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Gosh this could mean a whole lot of things. Thom's put a lot into it. Its a very frenetic song. Of course, obviously, 2=2=5 means sometimes things don't add up. His line "January has April showers" is telling for a direct effect of things not adding up. But it's a weather reference. Might just be that. Or, "I try to sing along, but the music's all wrong". What might he be referring to? Could be a metaphor for just about in attempt at doing something and realizing something isn't right. Or, "Are you such a dreamer, to put the world to rights." Dreaming may be the start of making something from nothing, but dreaming alone doesn't get it done. Especially if we are talking about something near and dear to rh's hearts, the Environment. But, then again, when this album came out we had the start of the Iraq war. We've got the reference in the album title and in this song to the thief. I've always believed this reference is to President Bush (I have never read that, so if its been said or is well known in rh circles that this is true, then forgive me). Anyhoo, we've got that reference to not adding up as well as Bush's policing the world and putting it to rights. And of course the frenetic ending with not questioning authority (Bush again), being put in a box (civil rights out the window with his administration), going up to the king (Bush again) and the Bush administration's view on terrorism and 9/11 (the sky is falling in).
Radiohead – Creep
Sep 1, 2008
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This is my wife's favorite rh song of all time. This is why she went out and found a cd of theirs. They used to play it in '97 on kroc in Syracuse, ny. She couldn't find Pablo Honey so she bought ok Computer. God those were good days for me and finding modern rock. We listened and she thought some of the songs were cool and I did too, but we weren't hooked yet. I found Pablo Honey and she was able to get her fix for Creep, playing it incessantly. I took the ok Computer cd to work with me one day and after the first replay, I was instantly hooked and couldn't believe I was hearing the same songs as a few days before when we purchased it. I kept that cd playing for literally weeks after that day. Anyways, Creep was one of the fashionable words of nineties music along with loser. Songs such as Nirvana's Negative Creep from their Bleach album and Beck's Loser from his Mellow Gold disc and The Offspring's Self Esteem come to mind. Creep always meant to me what he was singing about to me. He has low self esteem reminds me of the sucker depicted in very catchy Self Esteem from The Offspring's Smash album. Creep is definitely more moody than that song, not as playful. But that's Thom for you from rainy old England against Dexter from sunny Orange County California! It becomes one of the much sought after live songs that doesn't get played enough and for a die-hard fan, is a treat to here live as its done less often. As of 2006 it was still in the rotation. Believe it or not, they claim that after over 800 songs they have never repeated a set list.
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First of all, one of my favorite newer Radiohead songs. Fav from the album, too. Love it. As for the meaning it had for me before the lyrics were read: Hmmm. Don't really know. Things happen that we think happen and sometimes we think things are a certain way and then we find out that they are not really like what we thought. Thom is a bit schizo and close to having paranoia so I'd say he relates to this song. The sirens are something that is believed to be what we want, they call us, but danger lurks the nearer we get to them, often ending in a wreck for our lives when we hit their rocks.
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Wow! What a song! Everything about this song is hauntingly beautiful. I understand it was based on a dream Thom had. He was floating down the liffey and all. I think we've all felt like we would like these words to be true at some difficult place in our lives. Its been depicted in books and film before. Thom's dreamed it. Hopefully you made it out of the situation you were in to live to tell about it. Or if somewhat more mundane you aren't too embarrassed or chagrined by the experience. I'm an acimer and have read the acim inspired "The Disappearance of the Universe" by Gary Renard. This song should be acims and that books theme song.
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I like this rh song. Its from their second album. It was my favorite on there for awhile. Then I read some folks who thought it was the worst. Without knowing the lyrics, I thought it was about a couple. You know, don't leave me high and dry you lout and all that. But with the lyrics in front of me, the song definitly is about loss. The motorcycle reference reminds me of a stunt man and his wife girlfriend asking him not to get killed The video is definitely displaying a relationship meaning which the chorus/title implies.
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Well he has made the election process of getting votes a verb, hasn't he. That says it all. Great song, with great lyrics. "When I go forwards and you go backwards" is a dig at politicians (who are always trying to get somewhere) and a statement of what happens to some of us from their electioneering (we end up behind where we were before they take office). The opening lines are obvious. "I will stop. I will stop at nothing. Say the right things. When electioneering. The last line, I trust I can rely on your vote should be in quotes for this song as Thom is quoting all politicians everywhere.
Radiohead – Bones
Sep 1, 2008
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Well he is very literal. He is describing the aging process. However, the chorus if left alone would make me think he wants me to really get whatever it is I'm doing done to my very bones, "When you've got to feel it in your bones.", is very close to this although the use of "When" again brings home the literal point of what can happen when we age. We've got youth (I used to fly like Peter Pan) and old age (the rest of the song pretty much). There's nothing really to interpret. But, again, without the lyrics in front of me, I'd say the song means I need to really get into something that I'm doing so that it goes to my bones deep in experience.
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