Radiohead - OK Computer

Radiohead

OK Computer

1997

1: Airbag
2: Paranoid Android
3: Subterranean Homesick Alien
4: Exit Music (For A Film)
5: Let Down
6: Karma Police
7: Fitter Happier
8: Electioneering
9: Climbing up the Walls
10: No Surprises
11: Lucky
12: The Tourist


 

1: Airbag

In the next world war in a jack knifed 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

2: Paranoid Android

Please could you stop the noise I'm trying to get some rest? From all the unborn chicken voices in my head What's that, what's that When I am king you will be first against the wall With your opinion which is of no consequence at all What's that, what's that Ambition makes you look pretty ugly Kicking squealing gucci little piggy You don't remember, you don't remember, why don't you remember my name Off with his head man, off with his head man Why don't you remember my name?-- I guess he does Rain down, rain down, come on rain down on me From a great height, from a great height, height Rain down, rain down, come on rain down on me From a great height, from a great height, height (repeats 3rd time, underneath vocals are:) That's it sir, you're leaving, the crackle of pig skin, the dust and the screaming The yuppies networking the panic, the vomit, the panic, the vomit God loves his children, God loves his children, yeah

3: Subterranean Homesick Alien

The breath of the morning I keep forgetting the smell of the warm summer air I live in a town where you can't smell a thing You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement Up above aliens hover making home movies for the folks back home Of all these weird creatures who lock up their spirits Drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets They're all uptight, uptight, uptight, uptight I wish that they'd swoop down in the country lane late at night when I'm driving Take me onboard their beautiful ship show me the weird world as I'd love to see it I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely I'd show them the stars and the meaning of life they'd shut me away But I'll be all right, all right I'm all right, all right I'm just uptight, uptight, uptight, uptight

4: Exit Music (For A Film)

Wake from your sleep The drying of your tears, today we escape, we escape Pack and get dressed, before your father hears us, before, all hell breaks loose Breathe, keep breathing, don't lose your nerve, breathe, keep breathing I can't do this alone Sing us a song, a song to keep us warm, there's such a chill, such a chill You can laugh a spineless laugh We hope your rules and wisdom choke you now we are one in everlasting peace We hope that you choke, that you choke We hope that you choke, that you choke We hope that you choke, that you choke

5: Let Down

Transport, motorways and tram lines Starting and then stopping, taking off and landing The emptiest of feelings disappointed people clinging onto bottles and When it comes its so so disappointing Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around Shell smashed, juices flowing wings twitch, legs are going Don't get sentimental, it always ends up drivel One day I'm going to grow wings A chemical reaction, hysterical and useless hysterical and Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around let down again You know, you know where you are with you, know where you are With floor collapses floating, bouncing back and one day I am gonna grow wings A chemical reaction, hysterical and useless hysterical and Let down and hanging around Crushed like a bug in the ground Let down and hanging around

6: Karma Police

Karma Police, arrest this man, he talks in maths He buzzes like a fridge, he's like a detuned radio Karma Police, arrest this girl, her hitler hairdo, is making me feel ill And we have crashed her party This is what you get, this is what you get This is what you get, when you mess with us Karma Police, I've given all I can, it's not enough I've given all I can, but we're still on the payroll This is what you get, this is what you get This is what you get, when you mess with us And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself For a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

7: Fitter Happier

Fitter, happier, more productive, comfortable, not drinking too much Regular exercise at the gym, 3 days a week Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries at ease Eating well, no more microwave dinners and saturated fats A patient better driver, a safer car, baby smiling in back seat Sleeping well, no bad dreams, no paranoia Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then Will frequently check credit at moral bank, hole in wall Favors for favors, fond but not in love Charity standing orders on sundays ring road supermarket No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants Car wash, also on sundays, no longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate nothing so childish At a better pace, slower and more calculated, no chance of escape Now self-employed, concerned, but powerless An empowered and informed member of society, pragmatism not idealism Will not cry in public, less chance of illness, tires that grip in the wet Shot of baby strapped in back seat, a good memory still cries at a good film Still kisses with saliva, no longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick That's driven into frozen winter shit, the ability to laugh at weakness Calm fitter, healthier and more productive a pig in a cage on antibiotics

8: Electioneering

I will stop, I will stop at nothing Say the right things, when electioneering I trust I can rely on your vote When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet When I go forwards, you go backwards, and somewhere we will meet Riot shields, voodoo economics, it's, it's just business Cattle prods and the IMF, I trust I can rely on your vote. When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet When I go forwards, you go backwards, somewhere we will meet

9: Climbing up the Walls

I am the key to the lock in your house, that keeps your toys in the basement And if you get too far inside, you'll only see my reflection It's always best when the light is off, I am the pick in the ice Do not cry out or hit the alarm, we're friends till we die And either way you turn, I'll be there, open up your skull I'll be there, climbing up the walls It's always best when the light is off, it's always better on the outside Fifteen blows to the back of my head, fifteen blows to your mind So tuck the kids in safe tonight, shut the eyes in the cupboard So not cry out or hit the alarm, you'll get the loneliest feeling That either way you turn, I'll be there, open up your skull I'll be there, climbing up the walls Climb up the walls. climb up the walls

10: No Surprises

A heart that's full up like a landfill, a job that slowly kills you, bruises that won't heal You were so tired, happy, bring down the government, they don't, they don't speak for her I'll take the quiet life, a handshake of carbon monoxide No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises No alarms and no surprises Silent, silent This is my final fit, my final bellyache with No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises No alarms and no surprises, please Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden No alarms and no surprises, no alarms and no surprises No alarms and no surprises, please

11: Lucky

I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll, this time, I feel my luck could change Kill me Sarah, kill me again with love, it's gonna be a glorious day Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I'm your superhero We are standing on the edge The head of state is calling my name but I, I don't have time for you It's gonna be a glorius day, I feel my luck could change Pull me out of the aircrash, pull me out of the wreck, cause I'm your superhero We are standing on the edge, we are standing on the edge We are standing on the edge

12: The Tourist

It barks at no-one else but me like it's seen a ghost I guess it seen the sparks, a flowing no one else would know Hey man slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down Sometimes I get overcharged that's when you see sparks You ask me where the hell I'm going at thousand feet per second? Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down