By Jeff Copperthite:
Welcome to your Monday edition of The Laptop Sessions. I’d like to take this opportunity (since everyone reads descriptions) to say hello to another wave of students who have discovered their math/science teacher is on Youtube.
Anyway, todays song is an awesome song from REM called “Losing My Religion”. It’s from their 1991 album “Out of Time” which contains this song among other well known songs such as “Shiny Happy People” and “Radio Song”.
I love this song a lot and always turn it up when it comes on the radio. The video is always an interesting one to watch as well. Few are sure of what the song is about – I think it could be about a forceful religious conversion.
I hope you enjoy this version – even though I sang a slightly incorrect line in the last chorus. I think this version was a great one and I hope you agree!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!
I’ve read that it’s about the lead singer coming out about his “orientation” to the world. This song is quite famous for that reason, actually. Don’t hear very many “coming out” songs like this one. Plus, he puts it in such a negative light because most religious folk would assume that homosexuality is “losing your religion”.