Pilgrimage

Songfacts®:

  • According to Q Magazine's 1001 Best Songs Ever, Michael Stipe has no idea what this song is about: It still baffles me, he once said. At one point after we recorded it I heard it and it made perfect sense. I was so exhilarated. I thought I'd accomplished what I set out to do. Then I forgot!
  • In 1989 Murmur was rated #8 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s. Later the album was placed #197 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. >>
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    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2

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  • Jp from Bangor, MeI was a lucky guy--I saw the entire Murmur album performed life in 1983. I just leaned on the front of the state at the college venue and enjoyed the heck out of it. Of the fragments that I can remember I can still hear the opening to Pilgrimage in my mind.
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