Saturday, July 22, 2006

06. atoms for peace

no more going to the dark side with your flying saucer eyes
no more falling down a worm hole that I have to pull you out

the wriggling twiggling worm inside devours from the inside out
no more talk about the old days its time for soemthing great

want you to get up and make it work
so many allies so many allies so many allies so many allies
so feel the love come off of them and take me in your arms

peel all of your layers off i want to eat your artichoke heart
no more leaky holes in your brain and no false starts

i want you get up and make this work
so many allies so many allies so many allies so many allies
so feel the love come off of them and take me in your arms

i want you to get up and make this work
i want you to get up and make this work

hey itll be okay


note:
the wriggling twiggling worm inside you
devours you from the inside out
digging catacombs through your soggy through grey brain matter
leaky holes in your heart
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sundaycomedown
empty streets
ant powder

tennis ball
swollen lip
creamscryingcream
long long long long
hold me cool down

firework rocket
a braver man than eye

sunday papers
artichoke broken hearts
vodka
railings cling clang
the sound of empty bottles
berlin
in a sack
hang on
heavy metal

change
digital channel

'this is a stitch up'

they are only being nice because they want something

the chink in your armour
you fatal flaw
spitting an obligatory compliment to make me feel at ease

lunatic
soothsayer
naysayer
hypocrit
be amusing
be amused
makes notes
say nothing
admit everything
admit nothing

politics is poison
words are blunt instruments
you give nothing

so receive nothing
i am imagining
while people are carrying
tongueing
fucking
drinking

all on candid camera
right now this camera is saying nothing

(scrapbook, radiohead.com)

The Eraser song 'Atoms For Peace' is about Yorke grappling with his worrywart, paranoid-android tendencies. 'No more going to the dark side with your flying saucer eyes,' it begins. 'No more talk about the old days, it's time for something great.'

'Quite a personal song, really,' Yorke sniffed. 'Trying to correlate my life with choosing to do this, and choosing to get over the fear which is a constant thing I have. Being a rock star, you're supposed to have super-├╝ber-confidence all the time. And I don't.' A pause. 'And it was my missus telling me to get it together basically.'
--Observer | 18 June 2006

5 Comments:

Blogger francisco said...

thanks for the lyrics,
great album.

"you should a took me out when you had the chance"

for

"you should have took me out..."

9:41 PM  
Blogger wierd fishee said...

hi francisco!
glad you liked the lyrics. the lyrics from 'cymbal rush' are the way thom wrote them. these are taken from the lyrics booklet in the japanese edition of 'the eraser'. thom writes like that so i kept it in it's original form.

5:51 AM  
Blogger francisco said...

great!

where did you find that booklet? did you bought that edition?

or somebody scanned it?

bye =)

10:54 PM  
Blogger wierd fishee said...

no, i don't have the booklet. someone on a message board transcribed one song off of the lyrics page, but that's all we have so far. hopefully we will get the other ones soon. :)

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Kyle Fer said...

I perform this song live very often :). On piano or guitar, sometimes I bring my keyboard, where I have recorded me using the keyboards abilities to generate the beats, and have it play them as I play guitar or piano to It. I do this at a restaraunt nearby, they have an opening that makes it easy to lounge outside, especially considering there is never anyone else there except the cute girl that works there and gives me free drinks. I love and hate life..

10:48 PM  

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