I know a girl with the golden touch She's got enough, she's got too much But I know, you wouldn't mind You could have it all if you wanted You could have it all if it mattered so much
[Chorus] But then all they know is how to put you down When you're there, they're your friend But then when you're not around They say, "Oh, she's changed" We know what they mean Well they mean, they're just jealous Because they never do the things That they wish that they could do so well
That kind of girl, yes she's never alone You leave a thousand messages on her phone But you know you never get through And you could have it all if you wanted, girl You could have it all if it matters to you
I saw my girl with the golden touch Give 'em a taste but not too much I just can't listen to the words of fools I don't give away too much Someone will need your golden touch
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.