Radiohead Lyrics

Give It Up

She said she wanted more of that stuff
The stuff that makes your heart, your heart go pitter-pat
The stuff that makes everything turn blue and green
She said that she prefers it like that

Give it up
Give it uh-uh-up
Give it up
Hey
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up
Give it up
Ha, ha, ha
Give it up
Up, up, up, up, up, up, hey

She said the one in the gas he used to be
So many people starving and fighting
Too many salesmen
Too many batteries
Says she likes getting high because it’s free

Give it up
Give it uh-uh-up
Give it up
Hey
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up
Give it up
Ha ha ha
Give it up
Hey
Up, up, up, up, up, up, hey

(G-g-g-g-give it up)
Ha, ha, ha

Give it up
Give it uh-uh-up
Give it up
Hey
Up, up, up, up, up, up, up
Give it up
Ha, ha, ha
Hey

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: 1990
Found on: 1990 Summer Demo

“Give It Up” was recorded and included on a 1990 demo. At the time, the band had stopped using the name On A Friday and had temporarily settled on Shindig, but that was soon dropped and they reverted back to On A Friday before ultimately choosing Radiohead in 1992.

Because Phil Selway was temporarily living in Ireland at the time, the band used a Portastudio 4-track and a drum machine using Soul to Soul drum loops.



  • guest

    It’s “too many factories” not “Too many batteries”

  • gguest

    “She said the one in the gas he used to be” should be, “the world ain’t the gas it used to be,” I think.