Falls to Climb Lyrics

R.E.M.


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 14 in album Up
release date: 1998-10-27
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Downtempo
length: 5:07
mixer: Nigel Godrich

Cover Art

R.E.M. Up cover art
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I'll take the position
Assume the missionary part
You work by committee
You had me pegged from the start.
I'll be pounce pony
Phony maroney
Pony before the cart.
I'll be pounce pony.
This ceremony
Only fills my heart.

Who cast the final stone?
Who threw the crushing blow?
Someone has to take the fall
Why not me?

A punch toy volunteer
A weakling on its knee.
Is all you want to hear
And all you want to see.
Romantically, you'd martyr me
And miss this story's point
It is my strength, my destiny
This is the role that I have chosen.

Who cast the final stone?
Who threw the crushing blow?
Someone has to take the fall
Why not me?

Gentlemen mark your opponents
Fire into your own ranks.
Pick the weakest as strategic
Move, square off, to
Meet your enemy.
For each and every gathering
A scapegoat falls to climb.
As I step forward, silently.
Deliberately mine

Who cast the final stone?
Who threw the crushing blow?
Someone has to take the fall
Why not me? why not me.
Had consequence chose differently
Had fate its ugly head
My actions make me beautiful
And dignify the flesh

Me, I am free, free.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Airportman
  • 2 Lotus
  • 3 Suspicion
  • 4 Hope
  • 5 At My Most Beautiful
  • 6 The Apologist
  • 7 Sad Professor
  • 8 You’re in the Air
  • 9 Walk Unafraid
  • 10 Why Not Smile
  • 11 Daysleeper
  • 12 Diminished / I’m Not Over You
  • 13 Parakeet
  • 14 Falls to Climb