The Tourist

Album: OK Computer (1997)
  • It barks at no one else
    But me
    Like it's seen
    A ghost
    I guess it's seen the sparks
    A-flowin'
    No one else
    Would know

    Hey man, slow down
    Slow down
    Idiot, slow down
    Slow down

    Sometimes I get overcharged
    That's when you
    See sparks
    They ask me where the hell
    I'm going?
    At a thousand feet per second

    Hey man, slow down
    Slow down
    Idiot, slow down
    Slow down

    Hey man, slow down
    Slow down
    Idiot, slow down
    Slow down Writer/s: COLIN CHARLES GREENWOOD, EDWARD JOHN O'BRIEN, JONATHAN RICHARD GUY GREENWOOD, PHILIP JAMES SELWAY, THOMAS EDWARD YORKE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Hlemma from PhoenixOne of the greatest closing tracks on any rock album. My favorite Radiohead song.
  • Garett from Aurora, IlOn the album Greenwood gets sole authorship, while Pandora lists the entire band. Song is left off the sheet music book entirely when it is certainly in their top 20. A good song to end the album I agree.
  • Matt from Toronto, CanadaYeah, your definately right Anthony, Jonny Greenwood wrote it and it is about tourists he observed in france... it would be nice to change that WRONG songfact, but o well.
  • Anthony from Huntsville, TnI read somewhere that Jonny Greenwood(the guitarist)was in Paris at the Louvre observing American tourist.Like they were running around trying to see everything in a short amout of time ("idiot slow down"). So he thought your in such a beautiful place with beautiful art just take your time slow down and enjoy it. It also speaks of how the tourist seems to get overcharged."They ask me where the hell im going, at a thousand feet per second",a reference to hearing the French language and not understanding it. I love Radiohead and "O.K. Computer" is one of my favorite albums.
  • Keegan from Richmond, EnglandI was under the distinct impression that the entire album of OK computer was written as a near death experience and how your life is supposed to flash before your eyes i.e. Airbag- this is a car crash (the near death experience) all of the middle songs are different times or parts of this persons life which flash before his/her eyes e.g. No surprises- about a time when they contemplated suicide, Electioneering- politics etc and finnaly that the tourist being the last song was the moment just before the car crashes and airbag starts, so i suppose it could be seen as a cycle
  • Christine from Sunderland, EnglandIt's the perfect end song too finish the album.
  • Andrew from St. Louis, MoThis might be my favorite song off of OK Computer...so beautiful.
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