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R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction: Feeling Gravitys Pull


 [Fables of the Reconstruction]

"It's a Man Ray kind of sky"
The line [...] refers to that artist's work, Observatory Time: The Lovers [ICFTS] * The notable thing about the sky in The Lovers is that there's a big pair of lips in it. [Chris Piuma]

It's a Man Ray kind of sky.
"L'heure de l'observatoire, les amoureux"
by Man Ray, 1934.

"Reason had harnessed the tame"
See also Little America. [Ron Henry]

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