R.E.M. - Bad Day Lyrics




A Public service announcement followed me home the other day
I paid it nevermind. Go away.
Shits so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
We're sick of being jerked around
Wear that on your sleeve

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down.

Have you ever seen the televised St. vitus subcommittee prize
Investigation dance? Those-ants-in- pants glances.
Well, look behind the eyes
It's a hallowed, hollow anesthesized
"save my own ass, screw these guys"
smoke and mirror lock down

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
the papers wouldn't lie!
I sigh. Not one more

Its been a bad day.
Please dont take a picture
Its been a bad day.
Please

We're dug in the deep the price is steep.
The auctioneer is such a creep.
The lights went out, the oil ran dry
We blamed it on the other guy
Sure, all men are created equal.
Heres the church, heres the steeple
Please stay tuned--we cut to sequel
ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, Count your blessings.
Ebrace the lowest fear/Ignore the lower fears
Ugh, this means war.

Its been a bad day.
Br.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
Count your blessings.
We're sick of being jerked around
We all fall down.

Its been a bad day...
Pleaase...





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R.E.M. Bad Day Comments
  1. Cristian Fuentes

    Mmm, basically a rewrite of "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"

    Just another Hobbit

    Cristian Fuentes Other way around my dude.

    End of the world came out in 87
    Bad day came out in 86 lol

    Cristian Fuentes

    @Just another Hobbit You're right 😅

  2. Samuel's Mother

    I still find it so clear how they made this

  3. Harrilyn Samson

    Thanks for putting MSM on blast! (Y)

  4. loutiscrive

    Well, now we're really close to the end of the world. Thank you Trump!!!

  5. Engin Asan

    I lo❤e R.E.M.

  6. TheChadls

    2nd greatest band ever

  7. Ruple Thaker

    Sublime.
    Listen & watch this, far too regularly. Good ole' R.E.M. x

  8. Ben Thejrporter

    A great song. But what an outstanding video!

  9. David Leaper

    Well suited for today

  10. DaveDaveTor

    AUG 14 2018 WAS A BAD DAY.

  11. patty burton

    I miss them and am so grateful for their videos and music I can download, listen to and reminisce ....

  12. Gabriele Vergaro

    Pasquale, nn ti devi scaccolare il naso . Walter Durini.

  13. Qassem Alsalamat

    I came from scrubs .

  14. Jamal Akhtar

    A public service Announcement followed me home the other day
    I paid it never mind
    Go away
    Shit so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
    We're sick of being jerked around
    Wear that on your sleeve

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down

    Have you ever seen the televised St. Vitus Subcommittee Prize
    Investigation dance? Those-ants-in-pants glances
    Well, look behind the eyes
    It's a hallowed, hollow anesthetized
    "Save my own ass, screw these guys"
    Smoke and mirror lock down

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    The papers wouldn't lie!
    I sigh
    Not one more

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    We're dug in the deep, the price is steep
    The auctioneer is such a creep
    The lights went out, the oil ran dry
    We blamed it on the other guy
    Sure, all men are created equal
    Here's the church, here's the steeple
    "Please stay tuned - we cut to sequel"
    Ashes to ashes, we all fall down

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    Ignore the lower fears
    Oh, this means war

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

  15. Adrian Kaniewski

    Huricane women no I was that

  16. ngashjr

    Please reunite

  17. Ruple Thaker

    Sublime.
    Good ole' REM.

  18. Adrian Kaniewski

    No dont you ever

  19. Adrian Kaniewski

    have you ever see my face to sing these stupid songs

  20. Kurt McBain

    Great song, great video, great band.

  21. Kikux Klan

    A Public service announcement followed me home the other day
    I paid it nevermind. Go away.
    Shits so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
    We're sick of being jerked around
    Wear that on your sleeve

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
    Count your blessings.
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down.

