The Lifting Lyrics

by REM

Grounded, 5 a.m.
The night light is comforting
But gravity is holding you

Once settled into sleep
You have watched
On repeat the story of your life
Across the ceiling and in review

You've said the air was singing
It's calling you, you don't believe
These things you've never seen

Good morning, and how are you?
The weather's fine
The sky is blue
It's perfect for our seminar

Now close your eyes and start to breathe
Allow the noise to recede
Allow yourself to drift and fly away
But you just stay

You've said the air was singing
And it's calling you, you don't believe
These things you've never seen
And never dreamed

Did you hear these voices calling?
Did you hear these voices calling?
Did you hear these voices calling you?

Locked into a conference room
We're only what our minds assume
And rationale is leaving you

This conceit, these systems of belief
Your counselor agrees
You always mark these boundaries
Now you're free and with relief

You've said the air was singing
It's calling you, you don't believe
These things you've never seen
And never heard, and never dreamed

You've said the air was singing
It's calling you, you don't believe
These things you've never seen

Never
Never
Never

Now once you had a dream
Of oceans and sunken cities
Memories of things you've never known
You have never known