I will slip myself into your pocket
Invisible
do what you want
do what you want

I was thinking I would disappear
I will slip into the groove
And cut me up
And cut me up

There's an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
so now I set you free
I set you free

There's an empty space inside my heart
It won't take root
so now I set you free
I set you free

Slowly we unfold
As lotus flowers
And all I want
Is the moon upon a stick
Dancing around a pit
Just to see what is
I can't kick your habit
Just to feed your fast-ballooning head
Listen to your heart

We will sink and be quiet as mice
And while the cat is away
do what we want
do what we want

There's an empty space inside my heart
That once held you but now I
Set you free
I set you free

Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
Just to see what is
Just to see what gives

the bird that's flown into my room

Slowly we unfold
as lotus flowers
All I want is the moon upon a stake
and dancing round the pit
the darkness is beneath
I can't kick the habit
Just to feed my fast-ballooning head
Listen to your heart


Lyrics submitted by eatenbytheworms

Lotus Flower song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI guess it's about someone who decides to enjoy a moment in time and take part in something he is not generally allowed to do... just enjoying thinking about what life could be like if only...
    eatenbythewormson October 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering if anyone knew if Thom was gay or bisexual?

    A lot of his new songs seem to be about forbidden love and missed opportunities and I was thinking maybe this is a sort of way of dealing with his sexuality. Normally I don't usually like to pry into Thom's personal life but I do wonder. Also, on Reckoner the line, "dare not speak its name" could be taken as a nod to Oscar Wilde perhaps?
    Noah23on October 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was wondering if anyone knew if Thom was gay or bisexual?

    A lot of his new songs seem to be about forbidden love and missed opportunities and I was thinking maybe this is a sort of way of dealing with his sexuality. Normally I don't usually like to pry into Thom's personal life but I do wonder. Also, on Reckoner the line, "dare not speak its name" could be taken as a nod to Oscar Wilde perhaps?
    Noah23on October 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh and in answer to your question i don't know if he bisexual but Thom Yorke has a girlfriend and two kids.
    skategon March 31, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSince the lyrics above are all jumbled up, I tried rearranging them:

    I will slip myself into your pocket
    Invisible
    Do what you want
    Do what you want

    I was thinking I would disappear
    I will slip into the groove
    And cut me up
    And cut me up

    There's an empty space inside my heart
    Where the weeds take root
    So now, I set you free
    I set you free

    Slowly we unfold as lotus flowers
    'Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
    Just to see what is
    Just to see what is
    I can't kick your habit
    Just to feed your fast-ballooning head
    Listen to your heart

    We will sink and be quiet as mice
    And while the cat is away
    Do what we want
    Do what we want

    There's an empty space inside my heart
    Where the weeds take root
    So now, I set you free
    I set you free

    'Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
    Just to see what is
    Just to see what is
    The bird that's flown into my room

    Slowly we unfold as lotus flowers
    'Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick
    And dancing around the pit
    The darkness is beneath
    I can't kick your habit
    Just to feed your fast-ballooning head
    Listen to your heart


    *Sometimes it sounds like he starts with "Just to see what if," then "Just to see what is." I'm probably wrong, but that's what I've been hearing all the time.
    D7Kon February 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is about some one who is in LOVE/ in LUST with someone but has finally come to terms that the person will not reciprocate and now they have accepted this but will still give all they have anyway.

    "I will shape myself into your pocket
    Invisible
    Do what you want
    I will shrink and I will disappear
    I will slip into the groove and cut me off"- This is someone who is willing to lose themselves and shape to other person's pocket, and lose their self-respect.

    "There's an empty space inside my heart
    Where the weeds take root
    And now I'll set you free
    I'll set you free"- This goes on to say that the spot that he/ she had for this person is now filled with weeds/ dirt/ filler and because of this they are letting him go in the the sense that he/she doesn't expect the same in return anymore.

    There seems to be someone else or a reason why they cannot be together but this person has lost all self respect because when this person/obstacle is gone, they will be there for them to do as they wish.

    "We will shrink and we'll be quiet as mice
    And while the cat is away
    Do what we want
    Do what we want"

    Slowly we unfurl
    As lotus flowers

    From ancient times the lotus has been a divine symbol in Asian traditions representing the virtues of sexual purity and non-attachment.
    So this is someone who will give themselves sexually, emotionally, physically and now is not attached.This is a symbol of connecting, becoming one without the "title"

    This person is a weakness to them, a habit that cannot be quit. And when you give yourself to someone who won't give themselves to you- you are just... filling their "fast ballooning head"

    'Listen to your heart'.- seems to be a plea to this person to let go, and let this person back in.

    Ahh- we all have been there. <3
    Soulstaron May 07, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsex. the songs about sex. there may be another message in it but the main concept is sex.
    skategon March 30, 2011   Link

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