Now itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s time to tell you how this popular but depressing REM song still continues to mock me at age 28. Sometimes I think IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m living some cheesy romantic comedy with all the musical elements that so keenly express the feeling of the moment in time :rolleyes:
I was visiting my friend Dee at college (Miami University) my Sophomore year and another friend of ours joined us as well. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not going to get into the utter complication of the fact Dee was angry at our other friend for a recent betrayal and DeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s roommate also kicked us out of their town house onto the street. LetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s just stick to the humor of this story, shall we?
So one night we go to hang out at DeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s boyfriendÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s dorm and bring along a 30 pack of beer. I got myself a couple bottles of BooneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, that was a common drink of choice for me. DeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s boyfriend brought another friend to hang out with us and thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s when it got interesting.
We played cards for a while and drank a lot. When everyone got to a nice drunk stage Dee started hooking up with her boyfriend and the other friend started hooking up with the other guy. I had a boyfriend at home so I decided to go out to the hallway.
When I went out to the hallway I realized I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know my way around so I just sat down on the cold floor as the music continued to blare behind the closed doors. It wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t until ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEverybody HurtsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â started playing that I decided I had to go for a walk. If a drunk girl all alone laying on the cold dorm hallway floor while Everybody HurtÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s plays in the occupied rooms isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t an after school special I donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know what is.
I decided to sneak in and steal DeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s college pass so I could get back into her dorm room and just go to sleep. I remember walking through the campus for a while and then suddenly realizing I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know where I was. I quickly started getting frustrated and upset. I nearly just laid down on a bench to go to sleep but decided to keep going.
I ended up back at DeeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s boyfriendÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s dorm and called up to them. When Dee and her boyfriend came to get me I started crying (mix of alcohol and frustration). They hugged me and apologized.
So that is what I think of when I hear that song.