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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthis could be my fave r.e.m song ever!
    i love general way its played and michael's voice really suits the song...

    not sure what its about though
    but it could be about a person close to him...
    Karkianon November 27, 2007   Link

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