Song Diaries: Tongue by R.E.M. (1994)

A story about friendship, femininity, and John Cusack.

Song Diaries looks back on songs and the memories they carry for the writer.

Ugly girls know their fate – anybody can get laid

I hear the opening piano chords and …ah yes, I think to myself.

It is 2015, I am nineteen years old, a sophomore in college and my best friend just moved with her family to Europe.

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