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Check Out: R.E.M. – “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”

on October 17, 2011, 9:06am

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“I woke up thinking we were free,” Michael Stipe yelps on “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”, the new single off R.E.M.’s forthcoming greatest hits package, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011Over “coffee talk”-instrumentation, sounding stripped from some unheard of 1970’s game show, the new track sees Stipe romanticizing big picture ideas. “We all go back to where we belong,” he explains in the refrain, finally asking us, “Is this really what you want?” Is he joking? Do we have a choice here? Probably not, but check out the track at RollingStone.com and answer for yourself.

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 hits stores November 15th via Warner Bros. In addition to “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”, the set includes two other new songs: “A Month of Saturdays” and “Hallelujah”. All three tracks were recorded with producer Jacknife Lee following the release of the band’s final LP, Collapse Into Now.

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Cerealgirl79
October 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Michael Stipe’s voice is strong. The music is beautifully composed. Do we want them to quit playing? No. But I for one understand. They gave us 31 years of their lives, that’s more than enough for anyone to ask. I see hope for their future being dreamed of in this song, with uncertainty of what the other wants. Yes! This song is what I want!

John
October 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

R.E.M.iniscent of the Reveal-era outtake ‘Fascination’ – one of my favourites.

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