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Does anyone know what swan swan h is about. I think its one of rems best songs. P.S Michael is gorgeous
-- Suzanne Lennie (email@example.com), March 17, 2000
I read about the song, and I think I remember it's about American Norht vs. South war (excuse me english-speaking people, but I'm Spanish and I don't know the exact war's name; I'd go for "secession war, but I'm not sure). That's why he sings about "Johnny Reb", "marching feet", "the captain mother", and so on.
-- Sidewinder (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 20, 2000.
ITs about the civil war, which is a contradiction in terms.
-- yeppers (email@example.com), March 27, 2000.
Michael Stipe "Its a song about our american history that was very very ugly"
-- Adrian Garvey (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2000.
It's about the civil war!!
-- Clair McAllister (email@example.com), July 20, 2000.