Everything in Its Right Place
Radiohead Lyrics


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Kid A, Kid A
Kid A, Kid A
Everything
Everything
Everything
Everything

In its right place
In its right place
In its right place
In its right place

Yesterday, I woke up sucking on a lemon
Yesterday, I woke up sucking on a lemon
Yesterday, I woke up sucking on a lemon
Yesterday, I woke up sucking on a lemon

Everything
Everything
Everything

In its right place
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

There are two colors in my head
There are two colors in my head
What, what is that you tried to say?
What, what was that you tried to say?

Tried to say
Tried to say
Tried to say
Tried to say

Everything
Everything




Everything
Everything

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Everything in Its Right Place" can be quite perplexing at first glance, as they are often repetitive and nonsensical. However, upon closer examination, the repetition and ambiguity start to reveal deeper meaning. The song seems to explore themes of alienation and confusion, particularly in regards to our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. The opening lines, "Kid A, Kid A," are a reference to the album's title and suggest a sense of disorientation and uncertainty. Similarly, the repeated refrain of "Everything in its right place" can be interpreted as a futile attempt to find order and stability in a chaotic world.


The second verse, where Thom Yorke sings about waking up sucking on a lemon, can be interpreted in a number of ways. Some have suggested that it is a metaphor for the bitter taste of reality, while others have commented on the song's dreamlike quality and have interpreted the lyric as a symbol of the strange and disorienting nature of dreams. The repeated lines "There are two colors in my head / What, what is that you tried to say?" hint at a fractured sense of self or possibly a split personality.


Overall, "Everything in Its Right Place" is an enigmatic song that invites multiple interpretations. It seems to explore themes of alienation and confusion, particularly in regards to our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. The repetition and ambiguity of the lyrics create a sense of disorientation that is both unsettling and ultimately mesmerizing.


Line by Line Meaning

Kid A, Kid A
Emphasizes the album's title and introduces the idea of Kid A as a character.


Everything
Refers to the contents of the singer's consciousness and/or the world.


In its right place
The singer feels a sense of comfort when things are in their proper order and aligned with his expectations.


Yesterday, I woke up sucking on a lemon
The singer had a bad start to his day and was feeling sour, possibly indicating a negative outlook on life.


There are two colors in my head
The singer is seeing things in binary terms or experiencing conflicting thoughts/feelings.


What, what is that you tried to say?
The singer is having trouble comprehending someone else's message or intent.


Tried to say
There is a struggle to communicate effectively and convey meaning to others.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 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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