So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

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"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
Single by R.E.M.
from the album Reckoning
B-side"Walter's Theme; "King of the Road"; "Voice of Harold"; "Pale Blue Eyes"
ReleasedMay 15, 1984
R.E.M. singles chronology
"Talk About the Passion"
"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
"(Don't Go Back To) Rockville"

"So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" is a 1984 song by alternative rock band R.E.M. and is the lead single from their second studio album Reckoning. It went to number 85 in the United States.

Track listings[change | change source]

All songs written by Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe unless otherwise indicated.

7" Single

  1. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" – 3:16
  2. "Walter's Theme" / "King of the Road" (Roger Miller) – 4:44

12" single

  1. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)" – 3:16
  2. "Voice of Harold" – 4:25
  3. "Pale Blue Eyes" (Lou Reed) – 2:54


  1. "so. Central Rain" – 3:11{sic}


  • "Walter's Theme", "King of the Road", "Voice of Harold" and "Pale Blue Eyes" can all be found on Dead Letter Office.
  • "Walter's Theme" is not listed on the cover.
  • The album title-listing contains an initial lower-case 's', following a pattern in the album's listings where random capital letters are made lower-case and random lower-case letters are capitalized. The front cover art lists it as 'So CENTRAL RAiN', with '7 chineSe bros.' on the back track listings differing from the cover art as well.
  • The album's inner sleeve lists the full title as "Southern Central Rain (I'm Sorry)".

References[change | change source]

  1. "Reckoning - R.E.M. | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. "Reckoning". February 15, 2016.