Subterranian Homesick Alien Lyrics - Radiohead
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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
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 alright
I'm just uptight
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My top lsd song | Reviewer: Fernando | 3/5/11
I believe this song is more about how he doesn't identify with the rest of the people and he sees how those aliens look at them as "weird creatures" that "lock up their spirits", and he might fit in well with those aliens.
I can relate to those lyrics myself, Radiohead is genius.
I think i got it | Reviewer: Peters | 3/6/10
I think this song is about a town where the "goverment" (alien) dont let you do anything.
and then "he" starts to dream about a free world without these rules, but nobody believes in him.
Cause they are all "Uptight"
Sorry is there any mistakes, english is no my mother tongue, im Chilean.
Beautiful | Reviewer: ericdh | 10/16/09
Somehow radiohead has discovered the formula
for making great music. It's a formula with a lot
of variables, that they substitute different vocals, guitars
drumming, bass, all sorts of keyboard perfection and their
amazing writing. No matter what combination they go with
it seems to always produce the perfect song, and cummulatively perfect albums.
Strongest song on OK COMPUTER | Reviewer: jack | 5/19/08
I always thought the chorus was "I'm tired, I'm tired!" It would have fit into the character's feelings of being stuck in a hellhole. But I guess "Uptight, uptight" fits awell. But not so directly. Anyways this song is PURE, CONCENTRATED POWER. It's equivilant to The Big Bang. It blows me away everytime I listen to it and creates new space & time in my mind, just like The Big Bang. But don't play it on the computer... I don't think there's many systems out there with a capacity for a volume to hear it's full potential. Which is infinity.
Uptight | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/28/07
The title is a reference to Dylan's "subterranean Homesick Blues," of course -- not only a fantastic song, but one of the first truly iconic videos (made in the 60s).
The lyrics... ah, God, on this very bleak album, one of the more hopeful songs... hopeful in the wish to be abducted and taken from this world, wind up in an insane asylum, but... "I'd be alright."
Beautiful, whimsical, passionate song -- and for Radiohead, these are pretty straightforward lyrics.
wow | Reviewer: devon | 6/28/07
i love how i can put an experience in my life to every song by radiohead. its quite amazing :]
I forgot how good this song is | Reviewer: Steven | 5/1/07
I recently re-aquired the OK computer CD and discovered Subterranian Homesick Alien again. This song has helped me through some rough times and still brings a smile to my face. An awesome song that in my book is already a classic.
One of Radiohead's Best! | Reviewer: John F | 4/6/07
I love Radiohead and often read reviews of their albums and songs. I'm bewildered that nobody sends in reviews about Subterranian Homesick Alien. It's such a wonderful song...musically strong and lyrically great too! It's what got me started with Radiohead!
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