R.E.M. - Electrolite Lyrics




Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
I'm gasoline
I'm burnin' clean

20th century, go to sleep
You're plasticine
That is obscene
That is obscene

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

If I ever want to fly
Mulholland Drive
I am alive

Hollywood is under me
I'm Martin Sheen
I'm Steve McQueen
I'm Jimmy Dean

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

If you ever want to fly
Mulholland Drive
Up in the sky

Stand on a cliff and look down there
Don't be scared
You are alive
You are alive

You are the star tonight
You shine electric outta sight
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
Electrolite
You're outta sight

20th century, go to sleep
Really deep
We won't blink

Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
I'm not scared
I'm outta here
I'm not scared
I'm outta here





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R.E.M. Electrolite Comments
  1. MJ Johnson

    The blue roses on the piano 2:11... and now there's little white tables!!! OMG Whats going on?!?!😮😨😬

  2. arpeemac

    REM is magic.

  3. RFC3514

    1:23 - Shame they never published the complete version:

    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean
    I'm Mister Bean

  4. Daniel Britt

    Long live the Warner Bros. jukebox from '97.

  5. MJ Johnson

    OMG!! THE VIDEO IS DIFFERENT!!!!😨🤔🙈
    What's with the portrait of New York and the balloons at 0:56??!!

  6. John Bandera

    Creatively, organically, the 90s were very good to REM. They were at the height of their powers. This song epitomizes such. Just a gorgeous melody.

  7. sashwap

    this video is so relatable

  8. Joa01

    Mi favorita

  9. Steve Pettit

    i love loads of their songs but this beautiful it is without a doubt.

  10. Redemption Time

    170 soulless folks I fear... In my opinion the best track REM ever sung, a harmony made in heaven

  11. MARK HAMER

    Better than the Beatles( i await the backlash !!)

  12. luigi b

    fenomenale

  13. Birdienumnum

    If you ever want to fly...Mulholland Drive... ha! I live near Mulholland. Best road in LA. This is my favorite REM song too.

  14. royaldaylight

    Sounds a bit like that song Nightswimming? Amiright

  15. Lukesters

    Still watching in August 2019...a song that ages like a fine wine and a video that just reminds you of the joy that these 4 beautiful guys brought to all our live ...”your eyes are burning holes through me, I’m not scared, I’m out of here, I’m not scared, I’M OUTTA HERE”

  16. buzzzeslikeafridge

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm gasoline
    I'm burnin' clean

    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    You're Pleistocene 
    That is obscene
    That is obscene

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If I ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    I am alive

    Hollywood is under me
    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If you ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    Up in the sky
    Stand on a cliff and look down there
    Don't be scared, you are alive
    You are alive

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    Really deep
    We won't blink

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here

  17. Andrea S

    There is something about REM that's so relaxing.Really I never need a drink because of this band!

  18. indo with bad english

    My favourite R.E.M album.

  19. Martin Kelly

    The best commentary on life is tru REM's music and Michael Stipe's poetry.

  20. Richard Carpenter

    THANKS JUST ...THANKS

  21. Adam Price

    *Carlsberg* dont make songs.. but you can bet your arse if they did, they'd sound a lot like this!! 🤘

  22. dubai 993

    U2 is just a poor man's REM

    mrs_cat6234

    Way different bands. Wouldn’t mind a tour with both of them though

  23. Sue Sutton

    I LOVE every song on this album!

  24. asdsdjf asdjxajiosdqw

    Right... Those aren't the lyrics Ricky was talking about.

  25. Stefania Boscherini

    Vi amo❤

  26. ADAM OF GREYSKULL

    What fantastic comments 🤘😜🤘

  27. editor 2017

    This song is EVERYTHING.

  28. X X

    I cant believe this album is almost 23 years old.

  29. C H Yoga

    Low key, like my favourite band...they still amaze me sometimes...

    C H Yoga

    the complex simplicity of R.E.M..

  30. A l e x a n d e r

    This is either my suicide song or funeral song.

  31. Iliana Arevalo

    Es buenísima la rola

  32. Eric Beaulieu

    TwenieTH cenTuRy.Go To sLeeP.ReaLLy DeeP.We won't BLink.Like e-Bow THe LeTTeR fRom tHat incReDiBLe aLBum,a masTeRFUL aRTwoRK.,noT unLike a transcenDant painTinG cReaTeD by Picasso oR RemBRanT.

  33. Jason Barbush

    Pickles are rich in electrolytes but you can't tell from the label. Good to have some.

  34. Min Min

    What mind this song?

  35. Scott Harding

    This song sounds like the last day of summer to me.

  36. Dewayne Hairston

    20th century go to sleep really deep we won't blink

  37. Alejandro Alvarez

    My favorite band of all time, every time I hear their music something inside me smiles, cryes and feels alive. I’m proud that I was able to see them performing at mexico city, actually their very last show as a group (for now, and hoping to see them together one more time) was at mexico city 💔💔💔

  38. amaranta arcadia castillo gómez

    I'm not scared, I'm outta here...
    One of my favorites of REM, so beautifully melancholic and critical...

