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R.E.M. - Out of Time


 

RADIO SONG

Hey, I can't find nothing on the radio
Yo! turn to that station
The world is collapsing
Around our ears

I turned up the radio
But I can't hear it

When I got to the house
And I called you out
I could tell that you had been crying, crying
It's that same sing song on the radio
It makes me sad

I meant to turn it off
To say goodbye
To leave in quiet
that radio song

Hey hey hey

I've everything to show
I've everything to hide
Look into my eyes
Listen

When I got to the show
Yo ho ho
I could tell that you had been crying, crying
It's that same sing song, and the DJ sucks
It makes me sad

I tried to turn it off
To say goodbye my love
That radio song

Hey hey hey
The world is collapsing
Around our ears
I turned up the radio
But I can't hear it
Yeah

I tried to sing along
But damn that radio song
Hey hey hey

I've everything to show
I've everything to hide
Look into my eyes listen to the radio
I turned up the radio

But I can't hear it
No, I can't hear it
Hey hey hey

Check it out
What are you saying
What are you playing
Who are you obeying
day out day in?

Baby baby baby
That stuff is driving me crazy
DJs communicate to the masses
Sex and violent classes
Now our children grow up prisoners
All their lives radio listeners


LOSING MY RELIGION


Life is bigger
It's bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes

Oh no I've said too much
I set it up

That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion

Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it
Oh no I've said too much
I haven't said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

Every whisper
Of every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions

Trying to keep an eye on you
Like a hurt lost and blinded fool
Oh no I've said too much
I set it up

Consider this
The hint of the century
Consider this
The slip that brought me
To my knees failed
What if all these fantasies
Come flailing around
Now I've said too much

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
That was just a dream
just a dream
a dream

PERDIENDO MI RELIGIÓN
(Traducido a solicitud de Antonio Vidal R. de México)

La vida es mas grande
Es más grande que tú
y tú no eres yo
Las distancias a las que iré
La distancia en tus ojos

Oh no, he dicho demasiado
Lo he preparado

Ese soy yo en la esquina
Ese soy yo bajo el reflector
Perdiendo mi religión

Tratando de estar a la par contigo
y no sé si pueda hacerlo
Oh no, he dicho demasiado
No he dicho lo suficiente

Creí que te escuché reir
Creí que te escuché cantar
Creo que creí que te ví intentar

Cada susurro
de cada hora, Estoy
escogiendo mis confesiones

Tratando de mantener un ojo sobre ti
como un herido y cegado tonto
Oh no, he dicho demasiado
Lo he preparado


Considera esto
La señal del siglo
Considera esto
El error que me puso
de rodillas falló
que tal si todas estas fantasías
vienen a asaltarme
Ahora he dicho demasiado

Creí que te escuché reír
Creí que te escuché cantar
Creo que pensé que te vi intentar

Pero eso sólo fue un sueño
Eso fue solo un sueño
sólo un sueño
un sueño


LOW

Dusk is dawn is day
Where did it go?
I've been laughing
Fast and slow
Moving in a still frame
Howling at the moon

Morning found me laughing
Up and down, down
Low low low

Night suits me fine
and morning suits me fine

I've been so happy
Way up high, high

In between
Down below
Low low low

I skipped the part about love
It seems so silly and low
Low low low
Low low low

I said the morning
It isn't your time
Barefoot naked

I can see your lines

It doesn't bother me

That you are right

Your grass is grassy wet

Your light white is bright

Light white light

I skipped the part about love

It seems so shallow and low

Low low low

Low low low

You and me

We know about time

We know how things go

They come and go

They live and grow

They pass and go

And glow and glow

Up and down

High and low

Low low low

Low low low

I skipped the part about love

It seems so silly and low

I skipped the part about love

It seems so shallow and low

Low low low

Low low low

I like your hands

All full of glory

All full of glory


NEAR WILD HEAVEN


Whenever we hold each other

We hold each other

There's a feeling that's gone

Something has gone wrong

And I don't know how much longer I can take it

House made of heart break it

Take my head in your hands and shake it

in this near wild heaven

Not near enough.

