Radiohead Lyrics

Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong

I wrapped you inside my coat
When they came to firebomb the house
I didn’t feel pain, because no one can touch me
Now that I’m held in your spell

A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl can turn your world into dust

Sell me a car that goes
Sell me a house that stands
I never cared before, I never cared before
I never cared before, before, before, before

A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl can turn your world into dust

A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl can turn your world into dust

I stood in front of her face
When the first bullet was shot

 

SONG INFORMATION

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

The song at first seems to deal with a war-torn scenario, but then comes the chorus containing the lines,”A beautiful girl / Can turn your world into dust.” This moving composition deserves more attention. The band has played it live only a couple of times; luckily one of these occasions was included on the High and Dry Live Package. Colin claims that the real reason the band plays the song live so rarely is because he never properly learned the bass line.