"The Mother Lode" as written by and Thomas Edward Yorke Thom Yorke....
Another clown jumps off the lever
A shallow pool but it doesn’t matter
The way it goes, the way it goes
It’s falling through barriers and hedgerows

Hollow man hollow men proper
Where’s the applause when you need them?

But these brought by summer songs and backflips
By Hallowe'en things should be different
A mother lode, a mother lode

Hollow man hollow men brought me
I’m a clown you don’t want her to know me
The knife behind the curtain
Your truth is out of their league (Tududututu)

(Tududututu)
Ooh ooh

Ooh ooh (Tududututu)

Can’t see a way out of this one
The legs will jerk but nobody listens
At least he tells no lie

The last of all his courage
Press the button for a free ticket
Here he goes, hits the ground running

Tududututu (Ooh)
Tududututu (Ooh)
Ooh ooh
Tududututu (Ooh ah)
Ooh ah ah


Lyrics submitted by sbutros1, edited by smallwonderrobot, Kabumek

"The Mother Lode" as written by Thomas Edward Yorke Nigel Godrich

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    My InterpretationThis song is about questioning the validity of intention. Everybody lives by truths that only apply to our own personal needs and wants. We are very much like hand puppet clowns. Hence why the "truth is ordinary."


    "Are you only being nice because you want something." - The Eraser

    "knife behind the curtian", is us.
    Drhydeiton November 11, 2014   Link

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