"Codex" as written by and Thomas Edward/greenwood Yorke....
Slight of hand
Jump off the end
Into a clear lake
No one around
Just dragonflies
No one gets hurt

You've done nothing wrong
Slide your hand
Jump off the end
The water's clear
And innocent
The water's clear
And innocent

Lyrics submitted by maggotbrain, edited by MrMagpie, Jibab53, urwellkeen, meatballiz, eXdeaTh, TomChaton, Acht, BIRDDUDE830

"Codex" as written by Edward John O'brien Colin Charles Greenwood

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    General CommentIt is using suicide as a metaphor for Radiohead breaking up
    The Codex documents and preserves the art that they have left behind

    Imagine the man is holding himself up on the ledge of a mountain, but his grip is getting weaker/ his hands are shriveling (slight of hand)

    He cant keep it up anymore so he jumps off

    The water is a metaphor for time
    It will inevitably wash away the man no matter how much effort he puts into trying to keep his grasp on life

    The man has done nothing wrong, he has already finished and recorded his lifes work
    All that is left for him to do is slide off his hands and jump into the lake
    Anteon February 19, 2011   Link

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