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Old 05-18-2003, 01:49 AM   #1
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Nightswimming deserves a quiet night.
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago...

One of the best songs by R.E.M. - no, one of the best songs by anyone, in my opinion. Everyone listen to this song again and remember 1992.

You, I thought I knew you.
You I cannot judge.
You, I thought you knew me,
This one laughing quietly underneath my breath.

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Old 05-18-2003, 02:42 AM   #2
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I'm now listening to it just for you Squid.

I agree, it's definitly a great REM song. It's piano-tastic.

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Old 05-18-2003, 03:56 AM   #3
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I agree with both of you. It's successful in that the mood it creates matches and is, what the song is about. That's not rare, but is not commonly as effective as it is here. I'm hopelessly biased and adore REM and this song especially.
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Old 05-18-2003, 07:15 AM   #4
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listening to it now.
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Old 05-18-2003, 08:32 AM   #5
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im not sure all these people understand.....
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Old 05-18-2003, 08:40 AM   #6
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This song reminds me of some of my best memories of high school.
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This song often makes me a little weepy. It's one of R.E.M.'s very best songs, and it totally makes Automatic.

and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time

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Originally posted by HelloAngel
This song reminds me of some of my best memories of high school.
We used it at high school graduation as the music for a montage of the class.

We chose it thru a conversation something like this...

Someone: Well what song are we gonna use?
Someone else: How about that Vitamin C song graduation?
Chorus: HELL NO!
Loud girl: How about, like, that really sweet song they used on Party Of Five?
Chorus: Which song?
Loud girl: Oh, like, you know, well it has lots of piano and swimming or something.
Me: Ahhh, Nightswimming!
Chorus: Perfect.

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Old 05-18-2003, 10:18 PM   #9
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awesome song, definetly one of the best songs

and piano-tastic as mofo said
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this song reminds me of the spring time during my soph yr in high school, which is a good thing.
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:25 PM   #11
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my favorite rem song! it makes me soooo nostalgic...piano-tastic indeed...
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:34 PM   #12
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Easily one of R.E.M.'s best. My favorite in fact.
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:48 PM   #13
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i could not express with words what this song means to me.
i cannot believe it has inspired it's very own thread.
oh my god, how i love this song.

it is one of the most perfectly written songs ever.
michael stipe is a fucking genius.

nightswimming, deserves a quiet night...
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Old 05-19-2003, 12:08 PM   #14
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great song
not my fav by REM
but a very great song
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I put it on a birthday mix I made for somebody last week.

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