This world is big and so-awake
I stayed up late to hear your voice
This light is here to keep you warm
This song is here to keep you strong

I made a list of things to say
But all I really want to say
All I really want to say is
Hold her and keep him strong
While I'm away from here
Hold her and keep her strong
While I'm away from here

I've seen the world and so-awake
And stay up late to hear me sing
Just hold her
I've seen the world and so-awake
And stay up late to hear me sing
Just hold him
Hold her and keep her strong
While I'm away from here
Hold him and keep him strong
While I'm away from here


Lyrics submitted by rieve

Green-Untitled song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentA simple yet great love song, easily the best off of Green.
    rockmanon January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't the first line
    This world is big, and so are we?
    laocoonon April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read an interview (on somebody's blog) with Michael Stipe where he said it was really cool to put hidden tracks on albums back then, and it doesn't have a title because they were pretending like it didn't exist. He said he wrote it for his parents, who he missed while the band was touring.

    It's one of my favorite REM songs.
    sharkycharmingon March 20, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIsn't the chorus "Hold her and keep her strong while I'm away from her" not away from here?
    chicktaron March 23, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain