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R.E.M.: Murmur: Pilgrimage



"take our fortune"
Presumably meaning both "tell our future" and "have our luck". [Chris Piuma]

"a two-headed cow"
Perhaps a (Chinese?) omen of good luck. [Ron Henry]

"Speakin' in tongues"
A charismatic Christian sign of possession by Holy Spirit. [Ron Henry]

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