This was the first of two singles released from the Lifes Rich Pageant album. It peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it never charted on the UK Singles Charts.
Though Michael Stipe described the song once as "pretty much a song about oppression," the song is about acid rain and its effects on the environment, hence the first line of the chorus, "Don't fall on me."
In audience patter prior to a performance of the… read more
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