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R.E.M.

Leaving New York

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play It's quiet  
play And what it  
play Is  

play Comes   back
play A brilliant  
play I'm still awake

play I looked  
play I'm sure I saw you there

play You don't need me
play To tell you now
play That nothing can compare

play You might have   if I told you
play You might have hidden the  
play You might have succeeded in changing me
play I might have been   around

play It's easier to leave than to be   behind
play Leaving was never my  
play Leaving New York, never  
play I saw the light   out

play Now life is  
play And what it brings
play I tried to take
play But  
play It wears me  
play It   in  

play And I've lost
play Still in my eyes
play The shadow of  
play Across your  
play I might've lived my life in a   ,
play but I  
play This is real
play Memory   and   like glass
play Mercurial future, forget the past
play It's you, it's what I feel.

play You might have laughed if I told you
play (it's pulling me apart)
play You might have hidden a frown (change)
play You might have succeeded in changing me
play (it's pulling me apart)
play I might have been turned around (change)

play It's easier to leave than to be left behind
play (it's pulling me apart)
play Leaving was never my proud (change)
play Leaving New York, never easy
play (it's pulling me apart)
play I saw the light fading out
play You find it in your heart,
play it's pulling me apart
play You find it in your heart, change...

play I told you, forever
play I love you, forever
play I told you, I love you
play I love you, forever
play I told you, forever
play You never, you never
play You told me forever

play You might have laughed if I told you
play You might have hidden the frown
play You might have succeeded in changing me
play I might have been turned around

play It's easier to leave than to be left behind
play (it's pulling me apart)
play Leaving was never my proud (change)
play Leaving New York never easy
play (it's pulling me apart)
play I saw the life fading out (change)
play Leaving New York, never easy
play (it's pulling me apart)
play I saw the light fading out (change)
play Leaving New York never easy
play (it's pulling me apart)
play I saw the life fading out (change)

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meaningMeaning

The song reflects the feelings of singer Michael Stipe when he once watched the city from an airplane and was amazed at its beauty. Stipe has stated that he considers New York to be his second home.

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To wear sb out

to make someone extremely tired

  1. Walking around a museum all day really wears you out.