Who Sang The Wrong Child? R.E.M.

R.E.M. Green cover art
Credits
release date: 1988-11-7
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:39
producer: R.E.M. and Scott Litt
lead vocals: Michael Stipe
guitar: Peter Buck
drums (drum set): Bill Berry
bass guitar: Mike Mills
I've watched the children come and go
A late long march into spring
I sit and watch those children
Jump in the tall grass
Leap the sprinkler
Walk in the ground
Bicycle clothespin spokes
The sound the smell of swingset hands

I will try to sing a happy song
I'll try and make a happy game to play
Come play with me I whispered to my new found friend
Tell me what it's like to go outside
I've never been
Tell me what it's like to just go outside
I've never been
And I never will

I'm not supposed to be like this
I'm not supposed to be like this
But it's okay

Hey, those kids are looking at me
I told my friend myself
Those kids are looking at me
They're laughing and they're running over here
They're laughing and they're running over here
What do I do?
What can I do?
What should I do?
What do I say?
What can I say?

I said I'm not supposed to be like this
Let's try to find a happy game to play
Let's try to find a happy game to play
I'm not supposed to be like this
But it's okay, okay



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pop Song 89
  • 2 Get Up
  • 3 You Are the Everything
  • 4 Stand
  • 5 World Leader Pretend
  • 6 The Wrong Child
  • 7 Orange Crush
  • 8 Turn You Insideā€Out
  • 9 Hairshirt
  • 10 I Remember California
  • 11 [untitled]

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075992579513
    script: Latin