Talk Show Host Lyrics - Radiohead

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I want to, I want to be someone else or I'll explode
Floating upon the surface for
The birds, the birds, the birds

You want me?
Fucking well come and find me
I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches
And nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing

You want me?
Well, come on and break the door down
You want me?
Fucking come on and break the door down
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready...




Writer: YORKE, THOMAS / GREENWOOD, COLIN CHARLES / GREENWOOD, JONATHAN RICHARD GUY / O'BRIEN, EDWARD JOHN / SELWAY, PHILIP
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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im ready | Reviewer: 317kstar | 12/14/11

really like this song, this part in particular;

:You want me, well fucking well come and find me
I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches
And nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing"



Silly... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/5/11

The movie Romeo and Juliet was actually a brilliant way to depict one of the greatest romantic tragedies of all time. It broke the play down and modernized it so a crowd of lay-persons could understand and appreciate the brilliance of Shakespeare's work. It is alarmingly accurate in it's depictions of what happened in the play... Because... Admit that most of you do not comprehend Iambic Pentameter all that well (especially those of you that trash this film). As a person with a degree in English Literature and Gender Studies... Bravo for the film and absolute brilliance for this song.



all of you just calm it | Reviewer: cookie | 3/10/11

Listen, Radiohead is one of the best bands out there. And this song is just legendary. Ok so it wasnt made for Romeo and Juliet but it's still ana amzing song and was perfect for the scenes it accompanied in the film. So all of you haters just calm yourself and and please...dont hate..appreciate. YE-AH



Is it just me OR..... | Reviewer: Kendal | 2/28/11

....do you people have no understanding or appreciation for art??? Radiohead is amazing, the movie was amazing. Shakespeare was intentionally dramatic. That's why it's considered a drama. Wow...chill.



Not made for R&J | Reviewer: Son of Will | 2/15/11

This song was not made for that movie. It's on CD2 of the Reissue of The Bends. The production staff that was making the movie contacted either the band or their label and struck a deal. This would have been before it was released, so the band never would have had a chance to know if the movie was bad.
In their defense, it was a decent cast (minus claire danes <- bombed miserably), large budget, famous studio... it was a safe bet that it would be made well.



Matter of Opinion | Reviewer: Jason | 1/4/11

Just your personal opinion of this movie bub, i like how it was intentionally over acted to keep in line with the play itself and its now feel. Shakespeare is a man of great work, so I am sure he would appreciate the fact that his play is still being redone to this day.



Am i the only one?? | Reviewer: hobopants | 12/23/10

Romeo + Juliet was one of the shitiest films ive ever seen. I LOVE radiohead so i checked out the film cause i knew they had a song in it. Shakespeare must turn over in his grave any time that film is shown. Completly fucking bull shit. I cant believe radiohead would make anything for that piece of shit



feel the music | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/22/10

people shouldnt get angry when people iterperate the song in different ways. people make music so it can be enjoyed buy anyone and in any way, you can interperate it anyway you want, its the way you feel and what you feel when you hear it. thats what the song means. you dont have to like the song, if everyone liked the same songs no one would make music anymore. learn to appreciate all forms of music.



Private | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/9/10

the lyrics obviously are pointing out the fact that there is not a celebrity that is safe from dirt or anyone trying to dig it up... like victims they wait, wadding in a body of water. The "gun and sandwiches" is, in my opinion, referring to the preperation one must undergo in order to be in the position of celebrity status. Finally knock down the door... seems a bit obvious to me is a metaphor for I understand this is the price to pay and I dare you to find my skeletons... I asked for all of this in a way... Great song.



AWESOME!!! | Reviewer: Jizz | 5/17/10

I found this song while on limewire and chose it because i love radiohead and anythin with romeo and juliet has to be good and ever since then ive been in love with this song!! the beat is great and i cant help but dance somewhat to the song! :D



Disillusionment | Reviewer: Jim | 4/16/10

Absract? Without theme? This song is very obviously referencing the banal tripe (floating upon the surface) that is asked of stars by the average talk show host, space filler and fluff. Thom's reaction is to hole himself up in seclusion, whether real or metaphorical, and to say if you really want to know then come find him.
He wants to be someone else to escape his situation (pointless interviews arranged by the record company). Granted, the lyrics are just abstract enough to fit anyone in an uncomfortable condition such as this, which if what makes it so beautiful. The poet, in capturing the particular, touches the abstract.


find me.



an amazing song | Reviewer: freeda (: | 3/18/10

i love this song.
i heard it first, like many others in romeo + juliet. the movie is so great and the song really fits in the movie. i'm getting a fantastic feeling everytime i hear this song. and of course, it makes me think about romeo...
i love the beat and it's not so much text and that's good i think :).



Talk Show Host | Reviewer: PrincessCharming | 10/25/09

I don't really think of this song as abstract. To me the image of a this "Talk Show Host", otherwise known as the average guy, finding his voice and saying what he really wants to say to humanity as a whole, even while they're coming after him and picking at him like a fish floating upon water waiting for the birds and a man holed up awaiting conflict with a "gun and a pack of sandwiches." He's saying he's ready for what they've got and he's ready to truly be himself.



the dead poet | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/09

Thom writes abstract lyrics. That doesn't make them any less meaningful or powerful - it's just a different genre of literature. The strokes, his voice, the music; it's just breathtaking, when you put it all together. This song being a prime example of just that - starting off quietly with very strong lyrics, then develops into and explosion in the end. Very moving music, and I find it strange, that people see it fit for teenage rage. People have issues and problems all their lives, and this work of art is perfect to numb out on, no matter age or location.



great song! | Reviewer: FeR | 5/4/09

I really like this song, I'm not a huge fan of RH, but I really enjoy some songs like this. I remember the first time I listened it, I was watching Romeo and Juliet, and I found its soundtrack really good, actually is one of my fav ones.
Good song it puts me in the mood for love sjsjsjs




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