''This song was the poppiest thing on 'Reveal', and hence the first single. The title comes from the Douglas Sirk film about an African-American woman passing for white in the south in the fifties, a movie which I don't think any of us have actually seen.'' - Michael Stipe
''I thought at the time that the title was a perfect metaphor for adolescence. Unfortunately, I've come to believe that it is a perfect metaphor for adulthood, too.'' - Michael Stipe
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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