"Leave" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Nothing could be bring me closer
Nothing could be bring me near
Where is the road I follow?
Believing, leave

It's under, under, under my feet
The scene spread out there before me
Better I go where the land touches the sea
There is my trust in what I believe

That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me down,
To leave it, believe it,
Leave it all behind

Shifting the dream
Nothing could bring me further from my old friend time
Shifting the dream
Charging the scene
I know where I marked the signs
Suffer the dreams of a world gone mad
I like it like that and I know it

I know it well, ugly and sweet
A temperament who said believe in his dream

That's what keeps me
That's what keeps me
That's what keeps me down
I set it on there lightly
I sent it off in an airplane
That never left the ground

That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me down,
To leave it, believe it,
Leave it all behind

Lift me, lift me,
I attain my dream
I lost myself, I lost them
Heartache calling me
I lost myself in sorrow
I lost myself in pain
I lost myself in gravity,
Memory, leave, leave, leave

That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me down,
To leave it, believe it,
Leave it all behind

That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me,
That's what keeps me down,
To leave it, believe it,
Leave it all behind

Midnight hands, my eyes are still
I walk into the scene
Shoot myself in a different place
Leavin'

Longed for this to take me,
Longed for my release
Waited for the coming
Leavin', leave

Leave, leave
Leavin', leavin'
Leavin', leave


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"Leave" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentI'm not a fan of these guys, really, but this is probably in my top 10 songs of all time. yeah, i'm one of those assholes who does the top 10 lists. i hate it too. anyway, it's a great song and i strongly suggest it
    notice how much i misspelled the last couple of words? shit.
    daffyon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too, the 'a life less ordinary'-version
    doesn't matter with the misspelling ;) think it's clear what the right words are...
    malegnaon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this, it makes me want to cry
    Flickon June 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell, i must say i'm not very into rem, but this song really surprised me, i used to think they were a boring country group. now, i will download and listen to their music. the album this song is in is also very good
    PiKueloon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have always been a large R.E.M. fan but would only listen to their old albums. I was a snotty close-minded fan, that thought R.E.M. was finished after Green. I woke from a nap to this song and instantly realized the quality of it. New Adventures has become perhaps my favorite R.E.M. album and I now appriciate all R.E.M. has done. Their music has matured with the band.
    barfolimewon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSong is about death, the death of an era of life after the troubles REM went through inbetween Automatci and New Adventures. History is painful and hard to leave behind.....
    colinoson March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah Malegna - whenever I hear this song all I see is Robert and Celene from A Life Less Ordinary running through the forest.
    FAB SONG!!
    Harriet_Potteron April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning of this song reminds me of coming out of my apartment the morning after a hurricane came through. At first in that early morning light it was quiet and few people were out looking at the damage. it didn't take long for the chaos to set in - no electricity, which meant no showers, no food, no ice. Which pretty much led to short tempers and a lot of unhappiness. We were scheduled to go to the beach that weekend, which had been unaffected. What did we decide to do? Leave. :)
    yogaboaton November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTranscience.
    Yubi Shineson July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is a song written by Bill Berry, who "Leave" the band in 1997. It's great. It's... massive.
    Painbeareron August 12, 2006   Link

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