Action [R.E.M.]

I do the dancing...
You do the hopping...
You do the hopping...
I do the shaking...

I'm just romancing...
You do the dancing...
I see your sequence...
It's looking smashing...

You make the action, action...
Happen, happen!
Action, action!
Happen, happen!

I'm finger popping...
You do the dancing...
You do the shaking...
You're looking right now...

You make the action, action...
Happen, happen!
You make the action...
Happen, happen!

I'm finger popping...
You do the hopping...
I see your sequence...
It's looking right there...

You do the dancing...
I do romancing...
You call it hopping...
There's no stopping...

You make the action, action...
Happen, happen!


Andy gets fired [R.E.M.]


Baby I [R.E.M.]

Baby I don't want to be seen with you...
Baby I got better things to do...
Baby I don't wanna hang around with you...
Baby I got better things to do...

Cause I know you're out with other guys...
Well, I know you're going to tell me lies...

Baby I should have held you when I had the chance...
Baby I could have blew it when I never learnt how to dance...

Well, I know you're out with other guys...
And I know you're going to tell me lies...

I wait at home every night...
I never leave on my back porch light...
I'm hoping you won't come back...
Cause if you do I'll wanna die...

Baby I don't wanna hang around with you...
Baby I got better things to do...
Well, I know you're out with other guys...
Well, I know you're going to tell me lies...

Baby I should have held you when I had the chance...
Baby I could have blew it when I never learnt how to dance...

Well, I know you're out with other guys...
And I know you're going to tell me lies...

Baby I...


Bodycount [R.E.M.]

All the young kids learn to dance in the combat zone...
Never dared to take a chance, going home alone...
But it gets so very cold when it's late at night...
Leave the foxholes on their own, do you sleep well at night?

Bodycount... feeling hot...
Bodycount... keeping warm...

Friends are playing with danger, they don't know where it's found...
With their casual letters, it's just another chain...
You've lost the innocence that you've never found...
Standing in the DMZ, don't get turned around...

Body count... feeling hot...
Body count... Vietnam...

It's not the game... well, it's a scar...
And they won't let you wear your khakis and your izods anymore...
You can go, get shot to hell, they don't want you anymore because..

All the young kids learn to dance in the combat zone...
Never dare to take a chance, you're going home alone...
Military metaphors are metaphors no more...
Keeping up with protocol, you're dancin' off to war...

Body count... feeling hot...
Body count... Vietnam...

Do you sleep well at night?

Body count... Vietnam...

They can say what they want but you have your doubts...
It's not what you've lost, it's what you're without...
When I ran so far and they just turned away I doesn't bother me by the light of day...
But at night I hear your call, late at night, I hear your call...

I saw the mirror that you broke today...
I saw the ceiling falling down your way...
When they looked at you, you could turn away...
You didn't bother then, by the light of day, you'll stay...

But at night I hear your call, late at night, I hear your call...
You said that you could turn away, I knew that you're going to stay...
The walls are falling all around, they pinned you down onto the ground...
But at night I hear your call, Vietnam, I hear you call...


Christmas griping [R.E.M.]


Christmas in Tunisia [R.E.M.]


Dangerous times [R.E.M.]

These are dangerous times...
Nothing to care or die for...
These are dangerous times...
What you want? Someone will buy for you...

Don't get away!

It's so easy to wait...
You've been wearing the green...
I've been wearing the fall...
And you said that all was just agreed...

But, don't get away!

I saw a guy out on the street...
Said: "I know what you need, boy"...
I can set you fine...
I didn't buy his line because...

These are dangerous times...
I don't want to get old...
You say that everything's fine...
Then you leave me standing in the cold all alone...

But, don't get away!

It's so easy to fall...
You've been trying to gain...
I've been trying to stop...
But it's catching up with me again...

But, don't get away!

These are dangerous times, it's a dangerous time...


Dragging the line [R.E.M.]

Making and living the old hard way...
Taking and giving by day by day...
I dig snow and rain and the bright sunshine dragging the line...

My dog Sam eats purple flowers...
Ain't got much but what we got's ours...
We dig snow and rain and the bright sunshine dragging the line...

Dragging the line, dragging the line, dragging the line...

I feel fine, I'm talking about peace of mind...
I'm gonna take my time, I'm getting the good sign dragging the line...

Dragging the line, dragging the line, dragging the line...

Loving the free and feeling spirit of hugging a tree when you get near it...
Digging snow and rain and the bright sunshine dragging the line...

