Who Sang Begin the Begin? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 1986-7-28
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:29
producer: Don Gehman
lead vocals: Michael Stipe
guitar: Peter Buck
drums (drum set): Bill Berry
bass guitar: Mike Mills
writer: Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Bill Berry
Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand
The insurgency began and you missed it
I looked for it and I found it
Miles Standish proud congratulate me

A philanderer's tithe a murderer's shoe

Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand
Of the powers the only vote that matters
Silence means security silence means approval
On Zenith on the TV tiger run around the tree
Follow the leader run and turn into butter

Let's begin again, begin the begin
Let's begin again like Martin Luther Zen
The mythology begins the begin
Answer me a question I can't itemize
I can't think clear, you look to me for reason
It's not there, I can't even rhyme here in the begin

A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
Example: the finest example is you

Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand
The insurgency began and you missed it
I looked for it and I found it
Miles Standish proud, congratulate me

A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
Let's begin again begin the begin
Let's begin again



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Begin the Begin
  • 2 These Days
  • 3 Fall on Me
  • 4 Cuyahoga
  • 5 Hyena
  • 6 Underneath the Bunker
  • 7 The Flowers of Guatemala
  • 8 I Believe
  • 9 What If We Give It Away?
  • 10 Just a Touch
  • 11 Swan Swan H
  • 12 Superman