In Rainbows: From The Basement – Radiohead

In Rainbows: From The Basement – Radiohead


Phil! Phil? Can you play the drums please? No, I can’t. So we got the professional in now. Sammy? No heavy petting please, whilst we’re performing. In the deepest ocean. The bottom of the sea. Your eyes. They turn me. Now why should I stay here? Why should I stay? I’d be crazy not to follow. Follow where you lead. Your eyes. They turn me. Turn me on to phantoms. I follow to the edge. Of the Earth. And fall off. Yeah everybody leaves. If they get the chance. And this. Is my chance. I get eaten by the worms. And weird fishes. Picked over by the worms. And weird fishes. Weird fishes. Weird fishes. Yeah I. I’ll hit the bottom. Hit the bottom and escape. Escape. And I. I’ll hit the bottom. Hit the bottom and escape. Escape. How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong? Won’t take my eyes off the ball again. You reel me out then you cut the string. How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong? Won’t take my eyes off the ball again. First you reel me out and then you cut the string. You used to be alright. What happened? Did the cat get your tongue? Did your string come undone? One by one. One by one. It comes to us all. It’s as soft as your pillow. You used to be alright. What happened? Et cetera, et cetera. Fads for whatever. 15 steps, then a sheer drop. How come I end up where I started? How come I end up where I went wrong? Won’t take my eyes off the ball again. You reel me out and you cut the string. 1, 2, 3, 4! Let’s rock and roll! I do not understand. What it is. I’ve done wrong. Full of holes. Check for pulse. Blink your eyes. One for yes. Two for no. I’ve no idea what I’m talking about. Yeah! I’m trapped inside this body and can’t get out. You killed the sound. Removed backbone. A pale imitation. With the edges sawn off. I’ve no idea what you are talking about. Yeah! Your mouth moves only with someone’s hand up your ass. Has the light gone out for you? Because the light’s gone out for me. It is the 21st century. It is the 21st century. It can follow you like a dog. It brought me to my knees. They got a skin and they put me in. They got a skin and they put me in. All the lines wrapped around my face. All the lines wrapped around my face. And for anyone else to see. And for anyone else to see. I’m a lie. I’ve seen it coming. I’ve seen it coming. I’ve seen it coming. I’ve seen it coming. Don’t get any. Big ideas. They’re not gonna happen. You paint yourself white. And fill up with noise. But there’ll be something missing. Now that you’ve found it. It’s gone. Now that you feel it. You don’t. You’ve gone off the rails. So don’t get any. Big ideas. They’re not gonna happen. You’ll go to hell. For what your dirty mind is thinking. Genie let out of your bottle. It is now the witching hour. Genie let out of your bottle. It is now the witching hour. Murderers, you’re murderers. We are not the same as you. Genie let out of your bottle. Funny ha ha, funny how. When the walls bend, when the walls bend. With your breathing, with your breathing. When the walls bend, when the walls bend. With your breathing, with your breathing. With your breathing. They will suck you down to the other side. They will suck you down to the other side. They will suck you down to the other side. They will suck you down to the other side. To the shadows blue and red. Shadows blue and red. Your alarm bells, your alarm bells. Shadows blue and red, shadows blue and red. Your alarm bells, your alarm. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. They should be ringing. This is the gloaming. 1, 2, 3, 4! 1, 2, 3, 4! The mongrel cat came home. Holding half a head. Proceeded to show it off. To all his newfound friends. He said: “I’ve been where I liked. I slept with who I liked. She ate me up for breakfast. She screwed me in a vice. But now. I. Don’t. Know. Why I. Feel. So. Tongue- -tied.”. I sat in the cupboard. And wrote it down in neat. They were cheering and waving. Cheering and waving. Twitching and salivating like with myxomatosis. It got edited, fucked up. Strangled, beaten up. Used as a photo in Time magazine. Buried in a burning black hole in Devon. And now. I. Don’t. Know. Why I. Feel. So. Tongue- -tied. Don’t. Know. Why. I feel. So. Skinned. A- -live. My thoughts are misguided and a little naive. I twitch and I salivate like with myxomatosis. You should put me in a home or you should put me down. I got myxomatosis. I got myxomatosis. Yeah no one likes a smart arse, but we all like stars. That wasn’t my intention, I did it for a reason. He shook hands with the cripples. And gave them all milk. I did a few card tricks for mafia geeks. But now. I. Don’t. Know. Why I. Feel. So. Tongue- -tied. Thank you. We’re on it? I don’t wanna be your friend. I just wanna be your lover. No mattter how it ends. No matter how it starts. Forget about your house of cards. And I’ll do mine. Forget about your house of cards. And I’ll do mine. Fall off the table. And get swept under. Denial. Denial. The infrastructure will collapse. From voltage spikes. Throw your keys in the bowl. Kiss your husband ‘Goodnight’. Forget about your house of cards. And I’ll do mine. Forget about your