R.E.M.

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

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.

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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.
    • Talk About the Passion
  • Standing too soon,
    Shoulders high in the room.
    • Perfect Circle

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.
    • So. Central Rain
  • 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
  • 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.'
    • Driver 8
  • 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.
  • A birdie in the hand for lifes rich demand,
    The insurgency began and you missed it.
    I looked for it and I found it,
    Miles standish proud, congratulate me.
    • Begin the Begin
  • A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe,
    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.
    • Cuyahoga
  • 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]

  • 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 and I feel fine.
    • It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  • Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
    Birthday party, cheesecake, jellybean, boom!
    Symbiotic, patriotic, slam but neck,
    Right? Right!
    • It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

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.
    • Pop Song 89
  • 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]

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.
  • 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.
    • Losing My Religion
  • Every whisper
    Of every waking hour,
    I'm choosing my confessions.
    • Losing My Religion
  • It's crazy what you could have had,
    It's crazy what you could have had,
    I need this,
    I need this.
    • Country Feedback

Automatic for the People (1992)[edit]

When your day is long
and the night,
the night is yours alone,
when you're sure you've had enough
of this life, well hang on.
Hey Andy are you goofing on Elvis? Hey, baby. Are we losing touch?
  • Hey kids, where are you?
    Nobody tells you what to do, baby.

    Hey kids, rock and roll,
    Nobody tells you where to go, baby.
    • Drive
  • 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.
    • The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • 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
  • Hey, Andy did you hear about this one? Tell me, are you locked in the punch?
    Hey 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 believe there's nothing up their sleeve, then nothing is cool.
    • Man on the Moon
  • Nightswimming
    Deserves a quiet night.
    • Nightswimming

Monster (1994)[edit]

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
  • 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
    • What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

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.
    • Imitation of Life

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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