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Track 11 of 12 on the album Automatic For The People.

In the liner notes of 'In Time: The Best of R.E.M.' (2003) guitarist Peter Buck says that this is the only R.E.M. song where the lyrics came before the music. Lead singer Michael Stipe told Buck & bassist/ keyboardist Mike Mills he had written a full set of lyrics & maybe they could find some suitable music. When the band returned to the studio… read more


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  • Avatar for Indierock93
    So great, miss this band so much!
  • Avatar for theironictea
    "I'm not sure all these people understand, it's not like years ago.The fear of getting caught. The recklessness in water. They cannot see me naked. These things they go away, replaced by every day." Absolutely amazing lyrical and musical harmony. The words are so relatable. And that voice-crack. I love it.
  • Avatar for davidmxdf
    Yeah this song is perfect. (3)
  • Avatar for fernbom
    Very beautiful!
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  • Avatar for MackSpane
    As I've said on other tracks, this was performed and recorded when there was an actual person playing the instruments instead of some computer generated crap in the background, and some youngster mouthing off. Mad Respect for Michael Stipe!
  • Avatar for deathsdemise123
    Beautiful track. For some, this would be a career highlight. It's (arguably) not even the best track on the album.
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  • Avatar for nf13
    The strings tuning up at the beginning <3

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