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Strange Currencies 1 3.57%
Falls To Climb 1 3.57%
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Find The River 9 32.14%
Electrolite 2 7.14%
E-Bow The Letter 3 10.71%
Nightswimming 8 28.57%
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #16
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I love the lyrics to Daysleeper, but the music feels a bit too been-there-done-that for R.E.M. Kind of like Man On The Moon Part 2, or something like that.


Anyway, no Daysleeper on my list!


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I love the lyrics to Daysleeper, but the music feels a bit too been-there-done-that for R.E.M. Kind of like Man On The Moon Part 2, or something like that.


Anyway, no Daysleeper on my list!


See, I think musically it's good, but the lyrics are odd!
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I'll assume you just mean "REM by numbers," because Daysleeper sounds absolutely nothing like Man On the Moon!
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fluorescent flat caffeine lights
it's furious balancing...



The lyrics are indeed odd.
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Those are 8 god damn perfect songs on that list there, and if I were sane it would be impossible to pick one out of that bunch.

But I have been known to frequently name Country Feedback as my favorite song of all time, so that gets my vote.
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Hey, Michael Stipe taught me about "circadian rhythm" through Daysleeper!

It's a good song, it just doesn't lift my soul like some of the other ones.
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Stipe said somewhere the lyrics built off a hand-written note he saw on someone's apartment door: "Daysleeper." As in, shut up buffoons, I'm sleeping during the day.

I like the lyrics. He works during the night, sleeps in the day, and the lyrics reflect the jumble of images from his job - the work itself and his experiences there, working at night. Flat, fluorescent lights, caffeine, seeing the world through a haze because he doesn't see natural sunlight very often.

Plus, it's got that always-wonderful 3/4 time waltz-feel. Big thumbs up from me.
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I really like Daysleeper's lyrics, because I can relate to them.
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fluorescent flat caffeine lights
it's furious balancing...



The lyrics are indeed odd.
Alex, I'll take "Odd Lyrics With Mentions of the Word "Fluorescent" for $1000.

Look up, what do you see?
All of you and all of me
Fluorescent and starry
Some of them, they surprise


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E-Bow, absolutely amazing vocal duet with Smith. Ripper of a tune.

Where's Ascent of Man?
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Impossible to pick just one.
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I went with Nightswimming even though I could've picked any of them and been happy with my choice.
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