Creep
Radiohead Lyrics


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When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don't belong here, oh, oh

She's running out again, oh
She's running out
She run, run, run, run
Run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?




I don't belong here
I don't belong here

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Radiohead's "Creep" convey a sense of isolation and self-loathing. The singer of the song seems to be fixated on an individual whom he perceives as angelic and otherworldly. This individual is completely out of reach for the singer, and he is consumed with jealousy over their perceived perfection. The imagery of the feather symbolizes the individual's lightness and grace, which contrasts with the singer's own feelings of heaviness and inadequacy.


The central theme of the song is the singer's deep-seated sense of alienation. He feels like a "creep" and a "weirdo" who doesn't belong in the world around him. The phrase "what the hell am I doing here?" is repeated throughout the song, emphasizing the singer's sense of being out of place. This feeling of displacement is underscored by the line "she's running out the door", which suggests that the singer has been rejected and is now alone.


The refrain "you're so fuckin' special, I wish I was special" is a pivotal moment in the song. It reveals the depth of the singer's emotional turmoil and his yearning to be accepted by the individual he idolizes. The desperation in his voice is palpable, as he struggles to reconcile his envy and his desire for connection.


Overall, "Creep" is a powerful and emotionally raw song that explores universal themes of loneliness and isolation. Its haunting melody and haunting lyrics continue to resonate with audiences decades after its initial release.


Line by Line Meaning

When you were here before
In the past, when you were present in my life


Couldn't look you in the eye
I was too nervous and ashamed to make eye contact with you


You're just like an angel
You are a beautiful, heavenly being


Your skin makes me cry
Your beauty is overwhelming and brings me to tears


You float like a feather in a beautiful world
You move gracefully and effortlessly through life, as if in a perfect, ideal world


I wish I was special
I long to feel unique and important like you


You're so fuckin' special
You are incredibly special and important to me


But I'm a creep
However, I feel like a socially inept and deviant person


I'm a weirdo
I feel like an odd, abnormal person


What the hell am I doing here?
I feel out of place and wonder why I am present in this situation


I don't belong here
I feel like I am not accepted in this environment or with these people


I don't care if it hurts
I am willing to endure pain to achieve my desires


I wanna have control
I want to be in charge of my life and decisions


I want a perfect body
I desire to have an ideal physical appearance


I want a perfect soul
I long to have a pure and flawless inner self


I want you to notice when I'm not around
I desire to be missed and valued by you when I am not present


She's running out the door
The woman I admire is leaving me and the situation


Whatever makes you happy
I want you to be content and fulfilled


Whatever you want
I value your desires and wishes above mine


I don't belong here
I do not fit in or belong in this place or situation




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Mike Hazelwood, Albert Louis Hammond, Edward John O'Brien, Colin Charles Greenwood, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood, Philip James Selway, Thomas Edward Yorke

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@christinapennington5403

Lyrics Enjoy

When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around
So fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
She's running out the door (run)
She's running out
She run, run, run, run
Run
Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here



@buenoiza

Quando você esteve aqui antes
When you were here before

Não consegui olhar nos seus olhos
Couldn't look you in the eye

Você é como um anjo
You're just like an angel

Sua pele me faz chorar
Your skin makes me cry

Você flutua como uma pena
You float like a feather

Em um mundo lindo
In a beautiful world

eu queria ser especial
I wish I was special

Você é tão especial
You're so fuckin' special

Mas eu sou um estranho
But I'm a creep

eu sou esquisito
I'm a weirdo

O que diabos estou fazendo aqui?
What the hell am I doin' here?

Eu não pertenço aqui
I don't belong here

Eu não me importo se dói
I don't care if it hurts

Eu quero ter controle
I wanna have control

Eu quero um corpo perfeito
I want a perfect body

Eu quero uma alma perfeita
I want a perfect soul

Eu quero que você perceba
I want you to notice

Quando eu não estou por perto
When I'm not around

Tão especial
So fuckin' special

eu queria ser especial
I wish I was special

Mas eu sou um estranho
But I'm a creep

eu sou esquisito
I'm a weirdo

O que diabos estou fazendo aqui?
What the hell am I doin' here?

Eu não pertenço aqui
I don't belong here

Ela está correndo porta afora (correr)
She's running out the door (run)

Ela está acabando
She's running out

Ela corre, corre, corre, corre
She run, run, run, run

Correr
Run

Qualquer coisa que te faça feliz
Whatever makes you happy

O que você quiser
Whatever you want

Você é tão especial
You're so fuckin' special

eu queria ser especial
I wish I was special

Mas eu sou um estranho
But I'm a creep

eu sou esquisito
I'm a weirdo

O que diabos estou fazendo aqui?
What the hell am I doin' here?

Eu não pertenço aqui
I don't belong here

Eu não pertenço aqui
I don't belong here



@budiperdana4958

Lyrics

When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye

You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world

I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around

So fuckin' special
I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here

She's running out the door (run)
She's running out
She run, run, run, run

Run
Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want

You're so fuckin' special

I wish I was special

But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here

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@mostafahossaintuhin

When you were here before
Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You're so fuckin' special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I'm not around
So fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
She's running out the door (run)
She's running out
She run, run, run, run,
Run...
Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You're so fuckin' special
I wish I was special
But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doin' here?
I don't belong here
I don't belong here



All comments from YouTube:

@kirbyclapsyou3159

This song makes my depression have a depresion

@jeezradz

Haha

@dippyfresh8155

That’s what alternative rock does to you. It’s great. This song represents my brain.

@garebomb6629

Fuzzygamer moment

@BoredPanda69420

Maybe your depression will kill itself. This will make life easier right?

Edit: I’m going to be therapist, people already adore me and I’m great. (I’m kidding)

@JonathanRaulGomez

@@BoredPanda69420 Hahaha well thought-out 🙌

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@Keralis

This special song will never die! <3

@tohamthefirst

On Gawd

@mauricealexabehindyou5343

I’m am depressed

@ika32

hi keralis

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