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R.E.M. — New Test Leper (alt version)
Album: New Adventures in Hi-Fi
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:27
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I can't say that I love Jesus
that would be a hollow claim.
He did make some observations
and I'm quoting them today.
"Judge not lest ye be judged."
what a beautiful refrain.
The studio audience disagrees.
Have his lambs all gone astray?

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

"You are lost and disillusioned!"
what an awful thing to say.
I know this show doesn't flatter.
It means nothing to me.
I thought I might help them understand
but what an ugly thing to see.
"I am not an animal"
subtitled under the screen.

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

When I tried to tell my story
They cut me off to take a break.
I sat silent 5 commercials
I had nothing left to say
The talk show host was index-carded
All organized and blank
The other guests were scared and hardened
What a sad parade.

What a sad parade

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper
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 Styopa wrote:

not the album version?

whoops, just saw 'alt version' !
not the album version?
Great song. crap delivery.
A nice piece of REM history...pretty great to hear this one this morning.  Reminded me of why I was into these guys...
Wait.  25 years, you say?  What?
Hi-Fi is my favorite REM album. not even close.
first comment
No judgements