"Stop Whispering" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
And the wise man said I don't want to hear your voice
And the thin man said I don't want to hear your voice
And they're cursing me
And they won't let me be
There's nothing to say
And there's nothing to do
Stop whispering, start shouting
Stop whispering, start shouting

And my mother say we don't't love you son some more
And the buildings say let me spit on your face some more
And the feeling is
That there's something wrong
'Cause I can't find the words
And I can't find the song

Stop whispering, start shouting
Stop whispering, start shouting

Dear sir, I have a complaint
Dear sir, I have a complaint
Can't remember what it is
Doesn't matter anyway
Doesn't matter anyway

Stop whispering, stop whispering
Stop whispering, stop whispering, start shouting


Lyrics submitted by piesupreme, edited by jackdalisa

"Stop Whispering" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +3
    General Commenthmm think I need some elaboration on this 'just speak your mind theory'. i mean i can see it in the chorus but in lines such as 'it doesnt matter anyway' it sounds like you can say whatever the hell you want and noone cares. Maybe thats it.

    I kinda thought of it as rejection - from the wise man, the thin man, his mum, the complaint and the world. I personally thought this was criticism aimed at the band. And because of this his inspiration dries up 'I can't find the song'. Basically, he has no encouragement.

    But then my interpretation doesnt leave the chorus clear as to what it means. Maybe, he's fed up of them whispering behind his back and he wants them to say it to his face.
    Or maybe its aimed at himself. He's encouraging himself to get out there and say what he has to say to the world.
    corduroy_boyon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentspectacular. this puts me in such a great mood, like nothing can stop me from saying what i need to. its about not trying to find someone else's words to capture your own-just get out and say it man. the best lines are
    "And the feeling is
    That there's something wrong
    Cuz I can't find the words
    And I can't find the song"
    *it just says so much to me directly, i completely love it.
    mightypancakeson March 03, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. ITs like the phrase "stop whispering, start shouting" just says - stop being an outsider and worrying about things, start screaming out how much you love the world. Peace.
    Ramagammaon July 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i have a complaint. i can't remember what it is. it doesn't matter anyway." aflak. wonderful.
    RebelPancakeon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And they're cursing me
    And they won't let me be
    There's nothing to say
    And there's nothing to do "
    and now they've blacklisted you, there's no escape from how they've absolutely fucked your life, and you try to rebel, to stop this insanity, but you can't do anything in the long run. Its like 1984, it reminds me of, how the revolution seems so close, but then, it slips through the cracks, and the shouting doesn't make a difference when no one can hear you.
    periwinklebydayon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so great and upbeat. one might call it not true radiohead but i dont care. i own pablo honey, the bends, and ok computer and i think its great
    hpw101on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anyone else got the U.S. version of this song as well? It's worth tracking down if you really like the song. (Not quite as good as the Pablo version but still very cool)
    Wallamanageon July 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'S about speaking your mind. Something we should all do in real life as well as simply on this site.
    Black Sativaon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou hit the nail on the head corduroy_boy.

    Download the video for this song. It's the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. It's also the U.S. version....
    wildeyedchildon July 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe US Version of this song is a bit better but the Album version aint bad either, tied with Creep for best song on Pablo Honey.
    King of Some Islandon September 23, 2006   Link

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