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R.E.M. — Electron Blue
Album: Around The Sun
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6.1

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Total ratings: 116









Released: 2004
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
you're on your ear,
the ocean's near.
the light has started to fade.

your high is timed,
you found the climb
it's hard to focus on more than what's

in front of you,
electron blue.
adventure rings with a page.

and when, it dawns on you,
it singes blue,
your buzz beginning to wane.

adventure has laid its claim on you
it's all you want to do
you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.

and who am I?
I'm just a guy.
I've got a story like everyone

but in your eyes,
you looked surprised.
and didn't know where to run.

I looked to her
she's found the cure
her future's already begun.

tomorrow is gaining speed on you
it's all you want to do
you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.

you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.

so bide your time
you'll feel the climb
your high it builds like a lightning storm

it sings like pearls
you know that girl
and no one is any the wiser so

as if on cue
electron blue

tomorrow is gaining speed on you
it's all you want to do
you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.

you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.

you, you know where to run
you run electron blue.
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Wow, that opening reminded me of Diamond Dogs... shame it wasn't. No offense to REM.
REM using a drum machine - eeeeeekkkkkkk!
soft
physicsgenius wrote:
Uhhh...you've got a little static there, Stipe. Might want to clean that up before you release the final cut.
Obviously the static is on your end :moon:
BondsLovesSteroids wrote:
I bet REM is kicking themselves over the consequences of you giving them a 6, the agony!!!
It all adds up. The politics...a 1 or 2 The song ITSELF.... an 8 or 9 Ends up around a six. I was feeling generous.
Uhhh...you've got a little static there, Stipe. Might want to clean that up before you release the final cut.
I liked Up; I like this song; I think I'm going to have to buy Around the Sun. I'll grant that the new stuff is much different than the early days--but I'm not convinced it's all that much worse. It will be interesting to see whether this new "kinder, gentler" R.E.M. picks up new fans to replace some of the folks who are clearly running for the gangplanks. . . .
trancefussion wrote:
You've been a member of RP for 3 weeks dude. Why should your advice be heeded?
Okay, people, I usually stand back and let dumb people say dumb things, but this comment simply, comprehensively, takes the cake. How the FUCK does RP membership qualify a person to have a credible opinion on the quality of eclectic music? What a dumb dumb dumbass.
A lot of their stuff annoys me, but this song is OK.
Now I know what people mean when they say they used to hate Tori Amos but now they love her. Because I used to love REM, and now I hate them.
trancefussion wrote:
You've been a member of RP for 3 weeks dude. Why should your advice be heeded?
Because they don't have a flaming head with his tongue in his cheek. I'm rarely serious in these boards.
mojoman wrote:
See my advice has not been taken! :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:
You've been a member of RP for 3 weeks dude. Why should your advice be heeded?
See my advice has not been taken! :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:
Gee, I thought we already had a "hell" theme earlier today. Banish these self-important phonies forever to outer darkness. They're just too puke-ific. :butt:
trekhead wrote:
Don't care for their politics. A 6. Actions have consequences...
I bet REM is kicking themselves over the consequences of you giving them a 6, the agony!!!
Wow, opening chords sound like 'WELCOME TO THE MACHINE'...
trekhead wrote:
Don't care for their politics. A 6. Actions have consequences...
They sure do...
Frawg wrote:
That's the ticket. Right up to Automatic for the People (in my opinion anyhow).
Co-sign :) That album was nearly perfect. I think it's just practically impossible to top it...
:beat: :beat: :beat: :beat:
Their greatness ended with "Lifes Rich Pageant" and I am still listening to my worn out tape (this is one that I never replaced on CD) that I just can't part with. This is one of those really great "complete" albums in which no one song should be played on it's own, it MUST be played in it's entirety- like Bookends, Storyville, and Nebraska.
Frawg wrote:
That's the ticket. Right up to Automatic for the People (in my opinion anyhow). They haven't done much in the way of compelling music since. s
Well, Murmur and Reckoning set the bar pretty darn high. This isn't compelling, but I kind of like it.
That's the ticket. Right up to Automatic for the People (in my opinion anyhow). They haven't done much in the way of compelling music since. s Shimmer wrote:
Remember when R.E.M. used to be a rock and roll band that made compelling music? Slap a copy of Murmur or Reckoning or Fables on the old CD player if you've forgotten.
Don't care for their politics. A 6. Actions have consequences...
My God - how much REM can one radio station play? There are much better groups - give some others a chance Bill.
I'm not a huge REM fan, but I really LIKE this. It is a "kinder, gentler" REM. I CAN understand why the fans who liked the harder version of REM might be disappointed.
Remember when R.E.M. used to be a rock and roll band that made compelling music? Slap a copy of Murmur or Reckoning or Fables on the old CD player if you've forgotten.
Darlington wrote:
One of the better songs off what is (and as a long time REM fan I hate to say this) a pretty mediocre cd.
I have to say also as a long term REM fan that I really love it - not sure what people were looking for but I found what I was ;-)
One of the better songs off what is (and as a long time REM fan I hate to say this) a pretty mediocre cd.
Frawg wrote:
This sounds a bit better than most anything else I've heard from them in awhile. s
Yeah, but it still sounds REM.. just a little more "gentle" Song is ok, but they got a long way to go to reach the quality of Automatic for the People
This sounds a bit better than most anything else I've heard from them in awhile. s