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R.E.M.

Leaving New York

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“Leaving New York” is a song by the American alternative rock band R.E.M.. It was the first single from the band’s 2004 album Around the Sun. Although it was not as heavily promoted as earlier singles, it reached as high as #5 on the UK Singles Chart. However, the song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the only lead U.S. single from an R.E.M. studio album not to chart on the U.S. Hot 100 besides “Cant Get There from Here” from Fables of the Reconstruction in 1985. In early live performances of the song (September 2004), the band would play Michael Stipe’s “It’s pulling me apart. Change.“ album backing vocal during the chorus and bridge of live performances. As early as February 2005, however, as evidenced on the R.E.M. Live disc, the band worked up an... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Leaving New York never easy (it's pulling me apart ... I might have been turned around ... I told you, forever

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