I was born for your magazines
For your magazines
I am trapped in the society page
Of your magazines
Of your magazines
I don't know what it means

Do you see light at the end of the tunnel?
At the end of the tunnel?
Do you see light at the end of the tunnel?
At the end of the tunnel?
At the end of the tunnel?



Lyrics submitted by Vache, edited by harryh97

"Trans-Atlantic Drawl" as written by Thomas Edward/greenwood Yorke

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    General Comment:Now this be a funky one, like lots of Radiohead songs. I think the first part is the struggle to become famous, hence the wailing of the speaker that "I was born for your magazine". But, basically, the last part stumps me completely and utterly. I like Radiohead.
    deadeye093on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:its about the tabloids and howthe tabloids are so fake and they can make up stories about anyone, including radiohead. here thom "doesnt know what it means" meaning that all the tabloids say about him/the group is fake. the 2nd half of thr song, much more mellow, is thom trying to block out the tabloids for when he retires his career of radiohead and can rest in peace, away from the tabloids. he is looking foward to that day at the end of the tunnel. just my opinion, hope it made some sense....peace out. by the way, the guitar is the first half kicks so much ass
    sean7711on July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song rocks. By the way, there is a very quite (and very aggressive) vocal backing during the 'do you see the light at the end of the tunnel' bit which I can't figure out the lyrics for. But listen out for it.
    pleach2on January 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is fucking awesome. It really seems as though Thom's just taking the piss at the magazines and media and all that shit... I love it when Radiohead rock hard like this.
    Elysium18on October 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:I think the whispers in the background are saying "if you don't stop hearing the names, then you'll never stop hearing the names".
    Elysium18on October 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:There's another quiet message right before that... something something "get on my nerves".
    spr199on August 09, 2011   Link

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