"Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I" as written by and Peter Lawrence/mills Buck....
We live and dream about the future
Please ask me out, I need to pow-wow now
So through the annals of our flavored times
Our heroes and all their fader thoughts

Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I, sing
Lay me down, down, down, down
Lay me down, down, down, down, down

Help me off to sleep
But take me deep again

We live and dream about our heroes
I listened closely and I said
"I'm not sure where to place myself here, friend.
Am I upon the gold rings and stand?"

The winners write the rulebooks, the histories and lullabies

Lay me down, down, down, down
Lay me down, down, down, down, down

Help me off to sleep
(Down, down, down)
Take me deep again
(Down, down, down)
I have watched you sing
(Down, down, down)
I picture glass wings in your head
(Take me down, down, down)
While golden broads and combines
(Down, down, down)
Or brasses mixed with lead


Lyrics submitted by CollapseIntoNow, edited by Ryuhza

"Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I" as written by Michael Stipe Michael Mills

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    General CommentMy favorite song on the new album. I think it refers back to Neil young's song "Pocahontas".
    A few suggestions for lyrics:

    first verse:

    We live and dream about the future.
    Please ask Neil, I need to pow-wow now.
    So through the annals of our flavored times
    Our heroes and all their fatal flaws.

    second verse:

    We live and dream about our heroes
    I listened closely and I said
    "I'm not sure where to place myself here, friend.
    I might pawn the gold rings instead."

    last chorus:

    Help me off to sleep
    Take me deep again
    I heard what you said
    I picture brass rings in your hair
    While gold and bronze and bonbons
    While brasses mixed with lead




    campuslostandfoundon March 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSorry for the double post, but I want to add that I think he tries to sing it like Neil Young.
    campuslostandfoundon March 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThanks for that. They do make a lot more sense than what I typed out! Edited :).
    CollapseIntoNowon March 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentPlease ask Neil, I need to pow-wow now.

    Should it be "Please ask me out, I need to pow-wow now." ?
    Gator1967on April 03, 2011   Link

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