R.E.M. - Imitation of Life Lyrics

R.E.M. Reveal cover art
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Charades pop skill
Water hyacinth.
Name by a poet
Imitation of life.

Like a koi in a frozen pond.
Like a goldfish in a bowl.
I don't want to hear you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you try.

You want the greatest thing
The greatest thing since bread came sliced.
You've got it all
You've got it sized.

Like a Friday fashion show
Teenager cruising in the corner
Trying to look like you don't try.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That cinnamon, that's Hollywood.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you try.

No-one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That freezing rain, that's what you could.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you cry.

This sugar cane, this lemonade
This hurricane, I'm not afraid.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see me cry.

This lightning storm, this tidal wave
This avalanche, I'm not afraid.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see me cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That's who you are, that's what you could.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That's who you are, that's what you could.
Come on, come on.
No-one can see you cry

Track Listing
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck
    album: Track 8 in album Reveal
    release date: 2001-5-14
    popularity : 577 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 3:57
    mixer: Pat McCarthy and Jamie Candiloro
    recorded by: Jamie Candiloro and Pat McCarthy
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624794622
    script: Latin