"Anyone Can Play Guitar" as written by and Thomas Edward/o'brien Yorke....
Destiny, destiny protect me from the world
Destiny, hold my hand, protect me from the world
Here we are, with our running and confusion
And I don't see no confusion anywhere

And if the world does turn
And if London burns
I'll be standing on the beach with my guitar
I want to be in a band
When I get to heaven
Anyone can play guitar and they won't be a nothing anymore

Grow my hair, grow my hair I am Jim Morrison
Grow my hair, I want to be want to be want to be Jim Morrison

Here we are, with our running and confusion
And I don't see no confusion anywhere

As if the world does turn
And if London burns
I'll be standing on the beach with my guitar
I want to be in a band
When I get to heaven
Anyone can play guitar and they won't be a nothing anymore


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"Anyone Can Play Guitar" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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  • +4
    General Commenti kind of get the vibe that this song isn't in seriousness.
    i kind of get the vibe he's saying that it's sickening how many people think their god's solitary gift to music, while playing stairway to heaven on their guitars devoid of any talent. in addition to which, he's also mocking the rockstar dream. "grow my hair.. i wanna be jim morrisson." he's pretty much making fun of people who try way too hard and still completely fucking suck.

    ah, here we go:

    this is from dazedkid-
    "I don't want to be Jim Morrison. I think Thom is being sarcastic, like in 'The Bends'...they asked if he really wished it was the 60's, and he told them he didn't at all, said it was a joke. Jim Morrison was a vapid poet who was made into an idol because of good looks and poetry that was mostly LSD induced...and it wasn't good at all."

    yes, thank you. i agree.
    catastrophysicianon May 03, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI don't want to be Jim Morrison. I think Thom is being sarcastic, like in 'The Bends'...they asked if he really wished it was the 60's, and he told them he didn't at all, said it was a joke. Jim Morrison was a vapid poet who was made into an idol because of good looks and poetry that was mostly LSD induced...and it wasn't good at all.
    dazedkidon August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHat's wierd I thought stuff got taken goe what down the what put back up again, id I xcrash qith the qwords that eqousl neaini ghhtt atime? I am so fafrai fto write it tyou think correct, it bad thing, I writr it bad incorrect, ;(P~
    RevolutionIsMineon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentguitar is neat byut I stil stink at it, I need like a WAVE ti MIDI rector on scrneen android play s guitar in strings of my vocal order, it then I copy tracreaches me to play my guitar, immediately direct direct note assignment sung from my imagination, check that duede's site of my name, as if that would: over Good and Evil!
    hometown.aol.com/revolutionismine/ thou may try emp.oy Jove to overurle of such as thou, or wait for Jove to compete to overrule, such as thou, of ultimate service to my people ;)
    RevolutionIsMineon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.... "i wanna be wanna be wanna be jim morrison"... doesnt everyone?...and if you dont know who he is, honestly, shoot yourself
    ilyaon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats the best part ilya
    sean7711on July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line, "destiny protect me from the world" is really clever. it would be easy to claim that nothing you can do is wrong cos its destined to happen, and therefore feel that your actions have no consequences that you are really responsble for. the line implies that this would be wrong, because it would be shielding yourself from real life.
    lucyintheskyon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey ramthar! why don't you shutup!

    ah!
    deathbearon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's great I love it....
    Here we are, with our running and confusion
    And I don't see no confusion anywhere
    :(
    Nowhere_Girlon August 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yea lucyinthesky...that was my thought too. I disagree with all of you people who are talking about playing guitar. Destiny... destiny protect me from the world
    Destiny... hold my hand, protect me from the world

    I see that as him saying everyone has a set destiny and he is relying on his to protect him from things such as being killed or something like that, like saying he can do whatever he wants cuz he knows what is in store for him so he is immune. also he talks about being in a band and like maybe how thats what keeps him whole and maybe thats protecting him from everything and is his destiny and how in a world of confusion his band keeps him sane but that doesnt change the fact that he is still in the world so he is still confused.
    dashchick8044on August 25, 2002   Link

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