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Radiohead — Everything in its Right Place
Album: Kid A
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Kid A, Kid A, Kid A, Kid A
Everything, everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

Everything, everything, everything
In its right place
In its right place
Right place

There are two colours in my head
There are two colours in my head
What is that you tried to say?
What was that you tried to say?
Tried to say, tried to say
Tried to say, tried to say

Everything in its right place
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 cely wrote:

Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.


Not without reason Brad Osborn Ph. D. music named his splendid work after this song title.
 DanielHLloyd wrote:

One of the greatest albums of the 21st century. Ballsy and highly original. 


My inner pedant insists that the year 2000 is the final year of the 20th century, but I concur with your assessment of the quality of the record.
Liking this Friday morning 2/9/24 playlist vibe!
 cely wrote:

 They ... reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.... They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. 


Lots to disagree with here. A religious composer like Bach by definition has to care about the lyrics -- you can start with St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B Minor and work outward on that one. As for rock, if you are talking about "Louie, Louie," you are correct. If you are talking about "I am the Walrus," things get more complicated because the words don't mean much but Lennon is playing with words. Other songs have lyrics that are not clearly meaningful but are extremely evocative. But, and here's my mine point, I hope that everyone has noticed that the songs that get played on RP--for the most part--have extremely meaningful, intelligent lyrics. In fact, one of the many joys and benefits of listening to the music here is sitting down and actually reading the lyrics of a song I've known for many years but never understood. I plead guilty to mostly just knowing the words of the chorus--until I became an RP listener ("Tangled up in blue, Tangled up in blue, tangled up in blue.") It may be serendipity, but this semester in my Government class I typically stop mid-class and just read the lyrics to a song I've been playing on RP before and during class and there's always some kind of tie-in to what we're talking about (not because they're political but because they're about life).

Great music to view the annular eclipse here in Texas Hill country
The Moping Heads again and again and again on this station.  I could just be listening to Radio Paradise in the background and when I start feeling depressed and suddenly in a foul mood I'll look up and sure enough it will be the Moping Heads.  I have to thank them for one thing, they are the reason I don't own a gun.  If I had one, I'd would probably shoot myself.  
RicoDrums said “This is the audio representation of Anxiety... Sorry, I like most of what Radiohead has to offer, but this one vigorously presses my brain against a rusty cheese grater... “ Rico - please remember it is not the job of art to make us comfortable. Sometimes it does- but a lot of great art takes us out of our comfort zone. Keep listening and the “cheese grater” can be a portal to a new world.
Do you think this worked well in 'Vanilla Sky' ? 
God Awful noise... 
 Dave_Mack wrote:

That must have been pretty weird for him to wake up sucking on a lemon.



When I was a teen, lemons were slang for Quaaludes.  I don't know if that's why there were "two colours" in his head because I'm not sure what Quaaludes do to you.  Just a guess, probably wrong.  
Sorry fans, for me that's kinda annoying.
I think for those that struggle with this album (I did at fist) it is important to listen to it in the context of the previous 2 albums, The Benz and OK Computer (which I now think may be one of the greatest album trifectas in history). They evolved in front of our eyes (and ears) artistically from 90's Grunge to techno-prog-grunge to post-rock pseudo-avant-garde and it seems everyone else has just been trying to catch up ever since. It was Radiohead telling others it is ok NOT to be mainstream and take some chances in the name of honesty in art, and thankfully the fans supported it.  I don't think anyone has taken a risk like that since, which is concerning because it means that the music industry has become so financially weakened it can no longer support the daring in art. 
 Dave_Mack wrote:

That must have been pretty weird for him to wake up sucking on a lemon.



Don't recommend
One of the greatest albums of the 21st century. Ballsy and highly original. 
 Dave_Mack wrote:

That must have been pretty weird for him to wake up sucking on a lemon.



Inspired him to have a proper tidy up by the sounds of it.
Most underrated Radiohead album for me. Each to their own, I guess.
This is the audio representation of Anxiety... Sorry, I like most of what Radiohead has to offer, but this one vigorously presses my brain against a rusty cheese grater... 
 smartn1 wrote:

Certainly interesting. I'm struggling to like it. 

How do I rate something like that? 




Now that is easy: 10, solely for the lyrics.
 kcar wrote:

Great segue, William!

Adkrog "Quinquis" --> The Cure "Fascination Street" --> this. 



