Losing My Religion

Words & Music:

Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)


F   G   Am  F  G


G   Am            Em                                    Am

Oh, life is bigger - it's bigger than you, and you are not me.

                        Em                           Am

The lengths that I will go to, the distance in your eyes,

Em                   Dm             G

Oh no, I've said too much, I set it up.



                 Am                       Em                    Am

That's me in the corner, that's me in the spotlight losing my religion.

          Em                        Am

Trying to keep up with you, and I don't know if I can do it.

Em                   Dm                     G

Oh no, I've said too much, I haven't said enough.



G                               F

I thought that I heard you laughing,

F                G         Am

I thought that I heard you sing.

  F                     G   Am

I think I thought I saw you try.


Every whisper of every waking hour I'm choosing my confessions,

Trying to keep an eye on you like a hurt lost and blinded fool, fool.

Oh no, I've said too much, I set it up.


Consider this, consider this, the hint of a century,

Consider this: the slip that brought me to my knees failed.

What if all these fantasies come flailing around?

Now, I've said too much.






    C               Dm     C               Dm

But that was just a dream, that was just a dream.




     F               G       Am

But, that was just a dream; try, cry, why try?

F                      G      Am            G            [outro on Am]

That was just a dream, just a dream, just a dream, dream.


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