‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’
by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe
“…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, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched…”
You can read the lyrics in full here. R.E.M.’s stream of consciousness song first appeared on the album Document in 1987.
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