house of cards. And I’ll do mine. Fall off the table. And get swept under. Denial. Denial. Denial. Denial. Your ears should be burning. Denial. Denial. Your ears should be burning. Chicken Licken! Goosey Loosey! Have you got your flying goggles mate? What mate? Have you got your flying goggles? Can you start off and I’ll see if I can remember it? Amateur hour! It’s us! You bit me, bit me, bit me, ow! You bit me, bit me. And I want more. I’m standing in the hall, I’m puking on the wall. It’s all heading south to the Conger Hill. The bangers in the mash, the negatives for cash. You’re either in the club, baby, or you’re not. Whatever turns you on, whatever gets you up. Chief of Police, Vice-Chancellor. Lord and Lady blah blah, the vicar and the judge. You’re all dancing to my little red book. Because you bit me, bit me, bit me, ow! You bit me, bit me, I got the poison now! If you are on top then it is a long drop. The pyramid is power, we’re changing by the hour. If you are on the top then it is a long drop. If you stare into the dark, the dark will stare back. Back into your soul. I’m taking you down, taking you down. Taking you down when I go down. I’m taking you down, taking you down. I’m standing in the hall, I’m puking on the wall. Because you bit me, bit me, bit me, ow! I got the poison, I got the poison, I got the poison, now! Yeah, I got the poison. Thank you! Flies are buzzing around my head. Vultures circling the dead. Picking up every last crumb. The big fish eat the little ones. The big fish eat the little ones. Not my problem, give me some. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. The best you can is good enough. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. The best you can is good enough. This one’s optimistic. This one went to market. This one just came out of the swamp. This one drops a payload. Fodder for the animals. Living on an animal farm. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. The best you can is good enough. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. The best you can is good enough. I’d really like to help you, man. I’d really like to help you, man. But I’m a nervous messed up marionette. Floating around on a prison ship. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. The best you can is good enough. You can try the best you can, try the best you can. Dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Dinosaurs roaming the Earth. What are you doing with that bottle? Hey now, don’t be mean! No that was mean no worries, I’m sorry. Come on. He’s going to get me back later, it’s alright. Reckoner. Can’t take it with you. Dancing for your pleasure. You are not to blame for. Bittersweet distractor. Dare not speak it’s name. Dedicated to all hu-. All human beings. Because we separate. Like ripples on a blank shore. In Rainbows. Because we separate. Like ripples on a blank shore. Reckoner. Take me with you. Dedicated to all hu-. All human beings. When I’m at the pearly gates. This’ll be on my videotape. My videotape. When Mephistopheles is just beneath And he’s reaching up to grab me. This is one for the good days. And I have it all here. In red, blue, green. In red, blue, green. You are my center, when I spin away. Out of control on videotape. On videotape. On videotape. On videotape. On videotape. On videotape. On videotape. On videotape. This is my way of saying goodbye. Cause I can’t do it face to face. So I’m talking to you before. No matter what happens now. You shouldn’t be afraid. Because I know today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen. Thank you! There’s a gap in between. There’s a gap where we meet. Where I end and you begin. And I’m sorry for us. The dinosaurs roam the Earth. The sky turns green. Where I end and you begin. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7, get to heaven! I am up in the clouds. I am up in the clouds. And I can’t and I can’t come down. I can watch but not take part. Where I end and where you start. Where you, you left me alone. You left me alone. X will mark the place. Like the parting of the waves. Like a house falling in the sea. In the sea. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. There’ll be no more lies. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. I will eat you alive. Good! Should we do that again then? Do we really need to? I’m joking. I’m the next act. Waiting in the wings. I’m an animal. Trapped in your hot car. I am all the days. That you choose to ignore. You are all I need. You are all I need. I’m in the middle of your picture. Lying in the reeds. I am a moth. Who just wants to share your light. I’m just an insect. Trying to get out of the night. I only stick with you. Because there are no others. You are all I need. You are all I need. I’m in the middle of your picture. Lying in the reeds. It’s all wrong. It’s all right. It’s all wrong. It’s all right. It’s all wrong. It’s all right. It’s all wrong. It’s all right. It’s all wrong. It’s all right. Over here. Come slowly. Come slowly. To me. I’ve been waiting. Patient. Patiently. I didn’t care. But now I can see. That there’s a way out. That there’s a way out. That there’s a way out. That there’s a way out. That there’s a way out.

