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R.E.M. - Green



POP SONG 89

Hello, I saw you, I know you, I knew you
I think I can remember your name...name
Hello I'm sorry, I lost myself
I think I thought you were someone else

Should we talk about the weather? (Hi...hi, hi)
Should we talk about the government? (Hi...hi, hi, hi)

Hello, how are you? I know you, I knew you
I think I can remember your name...name
Hello, I'm sorry I lost myself

I think I thought you were someone else

Should we talk about the weather? (Hi...hi, hi)

Should we talk about the government? (Hi...hi, hi, hi)

Hello my friend, are you visible today?

You know I never knew that it could be so strange...strange

Hello, I'm sorry, I lost myself

I think I thought you were someone else

Should we talk about the weather? (Hi...hi, hi)

Should we talk about the government? (Hi...hi, hi, hi)


GET UP


Sleep delays my life (get up, get up)

Where does time go? (get up, get up, get up)

I don't know

Sleep, sleep, sleepy head (get up, get up, get up)

Wake it up...up (get up, get up)

You've got all your life (way up ahead) (get up, get up, get up)

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)

I've seen you laying pined (get up, get up)

I've seen you laying pined (get up, get up)

Life is rough...rough (get up, get up, get up)

I've seen you laying down (get up)

With the loving kind (get up, get up)

I know life is hard...hard (where goes your time?)

Where to turn? Where to turn?

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)

Dreamtime...

Dreams they complicate my life (Dreams they complement my life)

This time, no escape, I wake up. (get up, get up)


YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING


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
Eviscerate your memory

Here's a scene
You're in the back seat laying down
The windows wrap around
To sound of the travel and the engine

All you hear is time stand still in travel
and feel such peace and absolute
The stillness still that doesn't end
But slowly drifts into sleep

The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you
For you alone you are the everything

I think about this world a lot and I cry
And I've seen the films and the eyes
But I'm in this kitchen

Everything is beautiful
And she is so beautiful
She is so young and old

I look at her and I see the beauty
Of the light of music
The voices talking somewhere in the house
Late spring and you're drifting off to sleep
With your teeth in your mouth

You are here with me
You are here with me
You have been here and you are everything

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
Eviscerate your memory

Here's a scene
You're in the back seat laying down
The windows wrap around
To sound of the travel and the engine

All you hear is time stand still in travel
and feel such peace and absolute
The stillness still that doesn't end
But slowly drifts
can't you see?

The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you
For you alone you are the everything
For you alone you are the everything

 


STAND

Stand in the place where you live
Now face North
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before

If you are confused check with the sun
Carry a compass to help you along
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

Stand in the place where you live
Now face North
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before

Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

If wishes were trees the trees would be falling
Listen to reason
Season is calling

Stand in the place where you live
Now face North
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before

If wishes were trees the trees would be falling
Listen to reason
Reason is calling

Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

So Stand (stand!)
Now face North
Think about direction, wonder why you haven't before
Now stand (stand!)
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't

Stand in the place where you live
Now face North
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven't before
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven't before

Stand in the place where you are (Now face North)
Stand in the place where you are (Now face West)

Your feet are going to be on the ground (Stand in the place where you are)
Your head is there to move you around, so stand.


WORLD LEADER PRETEND

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 I will be the one to knock it down
I've a rich understanding of my finest defenses

I proclaim that claims are left unstated,
I demand a rematch
I decree a stalemate
I divine my deeper motives
I recognize the weapons

I've practiced them well. I fitted them myself
It's amazing what devices you can sympathize...empathize
This is my mistake. Let me make it good
I raised the walls, and I will be the one to knock it down
Reach out for me and hold me tight. Hold that memory
Let my machine talk to me. Let my machine talk to me

This is my world
And I am the world leader pretend
This is my life
And this is my time
I have been given the freedom
To do as I see fit

It's high time I've razed the walls
That I've constructed
It's amazing what devices you can sympathize...emapathize
This is my mistake. Let me make it good
I raised the walls, and I will be the one to knock it down
You fill in the mortar. You fill in the harmony
You fill in the mortar. I raised the walls
And I'm the only one
I will be the one to knock it down


THE WRONG CHILD


I've watched the children come and go

A late long march into spring

I sit and watch those children

Jump in the tall grass

Leap the sprinkler

Walk in the ground

Bicycle clothespin spokes

The sound the smell of swingset hands

I will try to sing a happy song

I'll try and make a happy game to play

Come play with me I whispered to my new found friend

Tell me what it's like to go outside

I've never been

Tell me what it's like to just go outside

I've never been

And I never will

I'm not supposed to be like this

I'm not supposed to be like this

But it's okay

Hey those kids are looking at me

I told my friend myself

Those kids are looking at me

They're laughing and they're running over here

They're laughing and they're running over here

What do I do?

