Daysleeper Lyrics

by REM

Receivin' department, 3 a.m.
Staff cuts have socked up the overage
Directives are posted, no callbacks complaints
Everywhere is calm

Hong Kong is present
Taipei awakes all talk of circadian rhythm

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored, headache grey
Daysleeper, daysleeper, daysleeper

The bull and the bear
Are markin' their territories
They're leadin' the blind
With their international glories

I'm the screen, the blindin' light
I'm the screen, I work at night

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache grey
Don't wake me, so much daysleeper

I cried the other night
I can't even say why
Fluorescent flat caffeine lights
It's furious balancing

I'm the screen, the blindin' light
I'm the screen, I work at night

I see today with a newsprint fray
My night is colored headache grey
Don't wake me with so much

The ocean machine is set to 9
I'll squeeze into Heaven and valentine
My bed is pullin' me gravity
Daysleeper, daysleeper, daysleeper
Daysleeper, daysleeper