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This next song is a...
A song that we are calling Free Radicals kind of a...
A Silly play on the uhm...
What, what are Free Radicals?
What, What are those?
Is that a...
I see that when they talk about like
People who are having chemotherapy
Or something -Yeah, it's something to do...
Something to do with table elements, right?
It's like ah, Free Radicals are like particles
Of a...
- Oh there you go
I don't know...
- No, i agree
It's embarassing...
You know, It's something I've seen it, and like reading
And about some, some DNA research and also-
You need the skincare because everyday
We all have Free Radicals in the air
That affect your skin-
Some - Like in the oxygen and stuff
Exactly, yeah, okay, right
So we are using - It's kind of ridiculous
Play on words, using the idea of Radical protest
Freaky and, unstable, whatever...
That'll be what we are calling Free Radical
Anyway, I think part of the song
Is based on a dream that I had
Where I was having a conversation
With Devendra Banhart who really probably would claim
Absolutely no help at all and being inspiration for the song
It would actually nothing to do with it, yeah
I don't blame him one bit
And he's having a conversation the after man [?] well this is all in my dream it's so meaningless
He's having a conversation with those suicide bomber
And he's trying to convince this suicide bomber to not
To not to go through with this
This act, you know, the act of blowing himself up
And obviously blowing other people up
And then somehow in the dream
Once he talks in arabic
He decides that he actually sympathizes with this...
With this suicide bomber [?]
And so you'll hear in the song this sort of turn around
And were it's kinda like
In one way it's really preaching on the next minute
Is really killing somebody, an idiot
And I think parts of this song are obviously [?]
You can always look at them as being
You know, point, George Bush and
His sort of clumsy
And sort of arrogant administration
But hopefully someday George Bush will be out of office
And we won't have to worry that our song can simply be about
People who obviously overreact
And take revenge in extreme ways
And we're asking them to chill out a little bit, right?
Exactly!
It goes like this, you'll enjoy this song

Writer(s): The Flaming Lips

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