I feel fine, I'm talking about peace of mind...
I'm gonna take my time, I'm getting the good sign dragging the line...

Dragging the line, dragging the line, dragging the line...


Furry happy monsters [R.E.M.]

Monsters having fun... happy! Happy!
See them jump and run... happy! Happy!
Laughing all the while... cheerful! Cheerful!
Flashing a big smile, that's a perfect sign that they're feeling fine...

Furry happy monsters feeling glad...
Furry happy monsters feeling glad...
Furry happy monsters laughing...

Something has gone wrong, sighing! Sighing!
Faces have turned long, crying! Crying!
Hear them sob and whine, tearful! Tearful!
That's a real good sign that they're feeling glum, sad, sad times have come...

Furry sobbing monsters feeling sad...
Furry sobbing monsters feeling sad...
Furry sobbing monsters crying...

Come on monsters, you don't have to cry!
No?
No, we can be happy!

Furry happy monsters feeling glad...
Furry happy monsters feeling glad...
Furry happy monsters laughing...

Furry sobbing monsters feeling sad...
Furry sobbing monsters feeling sad...
Furry sobbing monsters crying...

Monsters, happy monsters!
Monsters, happy monsters!


Hey! Hey! Nadine! [R.E.M.]

Pretty blonde hair singing as she walks...
China-like smile bitching as she talks...
Dangerous eyes on a small-town girl...
Seen everything all around the world...

If I could only let her see my way!
Maybe we should spin a watch all day in a place far away from here...

She's such good girl!
Got me in a whirl...
She's ok!

Pretty blonde hair singing as she walks...
China-like smile bitching as she talks...
Dangerous eyes on a small-town girl...
Seen everything all around the world...

If I could only let her see my way!
Maybe we should spin a watch all day in a place far away from here...

She's such good girl!
Got me in a whirl...
She's ok!

She's such good girl!
Got me in a whirl...
She's ok!


Lisa says [R.E.M.]

Too... too... took her so long...
I was only having fun...
I guess I'm really hung...
I guess you'd better run...

That's what Lisa said...

While you're running all over town...
Why don't you settle down?
I told her we were just friends...
She believed it till the end...

That's what Lisa said...
That's what she said...

She's a cherry now...
She put me on her...
She put you on trial...
Now I'm in her...

Too... too... took her so long...
I was only having fun...
I guess I'm not so hung...
I guess you'd better run...

That's what Lisa said...
That's what she said...


Lynne & amp; Andy [R.E.M.]


Milk & amp; Cookies [R.E.M.]


Miracle [R.E.M.]


Mystery to me [R.E.M.]

Living in cities, living in cars...
Living the way you never wanted to...
Living in alleys, living it down...
Living the way you always thought you'd do...

Shaking it up, shaking it down...
Shaking the way you never wanted to...
Living in cities, living in cars...
Living the way you always thought you'd do...

You feel so old, I feel so new...
Tell me what you want me to...
Do you want me to go all night?
Do you want me to tell you you're alright?

Living in cities, living in cars...
Living the way you never wanted to...
Lord, I feel so new!
Tell me what you want me to do...

And it's a mystery to me...
And it's a mystery to me...
Well, you're trying, trying to look so hard...
But you want, but you want, but you want to go...

Living in cities, living in cars...
Living the way you never wanted to...
Shaking it up, shaking it down...
Shaking the way you always thought you'd do...

You feel so old, I feel so new...
Tell me what you want me to do...


Narrator (Jacques Cousteau) [R.E.M.]

When I was watching TV back in '73 a skinny old man sure appealed to me...
His name by now, I'm sure you know, the man who played a starring role in Jacques Cousteau...

And ever since then I've written the dude dreaming of swimming around the coral reef...
I'd even bought my camera and my scuba gear if only Jacques had called to stop a career...

I wanna be a narrator for the Jacques Cousteau show...

Swimming under water with my microphone I'd record noises in the aqua zone...
Chasing down the killer whale that's eating our crew just to bring the story (facts) back to you...

I wanna be a narrator for the Jacques Cousteau show...

I've written the networks, sent my picture too, done everything I could possibly do...
I've given up trying to get through to him, maybe he knows I don't know how to swim...

I wanna be a narrator for the Jacques Cousteau show...


Only in America [R.E.M.]


Permanent vacation [R.E.M.]

Gotta get away, gotta get away...

