"India Rubber" as written by Thomas Yorke, Edward John O'brien, Colin Charles Greenwood, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood and Philip Selway....
Did it all for you to say
You never wanted me that way
Now the dogs have had their meat
I think I'll go plug in the mains

I tumble like a clown
Before your baying hounds
I supplicate myself into your hands

When you spare a make up smile
I'm instantly your biggest fan
How was I to know
That you practiced it beforehand?

I tumble like a clown
Before your baying hounds
I supplicate myself into your hands


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    General CommentI think this song is pretty cool and Johnny laughs weird lol
    rubenon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuch a great song...
    definitely one of my favourite radiohead b-sides.
    --johnny DOES laugh oddly, but that's what's so fantastic of course.

    [When you spare a make up smile
    I'm instantly your biggest fan
    How was I to know that you practiced it beforehand?]

    great lyrics (of course)
    pinkoptimismon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah it kicks major ass lol Johnny is just laughing at his own jokes lol :)
    rubenon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love it when Johnny laughs at the end lol, and this has to be one of the strangest (but brilliant) songs that Radiohead has ever done. The echos on Thom's voice in certain parts make it sound so cool, real smooth and such.
    zZaKk_21on May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have no clue what OmegusPrimer is trying to say, do any of you guys?? I never seen any typos and spelling errors since I've seen a 6-year old type. Anyways, this is an interesting song of Radiohead, but just wondering how you guys know that's Jonny? Are you guessing, or did you hear that from an interview? This song sounds like a synical song to me, but I could be wrong. Anyways, it's cool.
    Phrogexon May 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthow i love this song...
    drugs in tokyoon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnly thing I don't quite understand is what he means by "plugging in the mains." It sounds like he's going to electrocute himself, lol.
    shoepandaon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnly thing I don't quite understand is what he means by "plugging in the mains." It sounds like he's going to electrocute himself, lol.
    shoepandaon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsuch a depressing song...
    reminds me of a guy who does everything to get the girl of his dreams to like him, but it doesn't work, and the girl is totally playing him on.
    autrefoison January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the chorus.
    "I tumble like a clown" is sung so beautifully.
    one of my new favorites
    Ian-o-headon June 13, 2006   Link

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