Codex

Album: The King of Limbs (2011)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This haunting piano ballad finds Yorke inviting us to dive into "a clear lake." "No one gets hurt" he promises. The song is, according to Rolling Stone writer Will Hermes, "about washing yourself clean in a world of dirty water."
  • A cello led string section enters later in the track. The strings are performed by The London Telefilmonic Orchestra.
  • The song also features long, mournful horn trills, making it the most horn-filled Radiohead song since Amnesiac's "Life In a Glasshouse."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Joan ArmatradingSongwriter Interviews

The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.

Tommy JamesSongwriter Interviews

"Mony Mony." "Crimson and Clover." "Draggin' The Line." The hits kept coming for Tommy James, and in a plot line fit for a movie, his record company was controlled by the mafia.

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Marc Campbell - "88 Lines About 44 Women"They're Playing My Song

The Nails lead singer Marc Campbell talks about those 44 women he sings about over a stock Casio keyboard track. He's married to one of them now - you might be surprised which.