R.E.M. - Beat A Drum song lyrics
R.E.M. lyrics
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The sun reflected in the back of my eye
I knocked my head against the sky

The dragonflies are busy buzzing me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

Halfway from coal, halfway to diamond
My fall knocked a mean chip out of me

I'm gathering as far as I can reach
We're perched up on the precipice
And this is what I've seen

(chorus)
This is all I want, it's all I need
This is all I am, it's everything
This is all I want, it's all I need

A bluejay hectors from the felled catalpa tree
Doctorate in science and a theologian's dream

The dragonflies are trying to lecture me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

(repeat chorus)

Beat a drum for me, like a butterfly wing
Tropical storm across the ocean

Don't explain, I'm sure I'll want to know
Don't forget, we're just halfway from coal

(repeat chorus)
Reveal (2001)
1. The Lifting
2. I ve been high
3. All The Way To Reno
4. She Just Wants To Be
5. Disappear
6. Saturn Return
7. Beat A Drum
8. Imitation Of Life
9. Summer Turns To High
10. Chorus And The Ring
11. I ll take the rain
12. Beachball