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Message 267: Down is the New Up

On From the Basement, Thom Yorke performed “Down is the New Up,” a possible new Radiohead song. These may be the lyrics. Corrections are encouraged.

get yourself together
let the light pour in
pour yourself a hot bath
pour yourself a drink
nothing’s going to happen
without warning

down is the new up
what is up, buttercup?
down is the new up,
is the new up

your services are not required
your future’s bleak
you’re so last week

ladies and gentlemen
without a safety net
I shall now perform a one-eighty flip-flop
I shall now amputate
I shall now contort

because down is the new up
what if I just flip-flop

down is the new up
down is the new up
down is the new up
is the new up

crawled off and left us
crawled off and left us, you bastard
bastard

you’re on candid camera
the chink in your armor
topsy-turvy town
topsy-turvy town
shake your pockets out
pass it on, pass it down
topsy-turvy town
topsy-turvy town

crawled off and left us
crawled off and left us, you bastard
bastard

crawled off and left us
crawled off and left us

You can listen, but not see, here.

2 replies on “Message 267: Down is the New Up”

I really think it’s “Topsy Turvy town” in the video it definitely does not look like a “top” if you look at his lips. [oh how beautiful they are… lol] And then Top doesn’t really make much sense in the context.
Oh how I love this song. If you’re interested, you can share this bookmark that I’ve made.

much love!

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