Who Sang Accelerate? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Accelerate cover art

Some other versions of "Accelerate"
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 2008-3-28
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 3:34
Sinking fast, the weight chained to my feet
No time to argue with belief
I'm not alone, a thousand others dropping
Faster than me
What put me here?
Nothing to hold on to
Nowhere to brake

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape-hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
I've got to follow another direction (although fall down is much cooler)

The last thing I remember was climbing up the stairs
I threw the window open in challenge and despair
I don't know what I needed
I needed time
I needed to escape
I saw the future turn
Upside-down and hesitate.



The vista I see now is changing
Uncertainty is suffocating
Our hope has never felt so great and
Lit up down
A pounding pulse
To make it go
Make it slow down,


The city's burning, it's like it's ready to explode
Accelerate to make it slow
Make it go
Accelerate to make it slow
Make it go
I'm incomplete
I'm incomplete
I'm incomplete

CD 1
  • 1 Living Well Is the Best Revenge
  • 2 Man‐Sized Wreath
  • 3 Supernatural Superserious
  • 4 Hollow Man
  • 5 Houston
  • 6 Accelerate
  • 7 Until the Day Is Done
  • 8 Mr. Richards
  • 9 Sing for the Submarine
  • 10 Horse to Water
  • 11 I’m Gonna DJ

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624988588
    script: Latin