R.E.M. - The Apologist Lyrics

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They call me the apologist.
And now that I'm at peak.
You know at first it really hurt.
We joke about these things.
I've skirted all my differences
But now I'm facing up.
I wanted to apologize for
Everything I was. so
I'm sorry so sorry

Did you understand me right?
The people here are good.
They tell me what I should have done
And offer what I could.
I'm good all is good
All's well no complaints.
When I feel regret,
I get down on my knees and pray.
I'm sorry, so sorry

I live a simple life
Unfettered by complex sweets.
You think this isn't me?
Don't be weak.
There I go.
I'm so sorry.

Thank you for being there for me.
Thank you for listening, goodbye.
I can forfeit selfishness
I hope for you that you apply
This happiness
This peacefulness
I'm sorry, so sorry

I live a simple life
Unfettered by complex sweets.
You think this isn't me?
That's so sweet.
I'm so sorry

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Airportman
  • 2 Lotus
  • 3 Suspicion
  • 4 Hope
  • 5 At My Most Beautiful
  • 6 The Apologist
  • 7 Sad Professor
  • 8 You’re in the Air
  • 9 Walk Unafraid
  • 10 Why Not Smile
  • 11 Daysleeper
  • 12 Diminished / I’m Not Over You
  • 13 Parakeet
  • 14 Falls to Climb


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 6 in album Up
    release date: 1998-10-27
    popularity : 105 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Downtempo
    length: 4:30
    mixer: Nigel Godrich
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624711223
    script: Latin