OK Computer Album

Artist(s): Radiohead

Cover Art

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Tracklist

Airbag

length: 4:45
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway, Jonny Greenwood

In the next world war
In a jack knifed juggernaut,
I am born again.

In the neon sign,
Scrolling up and down,
I am born again.

In an interstellar burst,
I am back to save the universe.

In a deep, deep sleep,
Of the innocent,
I am born again.

In a fast German car,
I'm amazed that I survived,
An airbag saved my life.

In an interstellar burst,
I am back to save the universe.

In an interstellar burst,
I am back to save the universe.

In an interstellar burst,
I am back to save the universe.

Paranoid Android

length: 6:24
producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Jon Bailey and Gerard Navarro
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway and Ed O’Brien
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood
Please could you stop the noise,
I'm trying to get some rest
From all the unborn chicken voices in my head
What's that?
What's that?

When I am king, you will be first against the wall
With your opinion which is of no consequence at all
What's that?
What's that?

Ambition makes you look pretty ugly
Kicking and squealing Gucci little piggy
You don't remember
You don't remember
Why don't you remember my name?
Off with his head, man
Off with his head, man
Why don't you remember my name?
I guess he does

Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height, height
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me
From a great height
From a great height, height,
Rain down, rain down
Come on rain down on me

That's it, sir
You're leaving
The crackle of pigskin
The dust and the screaming
The yuppies networking
The panic, the vomit
The panic, the vomit
God loves his children,
God loves his children, yeah!

Subterranean Homesick Alien

length: 4:28
producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway and Ed O’Brien
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway
The breath of the morning
I keep forgetting
The smell of the warm summer air

I live in a town
Where you can't smell a thing,
You watch your feet
For cracks in the pavement.

Up above
Aliens hover
Making home movies
For the folks back home,

Of all these weird creatures
Who lock up their spirits,
Drill holes in themselves
And live for their secrets.

They're all uptight, uptight,
Uptight, uptight,
Uptight, uptight.

I wish that they'd swoop down in a country lane,
Late at night when I'm driving.
Take me on board their beautiful ship,
Show me the world as I'd love to see it.

I'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me,
They'd think that I'd finally lost it completely.
I'd show them the stars and the meaning of life.
They'd shut me away.
But I'd be alright, alright,
I'm be alright,
I'm alright.

I'm just uptight, uptight,
Uptight, uptight,
Uptight, uptight,
Uptight, uptight,
Uptight.

Exit Music (for a Film)

length: 4:25
producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Jon Bailey, Gerard Navarro and Chris Scard
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood
Wake from your sleep
The drying of your tears
Today we escape
We escape

Pack and get dressed
Before your father hears us
Before all hell breaks loose

Breathe keep breathing
Don't loose your nerve
Breathe keep breathing
I can't do this alone

Sing us a song
A song to keep us warm
There's such a chill, such a chill

You can laugh
A spineless laugh
We hope your rules and wisdom choke you

Now we are one
In everlasting peace

We hope that you choke, that you choke
We hope that you choke, that you choke
We hope that you choke, that you choke

Let Down

producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Gerard Navarro, Chris Scard and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Philip Selway, Ed O’Brien and Colin Greenwood
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway, Jonny Greenwood
Transport, motorways and tramlines,
Starting and then stopping,
Taking off and landing,
The emptiest of feelings,
Disappointed people, clinging on to bottles,
And when it comes it's so, so, disappointing.

Let down and hanging around,
Crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.

Shell smashed, juices flowing
Wings twitch, legs are going,
Don't get sentimental, it always ends up drivel.
One day, I am gonna grow wings,
A chemical reaction,
Hysterical and useless
Hysterical and

Let down and hanging around,
Crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.

Let down,
Let down,
Let down.

You know, you know where you are with,
You know where you are with,
Floor collapsing, falling, bouncing back
And one day, I am gonna grow wings,
A chemical reaction, (You know where you are)
Hysterical and useless (You know where you are)
Hysterical and (You know where you are)

Let down and hanging around,
Crushed like a bug in the ground.
Let down and hanging around.

