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REM: Electrolite Meaning


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Song Released: 1996

Electrolite Lyrics

Your eyes are burning holes through me.
I'm gasoline.
I'm burnin' clean.

Twentieth century go and sleep.
You're plasticine.
That is obscene.
That is obscene.

You are the star tonight.
You shine electric outta sight.
You light...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2008 report

    Yeah, I think thats it for sure. He's so indirect in his imagery and endlessly interesting too. These are puzzles and poems that ring and ring. The end is so cryptic. Suicide? Maybe a renunciation of being a star at all--how absurd it has now become for everyone is becoming a star day by day. Fifteen Minutes! That's a coffee break!!!!!

  2. wilymanc
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    Feb 16th 2007 report

    According to Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolite, the song is Michael Stipe's hommage to LA and a 'farewell song to the 20th Century'.

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