Radiohead Lyrics

A Reminder

If I get old
I will not give in
But if I do
Remind me of this

Remind me that
Once I was free
Once I was cool
Once I was me

And if I sat down and crossed my arms
Hold me until this song

Knock me out
Smash out my brains
If I take the chair and start to talk shit

If I get old remind me of this
That night we kissed and I really meant it
Whatever happens if we’re still speaking
Pick up the phone
Play me this song

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: May 1997
Found on: Paranoid Android CD2, Karma Police Japan, No Surprises/Running from Demons EP, Airbag/How Am I Driving? EP.

“That song was written in one of those days off you have on a tour where you literally, all you can do is sit in your hotel room cause there’s nothing,” explains Thom. “It [was] a Sunday, and it’s somewhere near Hershey, I got no idea where we were and there was just nothing to do at all. And I had this idea of someone writing a song, sending it to someone and saying, ‘If I ever lose it, you just pick up the phone and play me this song back to remind me.'” The song is brilliantly performed and captures the idea Thom expresses perfectly. It also contains a sample from a train and opens with Czech voices.