I'm on a permanent vacation...
Nothing left to move...
I want a revelation...
Nothing left to prove...

I could take it with me...
Leave you all behind...
Got some kind of feeling...
Burning on my mind...

Sleeping late in the morning...
Stay out all night long...
Every day is like the one before...
I'm going wrong...

I'm on a permanent vacation...
Nothing left to lose...
I want a revelation...
Nothing left to prove...

I could take it with me...
Leave you all behind...
Got some kind of feeling...
Burning on my mind...

There's only one thing you can do, this I gotta do...
I got nothing to win, nothing to lose, nothing to prove, one thing to do...
Well, I'm on a permanent vacation, permanent vacation...


Photograph [R.E.M.]

I found this photograph underneath the broken picture glass...
Tender face of black and white, beautiful, a haunting sight...
Looked into an angel's smile, captivated all the while...
From the hair and clothes she wore I'd place her in between the wars...

Was she willing when she sat and posed the pretty photograph?
Save her floweing and fair, the days to come, the days to share...
A big smile for the camera, how did she know?
The moment could be lost forever, forever more...

I found this photograph stashed between the old joist walls...
In a place where time is lost, lost behind where all things fall...
Broken books and calendars, letters scripted in careful hand...
Muisic too... a standard tune by some forgotten big brass band...

From the threshold what's to see of our brave new century?
The television's just a dream, the radio, the silver screen...
A big smile for the camera, how did she know?
The moment could be lost forever, forever more...

Oh...

Was her childhood filled with rhymes, stolen hooks, impassioned crimes?
Was she innocent or blind to the cruelty of her time?
Was she fearful in her day? Was she hopeful? Did she pray?
Were there skeletons inside? Family secrets sworn to hide?
Did she feel the beat that stirs? The fall from grace of wayward girls?
Was she tempted to pretend the love and laughter till the end?


PSA (Bad day) [R.E.M.]

A public service announcement followed me home the other day, I bade it nevermind, go away...
The shit's so thick, you could stir it with a stick...
The paper wouldn't lie, wisdom got lost to mankind, we gloat and jeer with it...

Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times...
Lord, count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear...
Well, you can't send us, listen...

Radio no... play the game, three words... first one's short...
Magazine, book, cinema, no... down...
Many fears are gone, step down, step down... watch a heel crush and this mean war...

I saw the light, it can't be bright...

Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times...
Lord, count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear...
Well, you can't send us...

It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture...
It's been a bad day, please...
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture...
It's been a bad day, please...

A public service announcement followed me home the other day, I bade it nevermind...
The shit's so thick, you could stir it with a stick...
The paper wouldn't lie, wisdom got lost to mankind, we gloat and jeer with it...

Broadcast me a joyful noise into the times...
Lord, count your blessings, ignore the lowest fear...
Come on! What more?

It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture...
It's been a bad day, please...
It's been a bad day, please don't take my picture...
It's been a bad day, please...


Revolution [R.E.M.]

Your revolution is a silly idea, yeah...
All your friends are feeling bad...
It's like you need a reason to be feeling bad...
You sport an armband when you're good and mad...

La, la, la, la... revolution!
(The future never happened...)
La, la, la, la... revolution!

I don't know why I'm feeling bad, yeah...
I picked up a bad vibration...
Oliver North is running for Senate...
Bomb the abortion clinic...

Raegan's defense is the deficit...
The virus was invented...
Black men can't get acquitted of the crimes that we committed...
The future never happened, it never happened...

La, la, la, la... revolution!
(The future never happened...)
La, la, la, la... revolution!

Your revolution is a silly idea, yeah...
You tried to look like a punk-rock girl, a whole lotta sneer and a little curl...
I don't have time for your theatrics, everybody knows that you're a bad actress...
I don't know why I'm feeling bad, yeah, but a scum is rising...

La, la, la, la... revolution!
(The future never happened...)
La, la, la, la... revolution!
(I picked up a bad vibration...)
La, la, la, la... revolution!


Scherezade [R.E.M.]

You say you make her feel alright...
She says she wants you but not tonight...
You know the girl is telling lies...
You try some magic in her eyes...

When you're not there other guys come sticking around...
And when you ask her what's going on she'll only push you around...

You say you don't want to talk about it...
She'll tell you stories, she can bet...
You know the girl, she's telling lies...
You try some magic in her eyes...

But when you're not there other guys come sticking around...
When you ask her what's going on she'll only push you around, put you down...

