Hairshirt (Album Version)



Hairshirt (Album Version) - R.E.M.

I am not the type of dog

That could keep you waiting

For no good reason


Run a carbon-black test on my jaw


And you will find it's all been said before


I can swing my megaphone


And long arm the rest

It's easier and better

To just beat it from the chest


Of desire


I could walk into this room


And the waves of conversation are enough


To knock you down in the undertow


So alone, so alone in my life


Feed me banks of light

And hang your hairshirt on the lowest rung

It's a beautiful life


And I can hang my hairshirt

Away up high in the attic of

The wrong dog's life chest


Or bury it at sea


All my life I've searched for this


Here I am, here I am


In your life


It's a beautiful life


My life


It's a beautiful life


Your life