a tournament of lies...

It’s the End of the World As We Know It
(and I feel fine)



(Capitol, 1987)


The other night I dreamt of knives, continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line, Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheescake, jellybean, boom you
Symbiotic patriotic slam book neck
Right? Right!

... music to live by ...


Collin said...

A classic song by a great band. I much prefer their early work when REM basically belonged just to us down here in Atlanta and Athens. :)

sam of the ten thousand things said...

I know what you mean, Collin. I agree with you about the early recordings - Murmur in particular.

gemellen said...

oh thank you for this!

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for the listen, G. Maybe the song is the soundtrack for your Resume post. Or - and this is better - the guy with the bicycle print ties should - while at work - be forced to wear headphones, listening to "End of the World" on repeat, all day long. That could only help, I think.

LKD said...

Lifes Rich Pageant.


Before I was hip to alternative/college radio music and still a headbanger, a dear, dear friend gave me Lifes Rich Pageant.

And that was the beginning of the end of my headbanging days.

That REM album and Sinead O'Connor's, The Lion and the Cobra are the two albums that had a huge impact on my musical taste. It's rare to own an album that you can listen to from beginning to end over and over and over again without skipping a single track and both of those albums fit that bill for me.

"Can't I have some time alone?"

I haven't heard the end of the world in a long, long time.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

LRP is a great album, Laurel. I'm partial to Automatic for the People and Murmur.