R.E.M. Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) Lyrics

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There's a secret stigma reaping wheel.
Diminish a carnival of sorts.
Chronic town poster torn reaping wheel.
Stranger stranger to these parts.

Gentlemen don't get caught cages under cage. Gentlemen don't get caught
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town. Boxcars (are pulling) out of town.
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town.

(repeat 1st verse and chorus)

Cages under cages under cages under cage.
Cages under, cages under, cages under cage.

(repeat chorus)

There's a secret stigma, reaping wheel.
Stranger, stranger to these parts.
Chronic town, poster torn, reaping wheel.
Diminish, stranger.

(repeat chorus)
Chronic Town Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wolves, Lower
  • 2 Gardening at Night
  • 3 Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
  • 4 1,000,000
  • 5 Stumble

  • Written by: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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