SONNY'S JOURNEY: "WORLD LEADER PRETEND"
REM, Green, 1988
All songs by Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe


I sit at my table
and wage war on myself,
It seems 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

It's amazing what devices
you can sympathize
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 used them myself.

It's amazing what devices
you can sympathize
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 the 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 construc
ted

It's amazing what devices
you can sympathize
This is my mistake,
let me make it good
I raised the wall,
and I will be the one

to knock it down

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