The Mother Lode
Thom Yorke Lyrics


Another clown jumps off the lever
A shallow pool but it doesn't matter
The way it goes, the way it goes
It's falling through barriers and hedgerows

Hollow man hollow men proper
Where's the applause when you need them?

But these brought by summer songs and backflips
By Hallowe'en things should be different
A mother lode, a mother lode

Hollow man hollow men brought me
I'm a clown you don't want her to know me
The knife behind the curtain
Your truth is out of their league (Tududututu)

(Tududututu)
Ooh ooh

Ooh ooh (Tududututu)

Can't see a way out of this one
The legs will jerk but nobody listens
At least he tells no lie

The last of all his courage
Press the button for a free ticket
Here he goes, hits the ground running

Tududututu (Ooh)
Tududututu (Ooh)
Ooh ooh
Tududututu (Ooh ah)
Ooh ah ah

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Nigel Godrich, Thomas Edward Yorke

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Hironigai Shi

Another clown jumps off the ladder
A shallow pool but it doesn’t matter
The way it goes, the way it goes
He’s falling through barriers and hedgerows

[Chorus 1]
A hollow man, hollow hand puppet
Where’s the applause when you need it?

[Verse 2]
The baseball bats, somersaults and backflips
Oh, how I wish some things would be different
A mother lode, a mother lode

[Chorus 2]
A hollow man, hollow hand puppet
I’m a clown, you don’t wanna know me
The knife behind the curtain
The truth is ordinary

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
You can’t see your way out of this one
He makes a joke but nobody listens
At least he does not know it
The last of all his courage


[Chorus 3]
Press the button for a free ticket
Here he goes, hits the ground running



Anonim Anonimowy

Another clown jumps off the lever
A shallow pool but it doesn't matter
The way it goes, the way it goes
It's falling through barriers and hedgerows


Hollow man hollow men proper
Where's the applause when you need them?


But these brought by summer songs and backflips
By Hallowe'en things should be different
A mother lode, a mother lode


Hollow man hollow men brought me
I'm a clown you don't want her to know me
The knife behind the curtain
Your truth is out of their league


Can't see a way out of this one
The legs will jerk but nobody listens
At least he tells no lie
The last of all his courage

Press the button for a free ticket
Here he goes, hits the ground running



All comments from YouTube:

hbe421

Most underrated of all Thom Yorke/Radiohead songs.

Matthew Gahan

Realy though. Quite a peak ;)

Hironigai Shi

Another clown jumps off the ladder
A shallow pool but it doesn’t matter
The way it goes, the way it goes
He’s falling through barriers and hedgerows

[Chorus 1]
A hollow man, hollow hand puppet
Where’s the applause when you need it?

[Verse 2]
The baseball bats, somersaults and backflips
Oh, how I wish some things would be different
A mother lode, a mother lode

[Chorus 2]
A hollow man, hollow hand puppet
I’m a clown, you don’t wanna know me
The knife behind the curtain
The truth is ordinary

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
You can’t see your way out of this one
He makes a joke but nobody listens
At least he does not know it
The last of all his courage


[Chorus 3]
Press the button for a free ticket
Here he goes, hits the ground running

Lee Davis

One of the greatest songs from the greatest album of all time, in my opinion.

Marce ZS

@Micah Buzan I'm with you. Suspiria's album counts as a solo album? I hope it does, cos i like it very much. Still, Anima & The Eraser at the top.

Micah Buzan

I like the album and this song, but TMB is probably the weakest of Thom's solo work in my opinion. I feel like Anima fleshed out the textures and emotions more artfully. But it's interesting how music is so personal and impacts people in different ways!

Gavin da jya jya

I love the rythmn of that repetitive piano, it has hypnotised me into listening to this constantly.

Ekin Elbaşı

Just add this song to your setlist thom please

Cannibis Grind

Fog is beautiful

sauron saruman

@Incredulous Lamias He does play Default!

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