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Sinking fast, the weight chained to my feet
No time to argue with belief
I'm not alone, a thousand others dropping
Faster than me
What put me here?
Nothing to hold on to
Nowhere to brake

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape-hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
I've got to follow another direction (although fall down is much cooler)

The last thing I remember was climbing up the stairs
I threw the window open in challenge and despair
I don't know what I needed
I needed time
I needed to escape
I saw the future turn
Upside-down and hesitate.

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape-hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
I've got to follow another direction
Accelerate.

The vista I see now is changing
Uncertainty is suffocating
Our hope has never felt so great and
Lit up down
A pounding pulse
To make it go
Make it slow down,
Go.

Where is the ripcord, the trapdoor, the key?
Where is the cartoon escape-hatch for me?
No time to question the choices I make
I've got to follow another direction.

The city's burning, it's like it's ready to explode
Accelerate to make it slow
Make it go
Accelerate to make it slow
Make it go
I'm incomplete
I'm incomplete
I'm incomplete.



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    SurferjerOct 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Mr Stipe, If you read this, thanks! I left a long term relationship with huge amounts of uncertainty and risk, knowing I wasn't happy and deciding my actions were worth the risk. It was scary and exciting, unnerving and sad but still I needed to push through it. This song made me feel no so alone, helped express how I felt for that time. For me this song mirrored how i felt, nervous, excited, and incomplete (1 of 2 instead of 1/2 to a whole). Eventually it all worked out, but I sing this song loudly everytime I hear it. And remember.

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