Track Title: Monty Got a Raw Deal Album Title: Automatic For The People Prime Artist: R.E.M. Producer: Scott Litt Producer: R.E.M. Written by: R.E.M. Lyrics: Monty this seems strange to me. The movies had that movie thing, but nonsense has a welcome ring and heroes don't come easy. Now, nonsense isn't new to me. I know my head, I know my feet, but mischief knocked me in the knees. Said, Just let go. Just let go. I saw the ocean meet the man. I saw you buried in the sand. A friend was there to hold your hand, Said, Walk on by. So, I went walking through the street. I saw you strung up in a tree. A woman knelt there said to me, said, Hold your tongue, man. Hold your tongue. You don't owe me anything. You don't want this sympathy. [waste your breath] Don't you waste your breath. [waste your breath] for the silver screen. That nonsense doesn't mean a thing, they tried to bust you in a sting, but virtue isn't everything so, don't waste time. Now, here's a rhyme that you can steal. Put this on your reel to reel. Mischief threw a rotten deal. Monty's laying low, man. He is laying low. Just let go, y'all. Just let go. You don't owe me anything. You don't want this sympathy. [waste your breath] Don't you waste your breath. [waste your breath] Monty this seems strange to me.