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R.E.M. Little America Lyrics

Last updated: 09/30/2013 12:42:27 PM

I can't see myself at thirty, I don't buy a lacquered thirty
Caught like flies, preserved for tomorrow's jewelery, again
Lighted in the amber yard, a green shellback, green shellback
Preserved for tomorrow's eyes, in tree beer tar-black brer sap,
The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, it's the
The consul a horse, Jefferson, I think we're lost

Who will tend the farm museums? Who will dust today's belongings?
Who will sweep the floors, hedging near the givens?
Rally round your leaders it's the mediator season
Shy Anne is on the beach, do you realize the life she's led?
The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, it's the
The consul a horse, oh man I think we're lost
The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, it's the
A matter of course, Jefferson, Jeffer

Lighted in the amber yard, a green shellback, green shellback
Sky-lied, sty-tied, Nero pie-tied, in tree tar-black brer sap,
Reason has harnessed the tame, a lodging, not stockader's game
Another Greenville, another Magic Mart, Jeffer, grab your fiddle,
The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, it's the
The consul a horse, Jefferson, I think we're lost
The biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest, it's the
The consul a horse, Jefferson, I think we're lost, lost

Thanks to Andrew for submitting Little America Lyrics.



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I wonder... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/11/12

I wonder if Ross, the earlier commentor, thinks "this song is about how much we lost our way from the Founders' dream" because of the reference to Jefferson. He should know that this is not a reference to Thomas Jefferson but to Jefferson Holt, the band's manager.



Now i see myself at thirty... | Reviewer: Ross | 2/8/09

I remember being a freshman in high school hearing this song, right after Rockville. After all that soaking in it, REM just kicked your butt right out of bed and the door to end on this song.

For me, this song is about how much we lost our way from the Founders' dream, but this is early eighties condemnation...no wonder REM is hard to follow now...too ahead of their own time.

Yes, for us idjits, the biggest wagon is the empty wagon is the noisiest...