Why I feel this way

The Great Beyond
R.E.M.

I’ve watched the stars fall silent from your eyes.
Oh the sights that I have seen.
I can’t believe that I believed,
I wish that you could see
There’s a new planet in the solar system.
There is nothing up my sleeve.

I’m pushing an elephant up the stairs
I’m tossing off punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
Crashing to the ground.

In all this talk of time, talk is fine.
But I don’t want to stay around.
Why can’t we pantomime
Just close our eyes and sleep sweet dreams
me and you with wings on our feet?

I’m pushing an elephant up the stairs
I’m tossing off punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
Crashing to the ground.

I’m breaking through
I’m bending spoons
I’m keeping flowers in full bloom
I’m looking for answers from the great beyond

I want the hummingbirds, a dancing bear,
The sweetest dreams of you.
I’m looking to the stars
I’m looking to the moon.

I’m pushing an elephant up the stairs
I’m tossing off punchlines that were never there
Over my shoulder a piano falls,
Crashing to the ground.

I’m breaking through
I’m bending spoons
I’m keeping flowers in full bloom
I’m looking for answers from the great beyond.

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