Summer Turns to High


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R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands, R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M… more »


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Mercury is rising still 
Turn the fan on high 
I won't step on my own shadow 
No one wants to cry 

Someone put a pox on me 
I'll spit in their eye 

Summer turns to high 

With my bed sheet cape and sandals 
Circle citronella candles 
Summer's here, the light is raising 
Hopes and dragonflies 

If those hopes are overshadowed, 
Cotton candy, caramel apple. 

Summer turns to high 
Summer turns to high 
Summer turns to high, 
Summer high 

After wine and nectarines 
The fireflies in time 
Move like syrup through the evening 
With a sweet resign 

I won't pine for what could have been- 
I'm preoccupied! 

Summer turns to high 
Summer turns to high 
Summer turns to high, 
Summer high.

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Written by: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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