NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Michael Stipe arrives at the Food Bank For New York City's Can-Do Awards celebrating 30 years of service to NYC on April 30, 2013 in New York City.
wrote itself for me ... I didn’t have to work real hard on it, and I always love those songs because they just come from some more unconscious place.
I wrote that protagonist as a guy who's desperately trying to understand what motivates the younger generation, who has gone to great lengths to try and figure them out. And at the end of the song, it's completely bogus. He got nowhere.More quotes »
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