"Judge, Jury & Executioner" as written by Thomas Edward Yorke, Philip James Selway, Edward John O'brien, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood and Colin Charles Greenwood....
The mongrel cat came home
Holding half a head
Proceeded to show it off
To all his new found friends

He said,
I been where I liked
I slept with who I liked
She ate me up for breakfast
She screwed me in a vice

But now
I don't know why I feel so tongue tied
I sat in the cupboard
And wrote it down in neat
They were cheering and waving
Cheering and waving
Twitching and salivating
Like with myxomatosis

But it got edited, fucked up
Strangled, beaten up
Used as a photo in Time magazine
Buried in a burning black hole in Devon
I don't know why I feel so tongue tied
Don't know why I feel so skinned alive

My thoughts are misguided and a little naive
I twitch and salivate
Like with myxomatosis
You should put me in a home or you
Should put me down

I got myxomatosis
I got myxomatosis
Yeah no one likes a smart arse
But we all like stars
That wasn't my intention
I did it for a reason

It must have got mixed up
Strangled beaten up
I got myxomatosis
I got myxomatosis
I don't know why I
Feel so tongue tied

Lyrics submitted by lysoljackson, edited by miwi

"Myxomatosis (Judge, Jury & Executioner)" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    Thom Yorke and his nameless band October 2, 2009 at the Echoplex, Los Angeles

    Very likely to be on Radiohead's eighth album in 2010.
    lysoljacksonon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow. This is nice. Totally unexpected.
    bentheindividualon November 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm hearing:

    thin twisted visitors
    'unwanted' reptile maybe? both work

    'And' darkness follows
    'Our' bouncing voices...

    Thin ways betray us
    They talk in layers
    miwion January 12, 2013   Link
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    General Commentit seems like it's a song about computers and mobile devices that the government uses to spy on and persecute people with
    miwion January 24, 2013   Link
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    General Commentsorry but im sure this is Atoms For Peace??
    rubbermanon January 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it is about being possessed by the devil, and doing something wrong which has led the suspect in court.
    "It goes right through me, a horned reptile has crawled upon the earth" all reinstate the idea.
    "I went for my usual walk around the block" Shows the main character explaining in court what he remembers before being possessed then bam. Seems like the main character killed someone because this spirit/devil unlocked all his anger inside him
    Bliss1080on February 11, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretation"Judge, jury, executioner" is Obama. His drone murders are illegal, and creating MORE enemies daily.
    sandbrownson February 28, 2013   Link

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