amnesiac is the best, and this song is all about it.
i dare to say radiohead found themselves within this record, i couldn't name any other song other than packt like sardines in a crushd tin box to describe radiohead as it is - an obscure fantastic and touching group that can make you cry but also can make you move on on the wrost moments of your life.
Anything and Everything. |
This song is about anything, and everything. I feel like you cannot categorize this song to a single subject. You can apply this.. feeling of utter *enlightenment* in anything and everything. But hey that could be completely wrong! who knows? Thats why I love music because it could mean.. hehe here comes my geeky tie to the first sentence!.. anything and everything.
Keep the thinking, thinking.
I believe that there are strong undertones in the song to religion, death ("life flashed...") and the afterlife. After years of believing in such ideologies the writer realises that he was looking in the wrong place (empty promises of religion) and resigns to believe that he are just a "reasonable man" regardless of heaven or hell.
Across the Pond |
Interesting song. Id agree with the other post here. From what i gather its about waiting and working towards something to find out its just not what you were looking for out of it when youve reached it, some people get disappointed in you or you do at yourself ...but your still a reasonable man? i dont know maybe i have it all messed up ..worth a try.
I think the meaning of the song ties in with the title. packed like sardines in a crushed tin box...were waiting for something and we realize were looking in the wrong place. Worked hard for something but get nothing in return. And maybe people pressuring you or bugging you about stuff and just had enough so "get off my case" =) good song
I like it. |
I think of it as disappointment but also a realization of life and how it sucks. Sometimes you just dont get what you want, no matter how long you wait. Sometimes it was because you did something wrong, other times it just wasn't gonna happen. Sometimes you just need to deal with the shit yourself, hence him telling people to get off his case.
sounds great, i understand the message, and definitely one of my favorite Radiohead songs.
A great song about soul-crushing disappointment and one man's attempt at dealing with this. Thom Yorke's all like, "I waited this long and ain't shit happened? I'm a'ight but y'all need to get the fuck outta my way!" I love it.
reasonable man |
This song's totally underrated in my oppinion. It's an exciting opener to one of radiohead's greatest records which amnesiac truly is. the composition is as reasonable as yorke's ambition is. the music is not overwhelming, but miscellanous where ever you hear in.
the hidden masterpiece of radiohead
far better than ok computer i think ;)