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R.E.M.: 'We All Go Back to Where We Belong'

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Click to listen to R.E.M.'s 'We All Go Back to Where We Belong'

Now this is how you say goodbye. After 30 years, R.E.M. call it quits with this exquisite, heartstring-pulling ballad. Michael Stipe's lyrics alone might make you tear up ("I will write our story in my mind/Write about our dreams and triumphs"), but combined with the lovely chamber-pop arrangement – imagine Burt Bacharach producing the Byrds – it's guaranteed.

 

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