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R.E.M. — Everybody Hurts (Live)
Album: The Great Beyond
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Released: 2000
Length: 6:15
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When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone ''(Hold on, hold on)''
If you feel like letting go ''(Hold on)''
If you think you've had too much
Of this life, well hang on

'Cause everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand, oh no

Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on (no, no, no, no, no)
Hold on, hold on (ahh)
Hold on, hold on (no, no, no, no, no)
Everybody hurts (no, no, no, no, no)
(Oh no, no, no)
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 strayhorn wrote:
Awful, just awful. Not since "Revolution No. 9" has something this pretentious been foisted on the listening public
 
Don't think you mean Revolution 9 which wasn't foisted - it was just a crazy experimental track deep in the album.

This was a massively promoted hit song.

This is also very simple - lyrically, musically et. and very moving and emotional.

Rev 9 is a crazy complicated weird ride. 
I always think of Dwight Shrute when I hear this song
 jsjacob wrote:
I like the song a lot, but the guitar in this recording sounds out of tune on the low note (I think it's a G, assuming it's in the same key as the studio recording) during the verse. Listening more, it might be the bass.
 
I was going to comment on the tuning when I noticed I had already commented on it _twelve years ago_!
 
I really like this version because it gives me hope as a vocalist.{#Eek} Hold on........ H O L D  O N........HOLD ONNNNN.......
I never liked this song.  This sounds a lot like a 50s song to me,  the kind I did not like.  This is not REM for me
"sucko barfo" is gaining on this recording!  {#Ass}  Everybody poops!
My reason for commenting: while searching this song on google, (for some reason) the comment about "What is that supposed to be? Meaningful?",etc. - came up on the first page of my search, & thus; led me here. I, for one, find this song to be extremely meaningful; if one had half-a-mind (heart), to truly realise just HOW really meaningful it's message IS, I'm sure they'd agree. And YES, the simplicity of it was obviously intentional. I think if people were able to look beneath the surface(ahem!), look outside their own little worlds (much as the video for this song suggests) then maybe they would "get it". This song is epic, in my opinion, & comes to us from a band that'll forever remain known for the indelible mark it's left on the social & spiritual consciousness of people throughout the world. To me, commenter, you have proven yourself to be one of extreme insensitivity, shallowness.. and quite frankly, a dullard (my opinion). Thank you, and have a blessed day. EVERYBODY is a Critic!
Originally Posted by jsjacob: I like the song a lot, but the guitar in this recording sounds out of tune on the low note (I think it's a G, assuming it's in the same key as the studio recording) during the verse. Listening more, it might be the bass.
Guitar, Bass, Vocals, audience.... The whole damn thing sounds off pitch!!! aargh. :( I do like the hammond. Q
Greatly prefer the cd sound. :oops:
This LIVE version shows how terrible these guys really are.
Does he usually sound this bad live? :eek:
Awful, just awful. Not since \"Revolution No. 9\" has something this pretentious been foisted on the listening public
Stipe\'s vocals are marginal at best on this cut. I guess you had to be there. :roll:
Nice Live version. More sinewy than the album track. Thx. :D
good choice for today, the 10th anniversary of the release of Automatic for the People.
I like this. Just the perfect thing to hear when you feel at the edge of your coping skills.
I do enjoy the original version of this song but, man, this Live version does HURT!
Ugh. I love the album version, at least an 8, but like so many live versions, this one is just not worth recording. Live versions (IMHO) are only worth playing when the group does something new with it, or when it\'s a more driving song that can involve the audience. The audience involvement here (singing along with Mike Stipe, God help us) just takes it down (especially when the idiots -- there are always plenty of them -- come in too early on that last break).
Everybody Hurts....when they hear this song. OK, obviously not everybody, judging from the comments, but in my opinion this is exactly the type of song REM should never do! REM doesn\'t do slow well at all.
A great song, but this is far from the best recording of the best performance...
Excellent song. Meaningful and simple.
Originally Posted by SuperWeh: everybody hurts sometime? what's that supposed to be? Deep and meaningful? gimme a break... Or is there some deeper meaning to this song packaged in the obvious kitsch cliche lyrics?
No, not necessarily deep. He made lyrics that read like cryptic crosswords and after doing so much of that, I can understand he felt the need to come up with something as plain as this, without a double meaning or hidden message. Just tell it like it is!
Lame. Trite. Steals from Bowie's "You're not alone! (Give me your hands!)" They were so good before they went to WB label. Sigh.
everybody hurts sometime? what's that supposed to be? Deep and meaningful? gimme a break... Or is there some deeper meaning to this song packaged in the obvious kitsch cliche lyrics?
Nothing worse than having to listen to a tone deaf audience. I\'d much rather listen to the studio version.
It\'s pretty moving to listen to REM doing such a plain, direct song. Knowing what sort of \'difficult\' stuff they do usually, makes the message of this one more impressive and meaningful. A bit like listening to Peter Gabriel doing Don\'t Give Up. In other words, the truth is often simple.
i think this song is way overrated. i think its lame REM crap just before they got reintroduced to what making great music is all about. my opinion, i know. i just think this is way below par for them.
I like the song a lot, but the guitar in this recording sounds out of tune on the low note (I think it's a G, assuming it's in the same key as the studio recording) during the verse. Listening more, it might be the bass.