Karma Police

length: 4:22
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Thom Yorke
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood and Philip Selway
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood
Karma police
Arrest this man
He talks in maths
He buzzes like a fridge
He's like a detuned radio

Karma police
Arrest this girl
Her Hitler hairdo
Is making me feel ill
And we have crashed her party

This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
When you mess with us

Karma police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll

This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
This is what you'll get
When you mess with us

For a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself

For a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there
I lost myself, I lost myself

Fitter Happier

length: 1:58
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Philip Selway, Colin Greenwood and Ed O’Brien
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway
Fitter, happier, more productive,
Comfortable,
Not drinking too much,
Regular exercise at the gym
(Three days a week),
Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries,
At ease,
Eating well
(No more microwave dinners and saturated fats),
A patient better driver,
A safer car
(Baby smiling in back seat),
Sleeping well
(No bad dreams),
No paranoia,
Careful to all animals
(Never washing spiders down the plughole),
Keep in contact with old friends
(Enjoy a drink now and then),
Will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in the wall),
Favors for favors,
Fond but not in love,
Charity standing orders,
On Sundays ring road supermarket
(No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants),
Car wash
(Also on Sundays),
No longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate,
Nothing so childish, at a better pace,
Slower and more calculated,
No chance of escape,
Now self-employed,
Concerned (but powerless),
An empowered and informed member of society
(Pragmatism not idealism),
Will not cry in public,
Less chance of illness,
Tires that grip in the wet
(Shot of baby strapped in back seat),
A good memory,
Still cries at a good film,
Still kisses with saliva,
No longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick,
That's driven into frozen winter ****
(The ability to laugh at weakness),
Calm,
Fitter,
Healthier and more productive
A pig in a cage on antibiotics.

Electioneering

length: 3:51
producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Jon Bailey, Gerard Navarro and Chris Scard
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway and Colin Greenwood
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway
I will stop, I will stop at nothing.
Say the right things when electioneering
I trust I can rely on your vote.

When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
Ha ha ha

Riot shields, voodoo economics,
It's just business, cattle prods and the I.M.F.
I trust I can rely on your vote.

When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.
When I go forwards, you go backwards
And somewhere we will meet.

Climbing Up the Walls

length: 4:46
producer: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Gerard Navarro, Jon Bailey and Chris Scard
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Thom Yorke, Ed O’Brien and Jonny Greenwood
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway, Ed O’Brien
I am the key to the lock in your house
That keeps your toys in the basement
And if you get too far inside
You'll only see my reflection

It's always best when the light is off
I am the pick in the ice
Do not cry out or hit the alarm
You know we're friends till we die

And either way you turn
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there
Climbing up the walls

It's always best when the light is off
It's always better on the outside
Fifteen blows to the back of your head
Fifteen blows to your mind

So lock the kids up safe tonight
Shut the eyes in the cupboard
I've got the smell of a local man
Who's got the loneliest feeling

That either way he turns
I'll be there
Open up your skull
I'll be there

Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls
Climbing up the walls

No Surprises

length: 3:49
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Gerard Navarro and Jon Bailey
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Philip Selway, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood
A heart that's full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won't heal
You look so tired-unhappy
Bring down the government
They don't, they don't speak for us
I'll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache

With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises please

Lucky

length: 4:20
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Jon Bailey, Chris Scard and Gerard Navarro
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke and Ed O’Brien
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway and Ed O’Brien
piano: Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Philip Selway
I'm on a roll,
I'm on a roll this time
I feel my luck could change

Kill me Sarah,
Kill me again with love,
It's gonna be a glorious day

Pull me out of the air crash,
Pull me out of the lake,
'Cause I'm your superhero,
We are standing on the edge

The head of state has called for me by name
But I don't have time for him
It's gonna be a glorious day
I feel my luck could change

Pull me out of the air crash,
Pull me out of the lake,
'Cause I'm your superhero,
We are standing on the edge

We are standing on the edge


Thanks to Gerryo for the correction

The Tourist

length: 5:25
producer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
mixer: Nigel Godrich
recording engineer: Radiohead and Nigel Godrich
programming: Thom Yorke
strings arranger: Radiohead
editor: Nigel Godrich
assistant engineer: Chris Scard, Jon Bailey and Gerard Navarro
background vocals: Ed O’Brien
bass guitar: Colin Greenwood
bass synthesizer: Colin Greenwood
conductor: Nick Ingman
drums (drum set): Philip Selway
effects: Ed O’Brien
glockenspiel: Jonny Greenwood
guitar: Ed O’Brien, Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke
keyboard: Jonny Greenwood
mellotron: Jonny Greenwood
organ: Jonny Greenwood
percussion: Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway
piano: Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood
vocal: Thom Yorke
writer: Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Colin Greenwood, Philip Selway, Thom Yorke
It barks at no one else but me,
Like it's seen a ghost.
I guess it's seen the sparks a-flowin,
No one else would know.

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.

Sometimes I get overcharged,
That's when you see sparks.
They ask me where the hell I'm going?
At a 1000 feet per second,

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.

Hey man, slow down, slow down,
Idiot, slow down, slow down.