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R.E.M.

The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite

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1992
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“The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite” is a song by R.E.M.. It was influenced by the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, both in the title of the song and through the song’s opening refrain. The band used “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” as the B-side to this song. The song was released on the band’s 1992 album Automatic for the People and was later released as a single in 1993, reaching 17 in the UK singles chart. The phrase “Call me when you try to wake her (up)“ is employed 32 times in the song. The song was placed on R.E.M.‘s Warner Brothers “best of” album In Time - The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 in 2003, although Peter Buck’s personal sleevenotes on the song were not complimentary. It was one of four songs from Automatic for the People to make the compilation, more than... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Call me when you try to wake her up. Call me when you try to wake her ... I can always sleep standing up. Call me when you try to wake her

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