The King Of Limbs Lyrics

The complete lyrics to Radiohead's <em>The King Of Limbs</em>.

As no official lyrics have been released for Radiohead’s latest studio album, message boards and fansites have been feverishly trying to decipher Thom Yorke’s latest poesy.  Using the most agreed upon verses and making some necessary alterations of my own, I offer you the complete lyrics to The King Of Limbs.

01.  Bloom

Open your mouth wide

The universe will sigh

And while the ocean blooms

It’s what keeps me alive

So why does it still hurt?

Don’t blow your mind with “why”s

I’m moving out of orbit

Turning in somersaults

A giant turtle’s eyes

And jellyfish flow by

02.  Morning Mr Magpie

You got some nerve coming here

You got some nerve coming here

You stole it all

Give it back

You stole it all

Give it back

Good morning Mr Magpie

How are we today?

Now you’ve stolen all the magic

And took my memory

You know you should

But you don’t

You know you should

But you don’t

Good morning Mr Magpie

How are we today?

Now you’ve stolen all the magic

Took my melody

03.  Little By Little

Don’t turn nasty now

The dark’s there

The pillar of my soul

The last one out of the box

The one who broke the spell

Little by little by hook or by crook

I’m such a tease and you’re such a flirt

Once you’ve been hurt you’ve been around enough

Little by little by hook or by crook

Never living earnest, never get judged

I don’t know where it is I should look

You could want it all, the flag and pole

I’m curling with my love

The last one out of the box

The one who broke the seal

Obligations

Complications

Routines and schedules

A job that killed you

Killed you

Little by little by hook or by crook

Never living earnest, never get judged

I don’t know where it is I should look

Little by little by hook or by crook

I am such a tease, and you’re such a flirt

04.  Feral

[Instrumental]

05.  Lotus Flower

I would shape myself into your pocket

Invisible

Do what you want

Do what you want

I would shrink and I would disappear

I would slip into the groove

And cut me up

And cut me up

There’s an empty space inside my heart

Where the weeds take root

So now I set you free

I’ll set you free

Slowly we unfurl

As lotus flowers

Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick

Just to see what if

Just to see what is

I can’t kick your habit

Just to feed your fast-ballooning head

Listen to your heart

We will shrink and then be quiet as mice

And while the cat is away

Do what we want

Do what we want

There’s an empty space inside my heart

Where the weeds take root

So now I set you free

I’ll set you free

Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick

Just to see what if

Just to see what is

The bird that’s flown into my room

Slowly we unfurl

As lotus flowers

Cause all I want is the moon upon a stick

I dance around the pit

The darkness is beneath

I can’t kick your habit

Just to feed your fast-ballooning head

Listen to your heart

06.  Codex

Sleight of hand

Jump off the end

Into a clear lake

No one around

Just dragonflies

Flying to our sides

No one gets hurt

You’ve done nothing wrong

Slide your hand

Jump off the end

The water’s clear

And innocent

The water’s clear

And innocent

07.  Give Up The Ghost

Don’t hurt me

Don’t hurt me

Gather up the lost damned souls

In your arms

Gather up the pitiful

In your arms

What seems impossible

In your arms

I think I have had my fill

In your arms

I think I should give up the ghost

In your arms

08.  Separator

It’s like I’ve fallen out of bed from a long and vivid dream

The sweetest flowered fruits were hanging from the trees

Falling off a giant bird that’s been carrying me

It’s like I’ve fallen out of bed from a long and vivid dream

Just exactly as I remember

Every word, every gesture

I’ve my heart in my mouth

Like I’ve fallen out of bed from a long and vivid dream

Finally I’m free of all the weight I’ve been carrying

And as that woman blows her cover

In the eye of the beholder

I’m a fish now, out of water

Falling off a giant bird that’s been carrying me

I fell open, I laid under

At the tea parlour

Lost your number

I wanna tip over

And get back under

If you think this is over, then you’re wrong

If you think this is over, then you’re wrong

If you think this is over, then you’re wrong

If you think this is over, then you’re wrong

It’s like I’ve fallen out of bed from a long and vivid dream

Finally I’m free of all the weight I’ve been carrying

When at last, you will give in

Wake me up

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