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- Posted on Apr 12th 2007 2:00PM by Patti Smith
'It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),' R.E.M.
From 1987's 'Document'
There are so many songs that move and inspire me, but R.E.M.'s 'It's the End of the World as We Know It' is coming to mind right now. Michael Stipe, who's a very dear friend of mine, embarks on these long verbal deluges in the verses, and God knows I could never sing all of those words. I don't even know what most of them are, to be honest.But what I do capture is this anthem of revolution in the midst of revelation, and, especially now, it seems incredibly relevant to our existence and consciousness.
Every time I see them live and Michael plays that song, I can feel myself being moved and achieving this incredible feeling of liberation with the last line: "And I feel fine."
2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith will release 'Twelve,' her first album of cover songs, on April 24.
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