History TearJerker / REM

22nd Sep '16 1:31:48 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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*** This troper remembers someone from college claiming the album was the soundtrack for the era of AIDS.
6th Sep '16 10:46:38 PM Premonition45
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** Possibly the RealitySubtext that this was their first album without Bill Berry as an active member.
5th Sep '16 5:28:29 PM wittylibrarian
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*** This troper remembers someone from college claiming the album was the soundtrack for the era of AIDS.


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* An early song of theirs "So. Central Rain."
27th Jun '16 12:46:57 PM Premonition45
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* "The Wrong Child", a ''severely'' heartstring-tugging mandolin piece about a child disfigured by burns.
* "Orange Crush" is, according to Michael Stipe, the story of a high school football star who decides to go serve in Vietnam. The recurring line "I've had my fun but now it's time to serve" can be taken two ways: either he's acknowledging that he needs to serve as a way to pay off the carefree life he's led up to this point…or he's resigned himself to the fact that it's now his turn to [[WarIsHell experience combat…]]
** Also from ''Green'' is "World Leader Pretend", which is about struggling with a self-imposed loneliness/isolation.

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* ''Green'' has some sad songs:
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"The Wrong Child", a ''severely'' heartstring-tugging mandolin piece about a child disfigured by burns.
* ** "Orange Crush" is, according to Michael Stipe, the story of a high school football star who decides to go serve in Vietnam. The recurring line "I've had my fun but now it's time to serve" can be taken two ways: either he's acknowledging that he needs to serve as a way to pay off the carefree life he's led up to this point…or he's resigned himself to the fact that it's now his turn to [[WarIsHell experience combat…]]
** Also from ''Green'' is "World Leader Pretend", which Pretend" is about struggling with a self-imposed loneliness/isolation.
26th Jun '16 4:38:45 AM DavidCowie
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* "Don't Go Back to Rockville" in general, and the line "At nights I drink myself to sleep, and waking I don't care that you're not here with me" in particular.
25th Jun '16 1:50:13 PM Premonition45
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** Also from ''Green'' is "World Leader Pretend", which is about struggling with loneliness (self-imposed in the narrator's case).

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** Also from ''Green'' is "World Leader Pretend", which is about struggling with loneliness (self-imposed in the narrator's case).a self-imposed loneliness/isolation.
24th Jun '16 7:04:52 PM Premonition45
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** Also from ''Green'' is "World Leader Pretend", which is about struggling with loneliness (self-imposed in the narrator's case).
-->This is my mistake, let me make it good.
-->I raised the wall,
-->And I will be the one to knock it down.
1st Apr '16 11:33:50 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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* "Orange Crush" is, according to Michael Stipe, the story of a high school football star who decides to go serve in Vietnam. The recurring line "I've had my fun but now it's time to serve" can be taken two ways: either he's acknowledging that he needs to serve as a way to pay off the carefree life he's led up to this point…or he's resigned himself to the fact that it's now his turn to [[WarIsHell experience combat…]]
5th Jan '16 1:40:50 PM Premonition45
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** "Man on the Moon" can result in TearsOfJoy.

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** "Man on the Moon" Moon", which is about Creator/AndyKaufman, can result in TearsOfJoy.



* "We All Go Back to Where We Belong," the last R.E.M. song ever.

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* "We All Go Back to Where We Belong," the last R.E.M. song ever.ever.
* "Imitation of Life" is about how CelebrityIsOverrated.
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7th Dec '15 1:50:08 PM bt8257
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** "Find the River" was so emotional that it (along with many of the other tracks on ''Automatic'') sparked rumors that Michael Stipe was dying of [=AID=]s.

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** "Find the River" was so emotional that it (along with many of the other tracks on ''Automatic'') sparked rumors that Michael Stipe was dying of [=AID=]s.AIDS.
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