Radiohead Lyrics

Dollars and Cents

There are better things to talk about
Be constructive
Bear witness
We can use
Be constructive
With your blues

Even when its only warnings,
Even when you’re talking war games.

Oh Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want to live in the children’s land
And you know maybe, maybe I)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I’ll wander the promised land
I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(I want to live in the promised land
And maybe wander the children’s land)
Quiet down! (Yeah, and there, there we can free)”

You don’t live in a business world,
you never go out and you never stay in.
We all have goals in a liberal world,
living in times when I can stand it babe.

It’s all over baby’s crying,
its all over baby.
I can see out of here.
All over the planets dead,
all over the planet, so let me out of here.
All over the world.

Oh Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I want to live in the children’s land
And you know maybe, maybe I)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(Maybe I’ll wander the promised land
I want peace and honesty)
Why don’t you quiet down?
(I want to live in the promised land
And maybe wander the children’s land)
Quiet down! (Yeah, and there, there we can free)”

we are the DOLLARS & CENTS
and the PoUNDS and Pence
the MARK and the YEN
We are going to crack your little skulls
We are going to crack your little souls

we are the DOLLARS & CENTS
and the PoUNDS and Pence
and the PoUNDS and Pence
We are going to crack your little skulls
We are going to crack your little souls

We are the dollars and cents

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: June 2001
Found on: Amnesiac Live version found on I Might Be Wrong – Live Recordings

From Jam!: One of the tracks premiered on the band’s brief touring duties behind “Kid A,” the recorded version seems less lurchy than the live rendition. A string section rises and falls behind Yorke’s vocals, occasionally overpowering his singing, while the rhythm section hammers out a tricky time-signature. It peaks with Yorke’s most impassioned vocal and then breaks down to guitar, cymbals and synth squelches.

Review from SXSW by Allstar: A busy, cymbal-driven intro spilled out next as “Dollars and Cents” rode a wave of outlandish instrumentation in the same vein as Kid A, if not harsher. Standing out above the sonic mess, however, was Yorke’s bird-like call, which wailed throughout.



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  • I’m confused! I always thought that it was… There are things to talk about.
    Be constructive. There are waeapons we can use

  • HorseloverMatt

    I thought one line was…  “We all have goals in the universe, there were times when I could stand the pain”

  • Natalia

    It’s all wrong..