Sail To The Moon

Album: Hail To The Thief (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written as an ode to Thom Yorke's son, hence the line "You could grow up to be president, but know right from wrong."
  • The alternate title for this song is "Brush The Cobwebs Out Of The Sky." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    rudi - melbourne, Australia, for above 2
  • Radiohead was performing this song for almost a year before it was released. They played it live for the first time on July 22, 2002 in Lisbon, Portugal. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 4

  • Connor from Oxford, CaI love Sigur Ros. I see what Bjorn means about this song being influenced by them.
  • David from Austin, Txit's about thom's concern about the state of the world, and a kind of fantasy that his son could escape and save them by sailing to the moon. the "flood" and "ark" referring to noah's ark, that the world is so bad now there is a need to escape all the evil.
  • Tom from Hell, CaThis song is very similar to PYRAMID SONG, also by Radiohead.
  • Bjorn from Reykjavik, IcelandThis song is hugely influenced by Sigur ros, the Icelandic band. The lyrics I don´t know about.
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