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R.E.M. lyrics

Album: Green [1988]

Tracks11
 01  Pop Song '89
 02  Get Up
 03 You Are Everything
 04  Stand
 05  World Leader Pretend
 06  The Wrong Child
 07  Orange Crush
 08  Turn You Inside-Out
 09  Hairshirt
 10  I Remember California
 11 No Title
all R.E.M. lyrics



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)back to top
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)back to top
Stand
in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wondering why you haven't before

Stand in the place where you were
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wondering why you haven't before

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

so, Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wondering why you haven't before

Stand in the place where you were
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wondering 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 *not sure
The trees would be falling on this word
Listen to reason
Season is calling

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wondering why you haven't before

Now, stand in the place where you were
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wondering why you haven't before

If wishes* were trees *not sure
The trees would be falling on this word
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
Wondering why you haven't before

Now stand (Stand!)
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wondering why you haven't before

So stand, (Stand!)
Now face north
Think about direction
Wondering why you haven't before

Now stand (Stand!)
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wondering why you haven't before


Stand in the place where you are
Stand in the place where you are
Stand in the place where you are
Stand in the place where you are
Stand in the place where you are
Now stand!back to top
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 downback to top
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...okayback to top
Orange Crush
Follow me, donít follow me
Iíve got my spine, Iíve got my orange crush
Collar me, donít collar me
Iíve got my spine, Iíve got my orange crush
We are agents of the free
Iíve had my fun and now its time to
Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)
Coming in fast, over me

repeat verse

High on the roof,
Thin the blood,
Another one on the waves tonight,
Cominí in, youíre home

Weíd circle and weíd circle and weíd 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 itís just like heaven here and I was remembering and I
Was just in a different 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

repeat verse and chorusback to top
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 doback to top
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 lifeback to top
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 continentback to top
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