Radiohead Lyrics

Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors

There are barn doors
And there are revolving doors
Doors in the rudders of big ships
And there are revolving doors
There are doors that open by themselves
There are sliding doors
And there are secret doors
There are doors that lock
And doors that don’t
There are doors that let you in and out
But never open
And there are trapdoors
That you can’t come back from



Released: June 2001
Found on: Amnesiac

From Jam!: Stop-start, bass-heavy sounds (perhaps a lingering manifestation of Yorke’s collaborations with DJ Shadow?) and elevator pings form the backdrop as an electronically distorted, sped-up voice free-associates on the topic of doors. Video-game sound effects rise and descend throughout. More sonic experiment than song, this is perhaps the strangest track on either “Amnesiac” or “Kid A.” Certainly it bears the strangest title — that isn’t a typo.

Colin: Pull Pulk Revolving Doors was made using an MC505 and some loops, together with some other found loops that we made in St Catherineçs Court when we were recording OK Computer.

  • Lleimmoen

    One of my many Radiohead favourites. When I first heard it I was like “what the fuck, why would they make such a song?”, no I listen to it often in my car.

  • Anonymous

    The ex-employees said their old jobs did not involve matters on which they plan to appear before the commission.

    Roll-up Doors

  • What the hell is that title, anyway?

  • Lee Taggart

    It’s like Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box, it IS a typo of the word “pull” since the “l” is right next to the “k,” but they decided to leave the typo as is and follow it with the correct word “pull” so people wouldn’t be too confused as to wtf “pulk” means.

  • love_for_fire

    Pulk- this is a sled used for dog sledding in Norway. That has nothing to do with the title though.