Imitation of Life Song Lyrics



publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck
album: Track 8 in album Reveal
release date: 2001-5-14
popularity : 547 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:57
mixer: Pat McCarthy and Jamie Candiloro
recorded by: Jamie Candiloro and Pat McCarthy
writer: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 093624794622
script: Latin

Cover Art

R.E.M. Reveal cover art


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Charades pop skill
Water hyacinth.
Name by a poet
Imitation of life.

Like a koi in a frozen pond.
Like a goldfish in a bowl.
I don't want to hear you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you try.

You want the greatest thing


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Lifting
  • 2 I’ve Been High
  • 3 All the Way to Reno (You’re Gonna Be a Star)
  • 4 She Just Wants to Be
  • 5 Disappear
  • 6 Saturn Return
  • 7 Beat a Drum
  • 8 Imitation of Life
  • 9 Summer Turns to High
  • 10 Chorus and the Ring
  • 11 I’ll Take the Rain
  • 12 Beachball