The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Lyrics

R.E.M.


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 3 in album Automatic for the People
release date: 1992-10-6
popularity : 226 users have visited this page.
length: 4:09
arranger: John Paul Jones
conductor: George Hanson
guest instrument: Lonnie Ottzen, Denise Berginson-Smith, Jody Taylor, Sou-Chun Su, Sandy Salzinger, Patti Gouvas, Daniel Laufer, Elizabeth Proctor Murphy, Kathleen Kee, Deborah Workman, Paul Murphy, Reid Harris, Heidi Nitchie
violin: Denise Berginson-Smith, Jody Taylor, Sou-Chun Su, Sandy Salzinger, Patti Gouvas, Lonnie Ottzen
cello: Daniel Laufer, Elizabeth Proctor Murphy, Kathleen Kee
oboe: Deborah Workman
viola: Paul Murphy, Reid Harris, Heidi Nitchie
producer: Scott Litt
writer: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck

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This here is the place where I will be staying.
There isn't a number. You can call the pay phone.
Let it ring a long, long, long, long time.
If I don't pick up, hang up, call back, let it ring some more.
If I don't pick up, pick up... The sidewinder sleeps, sleeps, sleeps in a coil

Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.

There are scratches all around the coin slot
like a heartbeat, baby trying to wake up,
but this machine can only swallow money.
You can't lay a patch by computer design.
It's just a lot of stupid, stupid signs.

Tell her,
tell her she can kiss my ass, then laugh and say that you were only kidding.
That way she'll know that it's really, really, really, really me.

Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.

Baby, instant soup doesn't really grab me.
Today I need something more sub-sub-sub-substantial.
A can of beans or blackeyed peas, some Nescafe and ice,
a candy bar, a falling star, or a reading from Doctor Seuss;

Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.

The cat in the hat came back, wrecked a lot of havoc on the way,
always had a smile and a reason to pretend.
But their world has flat backgrounds and little need to sleep but to dream.
The sidewinder sleeps on his back.

Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
I can always sleep standing up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
I can always sleep standing up. Call me when you try to wake her.
Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her.
I can always sleep standing up. Call me when you try to wake her.
I can always sleep standing up. Call me when you try to wake her.

We've got to moogie, moogie, move on this one.

Track Listing

  • 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