Radiohead Lyrics

Vegetable

I never wanted anything but this,

I worked hard, tried hard.
I ran around in domestic bliss,
I fought hard, died hard.

Everytime you’re running out of here,
everytime you’re running I get the fear.

I never wanted any broken bones,
scarred face, no home.
Your words surround me and I asphyxiate,
and I burn all hate.

Everytime you’re running out on me
everytime you’re running I can see.

I’m not a veg’table,
I will not control myself.
I spit on the hand that feeds me,
I will not control myself.

The waters break, the waters run all over me.
The waters break, the waters run
and this time you’re gonna pay.

I’m not a veg’table,
I will not control myself.
I spit on the hand that feeds me,
I will not control myself.

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: February 1993
Found on: Pablo Honey

This song has never been explained by the band, but likely deals with personal problems Thom had with friends when Radiohead was signed. It ponders the reactions of his pals to his newfound success. “Vegetable” was a live favorite, though it exited set lists around the summer of 1995.