He's got his work and she comes easy...
They each come around when the other is gone...
Me, I think I got stuck somewhere in between...
I wouldn't confide in the prodigal son...
The die has been cast, the battle is won...
The bullets were blanks, a double aught gun...
I couldn't admit to a minute of fun...

They come and they come and they come and they come...
I accepted with a gentle tongue...
No words spoken, no need to speak...

Take it, stomp twice, ring the bell...
Tether that ring and phrase...
Enough with the rifle and talk already...
We all know what it means...
Take this conversation to your great divide...
I can only swallow what I ate...
And I don't hate him and I don't hate her...

They come and they come and they come and they come...
I accepted with a gentle tongue...
No heart broken, no need to speak...

(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...

Reach for each other before you leave...
Reach peace with an E-A-C...
Don't threaten me with a gentle tease...
Don't threaten me with angry...
Please, please, please, don't try to tell me what I am...

They come and they come and they come and they come...
I accepted with a gentle tongue...
No words spoken, no need to speak...

(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me...
(Talk to me...) Don't talk to me...
(Don't talk to me...) Don't talk to me...
(Talk to me...) Don't talk to me about being alone...


Peter ancora rimpiange il giorno in cui decisero di escludere questo pezzo da "Out Of Time" per lasciarci "Shiny Happy People". Fortunatamente questa meravigliosa canzone (secondo me una tra le migliori nel repertorio dei R.E.M.) trovò un po' di visibilità nella colonna sonora del film "Fino alla fine del mondo" di Wim Wenders.