"Sitting Still" is perhaps the most famous example of Michael Stipe's indecipherable lyrics and pronunciation. In an interview with Rolling Stone
in the early '90s, he said this is a song in which "syllabizes" the sounds as opposed to actually saying words. When asked if the song contains the line "City traffic, the big hill, wasting time, sitting still," Stipe said "no, there's no hill in it." True to form, he didn't clarify what he was actually singing.
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