This is a track from former Everything but the Girl singer Tracey Thorn's third solo album, Love And Its Opposite. She explained on her website: "It is a record about the person I am now and the people around me. About real life after forty."
Thorn noted regarding this song: "Life needs stamina. Love is often either under threat or being urged to stand the test of time."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.