Wednesday, March 25, 2009

false alarm. i almost had a heart attack.

Okay, so, thanks to Sarah (she teaches me everything) I have become a bigger fan of Radiohead in the last year. I've always liked them, mostly because I randomly bought OK Computer during a retail therapy session at Target in Lubbock right after I transferred from OU to Texas Tech. Those were trying times and I attribute OK Computer to getting me through that fall semester- hmmm, maybe, OK Computer along with a lot of prayer and a lot of alcohol. God works in mysterious, mysterious ways.



Thank you OK Computer.

Anyway, back to present day Radiohead reflections, I didn't know they had such an underground network of intellectual, Thom Yorke obsessed fans until this past year. They do and they deserve it, lyrically and musically they seem to always hit the mark.

Currently, my favorite cd is In Rainbows and just now I looked up the lyrics to 15 Step because one of my favorite words is etcetera. It just says so much. I love it. So, of course, I love how Thom sings "Etcetera, etcetera" in 15 Step and I wasn't sure what he said after. Since it's sllllloowww at RPI today, I thought I would quench my curiosity and look up the lyrics. The song like most of theirs seems to have some layers that I wanted to uncover. To my horror when I Googled the lyrics and clicked on the link the icon below appeared with the lyrics for 15 Step underneath.



Immediate panic arose. No way. 15 Step on NOW 30? Radiohead is on a NOW cd? No. Matchbox 20 can be on a NOW cd and Lady Gaga can be on NOW 30, Radiohead cannot. Granted, I think I owned NOW 6 in high school. Whew, that felt good to get out, talk about skeletons in the closet. Back to my NOW 30/15 Step anxiety- immediate research was executed and I discovered that I assumed too quickly. The huge NOW 30 icon was only but a mere advertisement. Phew. That can really throw a girl off.

So, I thought, in honor of 15 Step NOT being on NOW 30 that we should all enjoy these lyrics from our modern day Shakespeare. (I took it to far, didn't I?) Related Side Note: When Robert was drunk on St.Patricks day (Hi Robert! You're cute!) he told me that Trey Anastasio said that if Jay-Z was born 300 years ago he would have been Beethoven. Okay? Is this legit or does Robert just need to stop binge drinking? I guess the appropriate question would be, is Trey Anastasio right or does he need to put down the pipe/bong/drug paraphernalia?

Alrighty...enjoy a spoon full of Radiohead, it helps the medicine go down in the most delightful way. I bet that's the first time, Radiohead and Mary Poppins have been combined. Except in my own head that is...jk, jk.

How come I end up where I started
How come I end up where I went wrong
Won't take my eyes off the ball again
You reel me out and you cut the string.

How come I end up where I started
How come I end up where I went wrong
Won't take my eyes off the ball again
First you reel me out and then you cut the string

You used to be all right
What happened?
Did the cat get your tongue?
Did your string come undone?
One by one
One by one
It comes to us all
It's as soft as your pillow

You used to be all right
What happened?
Etcetera, etcetera
Fads for whatever
Fifteen steps
Then a sheer drop

How come I end up where I started?
How come I end up where I went wrong
Won't take my eyes off the ball again
You reel me out and you cut the string.

5 comments:

Robert said...

i think i read that in a rolling stone interview, and he may have said mozart, not beethoven. he also said that if he could pick any musicians to have a jam with, he'd pick maynard james keenan, abe laboriel, jr., and flea.

Alexis Neal said...

do you think if Trey could pick any coach to have a motivational chat with, he'd pick mack brown?

Robert said...

depends, do you know whether or not trey likes winning?

Alexis Neal said...

hmmm, i think it depends more on if trey likes national championships or not?

Jennifer said...

Alexis...Trey Anastasio has been sober for two years.