And I feel fine.
They've actually had a bit of an artistic comeback in recent years.
Still, 31 years. They beat the odds.
And I feel fine.
As suburban children we floated at night in swimming pools the temperature of blood. -- Douglas Coupland
You can still hear them on Radio Free Europe.
They definitely defied the odds.
If you memorized these lyrics you were a fan, lol. I have to admit I never could get the song right.
That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs, don't miserve your own needs
speed it up a notch, speak, grunt, no strength
The ladder start to clatter with fear of height, down height
Wire in a fire representing seven games
And a government for hire at a combat site
Left her wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
Breathing down your neck
Team by team reporters, baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine then
Uh-oh, overflow population, common group
But it'll do to save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart beat
tell me with a rapture and the reverend and the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched
Gotta say, I saw them open for the Police in '83 and at Page Auditorium in '86 or so. Dated a girl in college who absolutely loved R.E.M. while I was at Duke. I live in Ga and hear stories about them in Athens all the time. Got to know Chris Mills' mom, for whom I Am Superman was roughly written. Know folks who are "part of the family" and toured with them.
Having said all of that -- since the drummer Bill Berry left for medical reasons a decade or so ago, has it really been R.E.M.? No knock, but this seems more like a post-mortem statement than anything.
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"
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