The Great Beyond Lyrics

R.E.M.


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track in album In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003
release date: 2003-10-27
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
length: 5:07
producer: Pat McCarthy
writer: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe

Cover Art

R.E.M. In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 cover art
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I've watched the stars fall silent from your eyes
All the sights that I have seen
I can't believe that I believed I wished
That you could see
There's a new planet in the solar system
There is nothing up my sleeve

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

And all this talk of time
Talk is fine
And I don't want to stay around
Why can't we pantomime, just close our eyes
And sleep sweet dreams
Being here with wings on our feet

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond

I want the hummingbirds, the dancing bears
Sweetest dreams of you
Look into the stars
Look into the moon

I'm pushing an elephant up the stairs
I'm tossing up punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls
Crashing to the ground

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great

(repeat next verses 3x each)
I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Man on the Moon
  • 2 The Great Beyond
  • 3 Bad Day
  • 4 What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
  • 5 All the Way to Reno
  • 6 Losing My Religion
  • 7 E-Bow the Letter
  • 8 Orange Crush
  • 9 Imitation of Life
  • 10 Daysleeper
  • 11 Animal
  • 12 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • 13 Stand
  • 14 Electrolite
  • 15 All the Right Friends
  • 16 Everybody Hurts
  • 17 At My Most Beautiful
  • 18 Nightswimming
    CD 2
  • 1 Pop Song '89 (acoustic)
  • 2 Turn You Inside-Out (live)
  • 3 Fretless
  • 4 Chance (dub)
  • 5 It's a Free World Baby
  • 6 Drive (live)
  • 7 Star Me Kitten
  • 8 Revolution
  • 9 Leave (alternative version)
  • 10 Why Not Smile (alternative version)
  • 11 The Lifting (demo)
  • 12 Beat a Drum (demo)
  • 13 2JN
  • 14 The One I Love (live)
  • 15 Country Feedback (live)