Radiohead Lyrics

To Be A Brilliant Light

I’m getting sort of worried
like the time of life I’ve reached
I’m getting pretty old
I should be reaching my peak

but I haven’t made the stairs yet
but you know what mean girls say
if you haven’t got it when your thirty
that’s the way you stay

I can wash and clean the bedrooms
I can make some egg and toast
if you let me stay the night
then I’ll let you get some rest

we could talk awhile on the futon
if that’s the way you want it
tell me where you want me
tell me where to sit

where to start to build a clock
yeah, I depended on you
I depended on you
to be a brilliant light yeah
to be a brilliant light
to be a brilliant light yeah
to be a brilliant light

bring me in the church
on the corner of your street
I’ll be praying for forgiveness
I’ll be praying for some love

because I haven’t got a job
and my heart’s been closed
you could start with the trousers
’cause it’s what’s stopping the blood flow

where to start to build a clock
I depended on you
I depended on you

to be a brilliant light yeah
to be a brilliant light
to be a brilliant light yeah
to be a brilliant light

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: 1988
Found on: Demo

Released on a demo cassette tape in 1988, this is one of the earliest On a Friday songs. At this point, the band had three saxophone players: Rasmus Peterson, Liz Cotton and Charlotte Cotton. The demo tape was recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire and engineered/mixed by Dave Pegg.