Radiohead Lyrics

How to Disappear Completely

That there
That’s not me
I go
Where I please
I walk through walls
I float down the Liffey
I’m not here
This isn’t happening
I’m not here
I’m not here

In a little while
I’ll be gone
The moment’s already passed
Yeah it’s gone
And I’m not here
This isn’t happening
I’m not here
I’m not here

Strobe lights and blown speakers
Fireworks and hurricanes
I’m not here
This isn’t happening
I’m not here
I’m not here

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: October 2000
Found on: Kid A

“How to Disappear Completely” boils down “Let Down” and “Karma Police” to their spectral essence. The string-laden ballad comes closest to bridging Yorke’s lyrical sentiment to the instrumental effect. “I float down the Liffey/ I’m not here/ This isn’t happening,” he sings in his trademark falsetto. The strings melt and weep as the album shifts into its underwater mode.  -Pitchforkmedia.com

-Nigel: (when asked if the song had gone over 10 mins): “No no no no no no. It’s going good I think. haven’t touched it this year. 6 minutes, I hate people who exaggerate.” January 19, 2000

-Thom: (when asked about the meaning of the line “I float down the Liffey”): “I dreamt i was floating down the liffey and there was nothing i could do. i was flying around Dublin and I really was in the Dream. the whole song is my experiences of really floating” December 19, 1999 

 

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  • Columwill008

    In an interview Thom was asked which song he would like Radiohead to be remembered by. With out hesitation he replied “How to Disappear Completely.” The interviewer asked “why?”. Thom replied, “cause it’s the most beautiful piece we’ve ever done, at least I think so…” 

  • Nothing__16

    Source!  I’d like to read that article, please.