Loosing my religion, or not? R.E.M. answers / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 268th.

What are you thinking about when listening to the lyrics of the song “Loosing my religion” by R.E.M? He is loosing his religion, right? Well, the song would sound way primitive in the context of the poetic approach.

Lyrics of the song “Loosing my religion”: Oh life, is bigger. It’s bigger than you. And you are not me. The lengths that I will go to The distance in your eyes. Oh no I’ve said too much. I set it up /…/

In fact, the band’s leader, being an admirer of Buddhism, created a kind of aphorism which was largely misunderstood (1).

“Losing my religion” is actually an old southern expression for being at the end of one’s rope, and the moment when politeness gives way to anger (1). You get it now, right?

Diversity of life streams could create a mess in one’s head. The power of an artist is to express it in the most subtle ways.

References:

What is the Meaning of R.E.M., “Losing My Religion”, available online: https://americansongwriter.com/behind-the-song-r-e-m-losing-my-religion/

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