World Leader Pretend Lyrics - R.E.M.

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World Leader Pretend


I sit at my table and wage war on myself
It seems like it's all, it's all for nothing
I know the barricades, and
I know the mortar in the wall breaks
I recognize the weapons, I used them well

This is my mistake. Let me make it good
I raised the wall and I will be the one to knock it down

I've a rich understanding of my finest defenses
I proclaim that claims are left unstated,
I demand a rematch
I decree a stalemate
I divine my deeper motives
I recognize the weapons
I've practiced them well. I fitted them myself

It's amazing what devices you can sympathize, empathize
This is my mistake. Let me make it good
I raised the wall and I will be the one to knock it down

Reach out for me and hold me tight. Hold that memory
Let my machine talk to me, let my machine talk to me

This is my world
And I am world leader pretend
This is my life
And this is my time
I have been given the freedom
To do as I see fit
It's high time I've razed the walls
That I've constructed

(repeat chorus)

You fill in the mortar. You fill in the harmony
You fill in the mortar. I raised the wall
And I'm the only one
I will be the one to knock it down

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Trauma | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/9/2007

Strange gent. Obviously the next track is the ultimate REM track. Thanks forewaking me to my blinkered traumatuc existence. you obviously didn't mean to exacerbate a spiritual trama in anyone reading but your sheer gaul [not meant to refer to post romans in the vicinty but but the stereotype that has prevailed from that period] has elicited such a reaction from myself. Have you no shame sir! At long last have you no shame!!

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barricaded inside oneself... | Reviewer: Rob Weir | 7/10/2006

What can one say - the greatest REM track - unstated proclaimed deepest motive. Lingering, deep southern, slide guitar, my machine... World leader pretend.. simply the one definitive REM track.

Reviewed by Wendell Gee

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