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Let Down
by Radiohead

Transport, motorways and tramlines
Starting and then stopping
Taking off and landing
The emptiest of feelings
Disappointed people, clinging on to bottles
When it comes it's so, so, disappointing

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

Shell smashed, juices flowing
Wings twitch, legs are going
Don't get sentimental, it always ends up drivel
One day, I am gonna grow wings
A chemical reaction
Hysterical and useless
Hysterical and

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

Let down
Let down
Let down

You know, you know where you are with
You know where you are with
Floor collapsing, falling
Bouncing back and one day, I am gonna grow wings
A chemical reaction (you know where you are)
Hysterical and useless (you know where you are)
Hysterical and (you know where you are)

Let down and hanging around
Crushed like a bug in the ground
Let down and hanging around

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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Comments from YouTube:

Hector Castro

Thanks for making depression available on YouTube guys very cool!!

Zedian Zedissi

Have you heard the caretaker?

Kate Cronin

I don't know what you mean depression. The song makes me unbelievably happy.

Sally Boyer

Funny, the song has the opposite effect on me. It sounds like sunshine.

Drew Higgs-Boson

This song is a paradox. It fills me with hope yet the lyrics are so sad. But then again the hope comes from the line "I am going to grow wings". I guess you've gotta be really really sad and sick of something to make a great enough change that results in a complete metamorphosis of the self. Either way, this song will always make me cry but smile at the same time.

Elana fon Dance

this song is less depressing as others in this beautiful album :D

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carmelittles

Imagine it's 1997. Every other rock band at that time was using the same crunchy, grungy, distorted guitar tone. Then Radiohead comes in with this song and the guitars are - clean, chime-y. There's something about it that is timeless, like it comes from a magical planet where trends and fashions don't exist.

littlesnarf

Are you talking to 15-17-year-old me? Because that's why this was so good.

carmelittles

@K-leb I don't think name-dropping is necessary. we should leave the past in the past. tons of Nirvana rip-offs were getting major label deals, nu-metal was starting as well. of course there were plenty rock bands that did the smart thing and went in a totally different direction (Flaming Lips for example)

K-leb

Which bands were using the crunchy, grungy, distorted guitar tone in 1997? I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you - I'm just curious which bands you were thinking of.

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