Thom Yorke Duets

I’ve Seen it All (Bjork and Thom Yorke)

I’ve seen it all, I have seen the trees,
I’ve seen the willow leaves dancing in the breeze
I’ve seen a man killed by his best friend,
And lives that were over before they were spent.
I’ve seen what I was and I know what I’ll be
I’ve seen it all – there is no more to see

You haven’t seen elephants, kings or Peru
I’m happy to say I had better to do
What about China? Have you seen the Great Wall?
All walls are great, if the roof doesn’t fall

And the man you will marry
The home you will share?
To be honest, I really don’t care…

You’ve never been to Niagara Falls
I have seen water, its water, that’s all…
The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State?
My pulse was as high on my very first date
Your grandson’s hand as he plays with your hair
To be honest, I really don’t care…

I’ve seen it all, I’ve seen the dark
I’ve seen the brightness in one little spark.
I’ve seen what I chose and I’ve seen what I need,
And that is enough, to want more would be greed.
I’ve seen what I was and I know what I’ll be
I’ve seen it all – there is no more to see

You’ve seen it all and all you have seen
You can always review on your own little screen
The light and the dark, the big and the small
Just keep in mind – you need no more at all
You’ve seen what you were and you know what you’ll be
You’ve seen it all – there is no more to see

This Mess We’re In (PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke)

Can you hear them?
The helicopters?
I’m in New York
No need for words now
We sit in silence
You look me
In the eye directly
You met me
I think it’s Wednesday
The evening
The mess we’re in and
(The city sunset over me)

Night and day
I dream of
Making love
To you now baby
Love-making
On-screen
Impossible dream
And I have seen
The sunrise
Over the river
The freeway
Reminding
Of this mess we’re in and
(The city sunset over me)

What were you wanting? (What was it you wanted?)
I just want to say (I just want to say)
(Don’t ever change) Don’t ever change now baby
(And thank you) And thank you
(I don’t think we will meet again) I don’t think we will meet again
(And you must leave now) And you must leave now
(Before the sun rises over the skycrapers) Before the sunrise
(And the city landscape comes into being) Above skyscrapers
(The sweat on my skin) The sin and
This mess we’re in and
(The city sunset over me)

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“Because I know today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen”

I was stuck in traffic this morning, and for some reason started thinking of this song. Haven’t listen to it for ages, but I was suddenly hearing that last verse in my head over and over again.

Videotape (Radiohead)

When I’m at the pearly gates
This’ll be on my videotape
My videotape
My videotape

When Mephistopheles is just beneath
And he’s reaching up to grab me

This is one for the good days
And I have it all here
In red blue green
In red blue green

You are my center when I spin away
Out of control on videotape
On videotape

This is my way of saying goodbye
Because I can’t do it face to face
So I’m talking to you after it’s too late from my videotape

No matter what happens now
I won’t be afraid
Because I know today has been the most perfect day I’ve ever seen

This is the version I like best – Thom Yorke alone on piano. The lyrics is slightly different than the album version.

Song from The Good Wife S03E17 (Long Way Home) – Dustbowl III by Other Lives

It’s the song playing in the background when Alicia went to her old house at the end of the episode. Other Lives is a band from Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the band is currently opening for Radiohead for its US tour (well, good luck trying to get that ticket!) Apparently, Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood saw Other Lives playing at Jericho Tavern in Oxford, the same place Radiohead had its start.

Links: 

http://otherlives.com/

http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=269&articleid=20120126_269_WK15_CUTLIN465702

You might want to check out their Facebook face too. They gave away two tickets to Radiohead’s show in Miami last month (the first time they opened for Radiohead). Who knows, might happen again for future shows. Plus, tidbits like going bowling with some members of Radiohead. (The mention of bowling and Radiohead is making me think of that last scene in There Will be Blood, with Thom Yorke as Daniel Plainview, heh).

http://www.facebook.com/OtherLives