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My Iron Lung
Radiohead Lyrics


Faith, you're driving me away
You do it everyday
You don't mean it but it hurts like hell

My brain says I'm receiving pain
A lack of oxygen from my life support
My iron lung

We're too young to fall asleep
Too cynical to speak
We are loosing it, can't you tell?

We scratch our eternal itch
Our twentieth century bitch and we are grateful for our
Iron lung

Suck, suck your teenage thumb
Toilet trained and dumb
When the power runs out we'll just hum

This this is our new song
Just like the last one
A total waste of time
My iron lung

If you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's okay

If you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's okay

Lyrics © WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: COLIN CHARLES GREENWOOD, EDWARD JOHN O'BRIEN, JONATHAN RICHARD GUY GREENWOOD, PHILIP JAMES SELWAY, THOMAS EDWARD YORKE

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Erik Littlebigg

Not fun fact.
My father was in an, "iron lung," as a result of his polio affliction.
Something from his past,
Perhaps the, "iron lung,"
Treatment, destroyed him emotionally.
50 years later, he is a raving narcissist, abusive,
Drunk, Gaslighting,
Evil heartless man.
I finally broke away from a family who abuses me.
I finally understand,
They are narcissistic too,
They've been gaslighting me
Since childhood.
It's truly the most isolating,
Lonly feeling.

People, please be kind to your family.

These people have personality disorders....

Abuse their families....
And, the people who watch from a distance, never know how much you suffer.

The narcissist is an expert at hiding his abusive behavior.
They really work to destroy a person's self worth. This is the worst kind of abuse,
Leaving the abused, a shell of a person.
It's so devious.

Think about this....
If you have no self worth,
What do you have??
You are less than human.

My three sisters have been abusive toward my mom and I for YEARS!!!
I'm my mom's full time caregiver, just me and her.
The three sisters took the place of my evil father,
When he finally hit the bricks.(thanks be to GOD!!)
They took his place as full time gaslighters. .
Destroyed me.

I ended up here for a reason .
Peace be to you.
Be kind to your family!



Erik Littlebigg

Excellent comment!
You are real good!
Amazing!!
You have a beautiful mind!!
Truly, I hope you really know that.
I hope you have someone to share your mind with...
Cause, if you didn't..
That would make me sad.
Your writing moved me.
I feel I must tell you that.
Peace be yours!



Pranav Bhatia

Faith, you're driving me away
You do it everyday
You don't mean it
But it hurts like hell

My brain says I'm receiving pain
A lack of oxygen
From my life support
My iron lung

[Verse 2]
We're too young to fall asleep
Too cynical to speak
We are losing it
Can't you tell?

We scratch our eternal itch
A twentieth century bitch
And we are grateful for
Our iron lung

[Chorus]
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon

[Verse 3]
Suck, suck your teenage thumb
Toilet trained and dumb
When the power runs out
We'll just hum

This, this is our new song
Just like the last one
A total waste of time
My iron lung

[Chorus]
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon

[Bridge]
And if you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's OK
And if you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's OK

[Chorus]
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon



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ハンバーガーHamburger Helper

The virgin creep and the chad iron lung

G00SE

The godly Paranoid Android

JorgeMetz

sierto

Monkey Monkey

@Formalities it's about creep. You see, an iron lung is a medical machine that acts as your lungs, but you cant leave it under any circumstances. Creep was their iron lung because it was the only "good" song (only by radio standards, check out anyone can play guitar or how you do) and thom worried creep was going to be their only hit (the only thing keeping their name alive)

Avishag Shamia

@Ethan Deister doesn't mean it's a bad song. There's lots of great simple songs. It just says a lot about Radiohead as a band that their "bad" songs are still very good

Formalities

Does anyone know what my iron lung is about?

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brolindres

Words can't describe how much i love that intro's riff

Ezra Blake

Whammy!!

Allan Ostermann

Reminds me of "Dear Prudence."

William Andrés

00:05 Thom's face does it for you.

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