Monty Got a Raw Deal



publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 7 in album Automatic for the People
release date: 1992-10-6
popularity : 36 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:18
guest cello: Knox Chandler
writer: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624505525
script: Latin

Cover Art

R.E.M. Automatic for the People cover art


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Monty this seems strange to me
But nonsense has a welcome ring

I know my head, I know my feet
Said, just let go, just let go
I saw the ocean meet the man
A friend was there to hold your hand

I saw you strung up in a tree
Said, hold your tongue, ma, hold your tongue
You don't owe me anything
Don't you waste your breath (waste your breath)

They tried to bust you in a sting
So, don't waste time
Now, here's a rhyme that you can steal
Mischief threw a rotten deal
He is laying low
Just let go
You don't owe me anything
Don't you waste your breath (waste your breath)


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Drive
  • 2 Try Not to Breathe
  • 3 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • 4 Everybody Hurts
  • 5 New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
  • 6 Sweetness Follows
  • 7 Monty Got a Raw Deal
  • 8 Ignoreland
  • 9 Star Me Kitten
  • 10 Man on the Moon
  • 11 Nightswimming
  • 12 Find the River