When your day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,
When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on
Don't let yourself go,
'cause everybody cries n everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go, (hold on)
If you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on
'Cause everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts. Don't throw your hand. Oh, no.
Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone
If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on
Well, everybody hurts sometimes,
Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts. You are not alone
Edward Munch : The Scream (1893)
R.E.M. is a wonderful American rock band formed by Michael Stipe (singer), Peter Buck (guitarist), Mike Mills (bassist) and Bill Berry (drummer) in 1980. They have produced hauntingly beautiful albums like Document in later 1980s, with politically defiant tracks during the conservative Reagen era and Out Of Time in mid 1990s, which contained the hypnotising track Losing My Religion. This particular track Everybody Hurts is from the album Automatic For The People, which was released during the early 1990s. Many critics consider Automatic For The People to be the best album of the band. R.E.M. would continue to reverberate in the hearts of the music lovers for times to come, as they pioneered the altenative rock genre with its 'plageant guitar chimes, folk-styled vocals, mystical awe and blissed-out surrender', as the music critic Seymond Reynolds had put it. R.E.M. is one of the few rock bands which is my personal favourite. They artistically reflected the predicament of our contemporary era with all its agonies, ecstasies and anguish in haunting rock music. A few days ago, during the last fortnight of September 2011, the band called it a day, by stating that, all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way!
Au Revoir, R.E.M.!!