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R.E.M.: Murmur: Shaking Through



"Could it be that one small voice doesn't count in the room?"
In early live performances of this song, the first line is usualy: "Isn't it real? Sodomy." [Chris Piuma]

"Yellow like a geisha gown"
A "geisha" is a Japanese female entertainer/call girl (lit. "Art girl"). [Ron Henry]

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