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No Surprises
Radiohead Lyrics


A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal
You look so tired, unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Lyrics © 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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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Lalfakzuala Hnamte

i always find it to be less a suicide note and more a person committing suicide describing what is going through his mind.

The first verse his head is filled with all the things he hates about his life, until he gets the "handshake of carbon monoxide", then he stops complaining.

The second verse he is feeling the pain of carbon monoxide entering his lungs (or maybe some actual medical condition he has been dealing with) but he is relieved because this is the final time he will feel the pain.

The third verse I feel is describing his house, maybe he is at peace with dying and finally 'sees' the pretty house and garden he has earned for himself, something he hasn't been able to do with the pressures of his job and life.

Who knows what exactly was going through Thom's head when he wrote this, but its a fun little exercise to try and analyse.



All comments from YouTube:

Mattias Pilhede

Speed it up to 1.5x and it becomes indie folk

ilhammuzidan

good jobb mann hahaha

falstaffswims

There's also a strange warble to his voice more audible at 1.5x. I kind of like it.

Habimael Braga

Wow! Thx

Feel The Force

LOL!!

Lorebroker

I like 1.75 even more :-)
But of course the original speed is the best!

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LEE PAGE

This is MUSIC

HantaVirus

p

someone ok

Yea no shit idiot

Jefferson Pacheco

totalmente de acuerdo

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