The lyrics are a stunning self reflection from a person who associates more with the world above them than the reality in front of them. If you have any favorite live versions, covers, artwork or fan videos of this song, submit them today! Lol, I am a bot, this is an auto-generated reply | Info | Feedback | Reply STOP to opt out permanently, The Billoaming (Softly Open our Crotch into the Cold.) Filmed by Janek Gwizdala. Find the best version for your choice. Below, discuss anything about this track. Bob Reynolds is a jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the instrumental supergroup Snarky Puppy. and that's where a lot of it came from, really.". He's toured and recorded with John Mayer and released 9 albums as a solo artist. Do you have any memories associated with this song? "In Humo magazine July 22, 1997, Yorke said: "A tribute to Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues.' One of their warmer tracks, as a result of the lyrics, but also the instrumentation: the fuzzy Rhodes, Jonny's spacey guitar... Lovely. How do you interpret the lyrics? Ha I remember once before, when drunk, I sat on the side of the road in tears as I couldn't remember the lyrics to the first verse. That isn't to say anything bad for the instrumental, it makes me feel like I'm floating in space and I love it. Bob, your tone is so incredible. 2 times this year is 100% improvement over last year, but c'mon, this song is GOLD. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, all the dreams in my head I'm building an empire, Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien 4/4/95 (Acoustic Debut) (PreFM). Is there anything more to really add there? Some say it's literally about aliens from outer space, while others seem to look at it in a more metaphorical sense. "The first essay I ever wrote in school was, 'you are an alien from another planet. Guitar tabs for Subterranean Homesick Alien by Radiohead. The breath of the morning I keep forgettingThe smell of the warm summer airI live in a town where you can't smell a thingYou watch your feet for cracks in the pavement, Up above, aliens hoverMaking home movies for the folks back homeOf all these weird creatures who lock up their spiritsDrill holes in themselves and live for their secrets, They're all uptight, uptightThey're all uptight, uptightUptight, uptight, I wish that they'd swoop down in a country laneLate at night when I'm drivingTake me on board of their beautiful shipShow me the world as I'd love to see it, I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe meThey'd think that I'd finally lost it completelyI'd show them the stars and the meaning of lifeThey'd shut me away, but I'll be alright, alright, I'm just uptight, uptightI'm just uptight, uptightUptight, uptightI'm just uptight, uptight. Why not. The title is a play on the Bob Dylan song "Subterranean Homesick Blues. Any favorite parts? No video taping allowed! Inatrumentally, the track is lush with atmosphere from the Rhodes sound with delay and reverb. I feel saddened by the fact that they bring the song out so sparsely on tour. You have landed, and you are standing in the middle of Oxford, and write an essay about what you see if you're an alien form another planet, how would you see these people?' Beautiful. If you have not heard the early acoustic version, please give it a listen! Hearing it played live at the Atlanta show this year was amazing. It seems to drop on every relisten (as the last third consistently takes the cake for the best part of the album), but for a while, SHA was my favorite off of Ok Computer. The lyrics do stick out though, amongst Thom's others. I love the line - "I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me, They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely.". Where does it fit on the album? SHA starts, and it just feels right. [News, Media, & Discussion], Press J to jump to the feed. PA is my first Radiohead love. Of all the OK Computer tracks, it seems this one has the most varied interpretations. Mark Pakula Recommended for you Keep doing what you’re doing, I always enjoy your videos, soundclips and albums. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. acoustic version\rLyrics:\rThe breath of the morning \rI keep forgetting \rThe smell of the warm summer air \r\rI live in a town \rWhere you can't smell a thing \rYou watch your feet \rFor cracks in the pavement \r\rUp above \rAliens hover \rMaking home movies \rFor the folks back home \r\rOf all these weird creatures \rWho lock up their spirits \rDrill holes in themselves \rAnd live for their secrets \r\rThey're all uptight \rUptight.. \r\rI wish that they'd swoop down in a country lane \rLate at night when I'm driving \rTake me on board their beautiful ship \rShow me the world as I'd like to see it \r\rI'd tell all my friends \rBut they'd never believe \rThey'd think that I'd finally lost it completely \r\rI'd show them the stars \rAnd the meaning of life \rThey'd shut me away \rBut I'd be all right \rAll right.. \r\rYou´re all so\rUptight.. Check out Subterranean Homesick Alien (Acoustic Cover) by The Winston on Amazon Music. It was like some guys had completely reinvented Bohemian Rhapsody and actually made that song good. The second tune I loved out of OKC. Ambience and space is what this track is about. Pretty great. Sure, David Ryan Harris sat in with me once or twice and I’ve certainly sat in with his band, but this was the first time he’d […], Copyright © 2020 Bob Reynolds | Back to topPrivacy • Contact, Download the Blue Whale show - Bob Reynolds. I enjoyed the live stream, and am excited to see the fancy version if/when it becomes available. Quote below. Quick stuff on Ok Computer and tracks 1 and 2 [I wanted to talk about them! I love Thom's vocals on this one, as he contemplates the unwavering responses of all those around him as he tries to explain the awe of something. A perfect song. It is cathartic. Bob teaches jazz improvisation and saxophone lessons through his virtual studio and an annual retreat for saxophonists he co-founded. I hope you will visit Copenhagen soon. