Nude
Radiohead Lyrics


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Don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen

You paint yourself white
And fill up with noise
There'll be something missing

Now that you've found it, it's gone
Now that you feel it, you don't
You've gone off the rails

So don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen





Ooh, you'll go to Hell
For what your dirty mind is thinking

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Radiohead's song Nude are incredibly deep and meaningful, exploring the theme of disappointment with oneself and the world around them. In these lines, frontman Thom Yorke warns against getting too excited about anything. He believes that no matter how much we hope or dream or long for something, it will never really come to fruition in the way we envision it. He seems to be speaking to someone who is trying to make a change or accomplish something, but ultimately will end up feeling like they've failed in some way.


Yorke goes on to describe the person as someone who is hiding their true self by painting themselves white and filling themselves up with noise. Perhaps this is a reference to society's pressure to conform, to fit a certain mold, and to not stand out too much. He warns that despite their seemingly perfect exterior, there will always be something missing inside that person. This idea ties in with the earlier notion that no matter how much we hope and dream for something, there will always be a sense of emptiness and disappointment when it doesn't turn out the way we want.


Finally, the chorus brings the idea home with a haunting warning that the person will "go to Hell for what [their] dirty mind is thinking." This is likely a reference to the idea that we punish ourselves for thinking negative or pessimistic thoughts, even when they're beyond our control. It's almost as if Yorke is saying that it's futile to try to change the way we think or feel, because we're ultimately doomed to fail.


Overall, Nude is a powerful song that touches on some very philosophical themes. It encourages us to be mindful of our thoughts and emotions, and to not get too caught up in the idea of success or happiness.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't get any big ideas
Don't have unrealistic expectations


They're not gonna happen
Those expectations won't come to fruition


You paint yourself white
You try to present yourself as pure or innocent


And fill up with noise
You fill yourself with meaningless distractions or activities


There'll be something missing
Despite your efforts, you feel empty or unsatisfied


Now that you've found it, it's gone
After finally attaining something you've been searching for, it slips away


Now that you feel it, you don't
At one point you had strong emotions about something, but now you don't feel the same way anymore


You've gone off the rails
You've lost control of your life or actions


Ooh, you'll go to Hell
Your negative or morally questionable thoughts/actions will lead to negative consequences


For what your dirty mind is thinking
Your impure or depraved thoughts will have consequences




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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@crustpunk4742

LYRICS


[Chorus]
Don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen

[Verse 1]
You paint yourself white
And fill up with noise
But there'll be something missing

[Verse 2]
Now that you've found it, it's gone
Now that you feel it, you don't
You've gone off the rails

[Chorus]
So don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen
You'll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking



@valeriamoncada6743

~Lyrics~

Don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen


You paint yourself white
And fill up with noise
But there'll be something missing


Now that you found it
It's gone


Now that you feel it
You don't
You've gone off the rails


So don't get any big ideas
They're not gonna happen


You'll go to Hell
For what your dirty mind
Is thinking



All comments from YouTube:

@fittoflores5786

0% Nude
100% sad

@user-ct7gg6gz9j

It i m diyeng

@dnmcfall

😂

@digitalghost41023

100% beauty and divinity

@shnaygan91

Nude Radiohead

@wcamilo96

this song is not about sadness. it is about meditation and useless thoughts

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@pooloolmool

sometimes i make the mistake of not typing radiohead when i search for this song.

@miltonmania18

pooloolmool i make the same "mistake" too

@leninbeatles

Ohh... Hahaha yeah

@kevincheng81

pooloolmool And sometimes I was searching for a cover version of this song by a band called "Girls".

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