Posted by JTall on May 25, 2001
Yess..despite the popular belief that the now famous Stipe/REM song title means just what it plainly says,
it doesn't. It's like a corn kernel stuck in my teeth...I once knew the slang meaning and have now disremembered it.
I THINK it was about fear...about being overcome by fear...which, actually, would not be far away from the more obvious interpretation.
But it was a specific thing..like a hit man now unable to pull down on someone...like a cop who can't make a collar...???
Say, can anyone pry that kernel from my eyeteeth? Jam