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R.E.M. — Me In Honey
Album: Out Of Time
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Released: 1991
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I sat there looking ugly, looking ugly and mean
I knew what you were saying, you were saying to me
Baby's got some new rules
Baby said she's had it with me

It seems a shame to waste your time on me
It seems a lot to waste your time for me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

There's a lot of honey in this world
Baby this honey's from me
You've got to do what you do
Do it with me

It seems a shame to waste your time for me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

Knocked silly, knocked flat, sideways down
These things they pick you up and they turn you around
Say your piece
Say you're sweet for me

It's all the same to share the pain with me
It's all the same, save the shame for me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

Baby's got some new rules
Baby says she's had it with me
There's a fly in the honey
And baby's got a baby with me
That's a part, that's a part of me

Left me to love
What it's doing to me
Left me to love
What it's doing to me

What about me?
What about me?
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 tonyjory wrote:
Who's the saucy lady?
 

Love it. Tony Jory. London and Somerset, England.
 sfyi2001 wrote:
               
 
 sirdroseph wrote:
Kate's great in this one!{#Notworthy}Kate is wasting her talent on this "song"
 

Really makes me wish that Mike made another duet with her. Or really with another female artist for that matter. This one really shines.
Honestly it's harder to hate on this song than to just enjoy it, but what do I know
A (failed) try to keep I.R.S. years alive.
My advice to anyone who dislikes this song: turn it up!
Did I just wake up back in grad school? Would that it were so simple.
 joe12south wrote:
Stipe's whining gets on my nerves pretty quick (I've never been able to listen to an REM album straight through) but this song is just plain catchy. The rhythm is infectious and the slightly dissonant vocal harmonies are hard to forget.
 

This tune reminds me of a bagpipe type of drone almost.
But in a good way........with or without kilts.
Kate Pierson voice: equally cutting and comforting.

Not a fan of that Stipe's personality, but do enjoy a lot of REM tunes.

Overall, this song works for me.
 hendon wrote:
Kate plays well here. Great song.
 
Beat me to it!  And the janglicous guitar hook!
Kate plays well here. Great song.
 123heyaho! wrote:


"UNDERrated"?!? Quite the opposite...
I like song & album, but in general this band is played way too often here.
 
Agree with the last bit.


If this was an unknown band, wouldn't the comments be all "monotonous, yawn, uninspired, drone, please don't play"...?

A much need bit of light in my day. Thank you.
Very simple song, but sooo sweet.  
 coloradojohn wrote:
Their inclusion of B-52s' Kate Pierson was nothing less than brilliant, and ensured both groups' resurgence and immortality. Still a TEN
 

Old post, I know, but relevant.

The Bristol office cranks this up to a 10 today, too.

One of my favorite REM Songs.  It is on my powder skiing playlist. 
One of absolute favorites from one of my absolute favorite bands! Thanks!
 rpdevotee wrote:
One of the most underrated bands of the 90's...and in rock and roll in general
 

"UNDERrated"?!? Quite the opposite...
I like song & album, but in general this band is played way too often here.
Not that it has 1 thing to do with this R.E.M. song but only because it's a cold, dreary Sunday afternoon and I was reading the tea box, not leaves, waiting for the kettle to boil while this song played, yes yes getting to the point here, but is R.E.M. the only American rock band to have ever successfully employed the oil/word "bergamot" in a song? Could be. 
7 down to 5
Turn this shit UP!!!
Great song but Dead Letter Office is the real drunken masterpiece even with all the covers.
One of my favorite REM songs. 
 rpdevotee wrote:
One of the most underrated bands of the 90's...and in rock and roll in general
 

Hum underrated, i don't know, i remember they were Rolling stones  magazine favorite band for a long time !
One of the most underrated bands of the 90's...and in rock and roll in general
Just makes me miss Reckoning.
Somewhat of the bland REM ilk. Bridge is encouraging...but slightly on the "eh" side.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty !
Not only this song, but the whole album is a gem! 
that guitar riff is.. how is REM even a thing..
To me: 7 - Quite Likeable
 ppopp wrote:
REM songs have not aged well. I used to buy everything the recorded. Can't listen to any of it now. Kate's voice on this doesn't work so well. Sounds a bit like she's doing a parody of herself. The list of additional musicians on this album is ridiculously long - you would think Roger Waters had just left the band. 

 
Well maybe it's you that has not aged well. This album never goes out of time.
 jgehred wrote:
My favorite R.E.M. song. great emotion. Great Harmony

 
I'll join you in that. "Classic rock" radio killed REM for me, so it's good to hear a captivating tune that wasn't murdered and borified by offputting ad finitum FM Twister repeats. 
               
