"Walk It Back" as written by and Peter Lawrence/mills Buck....
Walk it back
Walk it back
Walk it back
What, what would you
Have had me say?
Instead of what I said

Where, where would I go?
How could I follow that?
Except to do what I did

Which it's to
Walk it back
Walk it back
Hmmm, walk it back

Time reversing me why
Erasing me vice
And tried to start again

You, don't you turn this around
I have not touch the ground in
I don't know how long

You say to
Walk it back
Walk it back
Walk it back

Hmmm, walk it back
Walk it back
Walk it back

Time, time, time it cannot revive
You, you can't turn away
You asked me to stay
But something needs to change

Why can't you
Walk it back
Walk it back
Walk it back

Walk it back
Walk it back
Hmmm, walk it back


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"Walk It Back" as written by Michael Stipe Michael Mills

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    General Commentvery nice vocals...both lead and backing... As far as the meaning, I have had moments when I wish I would have had a better way of saying what was in my heart, because somehow it seemed that my true feelings were misunderstood...would have been good to "Walk it Back"
    iameasyrideron March 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMichael (from wikipedia):
    "In my head, it's like I'm addressing a nine-year-old and I'm saying, 'I come from a faraway place called the 20th century. And these are the values and these are the mistakes we've made and these are the triumphs. These are the things that we held in the highest esteem. These are the things to learn from"
    I don’t know if he meant this about "Walk it back" but it seems to me that it fits.
    soboton December 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOne of the more straightforward REM songs, in some ways. The person addressed in the song really wishes the singer hadn't told him something, and that they could return to how things were before. The singer gently acknowledges this, but says that he was basically painted into a corner, and had no choice. Things happen, we have knowledge, we have to move on.

    But of course it has the wonderful REM way of perhaps being about a relationship, perhaps being social commentary, perhaps being something else entirely. Delicious.
    CompressedAireon March 06, 2014   Link

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