) Gentlemen don’t get caught, cages under cage. Gentlemen don’t get caught, Box cars (are pulling) out of town, box cars (are pulling) out of town Box cars (are pulling) out of town […]

I Wanted To Be Wrong – R. E. M

You know what I feel You’re Yul Brenner Westworld Reporting from the field. I threw it into reverse, Made a motion to repeal. You kicked my legs from under me, And tried to take the wheel. I told you I wanted to be wrong, But everyone is humming a song That I don’t understand. Now […]

Strange Currencies – R. E. M

I don’t know why you’re mean to me When I call on the telephone And I don’t know what you mean to me But I want to turn you on, turn you up, figure you out, I want to take you on These words, “;You will be mine”; These words, “;You will be mine”; all […]

Leave – R. E. M

Nothing could be bring me near Where is the road I follow? to leave, leave It’s under, under, under my feet The sea spread out there before me where do I go where the land touches the sea There is my trust in what I believe (chorus) That’s what keeps me, That’s what keeps me, […]

Swan Swan H – R. E. M

Swan, swan, hummingbird Hurrah, we are all free now What noisy cats are we Girl and dog he bore his cross Swan, swan, hummingbird Hurrah, we are all free now A long, low time ago, people talk to me Johnny Reb, what’s the price of fans Forty a piece or three for one dollar? Hey […]

You Are The Everything – R. E. M

Sometimes I feel like I can’t even sing (say, say, the light) I’m very scared for this world I’m very scared for me (say, say, the light) Eviscerate your memory Here’s a scene You’re in the back seat laying down (say, say, the light) The windows wrap around To sound of the travel and the […]

Little America – R. E. M

I can’t see myself at thirty, I don’t buy a lacquered thirty Caught like flies, preserved for tomorrow’s jewelery, again Lighted in the amber yard, a green shellback, green shellback Preserved for tomorrow’s eyes, in tree beer tar-black brer sap, The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, is the The consul a […]

Exhuming McCarthy – R. E. M

You’re beautiful more beautiful than me You’re honorable more honorable than me Loyal to the Bank of America (chorus 1) It’s a sign of the times It’s a sign of the times (chorus 2) You’re sharpening stones, walking on coals To improve your business acumen Sharpening stones, walking on coals, To improve your business acumen […]

Sitting Still – R. E. M

This name I got we all were green See could stop stop it will red We could bind it in the cist We could gather, throw a fit Up to par, Katie buys a kitchen-size, but not me in Sit and try for the big key, a waste o’ time, sitting still I’m the sun […]

I Took Your Name – R. E. M

I wore the clothes you wanted I took your name If there is some confusion, who’s to blame? I signed your living will I smiled your face I’m ready to close the book on NASA in outer space (chorus) If there is some confusion Who’s to blame? Who’s to blame? I sequenced your arrival I […]

World Leader Pretend – R. E. M

(Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe) I sit at my table and wage war on myself It seems like it’s all, it’s all for nothing I know the barricades, and I know the mortar in the wall breaks I recognize the weapons, I used them well This is my mistake. Let me make it good I raised the wall and […]

World Leader Pretend – R. E. M

(Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe) I sit at my table and wage war on myself It seems like it’s all, it’s all for nothing I know the barricades, and I know the mortar in the wall breaks I recognize the weapons, I used them well This is my mistake. Let me make it good I raised the wall and […]

Wolves, Lower – R. E. M

Suspicion yourself, suspicion yourself, let others out Wilder lower wolves. Here’s a house to put wolves out the door In a corner garden, wilder lower wolves House in order, house in order, house in order, house in order Down there they’re rounding a posse to ride (repeat chorus) Suspicion yourself, suspicion yourself, don’t get caught […]

Sad Professor – R. E. M

If we’re talking about love Then I have to tell you Dear readers, I’m not sure where I’m headed I’ve gotten lost before I’ve woke up stone drunk Face down in the floor Late afternoon, the house is hot I started, I jumped up Everyone hates a bore Everybody hates a drunk This may be […]

Ages Of You – R. E. M

(chorus)Postcard stowaway within Pristine indigo without Banded ottoman as such Sofa seated one too much All along the range, all along the range Ages of you Ages of you Ages of you (repeat chorus) Train pulls over hanging bridge Conductor looks up, thinks Out and down, hands stuck to the left To the right, you […]

I Don’t Sleep, I Dream – R. E. M

I’m looking for an interruption, Do you believe? You looking to dig my dreams Be prepared for anything You come into my little scene Hooray, hooray, hip hip hooray There’s one thing I can guarantee: You won’t have to dig, dig too deep Said leave me to lay, but touch me deep, I don’t sleep, […]

Departure – R. E. M

Just arrived Singapore, San Sebastian, Spain, 26-hour trip Salt Lake City, come in spring Over the salt flats a hailstorm brought you back to me Salt Lake City, come in spring Over the salt flats a hailstorm brought you back to me Here it comes (I’m carried away) Here it comes (I’m carried away) Here […]

Crush With Eyeliner – R. E. M

I know you I know you’ve seen her She’s a sad tomato She’s three miles of bad road Walking down the street Will I never meet her? She’s a real woman-child Oh, my kiss breath turpentine I am smitten I’m the real thing (I’m the real thing) Have you seen her come around? My crush […]

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