Same segues 3 weeks later. Still works. 
Great segue, William!

Adkrog "Quinquis" --> The Cure "Fascination Street" --> this. 
After OK Computer blew me away and became one of my all-time favorite albums, I was disappointed when Kid A came out.  But as I've listened to it over the years it's grown on me.  A lot.
Not sure how I feel about this. I can't say I enjoy it exactly but it is memorable and I don't fast forward through it.
Certainly interesting. I'm struggling to like it. 

How do I rate something like that? 
 Webfoot wrote:

My opinion is exactly the opposite.


hear, hear! This for instance is in its right place on 10
ixi music
Im just going to put this out there, Radiohead songs feel  like an artificial intelligence struggling with self awareness.
People have stopped listening to albums.  This was one song on a conceptual album so if you try to criticize it in a - one at a time/ American Bandstand dance rating mentality - well,  then you and Dick Clark should get together and go bowling. 
Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon...

happens to me all the time!

10.

hard to tear myself away this evening with the past few artists : Ben Howard > The New Pornographers > Apocolyptica > Radiohead.  This is why I have loved RP for the past 18 years and continue to support it monthly.  You can't get a mix like that anywhere else.  Thank you Bill and Rebecca.  
Not sure if I like it but it is really interesting
Thrilled - just got pre-sale tickets to The Smile at Riviera Theatre in Chicago in December! (Bill still waiting on them showing up on RP..?!)
 Webfoot wrote:

My opinion is exactly the opposite.


Ditto.  Not sure if I am not crazy about the song itself or just hate how it has been overplayed.
It took me longer to like this song than some of their others, but in my opinion, what they are doing with patterns of frequency and harmonics here -- and in so many of their works -- is passionately experimentally expressing their genius-level musical gifts, and I find that I'm highly inclined to celebrate and worship that dedicated, elevated kind of Artistry.
 mjbaumann wrote:

I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!



Some of us are the same people.
Counting to 10 all the time I wonder is it a 10/8- or a 10/4-stroke. Anyway, I love such songs with hidden secrets.
Now that's a beautiful transition from Fascination Street by The Cure to Radiohead's Everything in its right place, perfect blend from indie to alternative rock electronica.
One of the standout tracks on this great, consuming album
 Ohio_Dog wrote:

Yesterday I woke soaked in a limo….?

using the loo before leaving the party...just a suggestion

After not bad Cure's Fascination Street this is balm on the ears.
li amo !
 cely wrote:

Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.


100% agreed 
+1 to 10
Long Live RP!!

Radiohead are sort of out there in their own strange little branch of music.  And for that I applaud them.  They dare to be a bit different, and (paradoxically?) they became (very) commercially successful.  They're not always my cup of tea, but for a big and commercially successful band, they do forge their own path and that has to be acknowledged.  A solid 7 from me, because it evokes something even if it is (as others said) a wee bit repetitive and rests on its technical laurels rather than any artistic ones.  But more power to them :)
Yesterday I woke soaked in a limo….?
Apparently sucking a lemon helps get your taste back post Covid....this track is still the height of taste!
 cely wrote:

Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.




Frank Zappa felt the same way about lyrics.



“I detest love lyrics. I think one of the causes of bad mental
health in the United States is that people have been raised on 'love
lyrics'.

You're a young kid and you hear all those 'love lyrics',
right? Your parents aren't telling you the truth about love, and you
can't really learn about it in school. You're getting the bulk of your
'behaviour norms' mapped out for you in the lyrics to some dumb fucking
love song. It's a subconscious training that creates desire for an
imaginary situation which will never exist for you. People who buy into
that mythology go through life feeling that they got cheated out of
something.

What I think is very cynical about some rock and roll
songs -- especially today -- is the way they say: "Let's make love."
What the <f-word> kind of wussy says shit like that in the real world? You
ought to be able to say "Let's go <f-word>", or at least "Let's go
fill-in-the-blank" -- but you gotta say "Let's make love" in order to
get on the radio. This creates a semantic corruption, by changing the
context in which the word 'love' is used in the song.

When they
get into drooling about love as a 'romantic concept' -- especially in
the lyrics of sensitive singer/songwriter types -- that's another shove
in the direction of bad mental health.

Fortunately, lyrics over
the last five or six years have gotten to be less and less important,
with 'art rock groups' and new wavers specializing in 'nonjudgemental'
or 'purposely inconsequential' lyrics. People have stopped listening to
the lyrics -- they are now only 'pitched mouth noises'.”




