The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite Lyrics

by REM

This here is the place where I will be staying
There isn't a number, you can call the pay phone
Let it ring a long, long, long, long time
If I don't pick up, hang up, call back, let it ring some more

If I don't pick up, pick up
The sidewinder sleeps, sleeps, sleeps in a coil

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

There are scratches all around the coin slot
Like a heartbeat, baby, tryin' to wake up
But this machine can only swallow money
You can't lay a patch by computer design
It's just a lot of stupid, stupid signs

Tell her
Tell her she can kiss my ass then laugh and say
That you were only kidding
That way she'll know that
It's really, really, really, really me, me

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

Baby, instant soup doesn't really grab me
Today I need somethin' more sub-sub-sub-substantial
A can of beans or black eyed peas, some nescafe and ice
A candy bar, a fallin' star or a readin' of doctor Seuss

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her

The cat in the hat came back, wrecked a lot of havoc on the way
Always had a smile and a reason to pretend
But their world has flat backgrounds and little need to sleep but to dream
The sidewinder sleeps on his back

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
I can always sleep standin' up, call me when you try to wake her

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
I can always sleep standin' up, call me when you try to wake her

Call me when you try to wake her up, call me when you try to wake her
I can always sleep standin' up, call me when you try to wake her
I can always sleep standin' up, call me when you try to wake her

We've got to moogie, moogie, move on this one