Who Sang King of Birds? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Document cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Michael Mills, Michael Stipe
release date: 1987-3-21
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:11
producer: Scott Litt and R.E.M.
lead vocals: Michael Stipe
engineer: Scott Litt
guitar: Peter Buck
additional recording engineer: Gary Laney
drums (drum set): Bill Berry
bass guitar: Mike Mills
additional mixer: Steve Catania
A thumbnail sketch a jeweler's stone
A mean idea to call my own
Old man don't lay so still you're not yet young
There's time to teach point to point
Point observation children carry reservations
Standing on the shoulders of giants leaves me cold leaves me cold.
A mean idea to call my own a hundred million birds fly

Singer sing me a given singer sing me a song
Standing on the shoulders of giants everybody's looking on
(Old man don't lay so still you're not yet young,
There's time to teach, point to point,
Point observation, children carry reservations).
Standing on the shoulders of giants leaves me cold
A mean idea to call my own,
A hundred million birds fly away, away.

I am king of all I see, my kingdom for a voice
Old man don't lay so still, you're not yet young
There's time to teach, point to point
Point observation, children carry reservations
Standing on the shoulders of giants leaves me cold
A mean idea to call my own,
A hundred million birds fly away

Everybody hit the ground
Everybody hit the ground



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Finest Worksong
  • 2 Welcome to the Occupation
  • 3 Exhuming McCarthy
  • 4 Disturbance at the Heron House
  • 5 Strange
  • 6 It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
  • 7 The One I Love
  • 8 Fireplace
  • 9 Lightnin’ Hopkins
  • 10 King of Birds
  • 11 Oddfellows Local 151

  • Album Information
    label: CBS/Sony
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988009608525
    script: Latin