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How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us

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“How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us” is a song by R.E.M., released as the fourth and final single from their tenth studio album New Adventures in Hi-Fi in 1997. It was released in Germany and Japan. The primary b-side was an alternate recording of “Be Mine”. Other b-sides for the maxi-single include a cover of The Troggs’ “Love Is All Around,“ previously released on the soundtrack for I Shot Andy Warhol (1996) and Vic Chesnutt’s “Sponge,“ previously released on the Chesnutt benefit album Sweet Relief II (1996). This song was briefly featured in Bowling for Columbine. It was the final R.E.M. single and video to feature Bill Berry until “#9 Dream” in 2007. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The story of my life in trying times ... Just add water, stir in lime ... The story is a sad one, told many times

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