Life and How to Live It Lyrics

R.E.M.


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 4 in album Fables of the Reconstruction
release date: 1985-6-11
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:09
producer: Joe Boyd
composer: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck
lyricist: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck

Cover Art

R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction cover art
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Burn bright through the night two pockets lead the way
Two doors to go between the wall was raised today
Two doors remain before your others and your own
Keep these books well stocked away and take your happy home

My carpenter's out and running about talking to the street
My pockets are out and running about
Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there

Burn bright through the night, two pockets lead the way
Two doors to go between the wall was raised today
Raise the walls and shout its flaws, a carpenter should rest
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best

My carpenter's out and running about, talking to the street
My pockets are out and running about
Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there

The hills ringing hear the words in time
Listen to the holler, listen to my walls within my tongue
Can't you see you made my ears go tin?
The air quicken tension building inference suddenly
Life and how to live it

Raise the walls and shout its flaws, a carpenter should rest
So that when you tire of one side the other serves you best
Read about the wisdom lost, a knock, a knock, a knock
A secret knock one hammer's locked the other wisdom lost

My carpenter's out and running about, talking to the street
My pockets are out and running about
Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there
My carpenter's out and running about, barking in the, listen to the holler
My pockets are out and running about
Barking in the street to tell what I have hidden there

Listen, listen to the holler,
I will write a book it will be called life and how to live it, live it


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Feeling Gravity’s Pull
  • 2 Maps and Legends
  • 3 Driver 8
  • 4 Life and How to Live It
  • 5 Old Man Kensey
  • 6 Can’t Get There From Here
  • 7 Green Grow the Rushes
  • 8 Kohoutek
  • 9 Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  • 10 Good Advices
  • 11 Wendell Gee