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I remember this video from my younger days. Vividly. A strange man shaking (dancing?) in a dark corner in what looked like an abandoned barn. Scary. But I was also intrigued. I too was losing my religion. Well, I used to read the church books when I went to church and I would make up other stories in my head. I guess it’s not exactly the same.

“I think I thought I saw you try”

This line always threw me. Maybe it was the repeating words, think and thought, that confused me. It’s also what I liked best about early REM. Strange lyrics that could mean many things.

I also saw Michael Stipe in Times Square when I was 13 or 14. It was my first celebrity sighting- and boy was I excited.

REM: “Losing My Religion”

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REM: “Losing My Religion”