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R.E.M.

Get Up

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“Get Up” was the fourth and final single to be released by R.E.M. from the band’s sixth studio album Green. It was included in the limited edition Singleactiongreen box set released in November 1989. The song was released as a single only in the U.S. but failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by Michael Stipe about Mike Mills. Mills always seemed to sleep late during their recording sessions for Green. This was Stipe’s call for Mills to get up and work. However, Mills did not find this out until a concert in the late 1990s, when Michael Stipe introduced the song as being about him. The video for the song was created by a young filmmaker named Eric Darnell, who had recently graduated from the CalArts program in experimental animation and who went on to... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Dreams, they complicate my life (dreams, they complement my life ... I've seen you laying pined (get up, get up ... Get up

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