What in the World is Going On?

by Stephen Waguespack

“It’s the end of the world as we know it.” In 1987, the alternative rock band R.E.M. released this song filled with a fast moving chorus that was difficult to follow but catchy enough to be memorable. The song was not an instant hit in the U.S., but found a loyal following upon its re-release in 1991. While obviously lead vocalist Michael Stipe and his band mates from Athens, Georgia, were wrong about the world’s demise, they were correct that sometimes the stars align in a way where you wonder if the earth is about to spin off its axis.
 
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