Iraq Invasion Is ‘The Final Straw’ For R.E.M.

has posted an all-new anti-war song on its official website ( The song is titled ‘The Final Straw,’ and it is being released as the group’s personal commentary about the leaders of the U.S. coalition forces and the invasion of Iraq. Frontman Michael Stipe states, “This is the strongest voice I could think of to send out there. We had to send something out there now. We are praying and hoping for the lives of all people involved,
the troops, the Iraqi civilians, refugees, pow’s, families of troops, the innocents — that they are safe and okay. Safe home, all.” Download the track and check out the lyrics here.

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