You stop the crowd
I cried out to break the spell
You wake and smile
I just snapped and lost control

Distracted by irrelevance
The stress and the tension
The stress and the tension
I'm in a lull

There's nothing more dull
Than talkin', talkin' 'bout yourself
But what I meant to say
I'm sorry that I lost control

Distracted by irrelevance
The stress and the tension
Crawling through the keyhole
I'm in a lull

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

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    General Commentfrom

    A very simple song featuring Jonny on the xylophone, "Lull" is personal in nature. It sees the singer inexplicably losing control, for which he is apologetic. The band have not yet officially played it live, but did soundcheck with it on some of their US August 97 dates.
    Bowieon March 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds more like a glockenspiel to me
    Homicidal Suicidalon March 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt should be "you wave and smile" I believe
    overlyelectricalon February 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe way Thom sings "the stress and the tension" just breaks my heart. I have the most carefree life imaginable but I CAN'T MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN, and it has taken a toll.

    I thought I was this big Radiohead fan yet I never heard this "Karma Police" B-side until the OKNOTOK reissue. I was in shock the first time I listened to it when it prematurely, abruptly ended: It's really over? How could they do that? Fortunately, the brevity of "Lull" is part of its mystique now. I can only hope this phase of my life will follow likewise.
    NewReligion73on January 22, 2019   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about the time when you feel absolutely useless and can't control anything, can't do anything. Just lifeless, maybe, purposeless, in a funk, waiting to get out.
    periwinklebydayon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentToo short. It's so sweet and honest, and about two minuts in it ends. Its like "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix. So goood.... my favorite B(orA)side.
    ILOVELIFEon December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hear curls-of-sea sounding like The Doors.
    bo3m21on October 23, 2017   Link
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    General Commentgreat song just when you think youve made a definitive rh song list a b-side like this and/or pearly makes you rethink your entire listing algoritm the beauty of radiohead
    radioheadsteron March 17, 2018   Link

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