Accelerate Lyrics

by REM

Sinking fast the weight's chained to my feet
No time to argue with belief
I'm not alone, a thousand others dropping
Faster than me, what put me here?
Nothing to hold on to, nowhere to brake

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
Ive got to follow another direction

The last thing I remember was climbing up the stairs
I threw the window open in challenge and despair
I dont know what I need, I needed time, I needed to escape
I saw the future turn upside down and hesitated

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
Ive got to follow another direction, accelerate

The vista I see now is changing
Uncertainty is suffocating
Our hope has never felt so great and
Lit up down, a pounding pulse
To make it go, make it slow down, go

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
Ive got to follow another direction

The citys burning, it's like it's ready to explode
(Accelerate)
Accelerate to make it slow, make it go
(Accelerate)
Accelerate to make it slow, make it go
(Accelerate)
I'm incomplete, I'm incomplete, I'm incomplete