I think it's dark and he is looking for some comfort in this inconsolable world. Look at the artwork . Everything's been erased and there must be something you can cling onto. And radiohead have always matched the sound with the lyrics. Just how i see it myself, obviously. And true there's some hope, there's always got to be some hope, what would it all be worth then. could be all nonsense what Im trying to say here but oh, well.. But yeha we gotta see some light at the end of the tunnel to go through it all. and we need sometimes something that gets our minds away from it for a while so we can handle it all. hehe so it's not ALL dark. but it's dark.
and I do understand what you mean with the whole lp8 thing, because In Rainbows has got it's darkness too. You just can't shut it away permanently as much as it would make you feel better.
Quote:Originally Posted by yellowish;2172196 Everything's been erased and there must be something you can cling onto.
well, BINGO! yes, i agree with what you're saying about The Eraser. and that's what i think In Rainbows is all about... finding your center when the whole world spins out of control...love as defiance in the face of annihilation. immerse your soul in love.
Quote:Originally Posted by Knight Of Cydonia;2172326 have you tried listening in rainbows all alone with the lights out? whoa, its intense and surreal in a good hmm dark way haha
That's one of the first things I did... got up at about 5 to download it, burt a cd, and went back to bed to listen to it...
It's gotta be my favorite one to listen to half asleep... the lyrics fade away and there's something about the way all the music works together... you can just get completly lost in this world it creates.
"Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,
And munched and mumbled a bare old bone;
For many a year he had gnawed it near,
For meat was hard to come by.
Done by! Gum by!
In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone,
And meat was hard to come by.
Up came Tom with his big boots on.
Said he to Troll: 'Pray, what is yon?
For it looks like the shin o' my nuncle Tim,
As should be a-lyin' in graveyard.
This many a year has Tim been gone,
And I thought he were lyin' in graveyard.'
'My lad,' said Troll, 'this bone I stole.
But what be bones that lie in a hole?
Thy nuncle was dead as a lump o' lead,
Afore I found his shinbone.
He can spare a share for a poor old troll,
For he don't need his shinbone.'
Said Tom: 'I don't see why the likes o' thee
Without axin' leave should go makin' free
With the shank or the shin o' my father's kin;
So hand the old bone over!
Though dead he be, it belongs to he;
So hand the old bone over!'
'For a couple o' pins,' says Troll, and grins,
'I'll eat thee too, and gnaw thy shins.
A bit o' fresh meat will go down sweet!
I'll try my teeth on thee now.
Hee now! See now!
I'm tired o' gnawing old bones and skins;
I've a mind to dine on thee now.'
But just as he thought his dinner was caught,
He found his hands had hold of naught.
Before he could mind, Tom slipped behind
And gave him the boot to larn him.
Warn him! Darn him!
A bump o' the boot on the seat, Tom thought,
Would be the way to larn him.
But harder than stone is the flesh and bone
Of a troll that sits in the hills alone.
As well set your boot to the mountain's root,
For the seat of a troll don't feel it.
Peel it! Heal it!
Old Troll laughed, when he heard Tom groan,
And he knew his toes could feel it.
Tom's leg is game, since home he came,
And his bootless foot is lasting lame;
But Troll don't care, and he's still there
With the bone he boned from its owner.
Troll's old seat is still the same,
And the bone he boned from its owner!"
Quote:Originally Posted by yellowish;2172079 I think the eraser is a really dark album.
Thats the point and not Amnesiac which blows goats
10 July 2005 Vienna Austria St. Polen Air
23 September 2008 Budapest Hungary Sports Arena
24 September 2008 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
19 September 2009 London UK Wembley Stadium
21 February 2012 London UK O2 Arena (Brit Awards)
16 September 2012 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena
I'll probably be beaten to death for this comment but I cant handle Amnesiac. Kid A is ok but I tried listening to Amnesiac today and I couldn't make it to the end. So I put on The Bends... again. I'm addicted to that album right now
Quote:Originally Posted by yellowish;2172196 And radiohead have always matched the sound with the lyrics.
actually not always......Killer Cars, Let Down, No Surprises, Go To Sleep, etc...the music contrasting the lyrics, and there's a lot of that on In Rainbows as well...while the sound is uplifting, lyrically that's not always the case. take 15 step for example, don't you just wanna get up and dance to it? but the song is about rejection, isn't it? what about Nude, where that angelic voice croons sweetly informing us that we're all going to hell for what our dirty minds are thinking.
or the beginning of Arpeggi...sounds almost happy?...
In Rainbows overall sounds very bright and sunny and even blissful at times, but lyrically it's not all rainbows and unicorns, obviously.
Quote:Originally Posted by Rad-Cold;2172530 blows goats?!
Quote:Originally Posted by matoran;2172565 I'll probably be beaten to death for this comment but I cant handle Amnesiac. Kid A is ok but I tried listening to Amnesiac today and I couldn't make it to the end. So I put on The Bends... again. I'm addicted to that album right now
I agree with you.
But this gives me an idea for a pointless poll
My shadow's the only one that walks beside me
My shallow heart's the only thing that's beating
Sometimes I wish someone out there will find me
'Til then I walk alone