The End of the World as We Know It

And do I feel fine?

Black and white photo of a woman standing alone looking out a window pane to the faint world outside but not really seeing it
Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. So goes the lyric from the alternative rock band, REM’s song by the same name.

This song hit the music charts in 1987 with it’s frenetic, fast-paced syncopated lyrics referencing everything from Soviet ruler Leonid Brezhnev to biblical rapture to comedic lines of Lenny Bruce. It sifted out…

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