R.E.M. - Why Not Smile Lyrics

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The concrete broke your fall
To hear you speak of it
I'd have done anything
I would do anything
I feel like a cartoon brick wall
To hear you speak of it
You've been so sad
It makes me worry
Why not smile?
You've been sad for a while.
Why not smile?

I would do anything
To hear you speak of it.
Why not smile?
You've been sad for a while.
You've been sad for a while.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Airportman
  • 2 Lotus
  • 3 Suspicion
  • 4 Hope
  • 5 At My Most Beautiful
  • 6 The Apologist
  • 7 Sad Professor
  • 8 You’re in the Air
  • 9 Walk Unafraid
  • 10 Why Not Smile
  • 11 Daysleeper
  • 12 Diminished / I’m Not Over You
  • 13 Parakeet
  • 14 Falls to Climb


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
    album: Track 10 in album Up
    release date: 1998-10-27
    popularity : 107 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Downtempo
    length: 4:03
    mixer: R.E.M. and Pat McCarthy
    editor: Paul J. Falcone
    writer: Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624711223
    script: Latin