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In Up, is it just me or does it seem like there are a lot more love songs than REM usually includes? They are so touching, does anyone know if they were written for someone in particular? Also, were Why Not Smile and At My Most Beautiful written as sister songs or something? They seem like they could flow very easily based on lyrics.


-- Sydney (, August 04, 2000


ur right about UP being alot more "soft".i wouldnt say any of them are direct love songs,i believe At My... was written 4 Patti Smith,and Hope 4 Thom seems that the writer has made this an album directed at certain people,as well as leaving them open....maybe to show a definate depature from the "old" REM.....or maybe not.

-- ms.Stipe (, August 17, 2000.

Michael wrote At my Most Beautiful for eh eh...he loves me!!! I only know that he wrote this song to celebrate a lot of singers & bands any of them are "beach boys" and the queen of the music...Patti Smith...i love her voice... "puuuuuuuuulls us neeeeeeear,taaaaaaaaaaste like feeeeear" (leave) ;)

-- Spirulina (, August 17, 2000.

AMMB is the only true love song on up, stipe said so. but yeah, the tone is much more lovey in general than previous albums. but the themes in ammb and why not smile are very different.

-- mark (, August 22, 2000.

well, we all know what monster was focused around, so obviously sex comes before love with REM, hehe, KIDDING!

-- jen (, August 22, 2000.


-- ms.Stipe (, August 22, 2000.

Ok Spirulina Baby, you can say Michael Stipey Baby wrote the song for you, But I wouldn't break this to everybody, than People wouldn't know what you're talking about, Besides, If you haven't met Michael Stipey Baby in real life, than Michael Stipey Baby is just your Crush and you can dream about Michael Stipey Baby all you want."

"That's what I do when I'm really board and tired and well, I have alot of Crush on Michael Stipey Baby."

-- Stephanie (, August 28, 2000.

congratulations steph! you have maintained a perfect record, in giving yet another answer that makes absolutely no sense!

-- jen (, August 28, 2000.

Jenny baby, Is my answer really that bad?"

-- Stephanie (, August 29, 2000.

um, uh, well, i-, uh... jen looks the other way, oh look, what a pretty... uh... flower over there! lets talk about that!

-- jen (, August 30, 2000.

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