Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
What’s wrong with Thom Yorke? Why does he keep on singing these songs that make you awfully sad it becomes comforting when you listen to them over and over. A sad song is a sad song but when Thom Yorke sings it, it becomes even more sad. And you feel good because there is someone out there sadder than you.
Radiohead songs are like Atlantic cold water that bathes you with chills and leaves you cleansed after. I listened to Kid A more than any album. The Beatles is probably my favorite band but Radiohead is my most played band. It is kind of strange but when I think of it, I don’t even have a specific story to tell about them, not even this song. Maybe, it only gives me that fleeting experience of how blissfully painful the momentary in-existence is. ”I’m not here, this isn’t happening” till you fade away with the song.
Wait. An idea just dawned in me, in Zen, one is thought to recognize every thing and let them go. Maybe, that’s what this song is all about, that eventually you have/must disappear completely.
(to be continued…)