Saturday, July 22, 2006

07. and it rained all night

and it rained all night and washed the filth away
down new york air condition juice drains
oh click cclick clack of the heavy black trains
a million engines t in neutral
oh theticktocktick ofa ticking timebomb
in 50ft of concrete deep underground
one little leak will become a lake
says the tiny voice in my earpiece
so i give in to the rhythm the click click clack
im too wasted to fight back
oh tick tock goes the pendulum on the old grandfather clock

i can see you
but i can never reach you

and it rained all night and then all day
the drops are size of your hands and face
the worms come out to see whats up
we pull the cars up from the river
its relentless invisible indefatigable indisputable undeniable
so how come it looks so beautiful?
how come the moon falls from the sky?

i can see you
but i can never reach you

note: 'it relentless invisible indefatigable undisputed
undeniable so how come it looks so beautiful?', 'it relentless invisible indefitagable undisputed undeniable so how come it looks so beautiful? how comes the constellations shines? how come sun still reflect s frrom the moon?' ('scrapbook',

Q: "What have you learned about yourself - as a songwriter - from making The Eraser?"

Thom: "I got a lot more confidence. I go through phases where I have absolutely no faith in anything I've done at all. But I was actually talking about what I was doing again. I'd ring up a friend, say 'Listen to this', and play him the bass riff on 'And It Rained All Night'. It was things like that, little pockets of excitement that I'd missed for so long."
--Rolling Stone | 1 June 2006

"'And It Rained All Night' has this enormously shredded-up element of 'The Gloaming', not that you'd ever [notice]. I remember doing that in New York. I couldn't sleep one night, and it was one of those New York things, where the rain just chucks down. The rain was so loud."
--Thom Yorke, Rolling Stone | 1 June 2006

Thom: "My favourite was 'and it rained all night', just because I'd never written a lyric like that before. It was basically a cut-and-paste of something I'd written, where I had my lounge just covered in bits of paper, and one was four pages long, which I cut down and cut down--all the way through thinking "this is never going to work". Then we actually ended up recording it on a full moon through the night, because I have one of those big, fat telescopes my partner bought me, and since Nigel is the only one who knows how to use it, when he comes to my house it's like 'come on, set it up for me'. So I'd go up to the roof and look at the moon an then run back downstairs and quickly write away. Back and forth, it was really good, actually; it surprised me to write that lyric. And it reallly surprised me that I got Nigel's voice in the headphones at the end going, 'yeah, that's good', because all the way through I was thinking 'this is so wack, it's never going to work'."
--Paste | August 2006


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

solid solid song. i saw em at bonnaroo and they were ridiculous.

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Blogger wierd fishee said...

I hope you mean it in a good way (your comment about Bonnaroo, I mean)! I was at Bonnaroo as well... managed to get to the railing! That was an amazing experience! I especially liked when Radiohead performed "House of Cards" with the glow sticks fight and all that... it was one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced. Thom said he loved that festival. Did you know Radiohead are probably going to release a DVD of that concert? That is definitely something to look forward to. :)

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