Nightswimming Song Lyrics

R.E.M.

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Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
The photograph on the dashboard, taken years ago
Turned around backwards so the windshield shows
Every streetlight reveals the picture in reverse
Still, it's so much clearer
I forgot my shirt at the water's edge
The moon is low tonight
Nightswimming deserves a quiet night
I'm not sure all these people understand
It's not like years ago
The fear of getting caught
Of recklessness and water
They cannot see me naked
These things, they go away
Replaced by everyday

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


  • credits


    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 : 1628 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: Elizabeth Proctor Murphy, Kathleen Kee and Daniel Laufer
    guest oboe: Deborah Workman
    guest viola: Paul Murphy, Reid Harris 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