Radiohead Lyrics

Bones

I don’t want to be crippled and cracked
Shoulders, wrists, knees and back
Ground to dust and ash
Crawling on all fours

When you’ve got to feel it in your bones
When you’ve got to feel it in your bones

Now I can’t climb the stairs
Pieces missing everywhere
Prozac painkillers

When you’ve got to feel it in your bones
When you’ve got to feel it in your bones

And I used to fly like Peter Pan
All the children flew when I touched their hands

When you’ve got to feel it in your bones
When you’ve got to feel it in your bones

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: March 1995
Found on: The Bends. Live version found on Live at the Forum & Just CD2

Yet another song (like “My Iron Lung”) that reflects Thom’s obsession with poor health, this is perhaps a product of the physical tribulations of touring. The song looks at Thom’s fear of growing old and becoming physically incapacitated. Thom: “We recorded this about four times before we got it right. The original had the ending going on for about a minute and a half, which was something Jonny got from The Fall.”