Radiohead Lyrics

In Limbo

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea
I got a message I can’t read
Another message I can’t read

Being the first in the Irish Sea
I got a message I can’t read
Another message I can’t read

I’m on your side
Nowhere to hide
Trapdoors that open
I spiral down

You’re living in a fantasy world
You’re living in a fantasy world

I’m lost at sea
Don’t bother me
I’ve lost my way
I’ve lost my way

You’re living in a fantasy world
You’re living in a fantasy world
You’re living in a fantasy world
This beautiful world

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea
I got a message I can’t read
Another message I can’t read

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: October 2000
Found on: Kid A

-Ed: “thom thinks we’ve already recorded the definitive version whilst in Paris. not sure about that, mind you he admits that thats because of the way hes singing it (which hes only done with a tape alone whilst driving). i really like this new version, as much as anything for its relentlessness and energy.” August 3, 1999



  • Dale DeWoody

    With Radiohead, it’s more with the music as much as the lyrics.  What Dylan can do with his voice, Radiohead can do with their music.

    The song, “In Limbo” from Kid A   DISCLAIMERS: If you’re not listening to this song while reading this it won’t have the same effect.  It
    took me about 6 times of this song to write this. Also, I’m not
    endorsing the video or anything, but I couldn’t find an official
    Radiohead video on YouTube.)  I suggest listening while reading this for the full effect.  Here are the lyrics to everything if you’re interested: In Limbo

    The words are slow and the music is even slower (if I knew anything about music this would be a better description).
    You feel like everything is moving in slow motion when you listen to this song.  You
    have to imagine the lyrics going very slow, dragging on to the point
    that as soon as you’ve comprehended what he’s saying at first, he’s
    almost in to the second verse:
    “I’m lost at sea / Don’t bother me.” By the time you get into the music, he’s already into the next line:
    “I’ve lost my way / I’m living in a fantasy world.”  At this point he’s hypnotized you with his voice and slowly leads you into a fantasy world.  His
    voice is deceivingly soft as it malingers with the music in a
    so-subtle-you-swear-you-could-almost-say isn’t-there-but-you-know-it-is
    kind of way
    Then a thought breaks you out of the fantasy–all this time there has been more lyrics interwoven with the background music.
    You can never quite make out the words in this dimension, but it doesn’t matter.  By the time you focus back on the main lyric, all you hear is the final line repeating: “You’re living in a fantasy world.”

    Now you focus on understanding the message and realize you’re mind is in a fantasy world right now.  This
    message is soothing and you start to get lost in the fantasy world
    again when the music hints at a little dissonance ( I hope that is the
    correct word).  A little past
    2:30 minutes you first detect the harsh yet sublime sound that starts to
    worm it’s way into your brain before you realize by 3:00 minutes that
    the sound is now harsh, so harsh that it starts to hurt your ears.  Then it fades into a slow heartbeat, giving you a minute to let your mind return to the real world.

  • Anonymous

    With Radiohead, it’s more with the music as much as the lyrics.  What Dylan can do with his voice, Radiohead can do with their music.

    The song, “In Limbo” from Kid A   DISCLAIMERS: If you’re not listening to this song while reading this it won’t have the same effect.  It
    took me about 6 times of this song to write this. Also, I’m not
    endorsing the video or anything, but I couldn’t find an official
    Radiohead video on YouTube.)  I suggest listening while reading this for the full effect.  Here are the lyrics to everything if you’re interested: In Limbo

    The words are slow and the music is even slower (if I knew anything about music this would be a better description).
    You feel like everything is moving in slow motion when you listen to this song.  You
    have to imagine the lyrics going very slow, dragging on to the point
    that as soon as you’ve comprehended what he’s saying at first, he’s
    almost in to the second verse:
    “I’m lost at sea / Don’t bother me.” By the time you get into the music, he’s already into the next line:
    “I’ve lost my way / I’m living in a fantasy world.”  At this point he’s hypnotized you with his voice and slowly leads you into a fantasy world.  His
    voice is deceivingly soft as it malingers with the music in a
    so-subtle-you-swear-you-could-almost-say isn’t-there-but-you-know-it-is
    kind of way
    Then a thought breaks you out of the fantasy–all this time there has been more lyrics interwoven with the background music.
    You can never quite make out the words in this dimension, but it doesn’t matter.  By the time you focus back on the main lyric, all you hear is the final line repeating: “You’re living in a fantasy world.”

    Now you focus on understanding the message and realize you’re mind is in a fantasy world right now.  This
    message is soothing and you start to get lost in the fantasy world
    again when the music hints at a little dissonance ( I hope that is the
    correct word).  A little past
    2:30 minutes you first detect the harsh yet sublime sound that starts to
    worm it’s way into your brain before you realize by 3:00 minutes that
    the sound is now harsh, so harsh that it starts to hurt your ears.  Then it fades into a slow heartbeat, giving you a minute to let your mind return to the real world.

  • Mutiny! he cried

    these aren’t right, where’s the ‘coooooooome baaaack’ repition?  and right before that i think he says ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ not ‘this beautiful world’

  • Tentpolintheocean

    the only song of his I still like

  • HAHA!

    Trying to be funny?