Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)

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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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There's a secret stigma  reaping wheel. 
Diminish  a carnival of sorts. 
Chronic town  poster torn  reaping wheel. 
Stranger  stranger to these parts. 

Gentlemen don't get caught  cages under cage. Gentlemen don't get caught  
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town. Boxcars (are pulling) out of town. 
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town. 

(repeat 1st verse and chorus) 

Cages under  cages under  cages under cage. 
Cages under, cages under, cages under cage. 

(repeat chorus) 

There's a secret stigma, reaping wheel. 
Stranger, stranger to these parts. 
Chronic town, poster torn, reaping wheel. 
Diminish, stranger. 

(repeat chorus)

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Written by: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe

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