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R.E.M. — Mine Smell Like Honey
Album: Collapse Into Now
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5.6

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Total ratings: 156









Released: 2011
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I would dare you, but I know I don't need to.
You're going to do just what you want to.
You're going to take the leading chair at the fairground
You're going to sing the praises of your fruit

Mine smell like honey, uhh
Mine smell like honey, uhh
Mine smell like huh huh huh huh
honey, uhh

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper
Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Track a trail of honey through it all

If the end comes faster than we had expected
And predictions lead us to the final fall
If the flowers crack the grain, and weave,
the pattern of the pavement
I can hear you shouting over it all

Mine smell like honey, uhh
Mine smell like honey, uhh
Mine smell like huh huh huh huh
honey, uhh

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper
Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Track a trail of honey through it all

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper
Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper
Track a trail of honey through it all

You track a trail of honey through it all
You track a trail of honey
Comments (40)add comment
Mickk Marrs on geetar!
I am a big R.E.M. fan - right from Chronic Town - but this is the first time I have ever heard this particular song.

Hmmm ... they have (re)settled their sound, after Bill Berry left. This is not tentative or wandering - straight up blast of sound. It takes getting used too.

6 so far ...
Dig it - reminiscent of a sort of dead letter office kind of feel and such a funny name for a song. 
It's REM don't take it that seriously people....
 slugore wrote:
Overly compressed. No dynamics. Sounds like any REM song post 1987.
 
As much as I share your dislike of this particular song, I strongly recommend listening again to some of their later output - if you're lazy, their 1988-2003 Best Of collection (In Time) will do. If this embarrassing piece of crap still sounds like any post 1987 R.E.M. song to you, you might want to consider consulting an ear specialist {#Angel}
Horrid. Take the worst and double the whine.
Overly compressed. No dynamics. Sounds like any REM song post 1987.
I'm an REM fan, but this is annoying.
 Cynaera wrote:
I now have nightmares about this song. I hate it - and I don't hate very many songs. Off to radioparadise. Grrrrr.
 
Why would you listen to it long enough to let it get to that point?

 REM- just say no. {#No}
I would like the throwback REM sound, were it not for the ridiculous lyrics and allusions... TMI, Michael.


sounds like a contractual obligation album
I must admit that I´m quite disappointed with this new R.E.M. album - too much songs sounding as if they have been there before, but in better versions, And all-in-all an album which cannot decide which side it should be going.
"Mine Smell Like Honey" however is of their best "harder" songs, in my opinion... And there are at least 2 or 3 other really good songs on the album.
Reading the majority of the remarks here, I really don´t get it: Is there some djihad or intifada going on against R.E.M.? What have they done to receive such hatred and contempt. This is ridicilous!
If R.E.M. is not your thing just shut up, won´t you? Maybe "Collapse into now" is not a masterpiece, but it is certainly not the End of the world as we know it..
Oh my heart (and ears). No offense, but anyone calling Collapse Into Now" their "best since NAIHF" or even AFTP must be delusional IMO. I don't really mind them recycling their back catalogue - if only they'd recycle it well...
R.E.M. . . . W.H.Y.??



This song smells like putrid buttmud...

 

Please, never again

 

All noise, no melody
ew
dig a hole, deeper and deeper 
 then drop this in 


 kowtunenko wrote:

Maybe it's about this?

 
Baaahahahaha! {#High-five}
God, I hate this song
Singing about his farts ?
 romeotuma wrote:


This song stinks...

 
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!
I think it's an attempt to capture the way they wrote songs in the early days. If you look at the lyrics of the first 3-4 lps you'll see that most of them are completely nonsensical, but they were really good at creating a certain vibe. This fails to do that.
REM; "Hey! It's a paycheck!"
If nothing else, this song as given rise to some amusing comments. 
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay - I admit that I have NO idea what this song is about, which sort of drives me crazy... {#Frustrated}
 
Maybe it's about this?

Okay - I admit that I have NO idea what this song is about, which sort of drives me crazy... {#Frustrated}
I would dare you, but I know I don't need to
You're going to do just what you want to
You're going to take the leading chair at the fairground
You're going to sing the praises of your fruit

Mine smell like honey, uh!
Mine smell like honey, uh!
Mine smell like hu- hu- hu- honey, uh!

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper!
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper!
Dig a hole! Dig it deeper, deeper!
Track a trail of honey through it all

If the end comes faster than we had expected
And predictions lead us to the final fall
If the flowers crack the grave and leave the pattern of the pavement
I can hear you shouting over it all

Mine smell like honey, uh!
Mine smell like honey, uh!
Mine smell like hu- hu- hu- honey, uh!

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper!
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper!
Dig a hole! Dig it deeper, deeper!
Track a trail of honey through it all

Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper!
Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper!
Dig a hole! Dig it deeper, deeper!
Track a trail of honey through it all

You track a trail of honey through it all
You track a trail of honey

 


R.E.M. has gone around the bend. I used to love this band, but not any more. I give it a 1.

Not bad!
 romeotuma wrote:


Yuck... this is putrid compared to "Me In Honey"...

 
Wow, even romeotuma doesn't like this. I'm with you, brother.



This song stinks...

 

If these lyrics were an English assignment, sorry to say I'd have to give them a C+...really, after all this, Master Stipe, you can't write something "deeper" than this?


"Everyone loves the smell of his own brand"


mandolin wrote:
...dare i ask 'his what'?..





Yuck... this is putrid compared to "Me In Honey"...



When's the retirement party?
 rabi_phil wrote:
As the renown philosopher Bill the Cat once said :  "Ack Thpptt Ack"
 
this is probably the best comment I've yet seen on RP.  Bravo!

 rabi_phil wrote:
As the renown philosopher Bill the Cat once said :  "Ack Thpptt Ack"
 

Bill the Cat was so wise...Ack.

As the renown philosopher Bill the Cat once said :  "Ack Thpptt Ack"
Well, it's Good! Better than processed sugar.
...dare i ask 'his what'?..