R.E.M. — Bang and Blame
Album: Monster
Avg rating:
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Total ratings: 1583









Released: 1994
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
If you could see yourself now, baby
It's not my fault
You used to be so in control
You're going to roll right over this one
Just roll me over, let me go
You're laying blame
Take this as no, no, no

You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Blame, blame, blame
You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
It's not my thing so let it go

If you could see yourself now baby,
The tables have turned
The whole world hinges on your swings
Your secret life of indiscreet discretions
I'd turn the screw and leave the screen,
Don't point your finger,
You know that's not my thing

You came to bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Blame, blame, blame
You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
It's not my thing so let it go, now

You've got a little worry,
I know it all too well,
I've got your number,
But so does every kiss-and-tell
Who dares to cross your threshold,
Or happens on your way,
Stop laying blame
You know that's not my thing

You know that's not my thing,
You came to bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Blame, blame, blame
You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
It's not my thing so let it go
You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
Blame, blame, blame
You bang, bang, bang, bang, bang,
It's not my thing so let it go

You kiss on me, tug on me, rub on me, jump on me,
You bang on me, beat on me, hit on me, let go on me,
You let go on me
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 cmarket wrote:
Sucko Barfo

 
You don't like music, which begs the question why do you listen to RP or any other music station for that matter?
 timmus wrote:
I always sing "Losing My Religion" lyrics during the verses in this song.  The tunes sound exactly the same.
 
It very similar phrasing in the verses and both songs are in A minor, so he is also singing a similar melody in the verses, but the chord progressions are different.
 timmus wrote:
I always sing "Losing My Religion" lyrics during the verses in this song.  The tunes sound exactly the same.

 
I agree :)


I always sing "Losing My Religion" lyrics during the verses in this song.  The tunes sound exactly the same.
playing REM after Albert King is like a punch in the dick.. ugh
Michael Stipe is here on this track to scold you about being a hussy.
"You kiss on me, tug on me, rub on me, jump on me" - she's a cat, right?
I liked REM in their early years, but as time went on I began to see that Stipe was little more than a mewling whiner.   {#Moon}
 treatment_bound wrote:

Beginning of the end?  I take it you weren't too enthralled with the 17 YEARS OF MUSIC THEY PUT OUT after this album...

 
Not so much, no. I like "Electrolite", though.
a rating for the Eagles of alt-rock
 treatment_bound wrote:

Beginning of the end?  I take it you weren't too enthralled with the 17 YEARS OF MUSIC THEY PUT OUT after this album...

 
Yeah, it was a VERY slow end. {#Cheesygrin}
 nutrod42 wrote:
Beginning of the end of R.E.M.

 
Beginning of the end?  I take it you weren't too enthralled with the 17 YEARS OF MUSIC THEY PUT OUT after this album...
Beginning of the end of R.E.M.
Wow ! crossing your threshold on REM & RIP
LOVE...kids grew up hearing this in the Jeep...and they sang along with the "Bang Bang" part only...{#Whisper}
love the verse hate the chorus. 
Sooner or later, some cop/detective show is going to use this track as the music bed for a very artfully choreographed gunfight sequence.
Okay, yes, that was clever.
But please don't do it again — the juxtaposition was horrible.
Sucko Barfo