Beat A Drum Lyrics

by REM

The sun reflected in the back of my eye
I knocked my head against the sky
The dragonflies are busy buzzing me
A seahorse as if we were in the sea

Halfway from coal, halfway to diamond
My fall knocked a mean chip out of me
Gathering as far as I can reach
Perched up on the precipice and this is what I've seen

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 the theologians dream
The dragonflies are trying to lecture me
A seahorse as if we were in the sea

But 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

Beat a drum for me like a butterfly wing
Tropical storm across the ocean
But don't explain I'm sure, I'll want to know
But don't forget we're just halfway from home

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