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Posted: 9/15/2001 7:50:45 AM EDT
This is a line from a song back in the early eighties. I don't remember who sang it and I don't remember any other words. These words and the tune that goes with them have been constantly popping into my head for the last few days. My kids (and my animals) are starting to look at me funny when I sing this one line and no more.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 7:53:41 AM EDT
It's an R.E.M. song. It may be the end of the world as we know it, but it's the begining of a whole new America. A bettr America.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 8:11:41 AM EDT
The next line is: "And I feel fine!" sgtar15
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 9:03:51 AM EDT
Here 'ya go ! (cut and paste) http://www.mp3.web-comm.com:8080/Unchecked%20Rock%20By%20Artist/REM/REM%20-%20End%20of%20the%20World%20as%20We%20Know%20­It.mp3 login: mp3 password: 3pm
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 9:12:47 AM EDT
Here ya go... @SONG: IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT (AND I FEEL FINE) (from official lyric sheet) That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane - Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world serves its own needs, don't misserve your own needs. Feed it up a knock, speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height, down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population, common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,v blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle, light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh, this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament, a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite. Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs. Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic, slam, but neck, right? Right. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it. It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine... (It's time I had some time alone)
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 2:42:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sprayboy: It's an R.E.M. song. It may be the end of the world as we know it, but it's the begining of a whole new America. A bettr America.
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I do believe you are right. Btw, I tested my singing with some other songs and I still get the same funny looks form the kids and animals. I think they must be amazed, that with a voice like mine, I don't have a recording contract.[thinking] I think I now know why I only remembered the one line.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 3:31:20 PM EDT
R.E.M. IS VERY ANTI-GUN. DON'T SUPPORT THEM!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 3:38:17 PM EDT
Who sang "And the cat's in the cradle with the silver spoon, little boy billy the man in the moon"? Was that REM too?
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 3:40:18 PM EDT
Harry Chapin, and redone by Ugly Kid Joe in the early 90's, before the downfall of "hair bands"
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 9:41:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By timh70: Harry Chapin, and redone by Ugly Kid Joe in the early 90's, before the downfall of "hair bands"
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I used to watch Ugly Kid Joe play in people's backyards when I was at school in Santa Barbara. Remember that MTV music awards when Stipes kept taking off shirts with messages on them. He had one for gun control and then one for pro choice. I remember sayin to whoever I waas with that it is OK to choose to kill an unborn child but not OK to choose a handgun to protect yourself. That makes sense. I actually like that song and some of their other music but I can't listen to it cause they are such dickheads.
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