Final Straw

Album: Around The Sun (2004)
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  • "As I raise my head to broadcast my objection
    As your latest triumph draws the final straw
    Who died and lifted you up to perfection?
    And what silenced me is written into law

    I can't believe where circumstance has thrown me
    And I turn my head away
    If I look I'm not sure that I could face you
    Not again, not today, not today

    If hatred makes a play on me tomorrow
    And forgiveness takes a back seat to revenge
    There's a hurt down deep that has not been corrected
    There's a voice in me that says you will not win

    And if I ignore the voice inside
    Raise a half glass to my home
    But it's there that I am most afraid
    And forgetting doesn't hold

    It doesn't hold
    Now I don't believe and I never did
    That two wrongs make a right
    If the world were filled with the likes of you
    Then I'm putting up a fight
    Putting up a fight
    Putting up a fight
    Make it right
    Make it right

    Now love cannot be called into question
    Forgiveness is the only hope I hold
    And love, love will be my strongest weapon
    I do believe that I am not alone

    For this fear will not destroy me
    And the tears that have been shed
    It's knowing now where I am weakest
    And the voice in my head
    In my head

    Then I raise my voice up higher
    And I look you in the eye
    And I offer love with one condition
    With conviction, tell me why
    Tell me why
    Tell me why
    Look me in the eye
    Tell me why Writer/s: MICHAEL MILLS, MICHAEL STIPE, PETER BUCK
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Thomas from Washington D.c., VaThis is the most amazing song I have ever heard. I got it off of R.E.M. LIVE and it's incredible. Stipes voice is amazing, and the power he puts behind the words is astounding.
  • Matthew from Milford, MaYeah, I can see a lot of myself in this song...
  • Matthew from Milford, MaWow... I can so see this song being applied to Kevin Trudeau's fight against the pharmaceutical industry! And, in the same light, it can be applied to my efforts to support him in this cause!
  • Ian from Melbourne, Australiagreat haunting guitar riff.The lyrics are fantastic i personally see this as a letter to george bush.Stipe has been quoted as saying'We didnt do that because we 're big hollywood pop stars we did it becAuse were people and i have family in the armed forces" Around the sun is not the greatest REM album but it still has some fantastic tracks on it.
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