Don't get any big ideas
They're not going to happen
You paint yourself white and feel the noise
But there'll be something missing

And now that you found it, it's gone
Now that you feel it, you don't
You've gone off the rails

She stands stark naked and she beckons you to bed
Don't go, you'll only want to come back again

So don't get any big ideas
They're not going to happen
You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking

And now that you found it, it's gone
And now that you feel it, you don't
You've gone off the rails


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    General CommentGreat great song! Somehow though, it doesn't sound like "I'm not afraid". That always gets me upset because I'm all, what is it then? Anyway, this is a great song! One of my favourite Radiohead ones.
    Misheson April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe most depriment but most beautiful radiohead song, not depriment for the lyrics but for the tune, it´s amazing
    hypuercondriacoon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentinstead of im not afraid i think he says "you cant afford it" seems to make more sense too. great song
    UnemployedDaysleepeon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe best radiohead song ever!, just really amazing!
    hypuercondriacoon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe best radiohead song ever!, just really amazing!
    hypuercondriacoon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor gods sake, suck it!
    battaryacidon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is sad it isn't on any release...even a b-side. I almost died when they played it live last time I saw them. Almost. It is beautiful and by far my favourite unreleased song.
    popnoiron September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, it's 'fill it with noise' not 'feel the noise'. Makes a lot more sense, too. I have a version of it that, in the third part, he sings, "She kisses you with tongues and pulls you to the bed". Same idea, of course. Anyway, this is possibly the most beautiful Radiohead song ever... It's definitely the music, too, cause when i hear it i think of something totally different than the actual meaning... So lovely.
    Limblesson March 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSean Hunter, a homosexual activist (activist meaning has sex alot) want you to track him down and proposition him. He lives in St. Louis Missouri on Manchester road, or in Manchester! Wahoo! Love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BeautifulSoundon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAdam Thompson Goes to MICDS in St. Louis Missouri, and the address of the school is: 101 North Warson Road. He wants to have sex with YOU! Penis.
    BeautifulSoundon April 09, 2003   Link

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