R.E.M. Lyric Annotations FAQ
R.E.M.: Monster: Tongue



"90 to nothing"
This is colloquial for "all out, full speed". [Ron Henry]

Tongue: "you want a room with a fire escape."
Presumably as an alternative exit to an apartment. [Ron Henry]

Tongue: "caramel turn on a dusty apology."
"Caramel" in the sense of overly sweet; literally, caramel is a concentrated sugar candy. [Ron Henry]

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