Radiohead — Subterranean Homesick Alien
Album: OK Computer
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Released: 1997
Length: 4:20
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The breath of the morning, I keep forgetting
The smell of the warm summer air
I live in a town where you can't smell a thing
You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement

Up above, aliens hover making home movies
For the folks back home
Of all these weird creatures who lock up their spirits
Drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets

They're all uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight

I wish that they'd swoop down in a country lane
Late at night when I'm driving
Take me on board their beautiful ship
Show me the world as I'd love to see it

I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me
They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely
I'd show them the stars and the meaning of life
They'd shut me away
But I'd be all right, all right
I'm all right, all right

I'm just uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
Uptight, uptight
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Be nice for this track to be followed by Have You Seen the Stars Tonight by Jefferson Starship
Sonic magic
 coloradojohn wrote:
The intensity is too much for some, but there really is electronic, sonic, & semantic magic going on in this and many Radiohead songs.

 
No. The main culprit isn't the music but his "odd" voice, to say at the very least. Simply put, when I hear him, my hand does PSD for me.
The intensity is too much for some, but there really is electronic, sonic, & semantic magic going on in this and many Radiohead songs.


Going good with my Ginger Kombucha and chocolate.
A little bit overplayed, IMO
Then I'm radio and, then I'm television.
Rumor now is new album will be released in June - fingers crossed!
 Skydog wrote:
i'm not knocking Yorke's vocals, plenty has been said about that
but wouldn't it be great to listen to this album without the lead vocals
maybe keep the background vocals 

 
I'm uncertain whether you asked a question or not. If you did, my answer is NO!
i'm not knocking Yorke's vocals, plenty has been said about that
but wouldn't it be great to listen to this album without the lead vocals
maybe keep the background vocals 
Probably my favorite Radiohead song.
2 good songs on this album..the rest is forgettable and i really did try to like it !{#Frustrated}
  YESSS !!! {#Cheers}
This was the one that hooked me, and not just because of the titular nod to Dylan.  Couldn't stand Creep, but a good friend sent me a Maxell C90 with The Bends on one side and OK Computer on the other, along with a request to give them another chance.  They've done great work since, but OKC remains their masterpiece to date (and The Bends their best 'guitar' album).
                                Neil, an alien.
                     Jackpot,Cracks in the pavement.
             My memory is short, and my fuse at he fire side.
                And I need to find what to do with the money.


 Jelani wrote:
Does anyone else hear Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in this?

 
No, but that's a fine suggestion for next up.
dammit I just totally love this, absolutely beautiful.. {#Music}
Thanks for knocking me off my ordinary, everyday path.
Thanks a lot.