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R.E.M.

Near Wild Heaven

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“Near Wild Heaven” was the third single released from R.E.M.‘s seventh studio album Out of Time in 1991. The song was the first single released by the band to have had its lyrics both co-written and sung by bassist Mike Mills. According to a quotation from Peter Buck in R.E.M. Inside Out: The Stories Behind Every Song by Craig Rosen, the lyrics are a collaboration between Mills and lead singer Michael Stipe. It managed to peak at #27 on the UK Singles Chart but the single was not released in the United States. Mike Mills had previously written the lyrics to the single “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” and he had sung the cover song “Superman”, but he had not previously sung his own work on a released recording. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Living Inside ... Near wild heaven ... In this near wild heaven

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