My Top 1000 Songs #222: Shaking Through
It's also Michael Stipe at his most mumbly, with maximum space to impose your own lyrics over his vagaries. Indeed, I just googled the lyrics, and what I found (by no means official or authoritative) bears almost no resemblance to what I've been singing in the shower for all these decades. I won't say my version of the song is necessarily better, but it's informed by my own personal meaning, making it as much my song as R.E.M.'s.Surprisingly sparse live footage of the song circulating--but, hey, how about an awesome Feelies cover?