  39. troonorth

    "Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes."

    Standing on a Hollywood hill at night and looking at LA's sea of lights below for the first time can be a real life changer.

  40. Clayton Taylor

    Meanwhile Athens, GA prides themselves on a football team......

  41. Ariel FNCK

    2019😎

  42. Daniel Albergaria

    R E M sempre autênticos.

  43. Yasmin Milan

    first song of rem that i absolutely adore

  44. Turkey Bowlwinkle

    The best song you'll ever hear about electrolytes.

  45. chris miller

    it begins with an e

  46. Jorge Alegre

    Oh that piano, please!!!! So simple, so magic. And the eternal voice of Michael, like pleading,,, Emotional!

  47. Johnny Rio

    The song Ricky was looking for on the old XFM radio show....... Mulholland Drive..... I'm Steve McQueen.

  48. Paula G Whyte

    So, so beautiful! Just love yourselves no matter what!

  49. Simon Davidson

    A proper tune - these guys are missed

  50. Jason Barbush

    sometimes it is the chains that set one free

  51. MJ Johnson

    One of my favorites!!!! Yet there's so many!!!! 😄

  52. Captain Doomsday

    Sonofabitch...pretty chill jam.

  53. Jason Barbush

    electrolytes are the main ingredient and nutrient of pickles.

    Russian Cyborg

    It's fuckin salt.

  54. ramzy kerdouci

    Incredible source of my inspiration

  55. Susan Rentz

    If he had absolutely no medical training I d put him in charge of the flippen motel customers we call patients. He will not sell u any other options for the flippen planet and make it a little more than fyckin tired of begging for more schooling n help. I don't know him but I don't think he will be able 2 get out of here with my same time as you all know that.

  56. Susan Rentz

    That commercial was f o s this guy is not. we R both 2 godamn pissed off at the office and they said that they were going to help us. That's no true.

  57. Beez Trapp

    When this song came out I was obsessed. I had forgotten how good R.E.M. is, and then about a year ago I remembered and vowed to never forget again. Takes me back to downloads from Napster while I worked on my great American novel in high school, lol!!!

  58. El Dedón Terrible

    This video is extremely gay. Unnecessary. But the song is amazing.

  59. matthew stetson

    It is odd for R.E.M. but in the end, it is good. Banjo without the country.

  60. Mitzi Barrantes

    This song make a lot a sense for me!

  61. Theresa Jackson

    This song makes me feel serene.

  62. williehopscotch

    This song is magic.

  63. Shelly Tarbet

    My favorite video so much fun! Anyone know where the sand dune scenes were filmed?????

  64. Gillian Rosheuvel

    Always loved this song. New Adventures in Hi-Fi is such an underrated album.

  65. Augustine Coronado

    Best American band ever

  66. reg low

    Very nice song. I like!!! Brings back the good memories of my varsity days.

  67. Jason Barbush

    jjcreator.blogspot.com spiritual realism is my trade

  68. Jason Barbush

    electrolites are in pickles

  69. demiegel

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm gasoline
    I'm burnin' clean

    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    You're Pleistocene
    That is obscene
    That is obscene

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If I ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    I am alive

    Hollywood is under me
    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If you ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    Up in the sky
    Stand on a cliff and look down there
    Don't be scared, you are alive
    You are alive

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    Really deep
    We won't blink

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here

  70. Forrest George

    Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
    I'm gasoline
    I'm burnin' clean

    20th century, go to sleep
    You're plasticine
    That is obscene
    That is obscene

    You are the star tonight
    You shine electric outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If I ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    I am alive

    Hollywood is under me
    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean

    You are the star tonight
    You shine electric outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If you ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    Up in the sky

    Stand on a cliff and look down there
    Don't be scared
    You are alive
    You are alive

    You are the star tonight
    You shine electric outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    20th century, go to sleep
    Really deep
    We won't blink

    Your eyes are burnin' holes through me
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here

    dave ratowski

    YEAH GEORGE, WE HEARD IT

    Emi Sánchez Adan

    Im scared sometimes

  71. Isaias CALDERON GOMEZ

    que significara la palabra mecca en la remera de Michael Stipe

  72. demiegel

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm gasoline
    I'm burnin' clean
    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    You're Pleistocene
    That is obscene
    That is obscene
    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight
    If I ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    I am alive
    Hollywood is under me
    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean
    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight
    If you ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    Up in the sky
    Stand on a cliff and look down there
    Don't be scared, you are alive
    You are alive
    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight
    Twentieth century, go to sleep
    Really deep
    We won't blink
    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here

  73. Serg Horst

    The L.A people, where you can find that cute people with that chains.. I'Luv't.. ♥

  74. Abcd xyz

    I can not believe this song is 20 years old. Genius!

  75. saturn return

    R.E.M how i miss you , now you 're a legend , the legend of athens .

