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Old 03-25-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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Wanna hear new REM song?

They've posted a rough studio mix of a new song cakked "Final Straw" on their official website: http://www.remhq.com/finalStraw/finalstraw.html

As I raise my head to broadcast my objection
As your latest triumph draws the final straw
Who died and lifted you up to perfection?
And what silenced me is written into law.

I can't believe where circumstance has thrown me
And I turn my head away
If I look I'm not sure that I could face you.
Not again. Not today. Not today.

If hatred makes a play on me tomorrow
And forgiveness takes a back seat to revenge
There's a hurt down deep that has not been corrected
There's a voice in me that says you will not win.

And if I ignore the voice inside,
Raise a half glass to my home.
But it's there that I am most afraid,
And forgetting doesn't hold.

It doesn't hold. Now I don't believe and I never did
That two wrongs make a right.
If the world were filled with the likes of you
Then I'm putting up a fight. Putting up a fight.
Putting up a fight. Make it right. Make it right.

Now love cannot be called into question.
Forgiveness is the only hope I hold.
And love-- love will be my strongest weapon.
I do believe that I am not alone.

For this fear will not destroy me.
And the tears that have been shed
It's knowing now where I am weakest
And the voice in my head. In my head.

Then I raise my voice up higher
And I look you in the eye
And I offer love with one condition.
With conviction, tell me why.
Tell me why.
Tell me why.
Look me in the eye.
Tell me why.
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REM, here I come.

Thanks for the info Skeek.
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:40 AM   #3
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Ok, I think I liked that song better than anything they released on their last album, "Reveal".

That's how protest songs should sound, informed.... (take notice Beastie Boys & Zach de la Rocha)
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*goes to check out song*

thanks for posting about it
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Old 03-25-2003, 05:34 PM   #5
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REM: Final Straw

In response to the war, REM has cut and released a rough mix of a new song:

http://www.remhq.com/finalStraw/finalstraw.html
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Yeah!!! The lyrics are excellent.
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YAY!
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:37 PM   #8
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heard it on the radio yesterday
good
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Old 03-26-2003, 01:17 PM   #9
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F#@! REM.

Instead of masking the fact that they haven't released a decent album since "Automatic For The People" with this anti-war CRAP, they should spend some time listening to their back catologue, figuring out where it all went wrong.

Actually...I take some of it back. "I've Been High" is a stunner. But other than that,
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at my most beautiful was good too... other than that, i'd have to agree with you heads
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Old 03-26-2003, 02:15 PM   #11
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way to ignore my thread about the same thing.. i hate you all. yeah that's right. and don't forget it.

I would have to say that New Adventures in HiFi has some really really good songs on it, and Reveal is actually quite good too. but then this is such a contentious matter no conclusion will be reached.
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way to ignore my thread about the same thing.. i hate you all. yeah that's right. and don't forget it.
Sorry I wasn't paying attention

I think they have perfect little gems on each album they do. Take "Daysleeper" on Up for example. That is one of the coolest songs they've ever done. . .so. . .
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I don't like this thread as much as the other one.
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at least it's got heart and soul.

and filopean tubes
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Reveal was the best album ever.
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