I do not Understand What it is I've done wrong Full of holes Check for pulse Blink your eyes One for yes Two for no
I have no idea what I am talking about I'm trapped in this body and can't get out Oh, oh
Make a sound Move back home Pale imitation With the edges Sawn off
I have no idea what you are talking about I'm trapped in this body and can't get out Oh, oh
Has the light gone out for you? 'Cause the light's gone for me It is the 21st century It is the 21st century You can fight it like a dog And they brought me to my knees They got scared and they put me in They got scared and they put me in All the lies run around my face All the lies run around my face And for anyone else to see And for anyone else to see
I've seen it coming I've seen it coming I've seen it coming I've seen it coming
Writer/s: COLIN CHARLES GREENWOOD, EDWARD JOHN O'BRIEN, JONATHAN RICHARD GUY GREENWOOD, PHILIP JAMES SELWAY, THOMAS EDWARD YORKE
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Anima Mundi from South AfricaThis song symbolizes the beginning of most LSD trips I have experience - it sounds and describes exactly how I feel at the time, even the lyrics! I am anxious, excited, unsure and sure all at the same time; a motley crew of heightened and agitated emotions, realities and hallucinations all thrown together with an underlying tone of merriment. Luckily not the stripper part at least - that must be really hectic.
Valo from Moscow, Russia FederationThe other guitar-driven track Bangers and Mash has a guitar ыуе similar to Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There
Ben, doing u2 better than u2 is not har at all, really
Bobby B from North West, United KingdomTheir most Pablo Honey-esque track in years, in my opinion. Much more mature and well rounded, but the soloing towards the end (and especially the bent note on the guitar slowly falling at the very end) is typical of the way they ended their rockier songs on P.H.
Nelson from P-goula, MsWhen I went to the first concert in ATL during May 2008, I remember Thom saying this song was about a party he attended where the drinks had been laced with acid. Then everyone turned into strippers.
Did anyone else hear this at the concert or a similar one somewhere?
Ben from Lexington, KyThe second half of this song to me always sounds like Radiohead doing U2 better than U2.
Joe from Baltimore, MdAlthough the album itself is phenomenonal, I think this track truly stands out from the others. Great song!
Horatio from Washington, DcCould part of it be inspired by the memoir Le scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) by French journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby? Bauby had a stroke and was only able to blink one eye - once for Yes, twice for No. He had what what is called "Locked-in syndrome" in which he was fully conscious, but "trapped" in his body.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.