Auctioneer (another Engine) Lyrics

by REM

She didn't want to get pinned down by her prior town
Get me to the train on time, here take this nickel, make a dime
Take this penny and make it into a necklace when I leave
What is at the other end and I don't know
Another friend, another wife, another morning spent

Listen to the auctioneer
Another engine, another engine

We never wrote the reasons that I need explained
Some things are givens and others get away
This time it's for myself, you call it what you may
Okay, we won't say goodbye so long, so much more

Listen to the auctioneer
Another engine, another engine

Listen to the bargain holler
Listen to the barter holler
Listen to the auctioneer

Oh, get me to the train on time, here take this nickel, make a dime
Take this penny and make it into a necklace when I leave
What is at the other end and I don't know
Another friend, another wife, another morning spent

So listen to the auctioneer
Another engine, another engine
Another engine, another engine
Another

Do I stand the bargain holler?
Listen to the barter holler