"Lozenge of Love" as written by and Thomas Edward/greenwood Yorke....
I am gone
Everybody's waiting
And these fruit
Just a twist of poison
I won't be alone
When you're running in me
I can't stay
Like I'm somewhere always
I need more
A restless body cracks and rolls
I won't have the strength
When you're running in me


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"Lozenge of Love" as written by Thomas Yorke Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood

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  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics of this song just speak out to me. It's about not believing in yourself, of knowing that you are not strong enough for the one you love. It's about being so absorbed in yourself that everything you once thought important falls apart. It's lying in bed at night and knowing that you're going to fuck it up so certainly that it's as if you've already thrown it away.
    fun with razorson March 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I am gone, everybody's raging...And these fruits, they still taste of poison..."
    - Thom is showing a person who has tried to step away from the problems that overwhelmed him, but that he is still hounded by them. The "fruits" could be people/situations/things that seemed sweet and good for him at first, but he has come to realize that everything isn't always how it seems, and he sees that these are "poisoned".
    "I won't be around, When you really need me"
    -The person is basically saying that although the listener is here for him when he needs them, that he can't guarantee the same for when the listener needs help.
    "I can't sleep, why can't someone hold me...I need warmth, my restless body cracks and moans..."
    -The person is saying how much he yearns for love/support, and how lonely he feels inside.
    "I won't have the strength...When you really need me..."
    -He is not capable of returning the emotion the listener has given him because of his insecurities and/or self-absorption.
    ThereThereon March 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI won't be around when you really need me
    harrymuseon June 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe title lozenge of love is taken from a larkin poem called 'sad steps'...

    Groping back to bed after a piss
    I part thick curtains, and am startled by
    The rapid clouds, the moon's cleanliness.

    Four o'clock: wedge-shadowed gardens lie
    Under a cavernous, a wind-picked sky.
    There's something laughable about this,

    The way the moon dashes through clouds that blow
    Loosely as cannon-smoke to stand apart
    (Stone-coloured light sharpening the roofs below)

    High and preposterous and separate -
    Lozenge of love! Medallion of art!
    O wolves of memory! Immensements! No,

    One shivers slightly, looking up there.
    The hardness and the brightness and the plain
    Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare

    Is a reminder of the strength and pain
    Of being young; that it can't come again,
    But is for others undiminished somewhere.

    ..this makes me think maybe its about getting old and dying whilst the rest of the world carries on, 'I am gone, everybody's raging'.
    i don't know if radiohead took the whole idea from larkin or just the line...
    stopthemonsterson October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe title 'lozenge of love' is taken from a larking poem called 'sad steps'...

    Groping back to bed after a piss
    I part thick curtains, and am startled by
    The rapid clouds, the moon's cleanliness.

    Four o'clock: wedge-shadowed gardens lie
    Under a cavernous, a wind-picked sky.
    There's something laughable about this,

    The way the moon dashes through clouds that blow
    Loosely as cannon-smoke to stand apart
    (Stone-coloured light sharpening the roofs below)

    High and preposterous and separate -
    Lozenge of love! Medallion of art!
    O wolves of memory! Immensements! No,

    One shivers slightly, looking up there.
    The hardness and the brightness and the plain
    Far-reaching singleness of that wide stare

    Is a reminder of the strength and pain
    Of being young; that it can't come again,
    But is for others undiminished somewhere.



    this leads me to think that maybe the song is about getting old and dying whilst the rest of the world carries on..'I am gone, everybody's raging '
    stopthemonsterson October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like listening to this song but don't really understand it so thanx guys for the interpretations. i think this song is a taste of what is to come later with Kid A and subsequent albums
    liv85on October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song; amazing guitar; simple lyrics. what more can i ask more?
    catisinmybrainon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"for" not "more"...typo :)
    catisinmybrainon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best underrated Radiohead song.

    So great. When I play it, I get goosebumps. This song is one of my all time favorites.

    "I won't be around/ When you really need me."

    [Sorry baby...]
    el_chisoon May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf anyone has this song, I would really appreciate it if they could e-mail it to me or IM me. You can get all my info my clicking on my name.
    angstiosis_againon November 06, 2008   Link

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