horse to water lyrics – r.e.m.

i could have kept my head down
i might have kept my mouth shut
i should have held my own,
you lead a horse to water and you watch him drown.

you’re only as big as your battles.
rattle my cage with your shadow.
i’m a phantom-weight with a mouth full of feathers,
don’t you know that what comes around goes around?

i’m not that easy,
i am not your horse to water.
i hold my breath i come around, round, round.

don’t darken my doorstep again,
you’re mixing up living in chin-chin,
you’re mixing up lose with win-win,
you lead a horse to water and you watch him drown.

you stumble on gl*ss top table,
tv’s chewing shock-gone cable
pump me up a beanstalk fable
and i’ll call this entertainment
’cause humpty’s falling down.

i’m not that easy,
i am not your horse to water.
i hold my breath i come around, round, round.

pick a fight an ultra-buzzy bubble
friday night f*ckin’ fried-up pub crawl
phantom-weight with a mouth full of feathers,
don’t you know that what comes around goes around?

i’m not that easy,
i am not your horse to water.
i hold my breath i come around, round, round.

it’s not that easy
i am not your horse to water
i hold my breath, i come around, round, round
it’s going down, down, down
this runaround, round, round
is bound to pound
the daylights out of you!

/ r e m lyrics