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.
It is one of few songs that the band never performed live.
|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