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Subterranean Homesick Alien (4:27)

Originally called "Uptight," which is how Jonny referred to it in its early stages, the song pays homage to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues." It deals with alien abduction and stems from two incidents in Thom's life. The first occured at Abingdon School, when he was assigned an essay question that went something like this: "If you were an alien from another planet arriving on Earth, how would you describe what…

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  • This makes me suicidal
  • Fantastic bass on this.
  • @PinkFloydrulez That's one of the great things about Radiohead. They're excellent in so many ways it's hard to recognize them all at once.
  • Magic.
  • Dig some HEAD
  • Aah fuck Airbag and Let Down!
  • this song has really great bass and i'm sad i never noticed it before
  • All these weird creatures who lock up their spirits, drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets.
  • This song pretty much defines isolation and loneliness for me. One of Radiohead's best.

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