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Half a World Away
by R.E.M.

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

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe

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Gary ODonnell

Michael Stipe is a genuis.

Mickey Docka

Wow, How come I only heard this song a few weeks ago. I'm hooked like a fish. What a beautiful beautiful song and sound.

v-town1980

When this album was released back on '91, gems like this got hidden by the hits on the album. But when I bought it then I'd usually skip "Losing my religion" and "Shiny happy people" to get to songs like this one. So damn good.

lapinchiloca

same here.. long time REM fan, and I just listened to this last weekend randomly on an airplane!

Angie Hotchkiss

I'm a mermaid, fuck you all

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)

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

EndofMusic

Reminds me of being a lonely 18-year old

v-town1980

@Luke Jo but at least he grew up with great tunes....unlike the top 40 shit now.

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