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In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again

In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

In a deep deep sleep of the innocent
I am born again

In a fast german car
I'm amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe



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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    Let me just say that if you are in a serious accident (as i was), and "the airbag saves your life" you can really appreciate this song!
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 2:06 am
    This song, as the first song of a concept album about living in a world where paranoid alienation, speaks to the paradoxical release of one from that world via appocalypse.

    Or it is about surviving a car crash :)
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    UnregisteredNov 19, 2011 at 12:05 am
    It's probably just a feeling with a child like fantasy of being bruised by experience but still triumphing. Appropriately this is the first song/track that announces the arrival of the heroic ok computer album.
    Radiohead saves the universe !

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