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Losing My Religion / Butterfly

Losing My Religion

written by Michael Stipe/R.E.M.
from Higher Learning (soundtrack)

Lyrics

me
me
me in the corner
me in the spotlight
losing my religion

I thought that I heard you laughing
thought that I heard you sing
I think I saw you try

consider this
consider the lengths that I would go to
a slip that brought me to my knees
and I don't know if I can do it
oh no, I said too much
I said it all

thought that I heard you laughing
thought that I heard you sing

and life is bigger
bigger than you
and you are not me
the lengths that I would go through
hey, yeah, I said too much
I said it all

think I saw you try

hey
it's me
me
me in the corner
mmhmm
Losing my religion
trying to keep and eye on you
and I don't know if I can do it
oh no, I said too much
I said it all

thought that I heard you laughing
thought that I heard you sing
losing mine
mmhmm
it's me
it's me
thought I heard you sing


Tori Quotes

"Losing My Religion" just kinda came to me. The girl who's being attacked and lets part of herself go, that's where "Losing My Religion" was appropriate. Michael's idea of what "Losing My Religion" is, is probably different than mine. I asked him to come to the studio and listen. And he came and sat there and there were tears running down of his face. And that was important to me because I needed to know that he thought that I had honored his song. I wanted him to understand. We never talked about what his version or mine meant, there were no words necessary. [Veronica In Concert - January 1996]

I did that ["Losing My Religion"] for a John Singleton film, Higher Learning. I don't play it that much, but I enjoyed cutting that. That was always one of my very favorite songs. [Modern Rock Live - February 5, 1996]


Live Versions

"Crucify" / "Losing My Religion"
April 9, 1996 - Tampa, Florida



"Losing My Religion"
June 19, 1996 - VH1 Crossroads



"Losing My Religion"
November 19, 2017 - Denver, Colorado




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