Radiohead Lyrics

Motion Picture Soundtrack

Red wine and sleeping pills
Help me get back to your arms
Cheap sex and sad films
Help me get back where I belong

I think you’re crazy, maybe
I think you’re crazy, maybe

Stop sending letters
Letters always get burned
It’s not like the movies
They fed us on little white lies

I think you’re crazy, maybe
I think you’re crazy, maybe

I will see you in the next life

Original last verse not included on Kid A:

Beautiful angel
Pulled apart at birth
Limbless and helpless
I can’t even recognize you

I think you’re crazy, maybe (x6)

I will see you in the next life



Released: October 2000
Found on: Kid A

A favorite of Thom’s, he expected it to appear on OK Computer, but unfortunately the band decided not to include it. The song has been played on a few occasions on the OK Computer tour, often as a powerful encore with just his voice and an acoustic guitar.

If the future of funerals has a sound, this is it. In it’s organ driven glory, “MPS” is actually one of the more put together songs and optimistic songs on the album (despite the funeral reference). This is actually the song that you hear when you’re going up to Heaven and arriving at the Pearly Gates. The cascading harp ending pretty much backs up this theory.

  • Christophe

    Just a quick note from an annoying writer type

    It’s = It is
    Its = possessive
    as in, “In its organ driven glory…”

  • Thick as Shigpit

    Not sure about the ‘optimistic’ take on this song. I’ve always categorised it as a suicide, like No Suprises. Still a beautiful song though…

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  • eurydice_barzane

    The original version of MPS began with the words “White wine and sleeping pills”. I hadn’t heard the “Red wine… ” version until the release of Kid A

  • Campbell

    “I will see you in the next life.”

    That could either imply suicide, or someone saying goodbye to someone else who’s dying.

  • Thick as Shigpit

    The fact that the song opens with the line ‘Red wine and sleeping pills’ is the suicide clincher for me. For me, this song represents a destructively obsessive relationship from which the only escape is death; death of either one or both parties.

    PS I am Thick as Shigpit, but I can’t remember how to login.