I must get out once in a while
Everything is starting to die
The dust settles, the worms dig
Spiders crawl over the bed

I must get out once in a while
I eat all day and now I'm fat
Yesterday's meal is hugging the plate
You never wash up after yourself

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You Never Wash Up After Yourself Lyrics as written by Thomas Edward Yorke Thomas Yorke

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  • +3
    General CommentDepression, apathy and lethargy
    azkmon May 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about how people can get so involved in their own dealings that life passes them by. The dust, worms, and spiders all signify aging and death. People have to go out there and live life to the fullest - making sure they wash up, of course.
    adrenalinegrlon May 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means a lot to me - simple as that. I have it somewhere but I've lost it... where can I find it?
    peroxide_filthon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also don't hear anything in the song that points to it being about a relationship. It just isn't there. I do think the song is about being depressed. There are many references pointing to that in the lyrics and in the music itself.
    eatenbythewormson December 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno one commented on this? just cause it's not an album track? it's AMAZING.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell put adrenalinegrl. I was gonna say the same thing.
    mascara_cavalcadeon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy Iron Lung EP
    Carlos deJackalon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read that this was written after a long tour when thom stayed at home for a long time, the worms where his pets in a farm thing, and basicly describes staying in cos you feel low.
    liamoon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso the worms "are dead"
    liamoon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so simple, yet really good. I read somewhere that it was recorded in one try, and it has never been played live.
    Tabuckton April 28, 2005   Link

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