"Optimistic" is the sixth track on the 2000 album Kid A by the band Radiohead.
No singles were released from Kid A, but promos of several songs from the album, including "Optimistic", were sent to radio stations. Without an official single specified by the band or label, the guitar-driven "Optimistic" became the default track to be picked up by alternative rock stations in the United States and received more airplay than…
Flies are buzzing round my head
Vultures circling the dead
Picking up every last crumb
The big fish eat the little ones