"Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
I wrapped you inside my coat
When they came to fire upon the house
I didn't feel pain
Cause no one can touch me
Now that I'm held in your smile

A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl
Can turn your world into doubt
Sell me a car that goes
Sell me a house that stands
Oh
I never cared before
I never cared before
I never cared before
Before
Before
Before

A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl
Can turn your world into doubt
A beautiful girl
A beautiful girl
Can turn you world into doubt
Yeah
I stood in front of her face
When the first bullet
Was shot


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"Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +4
    General Commentdoes anyone notice that this parallel's bradbury's fahrenheit 451? ive known this song for years and that's always been my impression.

    "I wrapped you inside my coat / When they came to firebomb the house"

    Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman and wears a fireman's jacket, his coworkers firebomb houses.

    "A beautiful girl can turn your world into dust"

    After montag meets this beautiful and mysterious girl his life changes. She disappears but her presence affects him throughout the rest of the novel.

    Overall its the tone of the song w/ those references + yorke being very literate and all. 1984 which inspired many radiohead songs is also a dystopian novel.
    ddark13on July 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHAHAHAHA...someone registered the name "THOM YORKE" on this thing and posted like they were him. that's awesome/creepy.
    killcorazonon March 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta quote from thom yorke"
    "whenever i meet a beauty, i escape or hide in a corner. not that i think they are intimidating, but they attract horrible people. some guys really do their utmost to make these beautiful women believe how good they are. beauty means power. and i'm a bit cynical towards all that. honestly i've never met a beautiful girl that i really liked. you never get the chance to really get to know them. result : i don't even take the effort now to try to meet them"
    liv85on November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhenever my partner and I have fights, we pull out our Punch & Judy puppets. If you're not from England, then you're probably not familar with these theraputic methods of arguing. It's ace. After our son was born, we decided to get a minature Punch for him. (Radiohead doesn't promote violence. Five knuckle shuffle, maybe.) This song was created after a nasty battle. She called me an odd-fish rascal. That's when I rammyd Judy. She was in the shop for awhile.
    thom yorkeon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an absolutly gorgeous song...the words..."A Beautiful Girl Can Turn You World Into Dust" I wish someone would say that to me.
    ForeverYoungon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyrics to this song are pretty much self but explanatory still amazingly thought provoking. This song is very special to me and everytime i hear it I find it stirs my emotions up. the lyrics "A beautiful girl can turn your world into dust" especially poignant as thats exactly whats happened to me! suprise! Anyway, yeah best time to listen to this song is when youve come home drunk and depressed and stumble into bed and 4 o'clock in the morning listening to this song and singing along, just make sure you ring out your tear stained carpet in the morning!
    Just_Betweenon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust Between, I think that's happened to most guys... A beautiful girl can come into your life and completely blind you to everything that was once important to you... Then when they leave you again your eyes magically reopen and you see the debri left in their wake... it sucks man, it really sucks.
    kaisuteon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheheh, meant the situation sucks... The song is great though. Wonderfully captivating. Thom Yorke is a genius, and thanks Thom for making music and not giving a flying fuck what people think... (iron lung) I wish some other musicians (Rivers Cuomo) would realize that music is an expression not just a way to make money. Thom is truly an artist.
    kaisuteon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm im not beautiful. maybe he'd like me.
    electioneeron November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think what he's saying is that girls who know they're beautiful know they can get any guy they like. it's the same for guys who know they're good-looking. i've only ever been screwed over by guys who are good-looking because they don't have the capacity to care about anyone but themselves, they've been told their whole lives how great they are, just because they're good-looking. likewise my guy friends always complain to me that it's the pretty girls who screw them over. don't go after the hot ones!!!!!
    liv85on January 03, 2005   Link

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