Radiohead Lyrics

4 Minute Warning

This is just a nightmare
Soon I’m going to wake up
Someone’s gonna bring me ’round

Running from the bombers
Hiding in the forest
Running through the fields

Laying flat on the ground
Just like everybody
Steping over heads

Running from the underground
This is your warning
4 minute warning

I don’t wanna hear it
I don’t wanna know
I just wanna run and hide

This is just a nightmare
But soon I’m gonna wake up
Someone’s gonna bring me ’round

This is a warning
4 minute warning



Released: October 10, 2007 digitally, December 3, 2007 CD & Vinyl
Found on: In Rainbows CD2

“4 Minute Warning” was premiered on May 6, 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark.


    And the song is 4 minutes. Was it about war? it would fit well into it… this was my favorite on the entire album besides MK2.

  • Beebaa63

    this song has got my by the balls and i don’t even have balls…lol …but it has me…i love this friggin’ song !…war, fame, life…idk… but man i love Radiohead to death 🙂

  • andy

     Why is MK2 your favorite song on In Rainbows? It’s just a short, silly instrumental. It’s not even really a song and I love instrumentals.

  • Melissa Hayes

    Yes, it refers to the time between when a Soviet nuclear attack would be detected and the time you had to take cover before being killed said missile. Used by the British government during the Cold War.

  • Melissa Hayes

    Christ almighty, let the dude/dudette have their own taste! Who knows why a person likes one song over the other.