  76. Adam Fox

    The greatest American band of all time

    Picnicl

    Yes, they are Adam. Although The Doors tend to get way underrated.

    Tim Orlinski

    Only American? Best of all countries

    Dr. Bombay

    Without a doubt, Adam!

    Bob Wolenski

    I think Newsweek had a poll on this, Rem was on there but not top 5 or anything. They said their later career dip hurt them. Pearl Jam was ranked #1. They also had Journey, Van Halen and Aerosmith on the list. It had 30 artists, I believe.

    Picnicl

    Internationally, and with the critics, certainly in the UK, R.E.M. are the pinnacle of American bands. They are the closest thing to The Doors since The Doors and far more diverse in sounds and styles. The UK likes changing styles that have an underlying consistency and theatrical accomplishment in their music gods. REM's postmodernist and widescreen yet also small town imaginations and sympathies fits the bill of what intellectuals might romanticise of America as a land of Nighthawks and nightswimmers, beehive female singers, tragic or comedic movie stars, barbecues in large, sunkissed, back gardens, and getting wonderfully stuck in LA traffic. ’Blame' The Beatles for our high tastes - REM are very admirable.

  77. PrinceDkness 85

    My absolute favorite song by the group. The video makes it so much better.

  78. Grover Bennington

    Take me back to' 95..Alfred mcalpine..beautiful south..terror vision. .echo belly. .what a song to hear live on a hot summer evening..

  79. Khalid Musadaq

    Who is behind that armor?

  80. Elan Nicol

    REM, love the melancholy hopefullness..."You are alive.... Electrolite... You're outta sight..."

    Jason Barbush

    some days life seems like a dream and that i already died long ago. delusion or not it means something to me thinking OMG it's already 2019. Life seems like a dream as if I already passed into the spirit world.

  81. Benjamin K

    For me this song will always place me in the autumn of 2005 in South Korea.

  82. Bryan Edwards

    Is it me, or does the instrumental sound extremely similar to Nightswimming? It sounds like an upbeat version of it...

    Elan Nicol

    It does sound like the same piano, and some of the same keys. Other than that the melody, tempo = everything is different except it is ANOTHER great REM song. Maybe it is the tone of melancholy hopefullness?

    Richard Scrimger

    @Elan Nicol it does have the same perpetuum mobile feel. 2 great songs

  83. Jacob Stohler

    Great song, terrible video.

  84. Jurandir Delmiro

    ...E se você pudesse voar?
    Você pode fazer o bem, sem pensar a quem.
    Que bom, que você existe.
    Triste, ou magoado(a) você faz o bem.
    Que bom, que posso me espelhar em você.
    Obrigado, por você existir.

  85. IntoTheHeartOfMusic

    If there ever was a band that came close to matching the brilliance of The Beatles, this one is it.

  86. IntoTheHeartOfMusic

    So beautiful it makes you glad to be alive

  87. heeey cool jumper

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm gasoline
    I'm burnin' clean

    Twentieth century go and sleep
    You're Pleistocene 
    That is obscene
    That is obscene

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If I ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    I am alive

    Hollywood is under me
    I'm Martin Sheen
    I'm Steve McQueen
    I'm Jimmy Dean

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    If you ever want to fly
    Mulholland Drive
    Up in the sky
    Stand on a cliff and look down there
    Don't be scared, you are alive
    You are alive

    You are the star tonight
    Your sun electric, outta sight
    Your light eclipsed the moon tonight
    Electrolite
    You're outta sight

    Twentieth century go and sleep
    Really deep
    We won't blink

    Your eyes are burning holes through me
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here
    I'm not scared
    I'm outta here

  88. Laura Beane

    This is GEN X...🖖🤣

  89. Ryoko Okajima

    I really love R.E.M!

  90. ignacio Mansino

    I love this song

  91. Herbert Norkus

    Its gonna be funny telling my grandkids " i listened to r.e.m. and the gin blossoms driving my geo storm and drinking a zima"....lol

    Shelly Tarbet

    Play REM for them you might be surprised

  92. connor t

    new adventures in hifi is pretty awesome

    Jason Barbush

    i still have the cassette and my player still works!

    Jason Barbush

    i have this on cassette and its copy is black with white lettering as a contrast to the other albums. i still dream about the REM tapes that don't exist in real life but i never get to have a listen.

  93. rbryant100

    Cool fall afternoon in Louisville,KY back in 1996 I guess-this song got repeated on my car CD player at least fifty times. I was a young guy, around 25 and had my entire life in front of me and the possibilities seemed endless. Man, what memories.

  94. McKenna Cross

    Its Sad Though That Bill Berry Left the Band in 1997. R.I.P. R.E.M.'S Best Drumest.

  95. Lucy Callaghan

    I am so grateful to my dad for playing R.E.M songs in the car when i was little. All their songs are very important to me, particularly this one.

    Jason Barbush

    there is always that transition into REM sleep in order to dream. sometimes we get stuck in something interesting and wake too late. like the transition into daylight getting up at 4AM playing "Daysleeper"

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