Disturbance at the Heron House

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Michael Stipe explained to Rolling Stone, November 12, 2009: "The song was my take on Animal Farm, an uprising dismissed by the powers that be. There were rumors then that Reagan's vice president, Bush Senior, might run. I thought those were dark years, the '80s. We had no idea what was to come."

Comments: 2

  • Karenbat from Bristol UkGreat song
  • Mark from New York, Ny"Cogs and grunts and hirelings" and "the followers of chaos our of control" Fantastic lyrics to my favorite song.
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