R.E.M.

American alternative rock band
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R.E.M. was an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe (lead vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Bill Berry (drums and percussion). The band members shared equal credit on all songs produced by the band, no matter who did most of the writing.

It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
Stand in the place where you live

Song lyricsEdit

 
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
 
Every whisper
Of every waking hour I'm
Choosing my confessions

Murmur (1983)Edit

  • Calling all, in transit,
    Calling all, in transit,
    Radio Free Europe,
    Radio Free Europe.
  • The pilgrimage has gained momentum,
    Take our turn, take our turn
    Take our fortune, take our fortune.
    • "Pilgrimage"
  • Empty prayer, empty mouths,
    Combien reaction,
    Empty prayer, empty mouths,
    Talk about the passion.

Reckoning (1984)Edit

  • Please find my harborcoat,
    Can't go outside without it.
    • "Harborcoat"
  • 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's a girl without a dream.
    I'm sorry.
    I'm sorry.
    I'm sorry.
    I'm sorry.
  • Looking at your watch a third time,
    Waiting in the station for the bus.
    Going to a place that's far, so far away
    And if that's not enough,
    Going where nobody says 'Hello,'
    They don't talk to anybody they don't know.
  • Don't go back to Rockville,
    And waste another year.
    • "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"

Fables of the Reconstruction (1985)Edit

 
It's a Man Ray kind of sky,
Let me show you what I can do with it.
  • It's a Man Ray kind of sky,
    Let me show you what I can do with it.
    • "Feeling Gravitys Pull"
  • And the train conductor says,
    'Take a break, Driver 8,
    Driver 8, take a break,
    We can reach our destination
    But it's still a ways away.'
  • If your world is a monster,
    Bad to swallow you whole,
    Philomath, they know the lowdown,
    Throw your trolls out the door.
  • When you greet a stranger,
    Look at his shoes.
    • "Good Advices"
  • That's when Wendell Gee
    Takes a tug upon the string
    That held the line of trees
    Behind the house he lived in,
    He was reared to give respect,
    But somewhere down the line he chose
    To whistle as the wind blows,
    Whistle as the wind blows with me.

Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)Edit

 
Buy the sky and sell the sky,
And bleed the sky and tell the sky, don't
Fall on me.
  • Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand,
    The insurgency began and you missed it.
    I looked for it and I found it,
    Myles Standish proud, congratulate me.

    Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand
    Of the powers, the only vote that matters
    Silence means security, silence means approval
    Watching zenith on the TV, tiger run around the tree
    Follow the leader, run and turn into butter.

  • Let's begin again, begin the begin.
    Let's begin again like Martin Luther, Zen.
    The mythology begins the begin.
    • "Begin the Begin"
  • Let's put our heads together
    To start a new country up.
    Our father's father's father tried,
    Erased the parts he didn't like.
    Let's try to fill it in,
    Bank the quarry, river swim,
    We knee-skinned it, you and me,
    We knee-skinned that river red.
  • I believe my humor's wearing thin
    And change is what I believe in
    I believe my shirt is wearing thin
    And change is what I believe in
    • "I Believe"

Document (1987)Edit

  • The time to rise has been engaged;
    You'd better best to rearrange.
    I'm talking here to me alone,
    I listen to the finest worksong.
  • We're sharpening stones, walking on coals,
    To improve your business acumen.
    • "Exhuming McCarthy"
  • It’s the end of the world as we know it,
    (It's time I had some time alone)
    And I feel fine.
    • "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
  • Six o'clock, TV hour, don't get caught in foreign tower
    Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn.
    Lock him in uniform, book burning, blood letting,
    Every motive escalate, automotive incinerate.
    Light a candle, light a votive, step down, step down,
    Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh.
    This means no fear, cavalier renegade and steering clear,< br>A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies.
    Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives, and I decline.
    • "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
  • The other night I dreamt of knives,
    Continental drift divide
    Mountains sit in a line,
    Leonard Bernstein.
    Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs,
    Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!
    You symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck
    Right? Right!
    • "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
  • This one goes out to the one I love.
    This one goes out to the one I've left behind.
    A simple prop to occupy my time.
    This one goes out to the one I love.

