"Paperbag Writer" as written by and Thomas Edward/selway Yorke....
Blow into this paperbag,
Go home, stop grinning at everyone.
Blow into this paperbag,
Go home, stop grinning at everyone.

It was nice when it lasted,
But now it's gone.
It was nice when it lasted,
But now it's gone.

Blow into this paperbag.

Take your armor off,
You're not under attack.
Take your armor off,
You're not under attack.

Come on, come on.
Blow into this paperbag,
Go home, stop grinning at everyone.
Blow into this paperbag,
Go home, stop grinning at everyone.

And they were honeybees
On a blade of grass.
Take your armor off,
You're not under attack.

Blow into this paperbag.
Blow into this paperbag.


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"Paperbag Writer" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree with JoeBaldwin's first post... but think he's way off the mark in his second... you may want to rethink it.
    Ape_Svengalion February 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentoh my god it was PAPERBACK WRITER not paperbag.

    yeah it's about the politics of fear. i really like this song. best song off the corn lag EP
    blahduon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song isn't good enough for any one to comment? i think of steping outside and putting on a smile so no one knows that you're scared of the world.
    breaking_mellowon September 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the US and its overprotective homeland security policies, and how everyone is afraid (Take your armour off, you're not under attack) and how they should cool it off (Blow into this paper bag)
    JoeBaldwinon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave anything to do with The Beatles' Paperback Writer, perhaps????
    LilyBearon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the US and its overprotective homeland security policies, and how everyone is afraid (Take your armour off, you're not under attack) and how they should cool it off (Blow into this paper bag)
    JoeBaldwinon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpaperbag writer, is a song of the beatles no?
    i heard Radiohead were fan of the beatles
    Naunaudon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, actually it's paperbag writer. the beatles song is paperback writer
    ZombieCultHeroon April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the title represents the song as a continuation of the song by the Beatles. The writer "makes a million overnight" and he is so excited that he stops writing and enjoys the success. While still on this high, he looses all attention that was on himself.

    Scratch all of that.

    He is so surprised by his success that he becomes afraid and locks everyone else out of his life.

    Scratch that too.

    I'm gonna recomment after I analyze Paperback writer.
    aeoluson August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like a spy movie or something
    Hungryforalynchinon September 16, 2007   Link

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