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R.E.M.

I'll Take The Rain

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“Stand” is a song by R.E.M. released as the second single from Green in 1989. The song quickly rose up the charts, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming R.E.M.‘s second top 10 hit in the United States. The song reached #48 on the UK Singles Charts. The song reached #16 in Canada. The lyrics speak of finding direction in one’s life (“Think about direction / Wonder why you haven’t before”) and being realistic (“If wishes were trees / The trees would be falling”). Michael Stipe has said of the song’s origin that he and the other band members were discussing The Banana Splits, The Archies, The Monkees, and similar ’60s pop groups. “They threw these super bubblegummy songs at me, and I said, ‘I’ll raise you and see you one.’ And I wrote the most... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I'll take the rain ... They sing through life so why can't we ... As birds take wing

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