The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Lyrics

R.E.M.


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 3 in album Automatic for the People
release date: 1992-10-6
popularity : 87 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:09
producer: Scott Litt
conductor: George Hanson
guest violin: Patti Gouvas, Lonnie Ottzen, Denise Berginson-Smith, Jody Taylor, Sou-Chun Su and Sandy Salzinger
arranger: John Paul Jones
guest cello: Daniel Laufer, Elizabeth Proctor Murphy and Kathleen Kee
guest oboe: Deborah Workman
guest viola: Reid Harris, Paul Murphy and Heidi Nitchie
writer: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck

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R.E.M. Automatic for the People cover art
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This here is the place 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 ***,
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 of 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


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