    Have you ever seen the televised St. vitus subcommittee prize
    Investigation dance? Those-ants-in- pants glances.
    Well, look behind the eyes
    It's a hallowed, hollow anesthesized
    "save my own ass, screw these guys"
    smoke and mirror lock down

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
    Count your blessings.
    the papers wouldn't lie!
    I sigh. Not one more

    Its been a bad day.
    Please dont take a picture
    Its been a bad day.
    Please

    We're dug in the deep the price is steep.
    The auctioneer is such a creep.
    The lights went out, the oil ran dry
    We blamed it on the other guy
    Sure, all men are created equal.
    Heres the church, heres the steeple
    Please stay tuned--we cut to sequel
    ashes, ashes, we all fall down.

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, Count your blessings.
    Ebrace the lowest fear/Ignore the lower fears
    Ugh, this means war.

    Its been a bad day.
    Br.

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord,
    Count your blessings.
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down.

    Its been a bad day...
    Pleaase...

  22. Yan Federiko

    (02:05) PERFECT‼️
    ...•✌🏻😎•...
    Yan/ヤン

  23. Dead Letter Office - A Tribute To REM

    Stipe nails the angles!

  24. Viva La Vivas

    Yeah it’s been one of those days

  25. Chris RJ

    Who's Daniel Powder?

  26. Ben Young

    Always on the ball and always relentless. R.I.P R.E.M x

  27. MemoryLaneCinema

    Great song!

  28. Poetry Of The Pacific Ocean

    English is my second language and unfortunately I don't understand all words of this song. Also I don't understand completely sense this lyrics, but when I' m in bad mood I always listen to this positive song.

  29. RotanCam

    Love this song. Bummer it's not the uncensored version.

  30. Jamie Gladwin

    Great song... for everyday

  31. Лера Савина

    Здорово!

  32. Ecordiolex -

    F**k the media and fake news psycho Trump !!

  33. H Kay

    Very slightly reminded of I Believe too.But I Believe is an amazing song and this one is good.What a brilliant band whose music will always astound.

  34. Vaughn Kopacz

    shit so thick you can stir with a stick-the one lyric that helped me out to find this from Google, but the one bleeped from this play...why? I've heard LOADS worse!

  35. Moonchild

    Saw R.E.M. live twice, first in Jan 2005 and then fall of 2008 - one of their very last shows!
    Being a pretty active fanboy at concerts, I am bound to get noticed every once in a while. And so, in 2008, Michael walked over to Peter during a song and told him something, pointing at me with a good smile :D !
    It's truly sad that not only they have split up, but also there's not much new solo or other-band music coming from them, except Peter.

  36. Nikki70 !

    #ProperMusic!!!:~):~):~)

  37. Marek Fabis

    Today I got bad day too!! Or maybe bad week!.😢😢I feel like sh..t! Is soo sad!

  38. Vaughn Kopacz

    really? blup out one of the best lines in this song due to "sensitivity to cussing'' really? Reallly! i've heard worse words to blup out than s***. that is ridiculous!

  39. Scott Mactavish

    Holy shit! Remember when the mis-pronunciations and ignorance of George W. seems like the end of democracy? How quaint.

  40. Filip Mitrovic

    I just feel shitty today and i remembered this song,its been a while since i listened to this song last time.It lighten's up the mood.

  41. Katka Bednarcikova

    I love this song ❤

    Marek Fabis

    I love too in 1000000%

  42. Alex Horbacz

    I can't believe it has been like seven years since their last studio album.

    George St. Louis

    yup. but they were awesome.

  43. Luigi 80

    PLEASE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. ItaGramm

    The song is great but the video is absolute genius

  45. Just4Me2000

    Timeless song. The message fits right in today in 2019 as it did 30 years before REM was a band. "Smoke and mirrors"

  46. RigoCardigans

    Its the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine) 😍😍😍

    Dimitri Toutain

    You take it on Facebook zéro like where is the world?

  47. Josh Ratliff

    Everything on the side scroll is good and uplifting news

  48. Ozmoz z

    I find it after so long, the MTV of 15 years ago ...

