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Turning the World`s Enemy - Another Reply to "Realist" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/24/09
Hey "Realist" do you know that the famous "US pride" (not saying american because AMERICA is a CONTINENT not a fucking country) and the "i dont care a shit about other countries" is what US is hated for?
US invades all and tries to control everything.
...and, i was going to start numbering things. but whatever...
I ve heard this song only 1 day ago and i loved it !!!
sounds so melacholic...
radiohead fans | Reviewer: yang | 3/20/09
I search lots of lyrics but I've never seen so many comments like this before.
English is not my first language. I swear I even not understood what the band sang before this amazing song arosed my interest to check the lyrics. Is it anti american?
anyway, it doesn't matter.
Probably it's good thingfor people like me to listen westen music because the numbness of meaning of language purifies my thinking and enhances the sense of music itself.
Reply to "Realist" | Reviewer: Mike | 3/15/09
Wow Realists, lol... who are you replying to bro?
I really have to say though, unification as a nation is really a small leaguers notion.
We have to unite as a Human race, and next, as thinking beings within the universe, then after, as blood brothers & sisters of all things related to material nature.
Nobody cares about our American pride. Because nowadays, we only appear to produce pride in the form of arrogance, which does not make the world a better place, but a place filled with more anguish; we then naively cringe and wonder why the world is such a hostile place.
I hope you can bring yourself to reach out your hand in friendship to the person you so negatively commented to (whoever that is).
That right there.. is not a weakness but strength.
The Truth | Reviewer: The realist | 3/11/09
I love Radiohead, I am AMERICAN, this song is beautiful and though I have seen my share of racism let me tell you something. The USA children and people could give two shits less about your problems with us. We have to pay for our mistakes with holding a President for two terms even if he did cheat and our governmemt is falling apart.
If you have not noticed the south of he US is about to go into a rebellion because our new president is trying to take away most of our rights. i admit most of our country are complete idiots and we are falling into a civil war but serious we could give two fucks less about what your country does or what your president does. If we did we'd demolish your country with our ultimate supply of nuclear weapons with a snap of a finger.
I'd shut my fucking mouth if I were you, we maybe in a depression, we may have dictator presidents bu if all came down to it we would unite as we always have and stomp your ass.
Take that into perspective you limey, wet backed, gaffers. We win, we always win. You want to do something about it? face us, we dare you!
Another Interpretation | Reviewer: Mike | 2/26/09
Well, I'm not going to go too deep into the interpretations of this song, because I've always just enjoyed it for what it is musically, but, when I heard this verse...
[with your opinion which is of no consequence at all]
Something struck and reminded me of a quote I once read. I would like to share and know what you guys think.
"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory."
-Leonardo Da Vinci
The meaning of this quote is pretty self-explanatory, but it also means that those who have opinions that appeal to the status-quo, speaks opinions that haven't much consequence at all.
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives are mimicry, their passion's a quotation."
"We are a 'world of repeaters', where people repeat what someone else has said as if it's the truth without even checking it out; and no one should accept what I say here today without checking it out themselves, as they can."
Hence the other verse:
[(I may be paranoid, but not an android)]
The consequence of fear, for being different and truly unique (paranoid), and the gift of not being like everyone else by virtue of contemporary status-quo (anti-android).
I apologize if I posted this twice.
i like this | Reviewer: the comentaries | 2/19/09
conteraies down are boring
this song has a lot of means...the lyric is beautiful and some people feels represented in this song...i like the guitar's solo and the bass and everything..his music is amazing and they are so creative
does it really matter? | Reviewer: sydney | 1/24/09
Radiohead's lyrics are outlets of emotion. Plug in whatever you please. Sure, Radiohead had a specific purpose behind the meaning when creating it, but as for fans....it is universal. Every song probably has a million different lyrical interpretations.
radiohead in lasfm | Reviewer: radiohead | 1/14/09
this band has the most number of listeners in lasfm, up to 150 million, no band that i know tops that, not even close, oasis has only 50 mill, and i think its a vanguardist band, and all the creations are really amazing, and well put in our current time, otherwise, woudnt be so popular right now
Wow. | Reviewer: k | 12/29/08
I'm sure Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead would be completely embarrassed by all of you.
Like anonymous said, just enjoy the incredible song. It has no need to be stripped down and analyzed to the level you people are taking it to.
Hey Justin! | Reviewer: Bob Campbell | 12/23/08
This album came out in 1997...there was no Bush (Senior or Jr)in the White House. I'm not too sure how that may change your criticism of the supposed harshness of the song against the US culture, but there you go.
You people need to chill. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/08
Who cares what the song is sbout?
Just enjoy the damned thing. No need to overcomplicate everything. You want the meaning of the song? "Hey, this is music. Enjoy it." Just listen to it, hear it, FEEL it. It's music, it's purpose is to be heard, and I'd say it's served that purpose, wouldn't you?
Great Song | Reviewer: Justin | 12/15/08
Firstly, unbelievable song. One of the best of the album, and that is saying a lot considering OK Computer was easily one of the best albums of the decade.
