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R.E.M. — I Don' t Sleep, I Dream
Album: Monster
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:26
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I'm looking for an interruption,
do you believe?
You looking to dig my dreams
Be prepared for anything
You come into my little scene
Hooray hooray hip hip hooray
There's one thing I can guarantee:
You won't have to dig, dig too deep

Said leave me to lay, but touch me deep,
I don't sleep, I dream
I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need

Are you looking to drive my dreams?
You here to run my screens?
You come, deliver my demons
Hooray hooray hip hip hooray
Are you coming to ease my headache?
Do you give good head?
Am I good in bed?

I don't know, I guess so
I don't sleep, I dream
I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need

I'm looking for an interruption,
can you believe?
Some medicine for my headache
Hooray hooray hip hip hooray
I'm pitching for a new direction
Pinch me when I wake
Don't tell me my dreams are fake
you leave me to lay, you touch me deep,
I don't sleep, I dream
I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need
Leave me to lay, but touch me deep,
I don't sleep, I dream
I'll settle for a cup of coffee, but you know what I really need
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Does anyone else think that this song could veer into "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" at any moment?
Love REM. Definitely in my top 2-3 alltime list. However, having said that, "Monster" is probably my least favorite REM disc. Still, there are 1-2 songs on there that sort of redeem it for me (to some exten) and this is one of them.
Not REM at their best.
Been there done that . Great theme song for a certain mood. I may settle for a cup of coffee myself, but certainly know what I really need.
I listened to this CD a couple times and sold it right back.
really enervating muzak :(
I seem to have lost my copy of Monster. Huh. Oh well.
:bounce: cool song
Surely not "Rockville" as in Rockville, Maryland? Bill, please play that one! QUOTE>Originally Posted by Jacques: I think that their work still exhibits an tremendous amount of musical and artistic integrity. They haven't sold out, and if one group is incapable of doing that, it is them. My favourite R.E.M. track of all time... "Rockville" just my opinion... Cheers Jacques Radio Paradise: What Radio Could Have Been.
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oh please. . . :moon:
Originally Posted by Jacques: I'm still not sure they did... R.E.M. have simply evolved... they can't pretend to sing the angst of early adulthood for ever, people change, views change, experience accumulates and soon enough R.E.M. goes from "Chronic Town" to drum synthesizer... I don't know if any of us can claim to know that it's better or worse, or not "classic R.E.M." anymore, we aren't R.E.M. and only they get to decide who they are. Of course you don't have to like where they've gone or what they've become, but I think that their work still exhibits an tremendous amount of musical and artistic integrity. They haven't sold out, and if one group is incapable of doing that, it is them. Yup, I prefer the earliest R.E.M. material, but I find myself entranced at times when I play "UP" or "New Adventures in Hi-Fi", there is some deeply moving stuff on those albums too, but give me "the Reckoning" anytime... My favourite R.E.M. track of all time... "Rockville" just my opinion... Cheers Jacques Radio Paradise: What Radio Could Have Been.
Very well put Jacques! I don't understand folks who seem to feel "betrayed" by an artist's evolution. Wonder if they're the same people who complain when an artist puts out cookie cutter work ... hmmmm.
Originally Posted by zaakster: The last R.E.M. tune I liked, from the last R.E.M. album I liked. Still not sure where these guys went wrong.
I'm still not sure they did... R.E.M. have simply evolved... they can't pretend to sing the angst of early adulthood for ever, people change, views change, experience accumulates and soon enough R.E.M. goes from "Chronic Town" to drum synthesizer... I don't know if any of us can claim to know that it's better or worse, or not "classic R.E.M." anymore, we aren't R.E.M. and only they get to decide who they are. Of course you don't have to like where they've gone or what they've become, but I think that their work still exhibits an tremendous amount of musical and artistic integrity. They haven't sold out, and if one group is incapable of doing that, it is them. Yup, I prefer the earliest R.E.M. material, but I find myself entranced at times when I play "UP" or "New Adventures in Hi-Fi", there is some deeply moving stuff on those albums too, but give me "the Reckoning" anytime... My favourite R.E.M. track of all time... "Rockville" just my opinion... Cheers Jacques Radio Paradise: What Radio Could Have Been.
The last R.E.M. tune I liked, from the last R.E.M. album I liked. Still not sure where these guys went wrong.