• Street Spirit

    Music & lyrics by Radiohead and article by Greenplastic

    The design of this blog was (unknowingly) inspired by this song.

    Ey@el

    Rows of houses all bearing down on me
    I can feel their blue hands touching me
    All these things into position
    All these things we’ll one day swallow whole
    And fade out again and fade out

    This machine will not communicate
    These thoughts and the strain I am under
    Be a world child, form a circle
    Before we all go under
    And fade out again and fade out again

    Cracked eggs, dead birds
    Scream as they fight for life
    I can feel death, can see it’s beady eyes
    All these things into position
    All these things we’ll one day swallow whole
    And fade out again and fade out again

    Immerse your soul in love
    IMMERSE YOUR SOUL IN LOVE.

    © Thom Yorke, 1995

    About this song

    This song was written in 1993, around the same time as “My Iron Lung.” “Creep” is Radiohead’s American hit, this is the British equivalent. Noted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Thom Yorke as “one of [the band's] saddest songs” and describing it as “the dark tunnel without the light at the end,” “Street Spirit” was released as the band’s ninth single and reached number five on the UK Singles Chart, the highest chart position the band achieved until “Paranoid Android” from OK Computer, which reached number three in 1997.

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