R.E.M. - So. Central Rain Lyrics

R.E.M. Reckoning cover art
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I can't say that I love Jesus
That would be a hollow claim
He did make some observations
And I'm quoting them today
"Judge not lest ye be judged"
What a beautiful refrain
The studio audience disagrees
Have his lambs all gone astray?

Call me a leper
Call me a leper
Call me a leper

"You are lost and disillusioned!"
What an awful thing to say
I know this show doesn't flatter
It means nothing to me
I thought I might help them understand
But what an ugly thing to see
"I am not an animal"
Subtitled under the screen


When I tried to tell my story
They cut me off to take a break
I sat silent five commercials
I had nothing left to say
The talk show host was index-carded
All organized and blank
The other guests were scared and hardened
What a sad parade

What a sad parade

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Harborcoat
  • 2 7 Chinese Bros.
  • 3 So. Central Rain
  • 4 Pretty Persuasion
  • 5 Time After Time (Annelise)
  • 6 Second Guessing
  • 7 Letter Never Sent
  • 8 Camera
  • 9 (Don’t Go Back to) Rockville
  • 10 Little America

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Markus Binapfl, Patrick Buck, Alf Clausen, Mikaylou Diakhate, Gerd Lehmkuhl, Audrey Motaung, Bernd Scholli Schlutze
    album: Track 3 in album Reckoning
    release date: 1984-4-9
    popularity : 116 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:16
    producer: Don Dixon and Mitch Easter
    writer: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0082839719629
    script: Latin