9-9 (R.E.M.)

(Steady repetition is a compulsion mutually reinforced. Now what does that mean? Is there a just contradiction? Nothing much. Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord to hesitate.) Got to punch, right on target Twisting tongue, got a stripe Down your back, all nine yards Down her back Give me a couple, don't give me a couple of pointers Turn to lies and conversation fear Got to punch, right on target Twisting tongue, got a stripe Down your back, all nine yards Down her back Give me a couple, don't give me a couple of pointers Turn to lies and conversation What is in my mind, what is in my mind (Steady repetition is a compulsion mutually reinforced. Now what does that mean? Is there a just contradiction? Nothing much. Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, oh, come on, hesitate, hesitate.) Got to punch, right on target Twisting tongues, got a stripe Down your back, all nine yards Down her back Give me a couple, don't give me a couple of pointers Turn to lies and conversation fear, conversation fear Conversation fear, conversation fear