R.E.M. — So. Central Rain
Album: Reckoning
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7.8

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Total ratings: 1851









Released: 1984
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The trees will bend, the cities wash away
The city on the river there is a girl without a dream
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Eastern to Mountain, third party call, the lines are down
The wise man built his words upon the rocks
But I'm not bound to follow suit
The trees will bend, the conversation's dimmed
Go build yourself another home, this choice isn't mine
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Did you never call? I waited for your call
These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
The ocean sang, the conversation's dimmed
Go build yourself another dream, this choice isn't mine
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
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Still a nice "alt-folk" tune...all these years later
A solid 2.  If there was ever a whiney vocalist, it's Stipe.  He oughta change the title of this to "I'm Whiney."  

{#Moon}
8—>9 today.  Such a good song.
 wrangler wrote:

no such thing!  {#Cowboy}

 
Ummm. no
Greetings from So. Central Ave {#Cowboy}
 Radio_Melodia wrote:
Too much R.E.M. for me on this station. 
 

 
no such thing!  {#Cowboy}
Too much R.E.M. for me on this station. 
 
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
I've never loved a song so much which lyrics were absolutely undecipherable!  (I'm sorry.)

 
Well not absolutely undecipherable - I also belt out the SORRY part with Mr. Stipe. 
Sitting in a bar in Berkeley in the latter 80s, waiting for the Replacements to take the stage (or was it The Nails?) and this comes on overhead. The crowd starts bobbing and hopping and nodding in hipster acknowledgment. The guy next to me, face gleeful, leans over and says "I have no idea what's up - but he's certainly sorry!"

What a great time this was. 
I've never loved a song so much which lyrics were absolutely undecipherable!  (I'm sorry.)
twoplain2sea wrote:


             Sorry, here you talking to Central train station.
   So hear,  my name is Rasmus, and my middle name is Robinson.
          And,  you can kiss goodbye to your luggage claim.

 
 Snortling so here now. And I was just settling in good to my typically pious R.E.M. reverie. 


             Sorry, here you talking to Central train station.
   So hear,  my name is Rasmus, and my middle name is Robinson.
          And,  you can kiss goodbye to your luggage claim.
REM jars with me - thoroughly dislike their music - just don't get them. Every track sounds samey
 
 stalfnzo wrote:
I used to LOVE REM. Then I heard them in concert. By far my least enjoyable concert. He seemed bored, at best. Uninspired. Just going through the motions. No EMOTION. Too bad.

  Too bad you didn't catch them earlier.  Mr. Stipe was frenetic!


 don't be sorry, be happy..{#Cheesygrin}
 wrangler wrote:
We just moved into out new house on So. Central Ave, and it's raining today  {#Cowboy}

 
I'm sorry...
I used to LOVE REM. Then I heard them in concert. By far my least enjoyable concert. He seemed bored, at best. Uninspired. Just going through the motions. No EMOTION. Too bad.
We just moved into out new house on So. Central Ave, and it's raining today  {#Cowboy}
ahh to be young again.. uhh no thanks  {#Smile}
God I loved them back then and this whole album.  Never get tired of it!