Radiohead Lyrics

I Froze Up

You’re the cream in my airport-coffees
You’re the light wiping out my batteries
I don’t know why I stick with you
If I had a choice

Like lambs into the slaughter
Like cows to the thunderbolt

You’re the genie of my lamp
I could have been anyone

But one day I froze up
But one day I froze up
But one day I froze up
But one day I froze up
Like this…

Oh, little boy…
Little boy, little boy
Oh, little boy…
Little boy, little boy

If you try to strangle the skylark
Try to cut it up, to see how it works
You will stop his heart from beating
You will stop his mouth from singing

Come inside my heart
Walk down the corridors
Stalagmites and stalactites
Rows of never open doors
Coz one day I froze up
Coz one day I froze up
Coz one day I froze up
Coz one day I froze up
I did…

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: Unreleased
Found on: N/A

During Radiohead’s fourth webcast on December 18th, 2002, Thom played “I Froze Up” publicly for the first time, playing it on a Fender Rhodes Piano. The song didn’t appear again until 7 years later when Thom performed it at the Green Party Benefit in Cambridge on February 25, 2010. It was then played during the Atoms for Peace tour that Spring.

From the 2002 Webcast:

From the 2010 Green Party Benefit:



  • guest

    one of their absolute best, and most unheard of.

  • Alice Lively

    ”You’re the light wiping out my batteries” FIRST

    ”You’re the cream in my airport-coffees” NEXT