So Fast, So Numb Lyrics

by REM

Movin' through rough waters motel boy
And swimming in your sleep
How could I be so blind, miss-sighted
Not to see there's something wounded deep

Anyone could scratch your surface now
It's all amphetamine
You're blasting yourself into the present
Learn some vast indignity, stay that

You say that you hate it
You want to recreate it
I've been around, I've been your lover
I let it go at kill devil hill
You're coming onto something so fast, so numb
That you can't even feel

You're drinking the wrong dream now baby
You do-si-do, saddo
You're you in cartilage, shark-eyed, shock horror, all present tense
And boy your blood is running cold
Listen, this is now, this is here, this is me
This is what I wanted you to see
That was then, was that, that is gone, this is past
You cast yourself cast, passed by, gone down fast

You say that you hate it
You want to recreate it
I've played this round, I've played your lover
I've played it out to the hilt
You're comin' on with something so fast, so numb
That you can't even feel

You love it. you hate it
You want to recreate it
Now, this is here, this is me
This is what I wanted you to see
That was then, was that, that is gone
That is what I wanted you to feel

You love it. you hate it
You spit it out, the bitter pill
I've been around, I've been your lover
I let it go at kill devil hill
You're coming onto something so fast, so numb
That you can't even feel

I've played this round, I've played your lover
I've played it out to the hilt
You're comin' on with something so fast, so numb
That you can't even feel

You played around, you played me lover
I let it go at kill devil hill
You're moving so hard, so fast, so numb
That you can't even feel