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common people

This song was inspired by Ambrosia Sakkadas who studied at the same college as Jarvis. She had told him that she wanted to move to hackney and live like the common people. So Jarvis used this as the basis for the track, showing how common people dont have the option to escape their surroundings.

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Rip Her To Shreds

Debbie Harry explained that this song is about the effect that gossip columns have on peoples lives. http://bit.ly/9Zp00T

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X Offender

Bassist Gary Valentine wrote this song about an 18 year old boy who was arrested for having sex with his younger sister. Debbie Harry changed the lyrics so that the song was about a prostitute being attracted to the police officer that had arrested her http://bit.ly/b1sMfz

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Monsters In The Parasol

Josh Homme stated that this song is about an LSD trip he had with his friend Paul, who is mentioned frequently in the song. http://bit.ly/dqwVnB

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I Think I Lost My Headache

Josh stated that this song is about paranoia. "When you think something strange is going on and everyone around you is so adamant about telling you it's fine, then you start thinking 'Wouldn't that be exactly what you'd say if you didn't want me to know something was goin on" http://bit.ly/bA0cFF

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Heart Shaped Box

Cobain explained that that chorus "Hey/Wait/Ive got a new complaint" was him showing how the media percieved him.

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Count In Fives

Lead singer faris explained that the song is simply about about him counting things in fives when he was a child � "I�d always step on paving slabs in groups of five". http://bit.ly/aVveLI

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She Is The New Thing

Bassist spider web explained that the song is "an anti love song" http://bit.ly/aVveLI

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She Is The New Thing

Accoring to lead singer Faris Badwan, this song is about "the frustration of getting bored with people too easily" http://bit.ly/aVveLI

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Atlas Air

According to Del Naja, the track is "about rendition, about secret flights and torture". http://bit.ly/asJLdi

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Saturday Come Slow

Damon albarn wrote this track about Bristol and the limestone caves of the south-west land. "it's definitely about Bristol and Damon interpreting our relationship with our own land" [Del Naja] http://bit.ly/asJLdi

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Rush Minute

This song is about hedonism and drug culture. As del naja explained, "For myself and other people I know, we look for these moments of absolute lucidity and sobriety and then you find you need to completely get off your tits to make any sense of that. And it's a battle." http://bit.ly/asJLdi

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Psyche

"you recognise that everything will end, and for a brief moment you're happy with it. Other times the idea can fill you full of dread, but sometimes, in those moments, you're completely content with that being the case. And this song kinda gives me that sense" [Del Naja] http://bit.ly/asJLdi

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Human of the Year

The song is "a story about this guy who goes into a cathedral and gets this award that obviously doesn't exist" [Regina Spektor] http://bit.ly/dq84AP

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Seventy Times 7

The songs title refers to a passage in the bible where Jesus tells Peter he must forgive his brother "seventy times seven times". The song is about the fallout between lead singer Jesse Lacey and his childhood friend John Nolan.

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My Girls

Lennox explained that this song was about his desire on a basic level to own his own place and provide a safe house for his family and the people he cares about. He thought that was at once a kind of weird materialistic thing but at the same time a noble thing. http://bit.ly/cuXb90

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Creep

Guitarist Jonny Greenwood revealed that the song is actually a happy song, its "about recognizing what you are." http://bit.ly/aCZVE3

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Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Thom yorke explained that street spirit is one of the saddest songs radiohead has ever written, its has no resolve, it "represents all tragic emotion". Its "about staring the fucking devil right in the eyes, and knowing, no matter what the hell you do, he'll get the last laugh" http://bit.ly/bdsk6b

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Bodysnatchers

In an interview with the NY Times, Mr. Yorke revealed that the song was inspired by Victorian ghost stories, �The Stepford Wives� and his own feeling of �your physical consciousness trapped without being able to connect fully with anything else� http://nyti.ms/coXGLR

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Lucky

This song is about a man who survives an airplane crash in a lake and becomes a "superhero". http://bit.ly/cH9YXe

