Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts – R.E.M. Solo by Michael Stipe (Live at Glastonbury 2003) HQ

by R.E.M.

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don’t let yourself go
‘Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it’s time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you’ve had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don’t throw your hand, oh no

Don’t throw your hand
If you feel like you’re alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you’re on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you’ve had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts


The pain can be physical, emotional, mental, psychological, even spiritual. The title speaks the Truth: “Everybody Hurts Sometime.” ‘Hold on’ is the best mantra to say over and over again to one’s self when living inside the wall of darkness, to hold on, ‘this too shall pass’. To the composers of this song, they must have experienced many levels of pain and to Michael Stipe for expressing it so powerfully. I could feel your spirit shining through it all. I chose this piece of music for what it means to me and others who experience the darkness of such deep levels of pain. I will repeat what the song says: ‘HOLD ON’ EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIME ‘HOLD ON’… – j.kiley ps. Life is still here for you.

See Post on ‘the secret keeper’ from Saturday Oct 15th 2016
for further details on R.E.M.

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