Radiohead Lyrics

Bishop’s Robes

Dressed in bishop’s robes
Terrifies me still
In bishop’s robes
Bastard headmaster

I’m not going back
I’m not going back
I’m not going back

Children taught to kill
To tear themselves to bits
On playing fields
Dressed in bishop’s robes

I’m not going back
I’m not going back
I’m not going back

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: January 1996
Found on: Street Spirit CD1 & No Surprises/Running From Demons EP

Despite Thom’s assertion that the song has nothing to do with the headmaster of Abingdon School, he has also said on other occasions this adversarial figure of his past was the inspiration for “Bishop’s Robes.” This track has periodically made it into the band’s live set.