Sulk (3:43)

Cover of The Bends

From The Bends and 7 other releases

One of Thom’s earliest creations, this song was inspired by a ruthless and unexplained killing spree conducted by a lone gunman in Hungerford, England, in 1987. Although its original concluding lyrics were “just shoot your gun,” these were changed when the song was recorded in late 1994. This was because the death of Kurt Cobain was still weighing heavily on people’s minds while the Hungerford killings were not; Thom chose to change the lyrics so that no one would think the song was about the late NIrvana leader. “Sulk” is rarely heard live: the band played it in concert a few times in 1994, even less often in 1995, and never again after that.


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You bite through the big wall
The big wall bites back
You just sit there and sulk
Sit there and bawl

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  • muerto14

    Great Song

    4 Oct 2:28pm Reply

    But no it really does sound like u2

    30 Sep 7:00pm Reply
  • tommyhaych

    "sounds like U2" - No. Just NO. Take that statement and lube it up. Lube it up real good. Now find a friend, any friend will do. Hand him this statement. Tell him to walk 10 paces backwards. Now, while that statement is pointing forwards, your friend needs to RUN. RUN LIKE THE WIND. RUN UNTIL THAT STATEMENT IS SHOVED SO FAR UP YOUR ARSE THAT YOU CAN TASTE BONO'S SWEATY BALLS.

    16 Sep 2:28pm Reply
  • sazed00

    love it like no other

    20 Feb 4:05pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    Probably my least favourite track on The Bends, but that doesn't make it a bad song at all.

    12 Feb 11:53am Reply
  • mondojohnny

    I don't get people who are shitty about Radiohead. Probably one of the best bands of the 90s. I can't really think of a whole lot else that stuck around. I think people who talk trash probably just hate them because they got popular.

    29 Jan 8:43pm Reply
  • rifkamattman

    i think 'the bends' is the weakest on the bends. i like 'just' a lot.

    16 Jan 5:46am Reply
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    6 Jan 11:58am Reply
  • neodude991

    Dat Bass!

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • angry_banana

    He sounds like Brandon Flowers in this one

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    11 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hagars35

    don't like 'bones' it sound like it belongs on Pablo honey

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • hantu_bungkus

    sounds like U2

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Grimmoire

    I actually think this is the best track on the album (behind (Nice Dream)).

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • WS9167

    Took me a while to really love this song.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • SergeyHemingway

    so underrated. very good song. outstanding of The Bends

    18 Oct 2012 Reply
  • EricValeev

    The feel.

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Ennish

    Love the intro to this song. The bass in Radiohead's music deserves more love.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • jorjun

    everything U2 isn't

    8 Mar 2012 Reply
  • NathelieJulienn

    amazing just

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
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