R.E.M. - These Days Lyrics

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Now I'm not feeding off you I will rearrange your scales
If I can and I can
March into the ocean march into the sea

I had a hat I put it down and it sunk reached down
Yanked it up slapped it on my head
All the people gather
Fly to carry each his burden
We are young despite the years we are concern
We are hope despite the times
All of the sudden these days
Happy throngs take this joy wherever wherever

I wish to meet each one of you
And you, me, you, if I can and I can
We have many things in common, name three (three, three, three)

I had a hat and it sunk, reached down,
Yanked it up, slapped it on my head
All the people gather
Fly to carry each his burden
We are young despite the years we are concern
We are hope despite the times
All of the sudden, these days
Happy throngs, take this joy wherever, wherever you go.

Now I'm not feeding off you I will rearrange your scales
If I can and I can
I wish to eat each one of you and you, me, you

I had a hat and it sunk, reached down,
Yanked it up, slapped it on my head
All the people gather
Fly to carry each his burden
We are young despite the years we are concern
We are hope despite the times
All of the sudden, these days
Happy throngs, take this joy wherever, wherever you

Carry each his burden
We are young despite the years we are concern
We are hope despite the times
All of the sudden, these days
Happy throngs, take this joy wherever, wherever you go.
(Take away the scattered bones of my meal)

Track Listing
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Raphael Saadiq, Kelvin L. Wooten, Domini Quinn, Phillip A. White, Jonathan David Buck, Robert C. Jr. Ozuna, Glenn Don Ii Standridge
    album: Track 2 in album Lifes Rich Pageant
    release date: 1986-7-28
    popularity : 134 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    writer: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
    Album Information
    label: I.R.S. Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811908027
    script: Latin