Imitation of life

Excuse my French but I am so f*****g into REM at the moment it’s just not funny. One shouldn’t use expletives but their music elicits strong language.

“Imitation Of Life”

Charades, pop skill
Water hyacinth, named by a poet
Imitation of life.
Like a koi in a frozen pond.
Like a goldfish in a bowl.
I don’t want to hear you cry.

Thats sugarcane that tasted good.
Thats cinnamon, thats Hollywood.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you try.

You want the greatest thing
The greatest thing since bread came sliced.
You’ve got it all, you’ve got it sized.
Like a Friday fashion show teenager
Freezing in the corner
Trying to look like you don’t try.

Thats sugarcane that tasted good.
Thats cinnamon, thats Hollywood.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you try.

No one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That freezing rain, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

This sugarcane
This lemonade
This hurricane, I’m not afraid.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you cry.

This lightning storm
This tidal wave
This avalanche, I’m not afraid.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see me cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That’s who you are, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That’s who you are, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

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  1. a few years back at sundance, i was sitting on the deck and was shocked to see “the stipe” and his partner sitting on their deck. they waved. i waved. it was all very surreal.

    i love, love the REM.

    have you had a chance to listen to greg laswell? he’s absolutely brilliant! have a listen.

  2. Derek – thanks for that. Nope, not sure I’ve listened to Greg Laswell yet. I’ll check him out though. Certainly agree with you re: REM!

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