Living Well is the Best Revenge

Album: Accelerate (2008)
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  • It's only when your poison spins into the life you hoped to live
    That suddenly you wake up in a shaking panic, now
    You set me up like a lamb to slaughter
    Garbo as a farmer's daughter
    Unbelievable, the gospel according to who?
    I lay right down

    All your sad and lost apostles
    Hum my name and flare their nostrils
    Choking on the bones you toss to them
    Well, I'm not one to sit and spin
    'Cause living well's the best revenge
    Baby, I am calling you on that

    Don't turn your talking points on me
    History will set me free
    The future's ours and you don't even rate a footnote now
    So who's chasing you? Where did you go?
    You disappeared mid-sentence
    In a judgment crisis I see my anecdote for it
    You weakened shell

    All your sad and lost apostles
    Hum my name and flare their nostrils
    Choking on the bones you toss to them
    Well I'm not one to sit and spin
    'Cause living well's the best revenge
    Baby, I am calling you on that

    You savor your dying breath
    Well, I forgive but I don't forget
    You work it out, let's hear that argument again
    Camera three, go now!

    All your sad and lost apostles
    Hum my name and flare their nostrils
    Choking on the bones you toss to them
    Well I'm not one to sit and spin
    'Cause living well's the best revenge
    Baby, I am calling you on that

    Baby, I am calling you on that
    Baby, I am calling you on Writer/s: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Brad from Lexington, KyThis song is obviously anti-Bush. This is especially clear in lines such as "history will set me free", as Bush has often said that history will prove him right. The song also has biblical refrences. Lines like "the Gospel according to who?" and referring to Bush's supporters as "sad and lost apostles" could possibly be accusing Bush of comparing himself to Jesus.
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