"Low" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Dusk is dawn is day
Where did it go?
I've been laughing
Fast and slow
Moving in a still frame
Howling at the moon
Morning found me laughing
Up and down, down
Low, low, low
Night suits me fine
And morning suits me fine
I've been so happy, happy
Way up high, high
In between
Down below
Low, low, low
Low, low, low

I skipped the part about love
It seems so silly and low
Low, low, low
Low, low, low

I said the morning
It isn't your time
Barefoot naked
I can see your lines
It doesn't bother me
If you are right
Your grass is grassy wet
Your light white is bright, light, white
Light

I skipped the part about love
It seems so shallow and low
Low, low, low
Low, low, low
You and me
We know about time
We know how things go
They come and go
They live and grow
They pass and go
And glow and glow
Up and down
High and low
Low, low, low
Low, low, low

I skipped the part about love
It seems so silly and low
I skipped the part about love
It seems so shallow and low
Low, low, low
Low, low, low

I like your hands
All full of glory
All full of glory


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"Low" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General Commentit means: it's all the same, day, night, experience inbetween - high and low... love is thrown in there as the thing that normally 'explains' everything - it was 'all for love?!?' well, ok. you have a cyclic song here, birth, life, death. and, everything inbetween. it's about the human experience. he touches on time. time. meditate on that one, it will trip you out. rem has some enigmatic songs, this is one of them. he's howling at the moon. is he mad? are you?
    omega-alatiaon December 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahah "it's just about sex" thank you

    Maybe he's discounting the huge emphasis we put on love
    "It seems so silly and low"

    But then the song ends with a simple proclamation of attraction
    "I like your hands
    All full of glory"

    Interesting lyrics good song. Talk to me
    laocoonon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite REM song. It is unbelievable.
    Ryan W=BarkleyXCoreon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBongo music kicks ass.
    schlieffenon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunbelieveable song!

    to anyone that likes it: get the unplugged version.. u will love it!
    loon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's just about sex
    ZinbobDanon February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, and i love the cover by jawbox.
    tree ringson March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yes, this one's the best.
    fuck jawbox! jesus! they wrecked probably my fav song! fucking new age bullshit.
    12345on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor a song that R.E.M. tend to discount, it's really wonderful. Though I have wondered if Stipe was trying to be funny, and possibly referencing "Maggie May" in the third verse up there.
    androgybunnyon June 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite R.E.M. songs. Stipe's voice in Verse 3 is so strong.
    drew29on August 27, 2006   Link

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