You can say what you want but she's Scherezade...

And you don't mind, and you call when she calls, you pay the price...
You're bound to fall ad all the lies don't matter at all...

You say you don't want to talk about it...
She'll tell you stories, you can die...
You know the girl is telling lies...
You try some magic in her eyes...

But when you're not there other guys come sticking around...
And when you ask her what's going on she'll only push you around, put you down...

You can say what you want... she's Scherezade...


Surfing the Ganges [R.E.M.]


Tainted obligation [R.E.M.]

I saw the shoals at night with the Moon above...
I felt an obligation and heard you voice again...
If you were here once you were here a hundred times...
If I reached out tonight I found I couldn't fight it...
If you were here once you were here a hundred times...

Oh...

Best as a wishing star I saw you better far away...
And I felt obligation and I heard your voice again...
Hear the rush of water passing over the shoals...
Hear my heartbeat rather if I reached out tonight...
If I reach out tonight and find I can't flight it...

And look to the stars and wander towards a heartfelt obligation...
A place that you called home...
And heard your voice again but it's too late...
You left long ago and now you're probably dead and gone...
And I'm left here with the water and the shoals and a tainted obligation...

Oh... 

Around the pure shoals, tainted obligation, tainted obligation...

Oh...


That beat [R.E.M.]


Theme from two steps onward [R.E.M.]

If you hear this, look again...
Don't be a stranger, don't be a shadow to this boy...
A penny on it's side...
Write a letter, give a call...
Let me know you're alive and doing well...
A quarter past three, the quarter you live in haunts my eyes...

I'm hand over head...
I'm held over hand...
I'm hand over head, over heels, over you...

Write a letter, give a call...
Let me know you're alive and doing well...
It's everything for two...
Don't be a stranger, don't be a shadow to this boy...
A quarter past three, a quarter past...
The quarter you live in haunts my eyes...

I'm hand over head...
I'm held over hand...
I'm hand over head, over heels, over you...

Write a letter, give a call...
Let me know you're alive and doing well...
It's everything for two...
Don't be a stranger, don't be a shadow to this boy...
I'll give you a kiss, I'll give you a hug, I'll tell you a secret that's no lie...
Don't be a stranger, don't be a shadow, don't be a shadow to this boy...


Tony thrown out [R.E.M.]


Tricycle [R.E.M.]


Wait [R.E.M.]

You got your problems, darling, I got mine too...
You know that maybe it's time for you to come through...
Because I'm fed up with waiting for you...
Won't you decide real fast? What are you gonna do?

I've almost given up hope, then, what else is new?
You know that I'm at the end of my rope trying to hang on to you...
Because my patience is wearing thin just waiting for you...
Won't you decide real fast? What are you gonna do?

You better wait... wait...
Don't go away now, darling, wait... wait...
Why don't you stay? You better wait... wait...
Don't go away now... wait... wait... why don't you stay?

I know you're confused, it's not a crime...
You'd better hurry, sugar, cause we're running out of time...
Because my patience is wearing thin just waiting for you...
Won't you decide real fast? What are you gonna do?

I don't wanna walk on the same stage with you...
Then the bells begin to blow in my head...
If things don't turn out right it's gonna be alright...


(Ghost) Riders in the sky / Ghost Reindeer in the sky [Ramrods]


Respect [Otis Redding]


Color me impressed [Replacements]


Egyptian reggae [Jonathan Ritchman & The Modern Lovers]


Roadrunner [Jonathan Ritchman & The Modern Lovers]


The wayward wind [Tex Ritter]


Secret agent man [Johnny Rivers]


California sun [Rivieras]


Tears of a clown [Smokey Robinson & The Miracles]


Behind closed doors [Kenny Rogers]


Honky-Tonk women [Rolling Stones]


(I can't get no) Satisfaction [Rolling Stones]


Paint it black [Rolling Stones]


Time is on my side [Rolling Stones]


Lucky [Radiohead]

I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll...
This time I feel my luck could change...
Kill me Sarah, kill me again... with love...
It's gonna be a glorious day...
Pull me out of the aircrash...
Pull me out of the lake...
Cause I'm your superhero...
We are standing on the edge...
The head of state has called for me by name...
But I don't have time for him...
It's gonna be a glorious day...
I feel my luck could change...
Pull me out of the aircrash...
Pull me out of the lake...
Cause I'm your superhero...
We are standing on the edge...
We are standing on the edge...