"Morning Bell/Amnesiac" as written by and Thomas Edward/greenwood Yorke....
Morning bell
Morning bell
Light another candle
Release me
Release me

You can keep the furniture
A bump on the head
Coming down the chimney
Release me
Release me
Yeah
Release me
Release me

Where'd you park the car?
Where'd you park the car?
Clothes are all over the furniture
And I might as well
I might as well
Sleepy jack the fire drill
Run around around around around around

Cut the kids in half
Cut the kids in half
Cut the kids in half

Release me
Release me
Release me
Release me


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"Morning Bell/Amnesiac" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General Commentcut the kids in half. i agree with the divorce theory. you can have the furniture, but let's split the kids in half.

    this could be like sharing the kids, splitting them apart from one another, or just cutting them emotionally - between choosing which parent to stay with, or just cutting their hearts in half. divorce really seperates - cuts - a family apart.

    so much is really said with only 'cut the kids in half'

    but at first listen it just sounds creeeeeeeepy
    danyelle012on September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first look, it seems to be about amnesia walking the boundary lines of paranoia but if you look deeper, it seems to be about divorce. When the morning bell goes off and you turn the lights on and you want out of marriage. She can keep the furniture and the pain you give to her too. "Coming down the chimney" talking about Santa which really means she can keep the lies you fed her and the kids can too. Where'd you park the car? Clothes being packed after being laid on the furniture so you might as well just leave already. The fire drill going around and around because divorce can feel unsettling and you don't care if it divides your kids between two parents because you just want out. To be released.
    Beowulf_Xtremeon May 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like that version. it sounds a bit as if they were playin this song in a church. quite intense, nervous, but wonderful.
    holyzarquonon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am confused, i sadly dont have kid a, is it that different?
    SnapHappyActiviston June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmorning bell/amnesiac is like a ball of lint out of the pocket (the original morning bell)
    snaphappy - get kid a. right now. (a year after you put this entry..)
    cuttoothon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI prefer this version... it's more melodic and intense which I feel suits the lyrics better.
    Mike_Spikeon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor some reason, I like this version better as well. Something about the phrase "Morning Bell" sounds like being peacefully roused from a good sleep (ie, the realization the protaganist wants out after unconscious stagnation in a bad marriage). I mildly dislike the drums in the Kid A version, as it supplants my vision of a quiet spring morning waking.

    It means something completely different when you don't consider the lyrics, and is one of the few Radiohead songs to which this words =/= music holds true.
    peripheralon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey should have released this version as a Christmas song - has a christmassy feel - bells, "coming down the chimney", a feel to it that is dark and unsettling while springy and upbeat, like winter - well, it'd be different anyway. :p

    I like this version although Kid A Morning Bell edges it, as it's more subtle and feels more mournful, plus it has more of a soul to it, if you know what I mean. :S
    RdeCon May 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBought Amnesiac today. Had Kid A for 5 years already. This is one of the tracks I really looked forward to hearing as I love the Kid A version. Every now and then I sit down listen to the Kid A version and then turn it off. I don't really know why. I'm an album person not a single song person. I don't do that with any other song. Anyhoo I just listened to both the versions one after the other. It's just as good as the other version although yes the drum on Kid A kinda spoils it. I like the way it just goes straight into the vocals on this version. Of course this is me writing on the day I bought the CD and after 2 months I'll love it even more.

    Question: Why on some websites does it say it's called Amnesiac/Morning Bell when it's Morning Bell/Amnesiac? It's on the box. Same question about Pulk/Pull which is not Pull/Pulk.
    Wallamanageon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBTW this song is lovely to play acousticly. Go to treefingers.com to find a brilliant copy of the tab.
    Wallamanageon July 15, 2005   Link

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