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The Tourist
Found on: OK Computer
Lyrics
Notes
it barks at no one else but me
like it's seen a ghost
i guess it's seen the sparks a-flowin
no one else would know

hey man
slow down
slow down
idiot
slow down
slow down

sometimes i get overcharged
that's when you see sparks
they ask me where the hell
i'm going at 1,000 feet per second

hey man
slow down
slow down
idiot
slow down
slow down
"The Tourist" was written by Jonny, who, explains Thom, was "in a beautiful square in France on a sunny day, and watching all theses American tourists being wheeled around, frantically trying to see everything in 10 minutes." Jonny was shocked at how these people could be in a place so beautiful and so special and not realize it because they weren't taking the time to just stop and look around.

Jonny : "Thom didn't play a thing, he just listened. It's quite nervy, with a lot of space. It sounds like the last song on an album."




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