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R.E.M.

Laughing – R.E.M.

Laocoon and her two sons
Pressured storm, tried to move
No other more emotion bound
Martyred, misconstrued

Lighted in a room, in the room
Lighted, lighted, laughing in tune
Lighted, lighted, laughing

Laocoon and her two sons
Run the gamut, sated view
Know them more, emotion bound
Martyred, misconstrued

Lighted in a room, in the room
Lighted, lighted, laughing in tune
Lighted, lighted, laughing

In a room, lock the door, latch the room
Lighted, lighted, laughing

Laocoon and her two sons
Ran the gamut, settled new
Find a place fit to laugh
Lock the doors and latch the room

Lighted in a room, in the room
Lighted, lighted, laughing in tune
Lighted, lighted, laughing in tune

Lighted, lighted, laughing in tunes
Lighted, lighted, laughing in tune

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High Speed Train – R.E.M.

When I look into your eyes.
Your drop like an anchor eyes.
I scudded and clipped the sky
Just shy of making it.

And you almost got away.
I told you I was afraid.
Did I really want to try
You’re holding me to my claim

I jump on a high speed train
I’ll never look back again
I flail like the antelope
Who jumped from the building

and you caught me on the sly
you’ve taken me by surprise.
you’ve mirrored my best disguise and
turned it back on me.

I jump on a high speed train
I’ll never look back again
I flail like the antelope
Who jumped from the building

I jump on a high speed train
I’ll never look back again
To Berlin, Kyoto or Marseilles
I’d go anywhere for you

I’ll bring you a big bouquet
I picked it myself today
it compliments your eyes
there’s love at the end of the line

I jump on a high speed train
I’ll never look back again
I flail like the antelope
Who jumped from the building

I jump on a high speed train
I’ll never look back again
To Berlin, Kyoto or Marseilles
I’d go anywhere for you

And that’s what I always knew
I’d like to have hung the moon.
I’d wrestle you for a spoon inside your sleeping bag.
Just us.

No war. no hate. no past.
It’s real.
I’m here. I’m yours. I’m fast.
I’m long in the eye
I’m cry when I try
I just want to fly
Just you and I, together

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Departure – R.E.M.

Just arrived Singapore, San Sebastian, Spain, 26-hour trip.
Salt Lake City, come in spring over the salt flats.
A hailstorm brought you back to me.
Salt Lake City, come in spring over the salt flats.
A hailstorm brought you back to me.

Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes, bad.

Departure, godspeed, bless his heart, good lord.
What a fuck-up, what a fighter.
Free-fall, motorcycle, hang-glider,
Hung on the line like a poison spider.
Win a eulogy from William Greider,
car crash, ptomaine, disposable lighter,
a bus plunge, avalanche, RV, vinegar cider.
Free-fall, motorcycle, hang-glider.

Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes, bad.

Go, go, go, go, yeah.

Well, everybody is young forever.
There’s so much to tell you, so little time.
I’ve come a long way since, uh, whatever,
shit, I still see that word and think of you.
There is so much that I can’t do, yeah.
You will be young forever.
There is so much that I can’t do.
There is so much that I can’t do.

Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes (I’m carried away)
Here it comes, bad.

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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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