As for the unbelievable anti-American sentiments around here, I can't say we haven't done some things to deserve it, but 8 years of an aggressive foreign policy really don't merit this amount of hatred, especially considering it is directed at the entire country instead of just the Bush Administration. Iraq certainly was a mistake, but why does that warrant this unrelenting hatred of anything considered to be American, along with consumerism (and, ironically enough, American consumerism is the only thing keeping the Western European economy out of the proverbial shitter)? The U.S truly hasn't done anything that atrocious. We are not imposing our will upon the entire world. Like I said, we have had an aggressive foreign policy recently, but nothing that warrants such seething hatred. In the end, the American influence on the world really isn't that awful. We, like EVERY world power since Rome have some horrible things to answer to, but we have been largely benevolent throughout the 20th century, especially when compared to those who preceded us as world power like the British Empire, Nazi Germany, and the U.S.S.R
0010101001010 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/14/08
I agree with the comment below somewhere, which I will not take the time to tell any of you.. But America ( which I am from) is a country based on conformism, especially Middle American (Im happy I dont live there)., its okay. So anyways, Radioheads' message here is still unclear to me, and all of our theories will never match whatever Thom Yorke has to say. But a message to all of you kids out there listening to the Killers and bands such as Jack Johnson, Think for yourself, and dont be influenced by others, because it just makes you look like another Robot.
Please don't be racist I'm Mexican | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/12/08
First of all I want to apologize for the bad grammar English it's not mother tongue and I think you should respect every people everwhere.
Here in Mexico we had a great big of drugs, people are leaving schools so they can feed their families, our government it's infested of corruption, we are in a middle of war against the people named "Narcos", but that's not the only problem we have in here, many people are like, being migrating to the USA, where besides like 50% of people in there are racist and are blinded by the consumerism, and status, but most of them are blinded by their goverment, Bush, destroyed what many good presidents built. World, in my perception it's sinking down, and yes the Brits can be called hypocrites, because they had similar thoughts of acutal America (which I want to make an statement, the USA should be not called America, America is all this continent, From Canada and Alaska to the Falkland and Chile) however Bush planted in the Americans mind the though of infinite superiority, and that they're the God's chosen to exterminate the bad things on Earth(which is stupid because half of this things if they're not more are good). IMO, Bush=Hitler=All Governments in Earth, with this I mean, the people should be ruled by themselves, and must not be blinded by a good looking guy with a tuxedo, saying his going to change the world.
I think that morale, and formal education are the solution of this trouble.
BTW We could use some help over here, Mexico
Greeting to all
Reply | Reviewer: Chris | 12/11/08
Thanks Dimitri for your comment. I just checked if it was posted and saw your intelligent and in-depth reply at what I stated. Glad to see someone is as concerned about humanity as I am.
However, I'd like to clarify and revise a few comments we both made. Firstly, I'm Australian, and yes although I despise American patriotism, I am a hypocrite and am an Australian nationalist, although I am a self-confessed left-wing supporter. I'd die in the front-line for my country.
Secondly, the Democrats, as far as my education goes, defiantly is not a socialist party, like say the Labour Party of both our countries are, but are a centralist party, leaning for both multi co-operations, but individuals and workers rights. All the great presidents, especially in the 20th century have all been Democrats, from Roosevelt, Kennedy, LB Johnson, Carter and Clinton, and now Obama.
Now, you seem to mention Britain when it was a superpower, from I'd say from Queen Elizabeth the first time during the 1560's when the English defeated the Spanish, too maybe, and this is my own opinion, the end of World War Two. In this period, before the ideas of communism and capitalism and Nazism and fascism even had a meaning, Britain controlled many parts of the world. Monarchism is the only political system that the British, and for that fact, most of the world, would have known at the time. Only when the British were defeated by the Federation in 1776 (I think), that a new political of age of thinking became apparent, and right up to the end of world war two, we saw fascism, Nazism, militarism, imperialism and whatever else has come and been, that has won over the masses and let people either dead or helpless, hopeless and homeless. However only after the collapse of communism, again have we only been thrusted upon us is capitalism and consumerism, so these are similar times politically in the western nations as prior-1776. Forget the Renaissance; the American Independence was when any political system could be seen as a success. And anyway that’s 300 years ago. We live in the 21st century.
Another part I noticed was that you say that the American people are not to blame for some things that would help the environment; peace and distribution of wealth, and using known facts of Britain’s unfortunate past (don’t mean it in a nasty way). But living this Stone Age, quite frankly, they have absolute no excuse treating the world, and civilizations like they do, as a target audience so they can keep up their prominence of terror and consumerism, and anyone who steps out of line is a communist, imperialist, terrorist, whatever. And they know because it is shown in the media what these billion-dollar co-operations and the CIA and whatever do, but they don’t do anything about it.
The refusal to join the Kyoto Protocol came directly from the American people, because it was thought that if they’d join, they may have to cut jobs, and no-one wants to loose their lifestyles. But then if I imply that argument, then we could talk about such things as smoking, which is legal in every country in the world except Bhutan.
Anyway, and everyone else, this is not about The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy, although it may be directly inspired from it. A forced android wouldn’t be able to conjure a human emotion, and the song is filled with fear, anxiety and paranoia. You won’t be able to convince me those parts like the whole song. The last part is about being patronized and the mid section (rain down etc) is about trying to get your soul cleansed. Are you guys androids yourselves, to the book “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy??” Are you guys mentioned in the book?
Anyway, whatever anyone says, keep your opinions coming, ‘coz debating is structured, and we all like probably the best band, besides Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins of the last 20 years. So get fucked “literate”, and go and be the android from “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”. And I can spell right you dumb cunt.
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