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R.E.M. — The Flowers Of Guatemala
Album: Life's Rich Pageant
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:51
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I took a picture that I'll have to send
People here are friendly and content
People here are colorful and bright
The flowers often bloom at night

Amanita is the name
The flowers cover everything
The flowers cover everything

There's something here I find hard to ignore
There's something that I've never seen before
Amanita is the name they cover over everything

The flowers cover everything
They cover over everything (Amanita is the name)
The flowers cover everything

Look into the sun
Don't look into the sun

The flowers cover everything
They cover over everything
The flowers cover everything

The flowers cover everything (Amanita is the name)
They cover over everything
The flowers cover every name

There's something that I've never seen before
The flowers often bloom at night
Amanita is the name they cover over everything
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 xkolibuul wrote:
More proof its been all downhill for western civ since the demise of analog.

Shimmer wrote:
We played the hell out of this CD in college when it came out, but we always skipped this track. Made me grateful for our newfangled CD player.
 
I don't know about "all downhill," but I can say that when I was in college and this came out I was a stalwart LP collector, and I really enjoyed this song as the opening of "Supper Side" versus "Begin the Begin" as the opening of "Dinner Side."

Bill & Rebecca--spin it again!
Awful!
to quote (paraphrase, i may not remember the exact words cuz it was so long ago) Rolling Stone magazine when this first came out.... "its missing nothing except the apostrophe".
fatcatjb wrote:
REM, Pearl Jam, and Counting Crows all share one th ing...they come highly recommended but I just don't get it. Might be MY problem
Wow, that is a major smack at REM and Pearl Jam. I totally agree as far as Counting Crows goes.
turn it off! :puke:
REM, Pearl Jam, and Counting Crows all share one th ing...they come highly recommended but I just don't get it. Might be MY problem
REM s always , well almost always good, this was nice, thank you.
All those REM critics who say that everything they did after their first couple albums was junk? This song could almost convince me they have a point.
More proof its been all downhill for western civ since the demise of analog. Shimmer wrote:
We played the hell out of this CD in college when it came out, but we always skipped this track. Made me grateful for our newfangled CD player.
Shimmer wrote:
We played the hell out of this CD in college when it came out, but we always skipped this track. Made me grateful for our newfangled CD player.
That is without a doubt the last thing I expected to read here. I think I always played this album with a sense of anticipation for when it got 'round to this song. An absolute favorite from their whole catalog of songs, at least for me. I think you and your friends were missing out.
We played the hell out of this CD in college when it came out, but we always skipped this track. Made me grateful for our newfangled CD player.
zaknafein wrote:
A hidden gem from an under appreciated album.
Absolutely
greg6494 wrote:
Amanita is the name
zaknafein wrote:
A hidden gem from an under appreciated album.
Good album, but my favorite song from it was always "Superman".
A hidden gem from an under appreciated album.
:daisy: :sunny: :good-vibes: :daisy:
:cool:
A year between plays?!? :eek:
Exit2Eden wrote:
One of the very first REM songs I heard 20+ years ago. Back then, they were regarded as so..."alternative"! :propeller:
They truly were alternative. A real breath of fresh air back then.
One of the very first REM songs I heard 20+ years ago. Back then, they were regarded as so..."alternative"! :propeller: