Half a World Away
R.E.M. Lyrics


This could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle
High alive
My mind is racing
As it always will
My hand's tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away here
My head sworn
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Go it alone
Hold it along and hold, hold

Oh, lonely deep sit hollow
I'm half a world
Half the world away
My shoes are gone
My life spent
I had too much to drink
I didn't think
And I didn't think of you
I guess that's all I needed
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall and hold, hold

Oh, this lonely world is wasted
Pathetic eyes high alive
Blind to the tide that turns the sea
This storm it came up strong
It shook the trees
And blew away our fear
I couldn't even hear

To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul
To go it alone
And hold it along
Haul it along
And hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards, and fall and hold hold

This could be the saddest dusk
I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle
High alive
My mind is racing
As it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away and go

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Written by: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe

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Stephanius

This could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle, high-alive
My mind is racing, as it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away here
And I had sworn to go it alone, hold it along
And haul it along and hold it
Go it alone 'n hold it along
Hold

Oh, this lonely deeps and holy way
Half a world, half a world away
My shoes are gone, my life spent
I've had too much to drink
I didn't think, I didn't think of you
I guess that's all I needed
To go it alone and hold it along
And haul it along and hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall
Hold

Oh, this lonely world is wasted
Pathetic eyes, high-alive
Blind eye that turns to see
The storm it came up strong
It shook the trees and blew away our fear
I couldn't leave it here
To go it alone, hold it along
Haul it along and hold it
Go it alone hold it along
Hold

Go it alone and hold it along
Haul it along 'n hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall
Hold

Oh, this could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle, high-alive
My mind is racing, as it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away to go



Open Serrure

Cela pourrait être le crépuscule le plus triste
Jamais vu
Se changer en miracle
En alerte
Mon esprit court
Comme il le fera toujours
Ma main est fatiguée, mon cœur douloureux
Je suis au bout du monde
Ma tête a promis


D'y aller seul
Et l emporter
Le traîner
Le tenir
Y aller seul
L'emporter et tenir
Oh, le village reculé et solitaire
Je suis au bout du monde
Au bout du monde

Mes chaussures sont parties

Ma vie fichue
J'ai trop bu
Je n'ai pas pensé
Je n'ai pas pensé à toi
Je crois que c'est tout ce dont j'avais besoin

D'y aller seul
Et l emporter
Le traîner
Le tenir
Des oiseaux noirs, reculent, avancent, tombent et s'immobilisent

Oh, ce monde solitaire est gâché
Les yeux pathétiques, en alerte
Aveugle à la marée qui retourne la mer
Cette tempête est arrivée , forte
À secoué les arbres et balayé nos peurs
Je ne pouvais même pas entendre

D'y aller seul
Et l emporter
Le traîner
Le tenir
D'y aller seul
Et l emporter
Traîner
D'y aller seul
Et l emporter
Le traîner
Le tenir
Des oiseaux noirs, reculent, avancent, tombent et s'immobilisent

Oh ce pourrait être le crépuscule le plus triste
Jamais vu
Se changer en miracle
En alerte
Mon esprit court
Comme il le fera toujours
Ma main est fatiguée, mon cœur douloureux
I'm half a world away
Allons y



All comments from YouTube:

Filipe Coelho

Best song ever. What a masterpiece!

salozmen29

Brings me to tears every time I hear it.

Real American

Definitely makes you long for things that you went thru childhood in the 90s makes you sad because you’re getting old but truthfully R.E.M. put a lot of happiness in peoples lives great band the kind makes you wish they stay forever

Debbie-Claire Whatley

The storm it came up strong, it shook the trees and blew away our fear ❤

Thomas Gary

I always thought he said it blew away his hair.😁😆😁😆💘

Keith Gordon

When those strings come in on the final verse, it always puts me on the floor. I first heard this song in 1991, MTV UNPLUGGED. I knew then it was my favorite song. Years later...I realize I was right. The only time my youth didn't lie to me.

Stephanius

This could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle, high-alive
My mind is racing, as it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away here
And I had sworn to go it alone, hold it along
And haul it along and hold it
Go it alone 'n hold it along
Hold

Oh, this lonely deeps and holy way
Half a world, half a world away
My shoes are gone, my life spent
I've had too much to drink
I didn't think, I didn't think of you
I guess that's all I needed
To go it alone and hold it along
And haul it along and hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall
Hold

Oh, this lonely world is wasted
Pathetic eyes, high-alive
Blind eye that turns to see
The storm it came up strong
It shook the trees and blew away our fear
I couldn't leave it here
To go it alone, hold it along
Haul it along and hold it
Go it alone hold it along
Hold

Go it alone and hold it along
Haul it along 'n hold it
Blackbirds, backwards, forwards and fall
Hold

Oh, this could be the saddest dusk I've ever seen
Turn to a miracle, high-alive
My mind is racing, as it always will
My hands tired, my heart aches
I'm half a world away to go

Fred H

It's "here/my head sworn/to go it alone"
And "oh, lonely deep sit hollow/half a world, half a world away"
And "blind to the tide that turns the sea" (although I think he gets it wrong here)

Dave Smith

One of the best bands and lead Singer's ever!? These guys are Amazing in the way they blend .
Nothing short of brilliance. If they touch your heart than roll with it.

magroves

I love this song. I think it is so beautiful musically and I relate to the lyrics. R.E.M. is a treasure.

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