Thursday, September 27, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 61

REM - Everybody Hurts

This song is from the "Automatic for the people" album which was released in 1992.

This is one of those songs that i dont look for. Its such a powerful song that everytime i hear it i am taken to places i am not sure i want to be. Makes me think of me and the relationships and situations that have brought me pain, or relationships that i am working on that arent as smooth as they should be. It usually forces me to face up to the fact that i am not 100% satisfied a lot of the time. Not all relationships are of a romantic nature and whenever i hear this song, romantic love is the last thing on my mind.

Hearing this song - i heard this song one time when i was in a car and i vowed to never do that again. Suddenly every face i saw in cars, walking by the roadside, begging, cursing and was almost like i could see through them. See all the bravado put up to deal with everyday life. But looking deeper, people were thinking. And a lot of the thoughts were not happy thoughts. People are preoccupied with things going on in their lives. These "things" affect their responses to everyday situations. Which might explain why a little incident can spark off a reaction of volcanic proportion.

The video for this song is even more haunting. The group is stuck in traffic and nothing is moving. And then they come out and begin to climb over cars as they sing.

Awesome song by a very talented group. A deep song. And definitely monumental.



Chxta said...

Excellent song. Don't know who's version I enjoy the more, REM's or the Corrs', but both leave me thinking each time I hear them...

Daddy's Girl said...

I feel the same way about this song... I acknowledge its brilliance but the feelings it evokes in me are really quite distrubing and difficult... guess that's part of its brilliance...

Soul said...

dejavu moment.
I'd explain but it would sound bizarre.