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R.E.M.: Reckoning: Camera



It was supposedly written about [photographer] Carol Levy, a close friend of the band's that died in a car accident on a trip back to Athens from Atlanta. [amysa] * Carol Levy was the photographer who took the picture of the band on the back of the original Radio Free Europe single. [Chris Piuma]

"when the front room greeting/ Becomes your special book"
So, perhaps a guest book at a party, or gallery, where visitors sign and write notes. [Chris Piuma]

"I should keep myself in between the pages"
As a leaf pressed for safe-keeping. [Ron Henry] * Also perhaps as in reading between the lines; that is, "I should keep myself implied, not directly stated." [Chris Piuma]

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