Radiohead Lyrics

Planet Telex

You can force it but it will not come
You can taste it but it will not form
You can crush it but it’s always here
You can crush it but it’s always near
Chasing you home saying
Everything is broken
Everyone is broken

You can force it but it will stay stung
You can crush it as dry as a bone
You can walk it home straight from school
You can kiss it, you can break all the rules
But still
Everything is broken
Everyone is broken

Everyone is, everyone is broken
Everyone is, everything is broken

Why can’t you forget?
Why can’t you forget?
Why can’t you forget?

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: February 1995
Found on: The Bends & High & Dry single. Hexidecimal mix found on High & Dry CD1 and Fake Plastic Trees US single. L.F.O JD mix found on High & Dry CD2. Karma Sunra mix found on Just CD1. Trashed mix found on DJ Club Mix 12″.

“Planet Xerox” was this song’s original title, but because Xerox was a copyrighted name, Radiohead changed it to “Planet Telex.” The only song written in the studio during the Bends sessions, it was recorded one night when the band returned to the studio after drinking a lot of wine. Thom did the vocals lying down, completely drunk.

This is one of the most frequently remixed songs in Radiohead’s catalog. Some thought its more atmospheric keyboard-dominated sound, compared to other tracks on The Bends, was an indication of the band’s future sound on albums such as OK Computer and Kid A. Radiohead have commented that the first or last songs on their albums tend to point ahead to their next album.

The opening part of this track is looped and played as background music for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) TV/radio show “Q”. The music plays while host Jian Gomeshi gives an opening monologue.



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  • Zurabinho

    Anyone know where the Hexidecimal mix comes from? Is that the name of a band?