Michael Stipe was known for lacking narrative in his earlier songs (that's a bit of an ...
This name I got we all were green
See could stop, stop it well rid
We could bind it in the scythe
We could gather, throw a fit
Up to par and Katie bars the kitchen signs, but not me in
Set a trap for love, making, a waste of time sitting still

I'm the sun and you can read
I'm the sign and you're not deaf
We could bind it in the scythe
We could gather, throw a fit

Up to par and Katie bars the kitchen signs, but not me in
Set a trap for love, making, a waste of time sitting still
I can hear you, I can hear you, I can hear you

This name I got we all were green
See could stop, stop it well rid
We could bind it in the scythe
We could gather, throw a fit

Up to par and Katie bars the kitchen signs, but not me in
Set a trap for love, making, a waste of time sitting still
I can hear you, I can hear you, I can hear you

You can gather when I talk, talk until you're blue
You could get away from me, get away from me

Up to par and Katie bars the kitchen signs, but not me in
Set a trap for love, making, a waste of time sitting still
I, I, I can hear you, I, I, I can hear you, I, I, I can hear you
I, I, I can hear you, I, I, I can hear you, I, I, I can hear you
Can you hear me?


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"Sitting Still" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General Commentstipe apparently doesn't know wat he even sang, only knew wat he wanted it to sound like...i've seen about 20 different combinations of words that all sound the same sung, if u were in a cover band u could take ur pick...

    i'm up to par/i've upped the par
    i'm up to buy
    i'm up the bar/i've upped the bar

    and katie???

    buys a kitchen size/sign?
    bars the kitchen sign(s)?

    but...

    not me in/not may ann/knocked me in

    apparently, it's based on the saying "kaite, bar the kitchen door" and the correct lyric is(or at least something of the effect to) "i'm up to par and katie bars the kitchen signs but not me in" but i prefer "i'm up to buy and katie buys a kitchen-size, but not may ann"...it's a great song, if the lyrics make sense or not
    ZinbobDanon April 11, 2004   Link

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