Promotional CD single
|Song by R.E.M. from the album Out of Time|
|Released||11 March 1991 (UK)
12 March 1991 (U.S.)
|Producer||Scott Litt, R.E.M.|
|Out of Time track listing|
"Texarkana" is a song from R.E.M.'s studio album Out of Time. Though not released as a single, it managed to chart at number 4 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 6 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. This song was written, musically and lyrically, by bassist Mike Mills (credited to Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe), as vocalist Michael Stipe had been having problems for weeks trying to come up with lyrics for it. As a result, Mills also sang lead vocals.
The title is a reference to the city of Texarkana (located on the border of Texas and Arkansas), originally mentioned in the chorus before it was changed.
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||4|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||7|
- Bill Berry – drums
- Peter Buck – guitar
- Mike Mills – bass guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
- Michael Stipe – backing vocals