R.E.M – Imitation Of Life

R.E.M is an American rock band formed in 1980, Athens, Gerogia, consisting Michael Stipe (vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Bill Berry (drum and percussion)..

R.E.M is considered as one of the first popular alternative rock bands, with “Radio Free Europe”, being their first released single back in 1981..

“Document”, their 5th released album was the breakthrough album for being their first million-copies selling album in 1988..

In 1992, they’ve won 3 Grammys, Best Alternative Music Album (Out of Time), Best Short Form Music Video (Losing My Religion), and Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals (Losing My Religion)..

With their successes, I’ve only started to notice them in 2001, with this single “Imitation Of Life”, from their 12th album “Reveal”..

According to Micahel Stipe, the entire video only took 20-seconds to shoot..It’s very obvious that you can see from the video, everything is being looped forwards and backwards..

The video is especially noticeable because of Michael Stipe’s spastic movements..

If you like this song you might also like “Driver 8″ from their 3rd album “Fables Of  The Reconstruction”..

Enjoy the music video and lyrics of “Imitation Of Life” by R.E.M..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2AGvj2cdlY]

R.E.M – Imitation Of Life

Charades, pop skill
Water hyacinth, named by a poet
Imitation of life.
Like a koi in a frozen pond.
Like a goldfish in a bowl.
I don’t want to hear you cry.

Thats sugarcane that tasted good.
Thats cinnamon, thats Hollywood.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you try.

You want the greatest thing
The greatest thing since bread came sliced.
You’ve got it all, you’ve got it sized.
Like a Friday fashion show teenager
Freezing in the corner
Trying to look like you don’t try.

Thats sugarcane that tasted good.
Thats cinnamon, thats Hollywood.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you try.

No one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That freezing rain, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

This sugarcane
This lemonade
This hurricane, I’m not afraid.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see you cry.

This lightning storm
This tidal wave
This avalanche, I’m not afraid.
C’mon, c’mon no one can see me cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That’s who you are, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

That sugar cane that tasted good.
That’s who you are, that’s what you could.
C’mon, c’mon on no one can see you cry.

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