New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Reckoner
You can't take it with you
Dancing for your pleasure

You are not to blame for
Bittersweet distractor
Dare not speak it's name
Dedicated to all you
All human beings

Because we separate like
Ripples on a blank shore
Because we separate like
Ripples on a blank shore

Reckoner
Take me with you
Dedicated to all you
All human beings



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/radiohead/reckoner.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 4:38 am
    I think its a song of life and circumstances.
    Everything you earn on earth you can't take with you when you die... Therefore get what you can while you can 'for your pleasure' bc you don't get a reset button when its all over. All the mistakes you've made and your shortcomings which you blame on yourself or others ( i.e. Guys throwing away their lives and potential for a woman-- which is beautiful in movies but full of regret and angry wall punching in real life) is not their fault. These obstacles (sorry hot women and women in general, even though it can be taken vice-versa) are given to all man kind. Therefore its up to you to pay attention and escape that fate or to not care and possibly regret it later, i know to a certain extent i do ( the extent being my son whom i love dearly). Here's where people seperate like ripples on a blank shore. You're here, there are obstacles now fight and react for life bc you only have one and those obstacles which are set in stone sends us on different wave patterns to different parts of the earth and world ( mine being the military). Whatever the interpretation, the percussion and melody of this song moved me. Seeing the lyrics has enlightened me as well.. Hope this interpretation helped
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    "you are not to blame for bittersweet distractor[s]" means to me that the woman i love is not to blame for all the mistakes i've made.
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 1:56 am
    Mortality is the ultimate motivator and the ultimate limiter. It drives us to live and it drives us to live under its imminent and infinite premise.
  • u
    -0
    UnregisteredOct 27, 2011 at 1:51 am
    Every body remembers that today's life is high priced, nevertheless different people require money for various stuff and not every man earns enough cash. Thence to receive good personal loans or just short term loan will be good solution.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×