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Airbag

This song is based on the "the idea that whenever you go out on the road you could be killed". http://amzn.to/bZjZXZ

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Crawl

This song evokes an America on its knees. "It honestly feels as if America has to learn how to crawl again before it can walk tall" [Caleb Followill] http://bit.ly/9C2v3J

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Telephone

gaga explained that the song is about suffocation, and not being able to enjoy herself. She said that because she loves her work so much, she cant just go out and have a good time, she always starts panicking and thinks that she needs to get back to work. http://bit.ly/atgWHy

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You and Whose Army

Thom Yorke explained that the song was about "someone who is elected into power by people and who then blatantly betrays them - just like Blair did" http://bit.ly/dk3UGj

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Subterranean Homesick Alien

This song is a tribute to Bob Dylan's 'subterranean homesick blues' http://bit.ly/c5fm4M

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Climbing up the Walls

Thom Yorke explained that "Some people don't dare to sleep with the window open, because they're afraid that the monsters that they see in their imagination will come inside". He said that "This song is about the monster in the closet." http://bit.ly/c5fm4M

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Electioneering

Ed O'Brien explained that the song was about promoting your album, and flying around from city to city for weeks to meet journalists and record company people. He said that "after a while you feel like a politician who has to kiss babies and shake hands all day long." http://bit.ly/c5fm4M

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Karma Police

"Karma is important. The idea that something like karma exists makes me happy. It makes me smile. I get more sympathical. 'Karma Police' is dedicated to everyone who works for a big firm. It's a song against bosses". [Thom York] http://bit.ly/c5fm4M

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Transcending

This song is dedicated to the late river pheonix, who died of a drugs overdose. He was close to guitarist John Frusciante.

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Give It Away

The peppers dedicate the last verse of the song to their friend river phoenix, who died of a drug overdose. "There's a river born to be a giver, Keep you warm won't let you shiver, His heart is never gonna wither, Come on everybody time to deliver".

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Give It Away

This song is about how "the more you give, the more your recieve, so why not give it all away" [Red Hot Chillis] http://bit.ly/bRk7Rz

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Iron Helix

This song is about the "corrosive and corruptive nature of colonization" [Jeffrey Haynes] http://bit.ly/9pLepK

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Live from the Plantation

This song is about Lif having a job which paid so little, he couldnt even afford healthcare. http://bit.ly/9pLepK

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...And The World Laughs With You (f..

Steve Ellison [Flying Lotus] explained that the song "comes from a tough time in my life. As the song says, laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry alone. People don't really care to be around you when you're going through tough times". http://bit.ly/dvAbNV

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Sing for the Submarine

This song is "about a guy who in fact has gone so deep into this almost neurotic state that he�s imagined a way to escape from the city with his loved one in the event of some cataclysmic�event". [Michael Stipe] http://bit.ly/aBs7bF

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Death Take Your Fiddle

This is about Jason Pierce being diagnosed with double pneumonia,and his near brush with death.Its "almost like life isn�t worth living unless death is around.As soon as you understand that and as soon as you can go really close to death, everything can make more sense".[JP] http://bit.ly/aZd86H

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Forced To Love

"The song has two meanings for me. One is how you get all the shit on TV where they�re saying �love!� and just making people tear up. But then there are things like what happened in Haiti where you actually are forced to love. . It�s a complicated sentiment." [CS] http://bit.ly/9kq7Zt

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Me And My Hand

"I can twist that song any way I want. Like, it could be about a guy who�s retiring from war who�s decided he won�t destroy anymore even though he�s got such a passion to do that. Or I can slide into being a love song for my hand." [KD] http://bit.ly/9kq7Zt

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Paparazzi

"The song � it�s about my struggles, do I want fame or do I want love? It�s also about wooing the paparazzi to fall in love with me. It�s about the media whoring.." [lady gaga] http://bit.ly/aUxybB

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Everything You Do Is a Balloon

For me, this song is about how all of our actions are fleeting, they dont last, our memories of them drift off to be forgotten...like a balloon...