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Old 02-22-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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The Age-Old Question

Can you sing all of R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It"?

Because I sure can't.

" ... LEONARD BERNSTEIN!"

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Old 02-22-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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No way. But I could probably nail about 75% of the lyrics while singing along to the song. Not flat out from memory though.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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I can do it. Watch me.

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs.
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, Ladder start to clatter with fear fight down height.
Wire in a fire, representing seven games, a government for hire and a combat site.
Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck.
Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped.
Look at that low playing! Fine, then.
Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it'll do.
Save yourself, serve yourself.
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and 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 towers.
Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn.
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting.
Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no fear cavalier.
Renegade steer clear!
A tournament, 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 dreamt of knives, continental drift divide.
Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!
You symbiotic, patriotic, slam book 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. can't I have some time alone?
It's the end of the world as we know it can't I have some time alone? and I feel fine...fine...

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it. can't I have some time alone?
It's the end of the world as we know it can't I have some time alone? and I feel fine...fine...
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I can. And I have a copy of myself singing it on my computer.

But I'll never post it.

The only part I can't sing is "I feel fine..."
It's too low for me.
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Oh, fuck no.
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But I'll never post it.



The real question is can you guys sing Bad Day?
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It's been a bad day, please don't take a picture
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Have you ever heard the televised st. vitus subcommitee prize investigation dance those ants in pants glances...
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I covered this song once.



Not let me repeat that...once!!! Without notes, got a standing O, haven't done it since...

I covered it right after Bush got re-"elected"
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R.E.M. is my favorite band and I've absorbed every lyric Stipe has ever written, so yeah.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:08 AM   #11
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I can sing Animal, but that doesn't really compare...

End Of The World is lyrical genius....
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Leonard what's-his-name! Herman Munster motorcade! Birthday party, Cheetos! Pogosticks and lemonade!

Homer...
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I love that episode.

"Michael, no! It's not the REM way."
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #14
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Let me try it from memory...

That's great
It starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes and aeroplanes
Lenny Bruce is not afraid...
Eye of a hurricane
Listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs
Something something something
.........
.........
.........

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...(cool bass line)

........Uh............
........
................
........
........

It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
And I feel fine...(cool bass line)

The other night I...something something something....
LEONARD BERNSTEIN!
......Birthday party cheesecake jellybean boom!


It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(Time I've had some time alone)
And I feel fine...(cool bass line)

(Repeat chorus until people get sick of it/start getting angry and want you to sing Everybody Hurts because they're extremely drunk at this point )

And I haven't even heard it in months.
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Great Big Sea does a sped up version of the song that's virtually impossible to keep up with, even if you do know all the lyrics.
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