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R.E.M.

Imitation Of Life

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playCharades, pop skill
playWater hyacinth, named by a poet
playImitation of life
playLike a koi in a frozen pond
playLike a goldfish in a bowl
playI don't want to hear you cry

playThat's sugarcane that tasted good
playThat's cinnamon, that's Hollywood
playC'mon, c'mon no one can see you try

playYou want the greatest thing
playThe greatest thing since bread came sliced
playYou've got it all, you've got it sized
playLike a Friday fashion show teenager
playFreezing in the corner
playTrying to look like you don't try

playThat's sugarcane that tasted good
playThat's cinnamon, that's Hollywood
playC'mon, c'mon no one can see you try

playNo one can see you cry

playThat sugar cane that tasted good
playThat freezing rain, that's what you could
playC'mon, c'mon on no one can see you cry

playThis sugarcane
playThis lemonade
playThis hurricane, I'm not afraid
playC'mon, c'mon no one can see me cry

playThis lightning storm
playThis tidal wave
playThis avalanche, I'm not afraid
playC'mon, c'mon no one can see me cry

playThat sugar cane that tasted good
playThat's who you are, that's what you could
playC'mon, c'mon on no one can see you cry

playThat sugar cane that tasted good
playThat's who you are, that's what you could
playC'mon, c'mon on no one can see you cry

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meaningMeaning

The song title is taken from the classic 1959 film of the same name.

"I thought at the time that the title was a perfect metaphor for adolescence. Peter Buck explained on the liner notes for In Time, though he admitted none of the guys saw the movie,

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Tidal wave

An exceptionally large ocean wave, especially one caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption


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