CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
WORLD LEADER PRETEND
“…I raised the wall
& I will be the one to
knock it down...”
R.E.M. composed some breathtaking tracks. "World Leader Pretend" is one of the group's best songs. In terms of structure, it evokes memories of Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am A Rock". It has a gravitas in its introspective verses. Just what lead vocalist Michael Stipe is singing about, remains a mystery. All the same, the song's mood and his vocal approach make the track even more intriguing. It was included on the group's 1988 album 'Green'.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: