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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Mohammed Nassib

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



pimpleface

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.



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Mattias Pilhede

Speed it up to 1.5x and it becomes indie folk

ජනිත Janitha Previously Napoleon

Damn sir

Grahalt Mills

we can now dance it. LMFAO

Grahalt Mills

Wow Damn, its good

Sean Murphy

no.

itsjustmetim 79

it just make you cry sooner. ok i'm laughing as well. well done.

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LEE PAGE

This is MUSIC

idk what to put as my name so yeah

Yes well done 👏 ✔

Tony

@GaiSensei Neemo ah yes, sTrillex

GaiSensei Neemo

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC infinity

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