Belong

Album: Out Of Time (1991)
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  • Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
    She got up from the kitchen table
    Folded the newspaper and silenced the radio
    Those creatures jumped the barricades
    And have headed for the sea, sea

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Those creatures jumped the barricades
    And have headed for the sea
    She began to breathe
    To breathe at the thought of such freedom
    Stood and whispered to her child, "belong"
    She held the child and whispered
    With calm, calm, "belong"

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    She stood and whispered to her child, "belong"
    She held the child and whispered
    With calm, calm, "belong"

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Those barricades can only hold for so long
    Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
    She took the child held tight
    Opened the window
    A breath, this song, how long
    And knew, knew, "belong"
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh Writer/s: Bill Berry, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Lukas from Pennsylvania What's with the creatures jumping the barricade? What the hell is he talking about?
  • Broomy from PerthSuch a simple, but yet emotional song, I've listened to it a thousand times and everytime with tears in my eyes. Simple, but brilliant
  • Cjsf from Space CoastThe lyrics shown for this song are for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" (from "Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011") not "Belong". The lyrics for this song are:

    Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
    She got up from the kitchen table
    Folded the newspaper and silenced the radio
    Those creatures jumped the barricades
    And have headed for the sea, sea

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Those creatures jumped the barricades
    And have headed for the sea
    She began to breathe
    To breathe at the thought of such freedom
    Stood and whispered to her child, belong
    She held the child and whispered
    With calm, calm, belong

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    She stood and whispered to her child, belong
    She held the child and whispered
    With calm, calm, belong

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Those barricades can only hold for so long
    Her world collapsed early Sunday morning
    She took the child held tight
    Opened the window
    A breath, this song, how long
    And knew, knew, belong
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh
  • Mark from New York, NyFantastic song, fantastic vocals (especially MTV live version.
  • Tom from Marietta, OhI love the song and the imagery of it (although I was never quite sure what it all meant), but what amazes me most about this article is that there is a word specifically for the act of throwing something out of a window.
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