publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Michael Mills
album: Track 1 in album Automatic for the People
release date: 1992-10-6
popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:32
conductor: George Hanson
guest violin: Sou-Chun Su, Denise Berginson-Smith, Lonnie Ottzen, Patti Gouvas, Jody Taylor and Sandy Salzinger
arranger: John Paul Jones
guest cello: Kathleen Kee, Daniel Laufer and Elizabeth Proctor Murphy
guest oboe: Deborah Workman
guest viola: Heidi Nitchie, Paul Murphy and Reid Harris
writer: Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624505525
script: Latin

Cover Art

R.E.M. Automatic for the People cover art


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Smack, crack, bushwhacked

Nobody tells you where to go, baby
What if I ride
What if you rock around the clock
What if you did? What if you walk

Nobody tells you what to do, baby
Hey kids, shake a leg

Maybe you walked
Tick-tock, tick-tock.
Maybe you walk

Maybe you're crazy in the head, baby
Ollie, ollie
Ollie ollie in come free, baby
Hey, kids, where are you

Tie another one to your back, baby
Hey kids, rock and roll

Maybe you walk
Tick-tock, tick-tock
Maybe you walk

Nobody tells you what to do, baby
Hey kids, rock and roll


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Drive
  • 2 Try Not to Breathe
  • 3 The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
  • 4 Everybody Hurts
  • 5 New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
  • 6 Sweetness Follows
  • 7 Monty Got a Raw Deal
  • 8 Ignoreland
  • 9 Star Me Kitten
  • 10 Man on the Moon
  • 11 Nightswimming
  • 12 Find the River