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R.E.M.

Tongue

Rock
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“Tongue” is a song by R.E.M., released as the fifth and final single from their ninth studio album Monster. It was only released in the UK. In the song, lead singer Michael Stipe performs in falsetto; he has stated several times he is in fact supposed to be a girl in the song. Stipe has also said the track is “all about cunnilingus.“ On March 1, 1995, Bill Berry had to leave the stage during a performance of this song complaining of a serious headache. It in fact turned out to be a brain aneurysm, and is the likely reason for his leaving the band in October 1997. On subsequent dates Berry admitted that it gave him an eerie feeling every time the band performed “Tongue”. The single’s video, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and shot during the soundcheck prior... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It pains me ... Please, just leave it ... Call my name, here I come

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