Living inside

Living inside

Near wild heaven

Whatever it takes I'm giving

It's just a gift I'm given

Try to live inside

Trying to move inside

And I always thought that it would make me smarter

But it's only made me harder

My heart thrown open wide

In this near wild heaven

Not near enough.

Living inside

Living inside

Near wild heaven

I'm holding my hands together

I'm holding my feet together

I'm holding myself together

In this near wild heaven

Not near enough


SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE


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

Shiny happy people holding hands

Shiny happy people laughing

Everyone around love them, love them

Put it in your hands

Take it take it

There's no time to cry

Happy happy

Put it in your heart

Where tomorrow shines

Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands

Shiny happy people laughing


BELONG


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

Stood and whispered to her child, belong

She held the child and whispered

With calm, calm; belong

Stood and whispered to her child, belong

She held the child and whispered

With calm, calm; belong

These barricades can only hold for so long

Her world collapsed early Sunday morning

She took the child held tight

Opened the window

A breath, this song, how long

and knew, knew; belong


HALF A WORLD AWAY

 

This could be the saddest dusk

I've ever seen

Turn to a miracle

high alive

My mind is racing

As it always will

My hand is tired my heart aches

I'm half a world away here

my head sworn

To go it alone

And hold it along

Haul it along

And hold it

Go it alone

Hold it along and hold, hold.

This lonely deep sit hollow

I'm half a world

Half the world away

My shoes are gone

My life spent

I had too much to drink

I didn't think

and I I didn't think of you

I guess that's all I needed

To go it alone

And hold it along

Haul it along

And hold it

Blackbirds backwards forwards and fall and hold hold.

Oh this lonely world is wasted

Pathetic eyes high alive

blind to the tide that turns the sea

This storm it came up strong

it shook the trees

And blew away our fear

I couldn't even hear

To go it alone

And hold it along

Haul it along

And hold it

To go it alone

And hold it along

Haul it along

To go it alone

And hold it along

Haul it along

And hold it

Blackbirds backwards forwards and fall and hold hold.

This could be the saddest dusk

I've ever seen

Turn to a miracle

high alive

My mind is racing

As it always will

My hands tired my heart aches

I'm half a world away and go.


TEXARKANA


20,000 miles to an oasis
20,000 years will I burn
20,000 chances I wasted
Waiting for the moment to turn

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall

Walking through the woods I have faced it
Looking for something to learn
30,000 thoughts have replaced it,
Never in my time to return
I would give my life to find it
I would give it all

Catch me if I fall

All alone
Waiting to fall
40,000 stars in the evening
Look at them fall from the sky
40,000 reasons for living
40,000 tears in your eye

I would give my life to find it
I would give it all
Catch me if I fall


COUNTRY FEEDBACK


This flower is scorched
This film is on
On a maddening loop.

These clothes,
These clothes don't fit us right
I'm to blame
It's all the same
It's all the same

You come to me with a bone in your hand
You come to me with your hair curled tight
You come to me with positions
You come to me with excuses
Ducked out in a row
You wear me out
You wear me out

We've been through fake-a-breakdown
Self hurt
Plastics, collections
Self help, self pain,
EST, psychics, fuck all

I was central
I had control
I lost my head
I need this
I need this

A paper weight, junk garage
Winter rain, a honey pot
Crazy, all the lovers have been tagged.
A hotline, a wanted ad
It's crazy what you could've had
It's crazy what you could've had
It's crazy what you could've had

I need this
I need this


ME IN HONEY

I sat there looking ugly
Looking ugly and mean
I knew what you were saying
You were saying to me

Baby's got some new rules
Baby said she's had it with me

It seems a shame you waste your time on me
It seems a lot to waste your time for me

Left me to love
What it's doing to me

There's a lot of honey in this world
Baby this honey's from me
You've got to do what you do
Do it with me

It seems a shame you waste your time for me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

Knocked silly
Knock flat
Sideways down
These things they pick you up
and they Turn you around

Say your piece
Say you're sweet for me

It's all the same to share the pain with me
It's all the same. Save the shame for me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

Baby's got some new rules
Baby says she's had it with me
There's a fly in the honey
And baby's got a baby with me

That's a part
That's a part of me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me
What about me?