The Lifting



publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 1 in album Reveal
release date: 2001-5-14
popularity : 26 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:40
composer: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck

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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Grounded five a.m., the night life is comforting,
Once settled into sleep
On repeat the story of your life
And in review
You said the air was singing
These things you've never seen.
Good morning, how are you?
The sky is blue

Allow the noise to recede

It's calling you, you don't believe
Never heard.
Did you hear these ?
Did you hear these voices calling you
Locked into a conference room
And rationale is leaving you.
This conceit these systems of
Always mark these boundaries now you're free

It's calling you, you don't believe
Never heard, never dreamed.
You said the air was singing
These things you've never seen

Once you had a dream
Memories of things you've never known


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