Everybody Hurts

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Everybody Hurts by R.E.M [1992] Automatic For The People | Nefelibata.ir

Everybody Hurts by R.E.M

Everybody Hurts is the 4th song of the album named Automatic For The People. it’s written by the member named Buck from this band. The song originally released on 1992 for people and also released in 1993 as a single song. the song become number 29th on Billboard Hot 100, and became top ten of many national charts including Canada, Australia, The united kingdom, Ireland and France.
Buck in the Notes of the Album “In time” writes that “the reason the lyrics is so straightforward is that it was aimed at teenagers”
In 1995, Samaritans, a British emotional support listening service, held a Uk press advertising campaign in response to the high suicide rate among young men which was consisted of the lyrics of the Song.


Lyrics

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone

When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go

‘Cause everybody cries

And everybody hurts sometimes
Sometimes everything is wrong

Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone
If you feel like letting go
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Cause everybody hurts

Take comfort in your friends

Everybody Hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no
Don’t throw your hand

If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone
If you’re on your own in this life

The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on
Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes
So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody Hurts


Post Script

This is an anti-suicide song. Berry wanted to reach out to people who felt they had no hope which is really impressive and beautiful!
The song was used in the 1992 film of Buffy vampire slayer which he himself never watched it but The idea of it which high school is like hell for teenagers seemed realistic to him.

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