This is one of three new songs on R.E.M.'s compilation album, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011
, which was released after the band announced they were disbanding. Bassist Mike Mills told Spinner that they "are three of the facets of R.E.M., musically speaking." He explained: "They all address, in one way or another, the disbanding of R.E.M. but from three different points of view. 'A Month Of Saturdays
' is kind of a silly, goofy fun song. 'We all Go Back to Where We Belong
' is a beautiful wistful mid-tempo ballad that we all like to write. And then 'Hallelujah' is a heavier, more poignant song."