  49. HarryMason 85

    Well, maybe this bad day was the end of the world as we know it...

  50. Louis Timperley

    This song sounds like a theme song for a sitcom

    Michele Amoruso

    scrubs, 03x06

    takovejch hodin

    my english is not so good (and it is a lot of words with too good music), than I picture my own story for the video. it works perfect.
    OK. Im ready for the original lyrics now. excuse me, please.

    Alldayrainbows

    Louis Timperley lol 😂.. come to think of it , it is very " friends- y" ...

  51. Galaxy Angel WOD

    🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣

  52. John Freeland

    Great song and amazing, clever video. Surprised this was only released on a hits album

  53. M. S

    A Public service announcement followed me home the other day 
    I paid it nevermind. Go away. 
    Shits so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency 
    We're sick of being jerked around 
    Wear that on your sleeve 

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, 
    Count your blessings. 
    We're sick of being jerked around 
    We all fall down. 

    Have you ever seen the televised St. vitus subcommittee prize 
    Investigation dance? Those-ants-in- pants glances. 
    Well, look behind the eyes 
    It's a hallowed, hollow anesthesized 
    "save my own ass, screw these guys" 
    smoke and mirror lock down 

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, 
    Count your blessings. 
    the papers wouldn't lie! 
    I sigh. Not one more 

    Its been a bad day. 
    Please dont take a picture 
    Its been a bad day. 
    Please 

    We're dug in the deep the price is steep. 
    The auctioneer is such a creep. 
    The lights went out, the oil ran dry 
    We blamed it on the other guy 
    Sure, all men are created equal. 
    Heres the church, heres the steeple 
    Please stay tuned--we cut to sequel 
    ashes, ashes, we all fall down. 

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, Count your blessings. 
    Ebrace the lowest fear/Ignore the lower fears 
    Ugh, this means war. 

    Its been a bad day. 
    Br. 

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord, 
    Count your blessings. 
    We're sick of being jerked around 
    We all fall down. 

    Its been a bad day... 
    Pleaase...

  54. Kirbieish

    This is the culture, this is the song that says not to kill yourself, this one to make you appreciate your own life idk why

  55. Michael Wilson

    Actually, Mike Mills would have made a pretty good weatherman.

  56. Nibbie K

    My favorite song, listen to it many times a day!! 💕❤️🤟

    Marek Fabis

    Me too!!😄😄

  57. HerenciA De Merlo

    cuanta verdad politicos catolicos protestantes bancos imperios son todos mierda

  58. buzzzeslikeafridge

    A public service Announcement followed me home the other day
    I paid it never mind
    Go away
    Shit so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
    We're sick of being jerked around
    Wear that on your sleeve

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down

    Have you ever seen the televised St. Vitus Subcommittee Prize
    Investigation dance? Those-ants-in-pants glances
    Well, look behind the eyes
    It's a hallowed, hollow anesthetized
    "Save my own ass, screw these guys"
    Smoke and mirror lock down

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    The papers wouldn't lie!
    I sigh
    Not one more

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    We're dug in the deep, the price is steep
    The auctioneer is such a creep
    The lights went out, the oil ran dry
    We blamed it on the other guy
    Sure, all men are created equal
    Here's the church, here's the steeple
    "Please stay tuned - we cut to sequel"
    Ashes to ashes, we all fall down

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    Ignore the lower fears
    Oh, this means war

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

  59. claudio ezequiel piña silva

    It doesn't matter what I am doing; My feet move when I hear this beautiful song by R.E.M.

  60. Brent Labinski

    Ya are not no fucking news reporters asshole s

    Tony O'Brien

    The queen's English 👆👆👆👆👆

  61. Kevin Oliver

    TIMELESS

  62. Momento Mori

    Man this song is nostalgic, I remember years ago this was always on the music channels when I was a teen at School... great song still.

