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Radiohead Weird Fishes / Arpeggi Lyrics

Last updated: 01/08/2013 10:23:37 AM

In the deepest ocean
The bottom of the sea
Your eyes
They turn me

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
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
And I
I'll hit the bottom
Hit the bottom
Hit the bottom and escape

Thanks to Mickey W. for submitting Weird Fishes / Arpeggi Lyrics.

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Review | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/8/13

Love the reviews.
I think this song is all relative to the listener's mood/moods. It can be euphoric and carefree as if nothing in life matters. "I'd be crazy not to follow, follow where you lead"
It can relate to the contemplation of suicide and how opportunistic that can be. "Everybody leaves, if they get the chance, and this is my chance"
It can be about relationships, but not one, i think its about all of them whether it be with parents, siblings or a partner. The world can be cruel "get eaten by the worms". Small things eventually chew us up and spit us out. Judgement is a stranger to know one "get picked over by the worms" And when we hit the bottom, rock bottom, one can only escape.
Its definitely a sad and lost song which in a way defines us all and some point in life.

... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/9/11

To me, this song is about everlasting longing. I repeated listening to this song, I listened to this song once and once more and once more… so I understand this lyrics. So we want to escape from here. We want to be in other ways,in other places, in other dimension or we want to be in love… etc. But then we can reach this/these, we don’t want to be there yet, and we start longing for other ways, other places, other dimension, other love… ( again and again and again…) so about everlasting longing and finding.
Certainly other interpretation may be true, too. A good lyrics has got lots of meaning.
(Sorry, my English is not too good, so I couldn’t draft better.)

;o | Reviewer: Alfonso | 7/21/11

i think this guy had a love depression, and he is being saved by a girl and he is asking why should I stay here ? (in the deppresive world) so he hits the escape button and enters to where the love is, he is afraid of being in love again ? well there are alot of meanings :)
thats just my opinion, sorry if my english is bad

.... | Reviewer: jordan | 5/27/11

I love this song, its just one of those songs you listen to and the first time you are like "wow this is amazing" this reminds me of being helplessly in love with someone, and just looking into their eyes gives you that amazing feeling like this is it.a "id be crazy not to follow" could be someone convincing themselves that they have to tell this person how they feel, or they would rather keep loving this person then move on, and it keeps going back to this persons eyes, how just a glance tears the singer in half. Then the singer decides they will love this girl and chase these phantoms or maybe feelings that are not there. everybody gets a chance to fall in love, and the singer feels like this is his chance. He would do whatever, give himself away, let himself be picked away by worms and fishes falling deeper and deeper into the ocean until there is nothing left to pull him back.

one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard | Reviewer: Sione | 2/28/11

I'm loving reading the different interpretations.
My interpretation is that this is about loving someone so blindly and unconditionally that you lose connection with everything else; with reality. I think the "Everybody leaves/If they get the chance/And this is my chance" part is about the point of no return, and the last parts are about the realisation of what the love has become.

Bringing the past relationships into the present | Reviewer: Dana | 1/3/11

At first, I thought the song was about him being saved from bad relationships by a girl who has the power tho revive him: "Your eyes, They turn me". He is asking himself why should he start another relationship: "Why should i stay here", but he hopes, nevertheless, he doesn't want to live in the past. But then I understood that it's actually her that is sending him in the past, having the power to lift him up and then to sink him: "Your eyes/ Turn me on to phantoms". He sees all the past relationships in this one and he is trying to mix them, to bring the "weird fishes" that "ate" him, aka the past, into the present, so he can get over them and live the relationship he has. This is hard to do, you can feel this through his voice, when he's singing "Weird fishes": at first, he's scared, but then it's like he's starting to recognize them, ending up with being nostalgic and accepting what was, might I say, he ends up petting those "fishes".

yet another possible meaning of Weird Fishes | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/11/10

To me, this song is about a person that suffers from depression and is being offered a solution by a (clueless) doctor/shrink/whatever, but the solution is traumatic. Thus the methods of treating depression contribute further to depression. The sufferer escapes to the lowest possible point of his illness to escape because it's less painful than the treatment.

Just a thought | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/2/10

I think this song is someone finding another person that shows him what it's really about. Not only the world but himself. He's shown his phantoms and everything that's wrong with him. But it's true, why wouldn't he follow where this person leads if they have lead him to the truth? He's eaten by the worms because he's discovering all of his flaws. The bottom could be him realizing these flaws and then he can release himself or escape.

either way i think everyone's interpretation is beautiful in their own way because that's the point of Radiohead

Another Anonymous | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/19/09

All of these reviews r good, but since the first time I heard this seems to me that the one he loved died and lifes almost unbareable without them n he feels almost lost(hence the questions) n like a previous review stated...maybe he did contimplate suicide.

..... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/10/09

I think is about suicide or euthanasia, "Why should i stay here?...Everybody leaves If they get the chance And this is my chance" I think it speaks for itself. About trying to escape to all that is hurting us "Hit the bottom to escape" and therefore to be free, Don´t know just my opinion.

A real love song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/11/09

I can see how someone might see this as a breakup song, but I see it as a new love song. Perhaps he was in a bad relationship and "eaten by the worms" but he has a chance to escape with someone else new. "Why should I stay here [in this bad relationship and/or situation]? So "I'd be crazy not to follow where you [new love] leads"

hmm... | Reviewer: Ally | 8/1/09

i think this song is talkin about him being in a really bad relationship and he girl had changed him and made him realize what kind of a person she is....and he. he is depressed and he cant take being in the relationship with her anymore...thats why when he says:

"I follow to the edge of the earth
And fall off
Everybody leaves
If they get the chance
And this is my chance"

in this case sayin like i will go along with u...
till i cant anymore...and also sayin that this girl is trouble & she has probably had bad relationships that ended bad...& now he is sayin this is my chance to leave. escape...

&&&& thats why at the end of the song he says...
"I'll hit the bottom
Hit the bottom and escape
I'll hit the bottom
Hit the bottom to escape


better each time | Reviewer: uknown | 6/21/09

the way I interpreted this song was, that unless you hold on to someone obsessively or belong to a mindless group, you will be "picked over by the worms." you will drop in the food chain of society until there is no way back up. I realize that this meaning doesn't fit with some parts of the song but it's the way I see it and the only way I want to see it

Revealing | Reviewer: marcio | 3/20/09

my sensation was totally different from the last comment. i felt like as if it was a constant urge to find the meaning of things, the essences. and it talks about your most intimate self. the one you try to ignore with false promises of comfort by putting you aside from the world. when you are depressed you wear that gear that protects you and give up tryusting yourself as your guide. the eyes that guide you to the deepest ocean is your own eyes trying to look inside your guts. and then you see the worms you let live inside. feeding on you. still, they help you reborn, as they transmute your poisoned self. and then you are free. escape from yourself. and you wear those eyes that were given to you. you are yourself. no one else.

Beautiful song | Reviewer: A. | 3/5/09

I think this song is about a person who starts off being depressed, or otherwise not in a good place. Someone then pulls the person out of this depression, but in the course of their relationship the speaker realizes he is completely dependent on this person, and because of this, he feels frustrated or angry, once again he finds himself in depression and is eaten away by doubt over his relationship. He realizes nothing will ever change, nobody will every be able to 'fix' his attitude, and the only way out is to escape completely.