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R.E.M.: Monster: Let Me In



"Yeah, all those stars drip down like butter"
Compare Patti Smith's "Birdland": "It was if someone had spread butter on all the fine points of the stars/ 'Cause when he looked up they started to slip." [Ron Henry]

"mister fisherman"
Let Me In is supposed to be about Kurt Cobain. So many of the references seem to be to him. He lived in Seattle, which is on Puget Sound, and thus is (or at least was) [presumably] a fishing community. [Chris Piuma] * Kurt is (was) a Pisces [the astrological sign represented by the fish]. His birthday is (was) February 20. [eaglehaslanded] * Doesn't Michael say in Rough Cut that the song was written "for and about Kurt"? [aurora]

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