  63. Harold Beltrán

    The background voice at the chorus sounds a bit like John Frusciante

  64. Fender James

    So in my dream the radio said "REM reunion tour ..." then I woke up. It was a Bad Day :(

  65. daviru02

    great song. REMs videos were so good and creative. Miss having these guys make new music

  66. Me We

    GOD SENT!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL-forgot about this song-great for the mood these days!

  67. Joseph Cvetetic

    Everyone loved chronic town..I moved to hipster ptland,me..we raced to buy murmur..that's all she wrote..Pylon.. awesome..Iwas in ATL..when indigo girls took off

  68. Richard Perlos

    Best music video ever

  69. Ben Baxter

    Those ants in pants glances...

  70. Who's The Savage Now

    I don't want to live in a world without REM😎

  71. Diane Woodman

    Stipe is so handsome!

  72. Davide Canton

    this song has 11M visualization, and trash like Despacito has 6.316.693.269.


    What a world of musical ignorants

    The Universal Specc

    Bruv, don’t, Despacito is a masterpiece, just in some ways not as good as this song

  73. Steven Smith

    go away

  74. Givingitashot.

    God I miss REM so much. Stipes vocal, their lyrics and melodies will forever be the soundtrack to my life. I never got to see them live and probably never will. I will still say thank you for sharing your music with us. Forever grateful.

    Ant Eye folkzz 77

    jesus fuckin christ ... I miss them too..

  75. FreemonSandlewould

    Been 10 years. Sea levels have still not risen. No place has been flooded. So much for the musical propaganda.

  76. Mar Lopez

    😅R.E.M ! Xd

  77. Randy R

    Excellent video an message. Perfect for today

  78. Cedric.04

    Every Brasilian on the 8th July 2014

  79. Boro mad dog

    Fucking love Michael stipe

  80. Ant Eye folkzz 77

    It's been a bad day please don't take a picture... PLEASE!!?

  81. Sanny Zanella

    La piu bella dei REM dopo lotus losing my religion e live in New York

  82. Елена Семынина

    Super!!

  83. Roy Norman

    It's pis sing down outside and iam fed up.so I put on R.E.M
    I feel so much better now so what it's raining now for four days now. Please come back .

  84. EZIO STONE

    *WEATHER REPORT*

  85. ColinG1976

    I'm pretty sure that's Robbie Robertson at 1:38.

  86. wallas idontwanttobeapenguin

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  87. Stephen Muckle

    Still a better news channel than Fox News

    Toad139

    That goes for any channel. I can’t think of any mainstream network that is trustworthy.

  88. Mark And Blitz

    God I love REM

  89. Maarten Bretveld

    REAL NEWS

  90. Dieter wolllmann

    Kuss auf die Eichel

  91. Перебендя

    scrubs .. anyone? i miss that tv-show and this band

  92. Jakob Glocke

    Most influential band of the ladt 20 years ...discuss

  93. Ignácius Dvorský

    A public service Announcement followed me home the other day
    I paid it never mind
    Go away
    Shit so thick you could stir it with a stick- free Teflon whitewashed presidency
    We're sick of being jerked around
    Wear that on your sleeve
    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down
    Have you ever seen the televised St. Vitus Subcommittee Prize
    Investigation dance? Those-ants-in-pants glances
    Well, look behind the eyes
    It's a hallowed, hollow anesthetized
    "Save my own ass, screw these guys"
    Smoke and mirror lock down
    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    The papers wouldn't lie!
    I sigh
    Not one more
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    We're dug in the deep, the price is steep
    The auctioneer is such a creep
    The lights went out, the oil ran dry
    We blamed it on the other guy
    Sure, all men are created equal
    Here's the church, here's the steeple
    "Please stay tuned - we cut to sequel"
    Ashes to ashes, we all fall down
    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    Ignore the lower fears
    Oh, this means war
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, Lord
    Count your blessings
    We're sick of being jerked around
    We all fall down
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please
    It's been a bad day
    Please don't take a picture
    It's been a bad day
    Please

  94. rafael moreira

    Finalmente achei essa música!!!