Who Sang Binky the Doormat? R.E.M.

R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi‐Fi cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 1995-9-25
length: 5:02
producer: Scott Litt and R.E.M.
lead vocals: Michael Stipe
mixer: John Keane and Scott Litt
recording engineer: John Keane, Jeff Wooding, Patrick McCarthy, Jo Ravitch and Joe O’Herlihy
background vocals: Bill Berry and Mike Mills
guitar: Peter Buck and Nathan December
editor: Eric Stolz
percussion & drums (drum set): Bill Berry
assistant engineer: Victor Janacua and William Field
farfisa: Scott McCaughey
keyboard & bass guitar: Mike Mills
writer: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Bill Berry
This is horror movie stuff
The muffin is peach, you're "makin" love'
You mean this opera involves handcuffs?
I lay defeated
Yeah, sour milk mouth, horseradish sweet
She's a girl and she's loving me
But distance is my tendency
I am defeated

[Chorus]
Have you lost your place? (go away, go away)
I wore my doormat face (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away)

If I'm your oyster, where's the war?
You leave me gasping, tattered and torn
I know you can't find a fork
I am just a little acorn
Well, acorns grow to mighty trees
You've got sauce, but you don't have knees
Now look who's asking pretty please
I lay defeated

[Chorus]

Call your bathroom friends around
I will fake a little frown
I will be your little clown,
Easily defeated
Yeah, shut the door and open wide
Seconal and astroglide
**** with me and traumatize
Don't you see I love your hide?
All the beauty that's trapped inside
Can't you see I love your hide?
Can't you see I love your hide?
Can't you see it?

Have you lost your place? (go away, go away)
I wore my doormat face (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
I hung my this or that (go away, go away, go away, go away)
I laid my welcome mat (go away, go away, go away, go, go, go)
Go away, go away, go away
Go away, go away, go away



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us
  • 2 The Wake‐Up Bomb
  • 3 New Test Leper
  • 4 Undertow
  • 5 E‐Bow the Letter
  • 6 Leave
  • 7 Departure
  • 8 Bittersweet Me
  • 9 Be Mine
  • 10 Binky the Doormat
  • 11 Zither
  • 12 So Fast, So Numb
  • 13 Low Desert
  • 14 Electrolite