100 thoughts to “In Rainbows: From The Basement – Radiohead”

  1. ey! amazon margins are like 5%-10%. Thats why they are looking for another revenue stream with a higher margin. no retail model will last. create something!

  2. I swear i had this set on VHS from much earlier than 2008. Was this a re-recording for the DVD format in 2008 or am i going crazy?

  3. I've listened to this so many times that every time a song finishes, my brain is already playing the first notes of the next song in the list and awaits them with hype until it finally starts.

  4. Amatuer at best. I don't get all the hype. House of Cards sounds like they ripped off the Rollings Stones song Waiting on a Friend. Very depressing sound overall. I don't feel like having a beer after hearing their music. But on a good note I do like "Can" the german krautrock band from the early 70's that so inspired Radiohead.

  5. sótano feo, quizas las cortinas cubrían cosas, tuve la impresion que al principios estaban en un teatro, el color de la colcha es prestado, y si vislumbran caridad se aprecia pero para que un wey que pretende ser judío funcione quizás hay que obsequiarle algo de dinero, hasta nunca.

  6. whenever there isn't a new video or YouTube isn't suggesting anything great, this always pops up. soundtrack to future generations lives

  7. After watching this masterpiece for hundred of times, I still find new amazing moments of fine art and musical orgasm, Body Snatchers, 11:48 to 12:48 is just a killer, adorable base and climax of the song. No wonder why Radiohead  is all-time best band.

  8. So many tracks define a certain point or time in our lives. House of Cards was on heavy rotation for me during the summer of 2011. Flying a seaplane throughout the endless expanse of the North West Territories, with all the bugs, weather, and sweat. During those long days of working in solitude I listened to LOTS of music but I always saved House of Cards for days end when I would break out low over the Eastern waters of Great Slave Lake and weave my way home under the midnight sun. What a thrill!!

  9. it will be 12 years old on 10 October 2019. I'd considered that vintage but yeah, old will be in another eight years. I will love Radiohead till the day I die. Sing at my funeral Thom Yorke

  10. Radiohead… their songs feel to me like a dream you get while a bit drunk, a sad nostalgic one where you see long lost loved ones again. Anxiety gripes you, and you spin, until it crushes your heart into a seed, then plant it in the ground, washing away that pain to let you rebirth anew. It is ok to feel pain now, cry, wash your soul clean with your tears, tomorrow will be better for it, maybe, or the next, but there is hope, tears irrigated the soil. Somewhere behind the dream, a better day grows slowly. These guys, their music saved me from myself, from the pain I was inflicting to myself by not accepting my wounds. I was feeling guilty for my terrible days trapped in pain, I was trying to rush through despite those wounds. They told me through the music they made that it was ok, to take my time and feel now, it was good enough as long as I did the best I could and hold on. Now the better days are plenty, there are still bad ones, just never as bad, I have them to remind me that better days are coming after those sad dreams. I found serenity through all that anxiety.

  11. Nude just kills me, I obviously own everything they've ever made but this song kicks my grown mans ass into some emotional state i never thought i would feel.

  12. i love radiohead, but thoms voice sometimes doesnt sound the best live. but thoms vocals on weird fishes, god its even better than the studio version, so clear and crisp and emotional. its just so good.

  13. Siempre que tengo un momento para mi, para relajarme y olvidarme de casi todo escucho esta delicia.

  14. I wonder if the 'I got the poison' line comes from the Prodigy song or is it just my nice-to-have thing? 🙂

  15. I thought all I need was boring until they opened with the song at a concert in dublin it so happened there was a rainbow lol

  16. E impressionante ….. La qualità e l'ingegno di questo uomo… Thom York… Ascolto i Radiohead da 23anni .. e ancora rimango stupito da loro.. questa e la musica che faccio ascoltare a i miei figli

  17. Weird Fishes its like a dream to me. The first time I heard it I was laying down in the guts of 50´s wooden fishing boat in South Tasmania, very surreal

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