Begin the Begin

Album: Lifes Rich Pageant (1986)
  • Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand
    The insurgency began and you missed it
    I looked for it and I found it
    Miles Standish proud, congratulate me

    A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
    Life's rich demand creates supply in the hand

    Of the powers, the only vote that matters
    Silence means security, silence means approval
    On Zenith on the TV, tiger run around the tree
    Follow the leader, run and turn into butter
    Let's begin again, begin the begin
    Let's begin again like Martin Luther Zen
    The mythology begins the begin
    Answer me a question I can't itemize
    I can't think clear, you look to me for reason
    It's not there, I can't even rhyme here in the begin

    A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
    Example, the finest example is you

    Birdie in the hand for life's rich demand
    The insurgency began and you missed it
    I looked for it and I found it
    Miles Standish proud, congratulate me

    A philanderer's tie, a murderer's shoe
    Let's begin again, begin the begin
    Let's begin again Writer/s: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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