E-Bow The Letter
1-Look up, what do you see?
  All of you and all of me
  Fluorescent and starry
  Some of them, they surprise

The bus ride, I went to write this, 4:00 a.m.
This letter
Fields of poppies, little pearls
All the boys and all the girls sweet-toothed
Each and every one a little scary
I said your name

I wore it like a badge of teenage film stars
Hash bars, cherry mash and tinfoil tiaras
Dreaming of Maria Callas
Whoever she is
This fame thing, I don't get it
I wrap my hand in plastic to try to
   look through it
Maybelline eyes and girl-as-boy moves
I can take you far
This star thing, I don't get it

2-I'll take you over, there
  I'll take you over, there
  Aluminum, tastes like fear
  Adrenaline, it pulls us near

  I'll take you over
  It tastes like fear, there
  I'll take you over

Will you live to 83?
Will you ever welcome me?
Will you show me something that
   nobody else has seen?
Smoke it, drink
Here comes the flood
Anything to thin the blood
These corrosives do their magic
   slowly and sweet
Phone, eat it, drink
Just another chink
Cuts and dents, they catch the light
Aluminum, the weakest link

I don't want to disappoint you
I'm not here to anoint you
I would lick your feet
But is that sickest move?
I wear my own crown and sadness and sorrow
And who'd have thought tomorrow
   could be so strange?
My loss, and here we go again
(repeat 2)

(repeat 1)
I can't look it in the eyes
Seconal, spanish fly, absinthe, kerosene
Cherry-flavored neck and collar
I can smell the sorrow on your breath
The sweat, the victory and sorrow
The smell of fear, I got it
(rpt 2, 2...)

Pulls us near
Tastes like fear..

Nearer, nearer
over, over, over, over
Yeah, look over
I'll take you there, oh, yeah
I'll take you there
Oh, over
I'll take you there
Over, let me
I'll take you there..
There, there, baby, yeah
version originale
R.E.M.
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Thom
14 juin 1998 - Tibetan Freedom Concert, Washington, DC
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Après que Michael Stipe a chanté Lucky pendant le concert de Radiohead, on attendait la réciproque : Thom a rejoint R.E.M. sur scène pour chanter E-Bow The Letter et Be Mine.

C'est Patti Smith qui chante la partie de Thom Yorke, sur la version originale, ainsi que pendant la tournée qu'elle a faite en première partie de R.E.M. (notamment en 1998 à Bercy).

Pour écouter un extrait de l'originale, ou l'acheter : E-Bow the Letter
Autre version (iTunes Originals) : E-Bow the Letter

Be Mine
I never thought of this as funny
It speaks another world to me
I wanna be your Easter bunny
I wanna be your Christmas tree

I'll strip the world that you must live in
of all its godforsaken greed
I'll ply the tar of your feathers
I'll pluck the thorns out of your feet
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if I choose your sanctuary
I'll want to wash you with my hair
I'll want to drink of sacred fountains
and find elixirs hidden there

I'll eat the lotus and peyote
I'll want to hear the caged-bird sing
I'll want the secrets of the temple
I'll want the finger with the ring
You and me
You and me
You and me

And if you made me your religion
I'll give all the room you need
I'll be the drawing of your breath
I'll be cup if you should bleed
I'll be the sky above the Ganges
I'll be the vast and stormy sea
I'll be the lights that guide you inland
I'll be the visions you will see
Visions you will see
You will see
You will see
You and me
You and me
You and me
version originale
R.E.M.
?
Thom
14 juin 1998 - Tibetan Freedom Concert, Washington, DC
?

Après que Michael Stipe a chanté Lucky pendant le concert de Radiohead, on attendait la réciproque : Thom a rejoint R.E.M. sur scène pour chanter E-Bow The Letter et Be Mine.

So. Central Rain
Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The trees will bend, the cities wash away
The city on the river has a girl without a dream

I'm sorry

Eastern to Mountain, third party call,
   the lines are down
The wise man wrote his words upon the rocks
But I'm not bound to follow suit
The trees will bend, the conversation's dimmed
Go build yourself another home,
   this choice isn't mine

I'm sorry

Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The ocean sang, the cities wash away
Go build yourself another dream,
   this choice isn't mine
version originale
R.E.M.
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Radiohead
1er novembre 1997, Strom ou The Babylon, Munich
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Pour entendre un extrait de l'originale, ou l'acheter : So. Central Rain

Michael lui l'autre