So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

Album: Reckoning (1984)
Charted: 85
  • Did you never call? I waited for your call
    These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
    The trees will bend, the cities wash away
    The city on the river there is a girl without a dream

    I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry

    Eastern to Mountain, third party call, the lines are down
    The wise man built his words upon the rocks
    But I'm not bound to follow suit
    The trees will bend, the conversation's dimmed
    Go build yourself another home, this choice isn't mine

    I'm sorry, I'm sorry
    Did you never call? I waited for your call
    These rivers of suggestion are driving me away
    The ocean sang, the conversation's dimmed
    Go build yourself another dream, this choice isn't mine

    I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry Writer/s: Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, William Berry, Mike Mills
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Doug from Whittier, CaIt's about Michael Stipe not being able to get a call from a Woman he was dating at that time in his life and she wanted to get married (we all know that didn't happen!) it says. " EASTERN TO MOUNTAIN THIRD PARTY CALL THE LINES ARE DOWN THE WISE MAN BUILT HIS WORDS UPON THE ROCKS, BUT IM NOT BOUND TOO FOLLOW SUIT" he's saying he won't get married to the Woman calling him from the East Coast, while he and the band are in New Mexico.
  • Ken from Philadelphia, PaI am dating myself here, but I remember watching that Letterman appearance where they first played So. Central Rain. I can't think of another song that I liked so much upon hearing it for the first time.
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