"It's about somebody that doesn't have a place to stay. Part of it is also about what man can do that machines can't. The rest of it – I don't have any idea what it's about." - Mike Mills (bass player)
"This holds on of my favorite lines ever, in 'their world has flat backgrounds and little need to sleep but to dream.' Cartoon characters never just get sleepy, they always have to have a dream of some floaty kind." - Michael Stipe
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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