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Circus Envy – R.E.M.

Here comes that awful feeling again
Welcome the ugly animal.
I hold my breath to watch you swing,
My high rope acrobat ball and chain,
I’m not afraid, I messed it, messed it, messed it, messed it up

I’ve got my telescope head in the haystack
I’m getting tired of your dodgeball circus act
Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command

Here comes that awful feeling again
Make way for monster jealousy
The strong man kicked sand into my breakfast cereal bowl
I’d spelled your name with Oatios,
He messed it, messed it, messed it, messed it up

I’ve got my telescope head in the haystack
I am tired of your dodgeball circus act
Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command

You’re mean, mean, mean
You tease, tease, tease me

If I were you I’d really run from me
I’d really really wish that I were you
When I get loose I’ll climb a tree
And drop a load on your head
This monster in me makes me retch, you messed it, messed it up

I’ve got my telescope head in the haystack
I am jealous of your dodgeball circus act
Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark
Put pepper in my coffee, I forgot to bark on command

You’re mean, mean, mean
You tease, tease, tease me

Do you smell jealousy?
Do you smell jealousy, jealousy, jealousy?

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The Wrong Child – R.E.M.

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

And 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

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Burning Hell – R.E.M.

Women got legs, men got pants
I got the picnic, you got the ants
Put it in the fire heaven knows
Take my torch and touch your toes in hell
It’s a burning hell

You can burn in Hell
It’s a burning hell
You can burn in Hell
It’s a burning hell

Women don’t fret, boys don’t bet
Let me see your silhouette in Hell
Women above me take my love
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love

Oh, it’s a burning hell
It’s a burning hell
Baby, baby, baby, I’m hell
It’s a burning hell

Girl stop moving, boy behave
Baby, I’ll put you in an early grave in Hell
Love on the ceiling, love on the floor
I’m gonna leave you burning for more
Burn in the country, burn downtown
All the best people are burning down in Hell, Hell, Ah hell

It’s a burning hell
You’ll burn in Hell
It’s a big, burning, giant, colossal matter
Hell
Oh baby, I’m hell

Burn, Burn, Burn!

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Burning Down – R.E.M.

From the back of my neck, oh oh oh
Wired a glass jaw, oh oh
Plantation burning your boat is coming in
Strum your jew’s harp, you’re reeking gin

Running water on a sinking boat
Going under but they’ve got your goat

Burning down
My hands are tied my feet are bound
Burning down
Can’t you see that my hands are bound

Johnny Mike is reading in the yard
His story’s timely, oh oh oh
What river is it anyway, radio
Not in a boat, in your ear

Running water in a sinking boat
Going under but they’ve got your goat

Burning down
My hands are tied my feet are bound
Burning down
Can’t you see that my hands are bound

You pick your island in the sun
Take your island off he’s got a gun

Burning down
My hands are tied my feet are bound
Burning down
Can’t you see that my hands are bound

He’s cooking in the woods, a brush fire in your neck
Feeling mighty mighty, oh oh oh
You can pick your island in the sun
Take your island off he’s got a gun

Running water in a sinking boat
Going under but they’ve got your goat

Burning down
My hands are tied my feet are bound
Burning down
Can’t you see that my hands are bound

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