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Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. This is just a preview! All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Lyrics Artists - R R. Lyrics Life's Rich Pageant Album. Genre: Pop. Album: Life's Rich Pageant Or John Cougar. Or John Mellencamp. The album is the second masterpiece from the band, and their last great album for the I.
Cut to this week: Thanks to modern technology, we have a welcome, less-balanced sound emanating from our speakers while listening to Lifes. Like the previous three deluxe edition R. The song is dedicated to the Reverend Howard Finster , a noted outsider artist whom the band considered to be "a man of vision and feeling—a fine example to all" Finster created the album sleeve for R. Trains are a frequent motif in rural American music, suggesting the freedom and promise of an escape from one's home environment.
Driven by a distinctive guitar riff, "Driver 8" was one of the songs on the album to receive college radio play, and the record company also authorized a music video. Beginning with a soft introduction, "Life and How to Live It" charged through another atmospheric, folk rock arrangement and referenced storytelling. Mekis wrote a book titled Life: How to Live , and had it printed, only to have all existing copies of it stacked in his closet.
Much of the band's songwriting material in this era also came from the members' own experiences traveling through the country in near-constant tours over the previous several years, as well as an increasing sense of political activism which would find expression on subsequent albums Lifes Rich Pageant and Document. Stipe later said [ citation needed ] that his previous lyrics never really had any literal meanings, and that by this time he had begun to write lyrics that told stories.
The song "Green Grow the Rushes" is a prime example, which contains the line "the amber waves of gain", is thought by biographer Marcus Gray to be about migrant farm laborers and also alludes to the folk song " Green Grow the Rushes, O ".
Natalie Merchant has stated that this song was written as part of a pact she made with Stipe to write songs about the genocide of Native Americans; her song, "Among the Americans", appeared on the 10, Maniacs album The Wishing Chair.
The song "Auctioneer Another Engine " deviated from the typical R. A celebration of an eccentric individual is the subject of "Old Man Kensey" which has lyrics by Stipe's friend Jeremy Ayers and closing track " Wendell Gee ". The latter, a ballad with piano and more harmonies from Berry and Mills, was the album's third and final single in the UK only, although it made no commercial impression there.
Upon release, Fables of the Reconstruction reached 28 in the United States going gold in and was the band's best showing yet in the UK, peaking at No.
Recorded during a period of internal strife—largely due to the R. Drummer Bill Berry was quoted in the early s as saying that Fables of the Reconstruction "sucked".
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