Green (1988)Edit

 
The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you
For you alone you are the everything.
 
Follow me, don’t follow me.
  • Hello, I saw you,
    I know you, I knew you,
    I think I can remember your name, name.
  • Should we talk about the weather?
    Hi! Hi, hi!
    Should we talk about the government?
    Hi! Hi, hi, hi!
    • "Pop Song 89"
  • 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.
  • You are here with me
    You have been here and you are everything.
    • "You Are The Everything"
  • Stand in the place where you live
    Now face North
    Think about direction
    Wonder why you haven’t

    Now stand in the place where you work
    Now face West
    Think about the place where you live
    Wonder why you haven’t before.
  • 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 razed the walls that I've constructed.
    • "World Leader Pretend"
  • 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.
    • "Orange Crush"

Out of Time (1991)Edit

  • The world is collapsing around our ears;
    I turned up the radio, but I can't hear it.
 
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, 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, fool.
    Oh no, I've said too much, I set it up.
    • "Losing My Religion"
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • "Belong"
  • She began to breathe, to breathe at the thought of this freedom,
    Stood and whispered to her child, belong.
    She held the child and whispered
    With calm, calm; belong.
    • "Belong"
  • This flower is scorched, this film is on,
    On a maddening loop, these clothes,
    These clothes don't fit us right and 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.
    • "Country Feedback"
  • It's crazy what you could have had,
    It's crazy what you could have had,
    I need this,
    I need this.
    • "Country Feedback"
  • It seems a shame to 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.
    • "Me in Honey"

Automatic for the People (1992)Edit

 
Everybody hurts sometimes.
  • Hey kids, where are you?
    Nobody tells you what to do, baby.

    Hey kids, rock and roll,
    Nobody tells you where to go, baby.
  • Baby, instant soup doesn't really grab me,
    Today I need something more sub, sub, sub, substantial,
    A can of beans or black-eyed peas,
    Some Nescafe and ice,
    A candy bar, a falling star
    Or a reading from Dr. Seuss.
  • Let's play Twister, let's play Risk. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    See you heaven if you make the list. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
    • "Man on the Moon"
  • Now, Andy, did you hear about this one?
    Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
    Andy, are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby.
    Are we losing touch?

    If you believed they put a man on the moon,
    Man on the moon.
    If you believed there's nothing up his sleeve,
    Then nothing is cool

    • "Man on the Moon"
  • Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
    I'm not sure all these people understand.
    It's not like years ago.
    The fear of getting caught,
    Of recklessness and water.
    They cannot see me naked.
    These things, they go away,
    Replaced by everyday.

Monster (1994)Edit

 
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  • "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh.
    I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed.
    I thought I'd pegged you an idiot's dream,
    Tunnel vision from the outsider's screen.

    I never understood the frequency, uh-huh.
    You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh.

New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)Edit

 
This fame thing, I don't get it.
  • I said your name,
    I wore it like a badge of teenage film stars
    Hash bars, cherry mash and tinfoil tiaras,
    Dreaming of Maria Callas,
    Whoever she is.
  • This fame thing, I don't get it.
    • "E-Bow the Letter"
  • And you are the star tonight,
    Your sun electric, out of sight,
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
    Electrolite.
    You're out of sight.

Up (1998)Edit

  • I’ve found a way to make you
    I’ve found a way
    A way to make you smile.

    I read bad poetry
    Into your machine.
    I save your messages
    Just to hear your voice.

Reveal (2001)Edit

  • That sugarcane, that tasted good,
    That's cinnamon, that's Hollywood,
    Come on, come on,
    No-one can see you try.

Accelerate (2008)Edit

 
Well, I'm not one to sit and spin
Because living well is the best revenge.
  • Well, I'm not one to sit and spin
    Because living well is the best revenge.
    • "Living Well Is the Best Revenge"
  • If the storm doesn't kill me,
    The government will.
    • "Houston"
  • Houston is filled with promise,
    Laredo is a beautiful place,
    Galveston sings like that song that I loved,
    Its meaning has not been erased.
    • "Houston"

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