Gestern Abend war es endlich soweit: Radiohead veröffentlichten um 20 Uhr ihr neuntes Studioalbum. Es heißt nicht Dawn Chorus, sondern A Moon Shaped Pool. 

Du hast am Sonntag und heute Morgen sicher eine Menge über Radiohead gelesen und das Album vielleicht sogar schon gehört. Die ersten Kritiker sind sich fast durchgängig einig: die Band spielt die Herzkarte und das Album ist großartig.

Das sagen andere, aber was sagen Radiohead eigentlich auf A Moon Shaped Pool? Worum geht es in den Texten? Denn diese waren schon immer ein wesentlicher Bestandteil der Musik der Band.

Ich habe dir einmal alle Texte des neunten Albums rausgesucht.

1. Burn The Witch

Stay in the shadows
Cheer at the gallows
This is a round up

This is a low flying panic attack
Sing a song on the jukebox that goes

Burn the witch
Burn the witch
We know where you live

Red crosses on wooden doors
And if you float you burn
Loose talk around tables
Abandon all reason
Avoid all eye contact
Do not react
Shoot the messengers

This is a low flying panic attack
Sing the song of sixpence that goes

Burn the witch
Burn the witch
We know where you live
We know where you live

2. Daydreaming

Dreamers
They never
They never learn
Beyond the point
Of no return
Of no return

And it’s too late
The damage is done
The damage is done

This goes
Beyond me
Beyond you

The white room
By a window
Where the sun comes
Through

We are
Just happy to serve
Just happy to serve
You

3. Decks Dark

And in your life, there comes a darkness
This spacecraft blocking out the sky
And there’s nowhere to hide
You run to the back and you cover your ears
But it’s the loudest sound you’ve ever heard
Now we’re trapped, we’re dark cloud people
We are helpless to resist
In your darkest hour

But it was just a lie, just a lie
Just a lie, just a lie
Even at this angle
And so we crumble
Still turning heads, you know where it’s at
This dread still covers us
You gotta be kidding me
The grass grows over me
Your face in the glass, and it’s dark now
It was just a laugh, it was just a laugh
It’s whatever you say it is
Split infinite

And in your life, there comes a darkness
And a spacecraft blocking out the sky
And there’s nowhere to hide
You run to the back and you cover your ears
It’s the loudest sound you’ve ever heard
In your darkest hour

If you had another one
If you had another name
So dark
We will never, never know
We will never, never know
So dark
So dark
So dark
So dark

4. Desert Island Disk

Now as I go upon my way
So let me go upon my way
Born of a light
Born of a light

The wind rushing round my open heart
An open ravine
In my spirit white
Totally alive
In my spirit light

Through an open doorway
Across a street
To another life
And catching my reflection in a window
Switching on a light
One I didn’t know
Totally alive
Totally released

Waking, waking up from shutdown
From a thousand years of sleep
Yeah you, you know what I mean
You know what I mean
You know what I mean

Standing on the edge of you
You know what I mean
You know what I mean
You know what I mean
Different types of love
Different types of love
Different types of love
Are possible
Are possible
Are possible
Are possible

5. Ful Stop

You really messed up everything
You really messed up everything
But you can take it all back again
Strike up what’s in the box
Why should I be good if you’re not?

This is a foul tasting medicine
A foul tasting medicine
To be trapped in your full stop

Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
(All the good times)
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
(All the good times)
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
(All the good times)
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up
(All the good times)
Truth will mess you up
Truth will mess you up

Take me back
Take me back again
Take me back
Take me back again
You really me-
Really mess-

You really messed up
You really messed up
You really messed up
You really messed up this time
You really messed up
You really messed up
You really messed up
You really messed up this time

6. Glass Eyes

Hey it’s me
I just got off the train
A frightening place
Their faces are concrete grey
And I’m wondering, should I turn around?
Buy another ticket
Panic is coming on strong
So cold, from the inside out
No great job, no message coming in
And you’re so small
Glassy eyed light of day
Glassy eyed light of day

The path trails off
And heads down a mountain
Through the dry bush, I don’t know where it leads
I don’t really care
And the path trails off
And heads down a mountain
Through the dry bush, I don’t know where it leads
I don’t really care

I feel this often, go
I feel this often, go

7. Identikit

Sweet-faced ones with nothing left inside
That we all can love, that we all can love, that we all can
Sweet-faced ones with nothing left inside
That we all can love, that we all can love, that we all can

When I see you messing me around
I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know, I don’t want to
Did I see you messing me around?
I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know, I don’t want

Broken hearts make it rain
Broken hearts

Pieces of a ragdoll mankind
That you can’t create, that you can’t create, that you can’t
Pieces of a wreck of mankind
That you can’t create, that you can’t create, that you can’t

When all I see you messing me around
I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know, I don’t want to
When I see you searching me around
I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know

8. The Numbers

It holds us like a phantom
The touch is like a breeze
It shines its understanding
See the moon smiling

Open on all channels
Ready to receive
And we’re not at the mercy
Of your shimmerers or spells
Your shimmerers or spells
Mmmhm

We are of the earth
To her we do return
The future is inside us
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else
It’s not somewhere else

(One day at a time)
One day at a time

We call upon the people
People have this power
The numbers don’t decide
Your system is a lie
The river running dry
The wings of a butterfly
And you may pour us away like soup
Like we’re pretty broken flowers
We’ll take back what is ours
Take back what is ours

One day at a time

9. Present Tense

This dance
This dance
It’s like a weapon
Like a weapon
Of self defense
Self defense
Against the present
Against the present
Present tense

I won’t get heavy
Don’t get heavy
Keep it light and
Keep it moving
I am doing
No harm
As my world
Comes crashing down
I’m dancing
Freaking out
Deaf, dumb, and blind

In you I’m lost
In you I’m lost

I won’t turn around when the penny drops
I won’t stop now
I won’t slack off
Or all this love
Will be in vain

Stop from falling
Down a mine
It’s no one’s business but mine
That all this love
Could be in vain

In you I’m lost
In you I’m lost
In you I’m lost
In you I’m lost

10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief

All the holes at once are coming alive, set free
Out of sight and out of mind, lonely
And they pray

The ones you light your fires to keep away
Crawling out upon, expending
And all you have to do is say yeah

All the birds stay up in the trees
All the fish swim down too deep
And they pray
Honey, come to me before it’s too late

The ones you light your fires to keep away
Is crawling out upon, expelling
And all you have to do is say yeah

11. True Love Waits

I’ll drown my beliefs
To have your babies
I’ll dress like your niece
And wash your swollen feet

Just don’t leave
Don’t leave

I’m not living
I’m just killing time
Your tiny hands
Your crazy kitten smile

Just don’t leave
Don’t leave

And true love waits
In haunted attics
And true love lives
On lollipops and crisps

Just don’t leave
Don’t leave

Just don’t leave
Don’t leave

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