What can I do?

What should I do?

What do I say?

What can I say?

I said I'm not supposed to be like this

Let's try to find a happy game to play

Let's try to find a happy game to play

I'm not supposed to be like this

But it's okay...okay


ORANGE CRUSH


Follow me, don't follow me
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

Collar me, don't collar me
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

We are agents of the free
I've had my fun and now its time to
Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)

Coming in fast, over me

Follow me, don't follow me
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

Collar me, don't collar me
I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

We are agents of the free
I've had my fun and now its time to
Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)

Coming in fast, over me

High on the roof,
thin the blood,

another one ____ on the waves tonight,

comin' in, you're home

(We'd circle and we'd circle and we'd circle to stop and consider and
centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up and
our wheels in slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here county
hell any county it's just like heaven here and I was remembering and I
was just in a differnet county and all then this whirlybird that I
headed for I had my goggles pulled off I knew it all I knew every back)

(road and every truck stop)


TURN YOU INSIDE-OUT


Divide your cultured pearls in haste
I'm looking for to lay to waste
Of all the things I cannot taste
and this not the racy race
They spoke loud

I believe in what you do
I believe in watching you
It's what you do

I could turn you inside-out
What I choose not to do
I could turn you inside-out
What I choose not to do

Given the choice
Given the heart
Given the tool
Given the word
Given the cheers

I believe in what you do
I believe in watching you
It's what you do

I could turn you inside-out
What I choose not to do
I could turn you inside-out
What I choose not to do


Hairshirt


I am not the type of dog

That could keep you waiting

For no good reason

Run a carbon-black test on my jaw

And you will find it's all been said before

I can swing my megaphone and long arm the rest

It's easier and better

To just beat it from the chest

Of desire

I could walk into this room

And the waves of conversation are enough

To knock you down in the undertow

So alone so alone in my life

Feed me banks of light

And hang your hairshirt on the lowest rung

It's a beautiful life

And I can hang my hairshirt

Away up high in the attic of the wrong dog's life chest

Or bury it at sea

All my life I've searched for this

Here I am here I am in your life

It's a beautiful life

My life

It's a beautiful life

Your life


I REMEMBER CALIFORNIA

 

I remember redwood trees, bumper cars and wolverines

The ocean's Trident submarines

Lemons, limes and tangerines

I remember this

I remember traffic jams

Motor boys and girls with tans

Nearly was and almost rans

I remember this

History is made

History is made to seem unfair

I recall that you were there

Golden smile and shining hair

I recall it wasn't fair

Recollect it wasn't fair

Remembering it wasn't fair outside

Low ebb, high tide

The lowest ebb and highest tide

A symbol wave I must confide

I guess we took us for a ride

I guess it's just a gesture

I remember this defense

Progress fails pacific sense

All those sweet conspiracies

I remember all these things

I remember traffic jams

Motor boys and girls with tans

Nearly was and almost rans

I remember this...this

Low ebb, high tide

The lowest ebb and highest tide

I guess we took us for a ride

I guess its just a gesture.

At the end of the continent

At the edge of the continent


(UNTITLED)


This world is big and so-awake
I stayed up late to hear your voice
This light is here to keep you warm
This song is here to keep you strong

I made a list of things to say
But all want to say
All I really want to say is

Hold her and keep him strong
While I'm away from here

Hold her and keep her strong
While I'm away from here

I've seen the world and so-awake

And stay up late to hear me sing

Just hold her

I've seen the world and so-awake

And stay up late to hear me sing

Just hold him

Hold her and keep her strong

While I'm away from here

Hold him and keep him strong

While I'm away from here