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Radio Free Europe

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Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
punk influences
repetitive melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
subtle use of the harmonica
a distinctive male lead vocal
an unintelligible vocal delivery
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Tears of porches leading us absurd...
Bathyspheres are nothing at all...
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On R.E.M. this is the song that nailed me on this band. The whole CD!!!! What a year!!!! Great BAND!!!
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Is this an R.E.M. song that does not depress me? Oh wait-it's their younger stuff...
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Marks ina Dawnee sandwich: O
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REM the best way to jog my memory and they're all good
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Wow, it's really weird to read these lyrics 31 years later and find they're not even close to what you thought they were when you were eleven.
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ya
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Isnt the first line "Decide yourself..." ?
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Heard in a 1983 performance "disappointm e n t is leading us to serve" instead of "Deal the porch is leading us absurd" and "dissapoint is into us absurd"
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neonski
I think I might like my imagined lyrics better.
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so that's what he's saying?
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yowzzah
I like the sound, but admit it: it's only sonic wallpaper.
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Um...those aren't Radio Free Europe's lyrics up thar.
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One of the best early REM songs - this one got me hooked on the band in the early 80's.
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Best song ever

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