So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

single by R.E.M. from their 1984 album "Reckoning"

"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.

"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"

Track listings change

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

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