Radiohead Lyrics

Maquiladora

Here it comes, here it comes
I can feel the hills exploding
Exploding gracefully
Burning up the freeway
Here it comes

Grass is green at the edge of the bubble
Beautiful kids into beautiful trouble
Well it seems to fall out of the sky and come down on you
Oh baby, burn

Fast Toyota, burns rubber
Useless rockers from England
Good times had by all
Just swallow your guilt and your conscience

Blue and white birds stepping hard on the pedal
Interstate 5 runs straight down the middle
And it seems to fall out of the sky and come down on you
Oh baby, burn

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: February 1996
Found on: High and Dry CD1

An amazing rock song that stands up to the band’s edgier material from their early years, this gem is for all the Pablo Honey lovers who may have had a hard time getting their head around The Bends when it was first released. With brash guitar lines, a wonderful solo, and classic lyrics – this is yet another entry on the list of great songs relegated to B-side status. 

“Maquiladora” was born from an earlier song called “The Greatest Shindig in the World” which the band, before they were Radiohead, released on a 1990 demo tape.