Are you prepared to stand in the place where you live?
Michael Stipe and Peter Buck have both called this the dumbest song that R.E.M. ever recorded, with Stipe going on to explain that he wrote it as almost a parody of the type of “bubble gum pop” that their record label was pushing them to produce. Stipe also said that he actually likes the song.
It is certainly catchy and it won’t leave feeling quite as homicidal as Shiny Happy People.
The director of this video has also worked with Aimee Mann, Sharon Van Etten, and Indigo Girls.