World Leader Pretend [Live From Charleston, WV/ 4/28/1991]
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Verse 1
I sit at my table and wage war on myself
It seems like it's all, it's all for nothing
I know the barricades, and
I know the mortar in the wall breaks
I recognize the weapons, I used them well
Verse 2
This is my mistake
Let me make it good
I raised the wall and I will be the one to knock it down
Verse 3
I've a rich understanding of my finest defenses
I proclaim that claims are left unstated
I demand a rematch
I decree a stalemate
I divine my deeper motives
I recognize the weapons
I've practiced them well
I fitted them myself
Verse 4
It's amazing what devices you can sympathize, empathize
This is my mistake
Let me make it good
I raised the wall and I will be the one to knock it down
Verse 5
Reach out for me and hold me tight
Hold that memory
Let my machine talk to me, let my machine talk to me
Verse 6
This is my world
And I am world leader pretend
This is my life
And this is my time
I have been given the freedom
To do as I see fit
It's high time I've raised the walls
That I've constructed
Verse 7
It's amazing what devices you can sympathize, empathize
This is my mistake
Let me make it good
I raised the wall and I will be the one to knock it down
Verse 8
You fill in the mortar
You fill in the harmony
You fill in the mortar
I raised the wall
And I'm the only one
I will be the one to knock it down

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Writer(s):Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
Copyright: BILL BERRY, PETER BUCK, MICHAEL MILLS, MICHAEL STIPE



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