"Creep" as written by and Albert/hazlewood Hammond....
When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I wanna a perfect body
I wanna a perfect soul

I want you to notice
When I'm not around
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

She's running out again
She's running out
She's run run run run

Run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here


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"Creep" as written by Albert Hammond Mike Hazlewood

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    General CommentI don’t care what Thom Yorke says. If he’s too stupid to even realise the message behind a song that he wrote he shouldn’t be trying to look deep into songs meanings and should instead listen to his Britney Spears records.

    This song is him apologising to the nation for writing this song.

    “And I wish I was special
    You're so fuckin' special”
    This is him saying that he wish he was special and had talent.

    ”But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo.
    What the hell am I doing here?
    I don't belong here.”
    This is about the radio and mainstream media. He is saying he doesn’t belong on the radio, he’s just some weirdo who can’t sing. He doesn’t belong on the radio, his singing is that bad even the radio shouldn’t play it.

    “I don't care if it hurts”
    This is the only line where he declares he doesn’t care how bad this song is and wants to torture as many people as possible. He has since made a career of this, one the Shaggs could never hope to match. Other wise, this could possibly be about his castration, which he had so he could sound like he does.

    “I want to have control
    I want a perfect body
    I want a perfect soul”
    Here he is again, asking God for talent. He wants control over the press so they will write him good reviews so people with no individuality will buy all their records because it makes them seem intelligent.

    “She's running out the door,
    She's running out
    She's run run run running out...”
    This describes what people do when this song comes on the radio and at concerts and when he tries picking up girls at a bar.

    The stupid thing is, if he hadn’t have written this song, apologising for writing it, he wouldn’t have to apologise.

    Thom Yorke has said in many interviews that he hopes the world social order collapses and we are all reduced to savages living in the fields with no laws or religion to hold us down as we hunt for food and fun where only the fittest survive in a land of murder and chaos (OK Computer addresses this issue too.) That is what happens when you get picked on at Oxford University by the local group of snooty chavs. Apart from Creep, all their songs are about killing God for creating a ‘Creep’.

    FYI To defeat god, you need to buy a shotgun and fire it into heaven and hope you shoot her. So far I’ve only managed to give her a slight case of brain damage.
    Yournewgodon July 31, 2005   Link

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