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R.E.M. — Leaving New York
Album: Around The Sun
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6.4

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Total ratings: 167









Released: 2004
Length: 4:43
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It's quiet now and what it brings is everything
Comes calling back, a brilliant night, I'm still awake
I looked ahead, I'm sure I saw you there
You don't need me to tell you now that nothing can compare

You might have laughed if I told you
You might have hidden your frown
You might have succeeded in changing me
I might have been turned around
It's easier to leave than to be left behind
Leaving was never my proud
Leaving New York, never easy
I saw the light fading out

Now life is sweet, and what it brings I tried to take
But loneliness, it wears me out, it lies in wait
And all not lost, still in my eye
Shadow of necklace across your thigh
I might have lived my life in a dream, but I swear it, this is real
Memory fuses and shatters like glass
Mercurial future, forget the past
But it's you, it's what I feel

You might have laughed if I told you (It's pulling me apart)
You might have hidden your frown (Change)
You might have succeeded in changing me (It's pulling me apart)
I might have been turned around (Change)
It's easier to leave than to be left behind (It's pulling me apart)
Leaving was never my proud (Change)
Leaving New York, never easy (It's pulling me apart)
I saw the light fading out

You find it in your heart
It's pulling me apart
You find it in your heart
Change

I told you forever (Find it in your heart)
I love you forever (It's pulling me apart)
I told you I love you (Find it in your heart)
I love you forever (Change)
I told you forever (Find it in your heart)
I love you forever (It's pulling me apart)
I told you I love you (Find it in your heart)
I love you forever (Change)

(You never, you never told me forever)
You might have laughed if I told you (It's pulling me apart)
You might have hidden your frown (Change)
You might have succeeded in changing me (It's pulling me apart)
I might have been turned around (Change)
It's easier to leave than to be left behind (It's pulling me apart)
Leaving was never my proud (Change)
Leaving New York, never easy (It's pulling me apart)
I saw the light fading out (Change)
Leaving New York, never easy (It's pulling me apart)
I saw the light fading out (Change)
Leaving New York, never easy (It's pulling me apart)
I saw the light fading out (Change)
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mojoman wrote:
Please, no more drivel from these self-important poseurs who give "pretentious" a bad name! :skull:
REM is OVER. Someone please send them an email or call them to let them know. They seem to keep puting out albums and embarrassing themselves. =;
Did Peter Buck forget his electric guitar for this album? This tune is ok but am I the only one who misses the raw mid-90s REM? Ok, maybe I am. But this album and the last one get so bogged down with acoustic guitar and mandolin. Where's the anger? Where's the passion?
mojoman wrote:
Please, no more drivel from these self-important poseurs who give "pretentious" a bad name! :skull:
I agree. REM gives me Rapid Eye Movement. Just too bland!
Please, no more drivel from these self-important poseurs who give "pretentious" a bad name! :skull:
It honestly pains me to rate an REM song "ho-hum." Was Bill Berry really the lifeblood of this band? I haven't found any of the recordings since he left to be interesting in an REM way.
Beautifully bittersweet. I'd say my boys from Athens are aging quite well. :cheers:
Beeing an old REM fan/listener, I'm kinda dissapointed with their last work... Or maybe it's just me wanting an album to top Automatic for the People... The song itself is kinda flat and boring.
Like finding an extra track on an old REM CD. And that's a Good Thing (tm). Great hook... :goodvibes.gif:
Betting that this song will be the theme song of some big blockbuster movie in the next 12 months... Even sounds like some producer could base his movie script on that song... Possible script: Boy meets girl (or boy); Boy happily in love with his mate; Boy has to leave town: Script open for any conclusions.... Nice atmospheric sounds and good inner mood to the album. Thumbs and a half up for this album... Currius can't wait to see them on stage in 2 weeks and jump to Star 69 and It's the end of the World..... "offering me solutions, offering me alternatives... That I decline" (Something around those lines!)
This isn't a bad little pop song. However, knowing the great work they've done in the past, it's hard not to be disappointed. We're just never going to get another Reckoning I'm affraid.
streetsintherain wrote:
at first listen a few weeks ago, I didn't like it....but it is certainly growing on me...
Same here.
at first listen a few weeks ago, I didn't like it....but it is certainly growing on me...
Sometimes I wish they left after Life's Rich Pagaent......
oh rem.....same sound. i can always count on you guys to remain constant in a world of change. :)
TreborG2 wrote:
Yeah.. me too like a boil that I just can't get removed fast enough :puke:
bwaahaa! my sentiments exactly!
Nice, mellow song.
See https://www.radioparadise.com/modules.php?name=songinfo&song_id=32664 for their record with Coldplay and U2 I generally like REM, but still won't buy that record. I missed this one because I was on the road.
pigglywiggly wrote:
This is really growing on me. :clap:
Yeah.. me too like a boil that I just can't get removed fast enough :puke:
I like this a little more on every listen yet at the same time I find the backing track quite bland. In fact, it sounds very much like a backing track with vocals (if you get what I mean). A band as good as REM should be able to make their instruments sound more dynamic and less generic. I do hope the album has tracks of better quality.I'm not sure if the problem lies with the production or a lack of inspiration/interest from the band but they can definitely do better!
This is really growing on me. :clap:
I love REM. But it's not their best effort, sadly. I'd like to hear the rest of the album, though.
stubbsz wrote:
But the stuff he likes is mainly old. Criticism may be due but yours isn't well researched... or written.
Thanks Stubby - I like old music because I am OLD! I do like alot of new music and try to be fair in all of my ratings. Just bought all of the Porcupine Tree albums (Thanks RP). I just can't stand REM on so many levels. I was going to reply about the MTV thing but as you pointed out, I have very little influence on Britney, Justin and the Simpson girls.
This is the first REM tune I've liked since Bill Berry left.
RichardPrins wrote:
Mediocre new REM, not bad, not great either...
:nodhead:
Mediocre new REM, not bad, not great either...
middleagedhipster wrote:
can I be first! all I can say is WOW, if this is the start of rem’s next phase after last years hits package I can’t wait to hear more.
Well put! I for one am very excited about the new CD...it's been awhile since this "old time" sound of theirs!
Wow, this is really pretty! Great song!
great new tune for a great band
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
Rock Me Amadeus!!! PWND!!!
? Shouldn't you be making jokes? You're letting down your name!
falco wrote:
SOORRY! BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU EXISTS ALL THE CRAP ON MTV WHO ONES ASK FOR "SOMETHING NEW" LEARN TO LISTEN A GOOD BANS OF REAL MUSICIANS.
Rock Me Amadeus!!! PWND!!!
falco wrote:
SOORRY! BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU EXISTS ALL THE CRAP ON MTV WHO ONES ASK FOR "SOMETHING NEW" LEARN TO LISTEN A GOOD BANS OF REAL MUSICIANS.
But the stuff he likes is mainly old. Criticism may be due but yours isn't well researched... or written.
Spliff wrote:
Same-o - Same-o! How many words can we cram into a boring musical framework? REM has to be the most over-rated band today.
SOORRY! BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU EXISTS ALL THE CRAP ON MTV WHO ONES ASK FOR "SOMETHING NEW" LEARN TO LISTEN A GOOD BANS OF REAL MUSICIANS.
Same-o - Same-o! How many words can we cram into a boring musical framework? REM has to be the most over-rated band today.
The album is out on Oct 4.
can I be first! all I can say is WOW, if this is the start of rem’s next phase after last years hits package I can’t wait to hear more.