Radiohead Lyrics

Last Flowers

Appliances have gone berserk
I cannot keep up
Treading on people’s toes
Snot-nosed little punk

And I can’t face the evening straight
You can offer me escape
Houses move and houses speak
If you take me then you’ll get relief
relief, relief, relief, …

And if I’m gonna talk
I just wanna talk
Please don’t interrupt
Just sit back and listen

Cause I can’t face the evening straight
And you can offer me escape
Houses move and houses speak
If you take me then you’ll get relief
relief, relief, relief, relief…

It’s too much
Too bright
Too powerful

Too much
Too bright
Too powerful

Too much
Too bright
Too powerful

Too much

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: October 10, 2007 digitally, December 3, 2007 CD & Vinyl
Found on: In Rainbows CD 2

This song was part of the OK Computer recording sessions, but, as Ed said, “It was one that we actually tracked and it sounded shite.” The song, as described by the band, had elements of David Bowie in it, and was a favorite of Colin’s, who explained that while he knows all band members must be in agreement before a track is used on an album, he was still upset to see this one left off.

Thom in 1999: “i absolutley love this song. the name will get changed probably to Cogs. (Sarky cogs skwrkinground). jonny and i have rewritten the 2nd verse and we are yet to start recording it. but its not lost.”

From a previous version of Radiohead.com: last flowers till the hospital*is a sign discovered in oxford -my unhealthy obsession with these institutions. analysts may get the connection. ambulances scream past my house at all hours of the day and night like the confessionals of Larkin’s “Ambulan s.”

The title apparently comes from a sign on the way to Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

In April 2005, Thom performed “Last Flowers” at the Trade Justic vigil in London.



  • payam

    “If you take me then you’ll get relief”
    I think It’s “there” not “then”