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R.E.M. — Horse To Water
Album: Accelerate
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 153









Released: 2008
Length: 2:16
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I could have kept my head down
I might have kept my mouth shut
I should have held my own,
You lead a horse to water and you watch him drown.

You're only as big as your battles.
Rattle my cage with your shadow.
I'm a phantom-weight with a mouth full of feathers,
Don't you know that what comes around goes around?

I'm not that easy,
I am not your horse to water.
I hold my breath I come around, round, round.

Don't darken my doorstep again,
You're mixing up living in chin-chin,
You're mixing up lose with win-win,
You lead a horse to water and you watch him drown.

You stumble on glass top table,
TV's chewing shock-gone cable
Pump me up a beanstalk fable
And I'll call this entertainment
'cause Humpty's falling down.

I'm not that easy,
I am not your horse to water.
I hold my breath I come around, round, round.

Pick a fight an ultra-buzzy bubble
Friday night fuckin' fried-up pub crawl
Phantom-weight with a mouth full of feathers,
Don't you know that what comes around goes around?

I'm not that easy,
I am not your horse to water.
I hold my breath I come around, round, round.

It's not that easy
I am not your horse to water
I hold my breath, I come around, round, round
It's going down, down, down
This runaround, round, round
Is bound to pound
The daylights out of you!
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REM - Horse To Water - live Hollywood Bowl 5/29/08







After many many listens to this great album this track turns out to be my favourite. You need to turn it up and let it go. Brilliant stuff!
Going from Mancini's immortal "Pink Panther" to this is . . . well, let's just call it one of your more jarring transitions and leave it at that.
ouch .........this sucks
HEAD BANGING ALL THE WAY! (perhaps it is lingering Pink Panther euphoria)
This one did not grab me at all. A 3.
Giving this an automatic 10 just to counter the inevitable REM hater here on RP. :)
Hi Bill can you play more - also Bill you got to much boom in your voice now. Did you change it in the last month or so.
Can someone help me understand why they think this is good? I'm serious here. This just seems tired and derivative to me. I wonder what the reaction would be if this song was by someone less famous.
Another track that I like. They still have it. Play more.
rocky catchy stipey
Am I crazy or do Stipe's lyrics remind you of Thom Yorke's phrasing and subject matter. This song definitely sounds like REM, but there is something very "Radiohead" about it.
GAME ON! Just when I thought REM was going bye-bye. When's the U2-like world tour!
I'll need a couple more listens. . .I really like the pace and feel of the songs I've heard from this album so far, but from the first listen I'm not hearing anything too original. But hey, that's what I felt about Guster too, and now I love them. So, time will be given.
One of their best in a long time. I love it.
Fantastic song. It seems that there is nothing REM could put out that would pacify their detractors. Personally, I am glad to hear them rock out again.
Rock harder, not smarter.
Not the album's best, by any means.
Sounds like REM :beat: