Nightswimming Lyrics

by REM

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night

The photograph on the dashboard taken years ago
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows
Every streetlight reveals a picture in reverse
Still it's so much clearer, I forgot my shirt
At the water's edge, the moon is low tonight

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
I'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago, the fear of getting caught
The recklessness and water, they cannot see me naked
These things they go away, replaced by every day

Nightswimming, remembering that night
September's coming soon, I'm pining for the moon
And what if there were two side by side in orbit
Around the fairest sun, that bright, tight, forever drum
Could not describe nightswimming

You, I thought I knew you, you I cannot judge
You, I thought you knew me, this one laughing quietly
Underneath my breath, nightswimming

The photograph reflects, every streetlight a reminder
Nightswimming, deserves a quiet night
Deserves a quiet night