Sunday, January 29, 2017

Exhuming McCarthy by R.E.M.

You're beautiful more beautiful than me
You're honorable more honorable than me
Loyal to the Bank of America
It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times
You're sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Vested interest united ties landed gentry rationalize
Look who bought the myth by jingo buy America
It's a sign of the times
It's a sign of the times
You're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.
Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
Look who bought the myth, by jingo, buy America
"Let us not assassinate this man further Senator,
You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir?
At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
We're sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen.
Sharpening stones, walking on coals,
To improve your business acumen.
Enemy sighted, enemy met, I'm addressing the realpolitik
You've seen start and you've seen quit
(I'm addressing the table of content)
I always thought of you as quick
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)
Exhuming McCarthy
(Meet me at the book burning)

3 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

The world is going to hell.

Dan Tschirhart said...

This has always been one of my favorite REM songs

Catchy and meaningful

Hell, this whole album is very apt for the times

I used to get a kick at the 'Meet me at the book burning' line, because it seemed so silly to me

Burning books to hide the truth seemed so preposterous

Unless it was a calculus book, because they deserve a good burning

Oh my though, these are crazy times indeed





Pirate Aggro said...

Yes this is when REM was at their most political and strange. lets hope there is a reunion soon.