Driver 8 Song Lyrics

R.E.M.

R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction cover art
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The walls are built up stone by stone
The fields divided one by one.
And the train conductor says
"Take a break Driver 8 Driver 8 take a break
We've been on this shift too long"

And the train conductor says
"Take a break Driver 8 Driver 8 take a break
We can reach our destination but we're still a ways away"

I saw a tree house on the outskirts of the farm.
The power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged.
Bells are ringing through the town again,
Children look up, all they hear is sky-blue, bells ringing

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Feeling Gravity’s Pull
  • 2 Maps and Legends
  • 3 Driver 8
  • 4 Life and How to Live It
  • 5 Old Man Kensey
  • 6 Can’t Get There From Here
  • 7 Green Grow the Rushes
  • 8 Kohoutek
  • 9 Auctioneer (Another Engine)
  • 10 Good Advices
  • 11 Wendell Gee


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 3 in album Fables of the Reconstruction
    release date: 1985-6-11
    popularity : 106 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:25
    producer: Joe Boyd
    composer: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck
    lyricist: Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Bill Berry, Peter Buck

    Album Information

    label: I.R.S. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 076732559215
    script: Latin