publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
album: Track 11 in album Automatic for the People
release date: 1992-10-6
popularity : 548 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:19
producer: R.E.M. and Scott Litt
conductor: George Hanson
guest violin: Patti Gouvas, Lonnie Ottzen, Denise Berginson-Smith, Jody Taylor, Sou-Chun Su and Sandy Salzinger
arranger: John Paul Jones
guest cello: Daniel Laufer, Elizabeth Proctor Murphy and Kathleen Kee
guest oboe: Deborah Workman
guest viola: Reid Harris, Paul Murphy and Heidi Nitchie
writer: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe

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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Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows
Still, it's so much clearer
The moon is low tonight
I'm not sure all these people understand
The fear of getting caught
They cannot see me naked
Replaced by everyday
Nightswimming, remembering that night
I'm pining for the moon
Side by side in orbit
That bright, tight forever drum

You I cannot judge
This one laughing quietly underneath my breath

Nightswimming deserves a quiet night, deserves a quiet night


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