R.E.M. – Drive

05 Jul, 2013

Album: Automatic for the People (1992), Warner Bros.

Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. A cloak strewn with irony, which dresses you without you noticing. That what was once a game held tightly in your hands from the beginning, turned you into a helpless puppet in the play later. Nobody tells you where to go and what to do. It happens to you, and yet outside of you at the same time. A ride which only time can stop. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

 

 

[-]  [+]  Lyrics:


Smack, crack, bushwhacked
Tie another one to the racks, baby
Hey kids, rock and roll
Nobody tells you where to go, baby

What if I ride? What if you walk?
What if you rock around the clock?
Tick tock, tick tock
What if you did? What if you walk?
What if you tried to get off, baby?

Hey kids, where are you?
Nobody tells you what to do, baby
Hey kids, shake a leg
Maybe you’re crazy in the head, baby

What if you did? What if you walk?
Maybe you rocked around the clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
Maybe I drive to get off, baby

Hey kids, shake a leg
Maybe you’re crazy in the head, now baby
Ollie, ollie, ollie, baby
Hey, kids, where are you?
Nobody tells you what to do, baby

Smack, crack, shack-a-lack
Tie another one to your backs, baby
Hey kids, rock and roll
Nobody tells you where to go, baby

Maybe you did, maybe you walk
Maybe you rock around the clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Maybe I ride, maybe you walk
Maybe I drive to get off, baby

Hey kids, where are you?
Nobody tells you what to do, now baby
Hey kids, rock and roll
Nobody tells you where to go, baby, baby, baby

 

Songwriters: William Berry / Michael Stipe / Peter Buck / Mike Mills

 

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Zebra
Zebra

Music is a drug, a passion and also a love for me. An intimate communication. It allows me to travel in time and space. To get to know myself through my own emotions. To feed me when I’m empty and free me, when I am brimming with everything. In reality I am a big horse dressed in striped pajamas who, except music, also likes time-proved meals and wines.

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