R.E.M. Lyric Annotations FAQ
R.E.M.: Out of Time: Belong


 [Out of Time]

"Her world collapsed"
See also Radio Song. [Ron Henry]

"Those creatures jumped the barricades and have headed for the sea"
Reminiscent of lemmings' mass suicide. [Ron Henry]

"Opened the window"
According to Stipe, the song is "not about defenestration"; that is, she is NOT about to jump out the window with her baby (apparent a common misinterpretation Stipe wanted to correct). [Ron Henry]

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