Love this collaboration. Too bad they didn't go back to the same well after this one.
 stunix wrote:
They have microphones, why are they shouting?

 
Cause they used to sing with '' BellowHead'' {#Cheesygrin}
{#Bananajam}
 leechi wrote:
REM and U2.

why... why..... its so boring and generic

 
you forgot to add the Eagles
My favorite R.E.M. song. great emotion. Great Harmony
REM and U2.

why... why..... its so boring and generic
Segue wrote:
Never heard "Bleed To Love Her" EVER! NICE SEGUE!!!!!

 
Yep, love the transition from Lindsey Buckingham to Kate Pierson. THAT is thoughtful programming.
After I bought this CD way back, it lived for weeks in my CD-player!
Godlike indeed. 
This is just an awesome tune. Begs the question of why Stipe didn't try and create a few more songs with a female counterpart.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Their inclusion of B-52s' Kate Pierson was nothing less than brilliant, and ensured both groups' resurgence and immortality. Still a TEN

 
EXACTLY!!!
Their inclusion of B-52s' Kate Pierson was nothing less than brilliant, and ensured both groups' resurgence and immortality. Still a TEN
This goes never out of time! As good as it was back then. 
 
ppopp wrote:
REM songs have not aged well. I used to buy everything the recorded. Can't listen to any of it now. Kate's voice on this doesn't work so well. Sounds a bit like she's doing a parody of herself. The list of additional musicians on this album is ridiculously long - you would think Roger Waters had just left the band. 

  
Sweet_Virginia wrote:


You're right. Knocked it down to a 9. 
 
9 sounds about right.  Great song.  
absolute favourite by these guys and that says a lot...
what about me?
Their best album by far, no matter how much we have listened to it (me thousands times) and yet it ages well!
 ppopp wrote:
REM songs have not aged well. I used to buy everything the recorded. Can't listen to any of it now. Kate's voice on this doesn't work so well. Sounds a bit like she's doing a parody of herself. The list of additional musicians on this album is ridiculously long - you would think Roger Waters had just left the band. 

 
More likely something else that hasn't aged well.
 ppopp wrote:
REM songs have not aged well. I used to buy everything the recorded. Can't listen to any of it now. Kate's voice on this doesn't work so well. Sounds a bit like she's doing a parody of herself. The list of additional musicians on this album is ridiculously long - you would think Roger Waters had just left the band. 

 

You're right. Knocked it down to a 9. 
 Susan_Amati wrote:
Can I rate this a 20?{#Bananasplit}

 
Amen that.
This always sounds good to me, and will always take me back to a rad party at a friend's condo in Breckenridge when it just came out.
REM songs have not aged well. I used to buy everything the recorded. Can't listen to any of it now. Kate's voice on this doesn't work so well. Sounds a bit like she's doing a parody of herself. The list of additional musicians on this album is ridiculously long - you would think Roger Waters had just left the band. 
apart from nature,
 stunix wrote:
They have microphones, why are they shouting?

 
Really?
Never heard "Bleed To Love Her" EVER! NICE SEGUE!!!!!
 stunix wrote:
They have microphones, why are they shouting?

 
I think they didn't want to be be grouped in with those "whispery-voiced singers" that so many RP listeners seem to despise.
Can I rate this a 20?{#Bananasplit}
They have microphones, why are they shouting?
 CoYoT51 wrote:
R.E.M. = PSD

 
if I may refine that a bit

REM x IRS = CRANK IT UP DUDE!!!
REM x WB = TURN THAT CRAP OFF!!! 
{#Frustrated}
 Catalytic wrote:
So many good memories from this album. That was such a great summer. God I feel old. 

 
Hah.  I was a DJ in Dewey Beach, DE when this album came out.
A favourite. It sounds like a live version ?
So many good memories from this album. That was such a great summer. God I feel old. 
 CoYoT51 wrote:
R.E.M. = PSD

 
I think you're maths a bit off there mate.
 bwanab wrote:


Kate the great!

 
Love Kate.
To bad I'm not her type.
 boober wrote:
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Lazarus likes this song.
 
That is a good limb you are out on, boober...  everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

hope life is grand for you right now, boober...

America's David photo AmericasDavid.jpg 
 boober wrote:
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Lazarus likes this song.