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Radiohead Subterranean Homesick Alien live (high quality) YouTube Heart - Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin - Kennedy Center Honors HD - Duration: 6:56. David Ryan Harris – guitar, Bob Reynolds – tenor saxophone :::: Recorded live at the Blue Whale, Los Angeles, CA on April 14, 2012. That intro. An FM version of this had been circulating for a while. This and Let Down are my personal favs. ", BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL. There's something about merging on and off freeways and SHA that have just stuck with me for a while now. Also, more people are showing up! I had no clue how to say the name of the song when I tried to describe it to my parents (I called it "paranod arnold"), but they immediately knew what it was. Do you like it? I believe there are aliens under the ground. Aww I've missed the last 3 days! I genuinely have feelings of love for this piece of music. Why the hell would Airbag make you think of Christmas? Length: 0:03:42 Winston My Life as a Barnacle ℗ 2014 Grinning Fool Released on: 2014-01 … Chords and tablature aggregator - Tabstabs.com. I really wanted to sing it. I have no words for it. This is a top 6 OKC song for me I think. Since I have a recording of this straight from the soundboard, I thought I would share it with you all. The lyrics always get me. Some of the best guitars on a Radiohead song, period. (CPH jazzfestival primo July, hint hint) One of the few times for me when Radiohead's lyrics were just as immediate as the music, an early favorite when first experiencing OK Computer. It was exhilarating! One of my favourite songs, that intro is so beautiful. […] electric guitarists, neither of whom had played a gig with me before. I wasn't too familiar with mariachi instrumentation before this, but ended up with three vocalists, two trumpets, two violins, two guitars, a guitarron, and an accordion, all samples except for one of the guitars and my voice. Beautiful. Best regards. Subterranean Homesick Alien The breath of the morning I keep forgetting The smell of the warm summer air I live in a town Where you can’t smell a thing You watch your feet for cracks in the pavement And up above aliens hover Making home movies For the folks back home Of all these weird creatures who lock up their spirits Drill holes in themselves #never4get, "There's no video taping! It just sets up this amazing atmosphere which benefits the rest of OK Computer. Do I really hope to be on a spaceship? During a recent performance at LA’s finest jazz club, the Blue Whale, my good friend David Ryan Harris joined me for a duet of Radiohead’s “Subterranean Homesick Alien”. Far from the best Radiohead song, but my personal favorite. It's what Immediately stood out on my first listen and sold me on Radiohead as a band. The breath of the morningI keep forgettingThe smell of the warm summer airI live in a townWhere you can't smell a thingYou watch your feetFor cracks in the pavementUp aboveAliens hoverMaking home moviesFor the folks back homeOf all these weird creaturesWho lock up their spiritsDrill holes in themselvesAnd live for their secretsThey're allUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightOhI wish that they'd swoop down in a country laneLate at night when I'm drivingTake me on board their beautiful shipShow me the world as I'd love to see itI'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe meThey'd think that I'd finally lost it completelyI'd show them the stars and the meaning of lifeThey'd shut me awayBut I'd be alrightAlrightI'm alrightAlrightI'm justUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightUptightUptight Discuss in the Official Radiohead Discord Chatroom here! This is the most emotionally significant Radiohead song for me. Has always been one of my favorites off of Ok Computer. ]: OKC is not one of my hardcore favorites. Since I have a recording of this straight from the soundboard, I thought I would share it with you all. Subterranean Homesick Alien interpretation - what's yours? The first vague memory I have of this song comes from spring 2009, leaving a Padres game early, on the 5, about to take the exit for the 163 north (San Diego people please tell me you know what I'm saying here). It hurts even more when they played it at the SB show, like a giant middle finger, to all the California fans that could not get tickets. Lyrically, this is my favorite Radiohead song. I'll try to articulate my "problems" when we discuss the songs. I really do love that line, I always interpreted it as certain people's view on depression, if I told them what I was really thinking, would they think I had finally lost it.