The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight Lyrics

"The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight" was written by Peter Buck;michael Mills;william Berry;michael Stipe.
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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
Sleep, 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 trying 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

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 something more sub, stub, sub, substantial
A can of beans or blackeyed peas, some Nescafe and ice
Candy bar, a falling star or a reading 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 standing 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 standing 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 standing up
Call me when you try to wake her
I can always sleep standing up
Call me when you try to wake her

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

Songwriters
Peter Buck;Michael Mills;William Berry;Michael Stipe

Published by
NIGHT GARDEN MUSIC

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