and you may pour us away like souplike we’re pretty broken…

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

and you may pour us away like soup
like we’re pretty broken flowers
we’ll take back what is ours
we’ll take back what is ours

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radiohead – the numbersIt holds us like a phantomIt touches like…

Monday, February 27th, 2017

radiohead – the numbers

It holds us like a phantom
It touches like a breeze
It shines its understanding
See the moon smiling

Open on all channels
Ready to receive
And we’re not at the mercy
Of your chimeras and spells
Your chimeras and spells

We are of the earth
To her we do return
The future is inside us
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else

One day at a time

We call upon the people
People have this power
The numbers don’t decide
Your system is a lie
The river running dry
The wings of a butterfly
And you may pour us away like soup
Like we’re pretty broken flowers
We’ll take back what is ours
We’ll take back what is ours

One day at a time

Written by Colin Greenfield, Jonathan Greenwood, Edward John O’ Brien, Philip Selway, Thomas Yorke • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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lies: it calls us like a phantomit touches like a breezeit…

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

lies:

it calls us like a phantom
it touches like a breeze
it shines its understanding
see the moon smiling

open on all channels
ready to receive
we’re not at the mercy
of your shimmerers and spells
your shimmerers and spells
your shimmerers and spells

(mmmmmm)

and we are of the earth
to her we do return
and the future is inside us
it’s not somewhere else
it’s not somewhere else
it’s not somewhere else

(one dayyyyyy)

one day at a time

(this is jonny’s bit, which I can’t play)

you call upon the people
people have the power

(whoops from crowd)

you call upon the people
people have this power
and the numbers don’t decide
your system is a lie
a river running dry
the wings of a butterfly

and you may pour us away like soup
like we’re pretty broken flowers
we’ll take back what is ours
we’ll take back what is ours

one day at a time

audio sources: zerockerparis and bennygoodtips

update: edited to reflect the better ears of redditor YourAnonymousCitizen, and ida sofar’s video of thom’s performance of the song the following night, in which i think he also switched the first line to “holds us” rather than “calls us”.

I bought the download of A Moon Shaped Pool right away (obviously) because the videos for Burn the Witch and Daydreaming messed me up in the best way, and I’d basically been counting the minutes since Thom played this song in Paris.

I didn’t have time to listen to the album right away, but a quick scan showed no song named Silent Spring on it. And I thought, what? No way. So that was a (small) disappointment.

And then I was driving back from an errand (helping the younger offspring schlep his amps and basses to the recording studio for their first session, as it turns out) and I finally had a chance to listen, and The Numbers came on. And the beginning is just this kind of funky noodling with chattering voices in the background, and it’s cool and all, and I was enjoying it, but then the guitar came in and I was just like

yesssssssss

Because it is on the album, just renamed. And it’s so good.

It’s all so good.

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