You don't wanna talk to me,
You don't wanna say the words,
You try to get off the hook,
You try to get off the hook.
Sprawling on a pin,
Hanging off the hook,
Trying to get yourself away,
Trying to get yourself away.

There's no use dwelling on,
On what might have been,
Just think of all the fun,
You could be having.

We know the way you talk,
We know what you want,
We know what you want,
What you really wanted.

Take a look around,
There's candles on the cake,
On what might have been,
The road you should have took,
Mistakes mistaken

There's no use dwelling on,
No use dwelling on.

It's such a beautiful day,
It's such a beautiful day,
Find yourself a ?
Go and get some rest.

It's such a beautiful day.
It's such a beautiful day.
Go up to the mic,
Go up to the mic,
Go and get some rest.

Lyrics submitted by merchantpierce, edited by ollycity, Dani990

Worrywort Lyrics as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +5
    General CommentWhen I'm sad, this song makes me happy.
    When I'm happy, this song makes me sad.

    [There's no use dwelling on, on what might have been...]
    el_chisoon July 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch a perfect song...
    pinkoptimismon July 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti also think this is song is truly optimistic. thom speaks often on the importance of not dwelling in the past... that its the biggest mistake we can make etc... i can think of a number of interviews where he mentions things to this extent.

    and its true... listen to the upbeat nature of the music... sure theres a lot of pain here, but the song seems like a catharsis... hes come to terms with things.
    mammynunson January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song is about. I don't think I have to be sure.

    All I know is, when I listen to it while I'm happy, every note uplifts me, makes me feel that much happier. When I listen to it while I'm upset, every note stabs me right in the heart.
    v-isthenew-^on October 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song... It sounds like filtered Nintendo music, and the singing is so low-key. The lyrics are some of the happier Thom has ever sung.
    Johnnyboneson July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, it does sound like a videogame. A wonderful new direction.
    Bowieon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's more like, "don't dwell on the past, because it's a beautiful day, and you're still sad because of that."
    SMUSER17000263on January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with warmgun; someone can overanalyze any Radiohead song and get a variety of emotions out of it; I try to take at least this song at face value; the music is upbeat and the lyrics suggest moving on with life despite feeling regret over something; and "go up turning around" should be "go up to the mic".
    catisinmybrainon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's what I think. The song is about someone, a worrywort, who never had the courage to go and do what they really wanted. All they can do is sit around and feel sorry for themself. They try to convince themself it couldn't have happened any other way, but they know that's a lie. It's such a beautiful day, but they don't have it in them to go out and seize it.
    YanYan108on April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes! I think Thom's telling someone to forget what could happen, and what's happened in the past, and go do what they've always wanted to do, but something awful has happened to this person, and he/she doesn't want to leave it behind them."We the way you talk //We know what you want /What you really want". Such a beutiful song to listen to, but racked with sadness.
    Black Sativaon August 27, 2006   Link

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