R.E.M. - Binky the Doormat Lyrics

R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi‐Fi cover art
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This is horror movie stuff
The muffin is peach, you're "makin" love'
You mean this opera involves handcuffs?
I lay defeated
Yeah, sour milk mouth, horseradish sweet
She's a girl and she's loving me
But distance is my tendency
I am defeated

[Chorus]
Have you lost your place? (go away, go away)
I wore my doormat face (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away)

If I'm your oyster, where's the war?
You leave me gasping, tattered and torn
I know you can't find a fork
I am just a little acorn
Well, acorns grow to mighty trees
You've got sauce, but you don't have knees
Now look who's asking pretty please
I lay defeated

[Chorus]

Call your bathroom friends around
I will fake a little frown
I will be your little clown,
Easily defeated
Yeah, shut the door and open wide
Seconal and astroglide
**** with me and traumatize
Don't you see I love your hide?
All the beauty that's trapped inside
Can't you see I love your hide?
Can't you see I love your hide?
Can't you see it?

Have you lost your place? (go away, go away)
I wore my doormat face (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
Go away, go away, go away
Go away, go away, go away
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
  • 2 The Wake‐Up Bomb
  • 3 New Test Leper
  • 4 Undertow
  • 5 E‐Bow the Letter
  • 6 Leave
  • 7 Departure
  • 8 Bittersweet Me
  • 9 Be Mine
  • 10 Binky the Doormat
  • 11 Zither
  • 12 So Fast, So Numb
  • 13 Low Desert
  • 14 Electrolite


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 10 in album New Adventures in Hi‐Fi
    release date: 1996-9-9
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:02
    lead vocals: Michael Stipe
    background vocals: Bill Berry and Mike Mills
    guitar: Peter Buck
    drums & percussion: Bill Berry
    guest additional guitar: Nathan December
    keyboard & bass: Mike Mills
    additional organ: Scott McCaughey
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624632023
    script: Latin