Radio Free Europe

Album: Murmur (1983)
Charted: 78
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  • Beside yourself if radio's gonna stay
    Reason: it could polish up the gray
    Put that, put that, put that up your wall
    That this isn't country at all

    Raving station, beside yourself

    Keep me out of country and the word
    Deal the porch is leading us absurd
    Push that, push that, push that to the hull
    That this isn't nothing at all

    Straight off the boat
    Where to go?

    Calling on in transit
    Calling on in transit
    Radio Free Europe
    Radio

    Beside defying' media too fast
    Instead of pushin' palaces to fall
    Put that, put that, put that before all
    That this isn't fortunate at all

    Raving station, beside yourself

    Calling on in transit
    Calling on in transit
    Radio Free Europe
    Radio

    Decide yourself
    Calling on a boat
    Media's too fast

    Keep me out of country and the word
    Disappointers into us absurd

    Straight off the boat
    Where to go?

    Calling on in transit
    Calling on in transit
    Radio Free Europe
    Radio Free Europe

    Calling on in transit
    Calling on in transit
    Radio Free Europe
    Radio Free Europe Writer/s: Bill Berry, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • That American from 20110Propaganda compared to whom?
  • Mr. Big from Connecticut ShorelineI used to listen to WLIR & NYU & FUV last 2 college radio. They announced the REM was playing the Ritz Ballroom in NYC late spring 1983. I went by lonesome me to see them play as they opened up for Bananarama: why?? Also I saw U2 around same time at the Palladium NYC by myself as nobody wanted to tag along. A few months later in Fall Semester 83 at FordhamU guys were going Big didn’t you see them, why are you always seeing bands before they make it?
  • Malcolm from RamsgateR. E. M. make me wish the radio wasn’t invented.
  • Agnello Noel from MumbaiAbsolute gibberish
  • Maggie from Scottsdale, AzBummed out. When I heard this song in the late eighties I truly believed that they "got" what was going on in Europe.. I guess not. Our "propaganda" campaign freed states from the "Soviet Bloc".. I though this was recognized in the non coherent lyrics.. I should have been wiser.. Hero worship is for the youth.. then we find out they became "what twisted them".
  • Bubba Zanetti from Austin, TxOne of my favorite early REM songs. Just a jangly pop hook and an easy to sing to chorus. Good example of why this band was so good: infectious tunes that mixed great harmonies and a slick guitar.
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