Radiohead Lyrics

Lewis (Mistreated)

Bummed out again by your only business friend
The smell of fear is thicker than you think
Don’t do it, don’t jump

Changed shape to fit, in the end you just feel sick
A million love songs under anaesthetic
Hey don’t do it, don’t jump

Lewis, save yourself the pain, you’ll never get there
Lewis, save yourself the pain, it never really mattered

We never noticed, we never understood
He just get crushed to fit, he never even smelt out the best
It’s the best, it’s the best day of your life

Lewis, save yourself the pain, you’ll never get there
Lewis, save yourself the pain, it never really matters

No, I swear, I swear, I swear
Oh, mistreated, a low corporate
Mistreated, a low corporate

I don’t want to talk about it
I don’t want to talk about it
I don’t want to talk about Lewis, Lewis, Lewis
I don’t want to talk about Lewis, Lewis, Lewis

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: September 1994
Found on: My Iron Lung single and EP

With its infectious guitar riff, this song features Thom offering advice to a friend who just doesn’t have the ability to be what he thinks he can be. Although “Lewis (Mistreated)” is another popular B-side, Radiohead doesn’t play it live.