 
Shouldn't it be called Me 'N' Honey?
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Lazarus likes this song.
Awful Whine Uuuuuggh.... Stop music, wait for "song" to end before playing again. Ruin a good mood with whine whine whine. 
superb for me today, or any day.  solid 9
R.E.M. = PSD
Cynaera wrote:
Poacher, your ugly is showing.  Are you taking something for it, or is it a natural condition?

miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my homeless camp loves this marvelous song soooo much...  we love this beautiful and timeless album... 
Probably my fav REM song. They were way overplayed on FM radio and it drove me nuts, like they were the pop music messiah. Everybody Hurts Twister Losing My Religion. How about losing the repetitive noise? But this track I did not hear often enough. Good tune, and the lady backer really makes it work. 
 Susan_Amati wrote:
Love, love, love.  The B-52 touch is welcome.

 

Kate the great!
Love, love, love.  The B-52 touch is welcome.
This was a great album - the glorious times before they started their later depressing dreary droning 
 
Me, me, me, me...

Everybody all over the world leaped to their feet!  We be dancing!  LOVE THIS SONG!
 

Forty women in my mushrooming multitude of churches just said they love this song...  we be dancing licentiously...

This and Shiny Happy People...Kate, I love you...and The B52's...the people I work with don't know who these artists are...go figure!



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song soooo much...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

Facebook filters everything to make it all bland and homogenized... one of the great things about this Radio Paradise website is that it hosts all disparate walks of life... good food for thought... Facebook can French kiss my derrière...

Love Kate's contribution on the couple of REM tracks she appears on.
I gain some REM religion on this one. High on the scale. 
 

This song ROCKS!  We be dancing!  Love it!
 
Love it!!!!  Amen!!!!
 xkolibuul wrote:
Mantras done brilliantly are anything but boring.  10.

 
Agree, love a good mantra...
 unclehud wrote:
I am in love with both of the B-52 women, so this song is an acceptable REM tune.

 

My sentiments exactly. 
I am in love with both of the B-52 women, so this song is an acceptable REM tune.
Mantras done brilliantly are anything but boring.  10.
It's  a kind of mantra, boring >3

marvelous...  we be dancing...
 

This song is ecstatic...  love it soooo much!!!!
 


Volume just went wayyyy up...  the walls of our church are shaking...  we be dancing...  love it!!!!

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter night...

did someone say robocop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSO4Y9ygPIw ?

 
 apd wrote:

um... Paul Weller was in the Style Council. Peter Weller is an actor - don't really see RoboCop as the lead singer of a neo-Mod soul group. 
But RoboCop would have made an awesome member of The Jam. 
  

Regarding Peter Weller- you may want to see The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. His character was a famous musical performer, in addition industrialist/inventor/adventurer/etc. etc. so may well have a band somewhere.djengs wrote:

 Cynaera wrote:
Sorry I was late to the dance - I was watering the plants (hey, that rhymed!)  Of course, I'll dance with you! Can't beat a good R.E.M. song, especially with the divine Kate singing backing vocals! {#Dancingbanana}

 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...


this is one of the best songs in the history of humanity...  love it...

Another one of those that I would put on infinite replay on my CD player. Fabulous tune!
 dwlangham wrote:
If I retrace my steps, this is the last milestone where I totally loved REM. The trail peters out afterward.
 
I feel very much the same - with the exception of Automatic For the People.

This is a great pop song!
 rdo wrote:


I can't help but bumping my all time favorite RP post yet again.
 
That's hilarious.  Still love me this (and earlier) era REM, but yeah, mike is channeling his inner goat.
 kazuma wrote:
 

I can't help but bumping my all time favorite RP post yet again.
Knocked silly
Knock flat
Sideways down
These things they pick you up
And they turn you around

Dedicated to Sandy?
I love the work REM has done with Kate. Her voice just melts in and it's amazing!

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this autumn night...



bingo by jingo...  love it...

 
 ydjb wrote:


Hyperbole, hyperbole, where for art thou.....tuma salad.
 

Wow.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer night...
 Far wrote:
My fav REM song. Don't try and ski to it - you will turn with the song rather than the hill - as I found out - there was 'sadness' :)
 

I have skied to this songs many times, it is on my skiing playlist.  Let it ride.  love this song
OK, now we're talking... {#Yell}
 apd wrote:

um... Paul Weller was in the Style Council. Peter Weller is an actor - don't really see RoboCop as the lead singer of a neo-Mod soul group.
But RoboCop would have made an awesome member of The Jam. 
 

Regarding Peter Weller- you may want to see The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. His character was a famous musical performer, in addition industrialist/inventor/adventurer/etc. etc. so may well have a band somewhere.
I love Kate.  I'm hoping to marry her someday.  Even if she does play for the other team.
I've just heard this song in a whole new way. Which means I like it a whole lot more. 
My fav REM song. Don't try and ski to it - you will turn with the song rather than the hill - as I found out - there was 'sadness' :)
 oilydwarf wrote:
She makes this song - makes the hairs on my neck stand up when i hear her voice!!!