Who Sang Beat a Drum? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Reveal cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 2001-5-1
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:21
The sun reflected in the back of my eye
I knocked my head against the sky

The dragonflies are busy buzzing me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

Halfway from coal, halfway to diamond.
My fall knocked a mean chip out of me.

I'm gathering as far as I can reach
We're perched up on the precipice
And this is what I've seen

This is all I want it's all I need
This is all I am it's everything
This is all I want it's all I need.

A Blue Jay hectors from the felled catalpa tree
Doctorate in science and a theologian's
Dream

The dragonflies are trying to lecture me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

This is all I want it's all I need
This is all I am it's everything
This is all I want it's all I need.

Beat a drum for me, like a butterfly wing
Tropical storm across the ocean

But don't explain, I'm sure I'll want to know.
But don't forget, we're just halfway from coal

This is all I want it's all I need
This is all I am it's everything
This is all I want it's all I need.



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624794622
    script: Latin