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Are there any lyrics to any radiohead songs that you find amazing/fascinating?

 

Mine has to be "I am all the days that you choose to ignore" from 'All I Need'


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I think I find the Kid A and Amnesiac ones personally offensive.


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PYRAMID SONG


periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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Also the long lost Motion Picture Soundtrack verse

 

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periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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You're not taking the tacky lyric quotes on vague photographs thing seriously now, are you?


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periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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Nah I'm done now, those three are just worthy of tacky low quality photoshop posts


periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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i listen more to the music than the words- thats why bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeethoven never sang


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"Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed"



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"Standing in the shadows at the end of my bed"

That quote always makes me scared. The whole "Ventriloquist" idea in Kid A scares the hell out of me.


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a topic like this sharpens the point that thom's lyrics, as good as they are, still reach their ultimate height in the context of being sung.

as an example, there is nothing special about the word 'relief,' but in the context of last flowers, when the song is playing on the radio, and you're driving to the hospice for one of your final visits with grandma, that's when it takes on its ultimate artistic beauty. and that's not even necessarily the context of the song. maybe it is. it's in the title. but the lyrics aren't as specific. someone's tripping out.

 

i don't fully reject the premise of the topic though. that line from SHA stands on its own pretty well. the aliens watching humans bit.

 

also that one from there there:

There’s always a siren
Singing you to shipwreck.



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i don't like when songs are self aware. although MIL and a reminder are great songs.

MIL is actually a great lyric except for that one verse.

in a reminder the lyric is more of a thought not perfectly expressed, a little clumsy but perfect in its own way. it works but. it's still a self aware song.



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i really like the word picture conjured up in polyethylene 1&2

as lyrics being sung it's perfect

 

 

and then there's the love it or hate it fitter happier.

i'm in the 'love it' camp.



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a topic like this sharpens the point that thom's lyrics, as good as they are, still reach their ultimate height in the context of being sung.

as an example, there is nothing special about the word 'relief,' but in the context of last flowers, when the song is playing on the radio, and you're driving to the hospice for one of your final visits with grandma, that's when it takes on its ultimate artistic beauty.

 

Really well put. What come to my mind when I read this is definitely Last Flowers, but also Videotape and 4 Minute Warning. In particular those songs seem to be remarkably congruous, and I think that's what makes them resonate so much. I think The Tourist is another good example of that melodic complement of the lyrics themselves, and call me crazy, but I think Punchdrunk also falls into that category. That song has really grown on me lately...


periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"


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Really well put. What come to my mind when I read this is definitely Last Flowers, but also Videotape and 4 Minute Warning. In particular those songs seem to be remarkably congruous, and I think that's what makes them resonate so much. I think The Tourist is another good example of that melodic complement of the lyrics themselves, and call me crazy, but I think Punchdrunk also falls into that category. That song has really grown on me lately...

thankyyy.

 

those are some good choices. that's especially true about the tourist. nothing particularly special about 'slow down' but it definitely reaches a brilliant height in that song. info says jonny wrote that one.

 

4 minute warning has got to be one of their best. it's direct and to the point and i like that about it.  



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a topic like this sharpens the point that thom's lyrics, as good as they are, still reach their ultimate height in the context of being sung.

 

this is so true.

 

and I'm with you on fitter happier.



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Yeah, 4 Minute Warning is great. I love that bit at the beginning, it reminds me of a ringing in your ears sort of feeling. Or realizing your fate is imminent, and reaching acceptance--like crossing over from chaos into utter peacefulness or something. 

 

I also think that HTDC is one of the most beautiful things they've ever done, stylistically and lyrically, it's just perfection. I would love to hear more songs like that, with the lovely string orchestration..


periodically i stick a giant sewing needle into a swollen balloon with "EMOTIONS" written in comic sans on the side, and instead of a pop a disembodied voice shouts "OH MY GOD WHO FUCKING CARES"






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