Beat A Drum Songtext

R.E.M.

von Reveal

Beat A Drum Songtext
(Buck/Mills/Stipe)



The sun reflected in the back of my eye
I knocked my head against the sky

The dragonflies are busy buzzing me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

Halfway from coal, halfway to diamond
My fall knocked a mean chip out of me

I'm gathering as far as I can reach
We're perched up on the precipice
And this is what I've seen

(chorus)
This is all I want, it's all I need
This is all I am, it's everything
This is all I want, it's all I need

A bluejay hectors from the felled catalpa tree
Doctorate in science and a theologian's dream

The dragonflies are trying to lecture me
Seahorses if we were in the sea

(repeat chorus)

Beat a drum for me, like a butterfly wing
Tropical storm across the ocean

Don't explain, I'm sure I'll want to know
Don't forget, we're just halfway from coal

(repeat chorus)