"I don't remember singing it, but I still kind of can't believe my voice is on this recording. It's very pure. This song instantly belonged to everyone except us, and that honestly means the world to me." - Michael Stipe
"It saved a few. People have told me. And I love hearing that. That's for me, that's my Oscar, that's my gold on a shelf right there... that something we did impacted someone's life in such a profound way. That's a beautiful thing." - Michael Stipe
''The reason the lyrics are so atypically straightforward is because it was aimed at teenagers. I've never watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the idea that high school is a portal to hell seems pretty realistic to me." - Peter Buck (guitarist)
5/23/2021 05:19:43 am
I'm just myself you know? If people say I'm sexy, that's nice.
10/6/2021 06:02:30 am
During a very long and severe bout of depression. One dark afternoon this song saved my life.
10/6/2021 07:00:44 am
This song saved my husbands life if he hadn’t been playing this at his darkest time alone in the car then he wouldn’t be my husband
10/6/2021 01:59:39 pm
extreme pathos. no other words needed...
10/6/2021 03:24:00 pm
This song helped my gran stay on this planet a little bit longer. She held on for as long as she could and only let go when she knew it was time. Beautiful song. Thank you.
10/8/2021 03:42:41 am
After my 18yr old daughter died suddenly. Finding her dead against the kitchen door after drs didn't give her antibiotics when she needed them. I didnt want to be here anymore. I just wanted to be with her. I still do daily 5 yrs later and I'm still faking being able to cope, I put a fake smile on and hope tomorrow I will see her again, wrap my arms around her again in a better world. Your music and lyrics could not be more raw and honest. When you can't find the words yourself listen to this ........it says it all for you xxx
1/5/2022 04:46:55 am
I feel for you❤️❤️❤️
1/6/2022 12:39:29 am
Wonderful song such true words beautifully sung
1/6/2022 12:49:32 am
This is my go-to song to sing whenever I feel sad. It always brings me comfort. And that right there is the happiness in sad songs
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