Day 452: The one I love, REM
Well this is the 4th last song of Covid Island Discs. In the final 4 songs I shall return to my favourite bands that have brought me the most listening pleasure over the years. REM certainly is up there with my all time favourites and this song is one of their all time classics. This song also reminds me of my late best friend Jonathan because he misheard the words “a simple prop to occupy my time” and thought Michael Stipe was singing “a simple drop to occupy my time”. He thought the “drop” referred to going out with a girl and then dropping (breaking up) with her. As my other best friend used to say “Jonathan always was a bit of a dark horse”.