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R.E.M.: Murmur: West of the Fields



"Dreams of Elysian"
Elysian Fields, heaven, reward for the dead, located in the distant west. [Ron Henry] * "Elysian Fields" was the Ancient Greek equivalent of Heaven. [Joshua Hall-Bachner]

"Listen through your eyes when we die."
Synaesthesia [confusing one sense with another, e.g. "hearing" colors], suggests perhaps sensory overload. [Ron Henry]

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