The One I Love, RE.M. 1987

“The One I Love” is a song by American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released on the band’s fifth full-length studio album, Document, and also as a 7" vinyl single in 1987.

In March 2005, Q magazine placed “The One I Love” at No. 57 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the song as the 38th best single of the 1980s.

This song is dedicated to all the girls I’ve loved before.
Of course to my lovely wife, Mimi, most especially!!!

Feedback requested, and much appreciated.

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A simple prop, to occupy my time…

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That was good

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Yes, Rene.

You’re good, pal. Keep it up. Cracking voice.

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Nice, brought out some mournful undertones and I got proper goosebumps when you hit the note on “Fiiireeee”. Good cover.

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Anyone ever told you that your voice sounds a bit like Labi Siffre’s?

I reckon you’d do a cracking version of this

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I love this song :pleading_face:

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Me too, one of my all time faves

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@ReneAsologuitar

Really nice this. Do you write originals as well? Be interested in hearing more. Lovely voice and nice interpretation

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Really nice performance, and lovely singing. Wish I could hold a note like that! Great tone too.

Funny song this in terms of lyric; I understand the sentiment, but I never got the ‘fire/she’s coming down’ bit in the context. Maybe those bits revert to Stipe’s prior nonsense lyrics thing.

Best REM album this imo. Or Green. One or the other.

Lovely version.

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Thanks borin69x!!!
Probably not a good love song.
Rene

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Hi barleysugar,
You are very much appreciated.
Rene

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Hi bugduv,
I love your wonderful comments.
Thank you so much!
Rene

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Hi SunnyB,
You are simply awesome.
I love the great comments, very humbled and inspired.
Thank you.
Rene

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Hi BITT,
I am so humbled by your lovely comments.
I will definitely taker a listen.
Thank you so much.
Respectfully,
Rene

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Hi stickyboy,
Thank you for your nice compliments.
I do have a few originals, and I also started publishing my original songs using Distrokid.
I will post my song “Peace and Love”, and this song is now available in many sites like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, etc.
Thank you for asking.
Love your comments.
Respectfully,
Rene

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Hi inthedusk,
I am a REM fan, and this is a fav.
Thank you.
Rene

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Hi AttackDuck,
Thank you for the great feedback.
I love your comments.
I initially thought that this song is a love song, but the lyrics are quite telling “a simple prop to occupy my time”.
Thank you, again!!!
Rene

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What a dude!

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I hope you can join in the rest of the forums…the social board would love your politeness and positivity.

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