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Paranoid Android
Found on: OK Computer
Lyrics
Notes
Please could you stop the noise,
I'm tryin to  get some rest,  
from all the unborn chicken voices in my head.  

What's that? [I may be paranoid, but not an android.]  What's that?   

When I am King you will be first against the wall,  
with your opinions which are of no consequence at all.   

What's that? [I may be paranoid, but no android.]  
What's that?  

Ambiton makes you look very ugly.  
Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy.   

You don't remember, you don't remember,
why don't you remeber my name?  
Off with his head man, off with his head man.  
Why won't he remember my name?  
I guess he does.   

Rain down rain down, come on rain down on me  
from a great height, from a great height, height.  
Rain down rain down, come on rain down on me  
from a great height, from a great height, height.   

That's it sir you're leaving  
the crackle of pigskin  
the dust and the screaming.  
The Yuppies networking, Ah!  
The panic the vomit,  
the panic, the vomit.  
God loves his children,  
God loves his children.  Yeah!
"It really started out as three seperate songs and we didn't know what to do with them," explains Thom of the creation of the six-and-a-half-minute epic. "Then we thought of 'Happiness [Is a Warm Gun] - which was obviously three different bits that John Lennon put together - and said, 'Why don't we try that?'"

After being asked if the song was about the Fall of the Roman Empire, Thom adopted this explanation, but other band members have likened the lyrics of the track to those of "The Bends." On one level, the lyrics are absurd; on another, they're quite serious. During the band's 1996 live sets, when they were opening for Alanis Morissette, the song ended with a very long Hammond solo courtesy of Jonny, drawing it out to the eleven-minute mark.
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