Frank Zappa,


The Real Frank Zappa Book


 aspicer wrote:

Brilliant..... and an immersive experience with headphones or a high quality audio system!  (Easy 10)


Excellent point. You are cheating yourself out of so much with most of the earbud types - yes, even Airpods.

If you have the disposable funds, get you some German ear goggles: Sennheiser or Beyerdynamics.  It is like listening to all the songs you though you knew for the first time again.
 Stetsonman wrote:

A rather crap and over rated band.
This song typifies their dullness.

And they are entirely responsible for inspiring ( if that's the word) chris martin. need more be said?




I'd say Chris Martin took some inspiration and ran in another direction. I'm not seeing too much similarity. I guess they are both English?
 Webfoot wrote:

My opinion is exactly the opposite.


"I really liked 'Love Me Do'...all downhill from there."
To say that I miss what everyone else is appreciating would be an understatement. It sounds to me like he woke up at 11 am from under a table somewhere. But, most everyone else seems to really appreciate it, so, I'll just PSD. 
Transcendent
I toured with a play that the prop person who had over 200 props to precisely place every performance would do their pre-set checks to this song every night.

"Everything in it's Right Place"

A weird happy memory of hearing this song all over the world.
 sajitjacob wrote:

Kid A and OK Computer are when Radio Head peaked. Incredible albums both


Amnesiac isn't half bad... if you're into the minimalist aesthetic.
this song is the perfect meaning of 'everything in the right place'
Kid A and OK Computer are when Radio Head peaked. Incredible albums both
 mjbaumann wrote:

I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!



As someone who appreciates both bands, I guess I fall off the radar completely. Which is fine, I suppose
 Webfoot wrote:

My opinion is exactly the opposite.



Kid A, was a bit difficult for me when it came out. Moon Shaped Pool however is one of the best albums I ever heard. I think they combined a lot of their previous experimentations.
Listening to Kid A after years, I enjoy it now. It needed a broader music ear I guess.
9 -> 10
8 -> 9
such a cool song...
 cely wrote:
Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.
 
Well stated cely - RH is definitely worth listening to with intense intentionality.  LLRP!
 mjbaumann wrote:
I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!
 

LOL. Certainly in my case that's exactly right. Love Radiohead.  Don't "get" the Grateful Dead at all...
I don't get Radioheadheads, but they probably don't get deadheads...so there!
Somebody asked me to explain why I think this is so brilliant since, after all, the lyrics are dumb and the music boring.  First, in a way they kind of reject the idea of lyrics being meaningful at all.  Which, yaknow, so did Bach and Beethoven, so I don't think we need to worry about that one.  Though I will say there is a nice mockery of the idea that lyrics have to be profound.  They rarely are in rock I think we can all agree, even if there are lots of moments of lyrical brilliance it's not the point. Second, this person claimed that the music is repetitive.  That one I kind of understand because IT IS repetitive.  Intentionally.  The musicality lies in taking that simple riff and mutiplying it in 100 different ways, through tone, modulation, rhythm, crescendo, and other stuff.  There's a reason classical musicians are so crazy about Radiohead.  If you put on your listening ears you will hear.
Keyboards are particularly cool in this song, reminds me of Pink Floyd's  "One of My Turns" a little.
20 years since Kid A came out. Still fresh and out of this world.
Maybe I should play this for my toddler when I'm trying to convince her to pick up her toys.. 
A rather crap and over rated band.
This song typifies their dullness.

And they are entirely responsible for inspiring ( if that's the word) chris martin. need more be said?
Living in Tokyo 2000 when this was released. This song takes me back there instantly when I hear it every time.
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
Although I give this excellent tune a 9, the above is still pretty funny.
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
yeah but then perfectly done :-)
Love it!
 kingart wrote:
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
 
You need to get your ears tested.  It's not off key.
I once worked with a Stage Manager that played this song while setting up an incredibly complicated prop show while the sound designer played this song for her.  It took long enough he looped the song 4 or 5 times.  But always everything was in it's right place.
Unbelievable bad, crying like a baby.
I swear there are words inside the initial "static".
 aspicer wrote:
Brilliant..... and an immersive experience with headphones or a high quality audio system!  (Easy 10)
 

 lizardking wrote:
This might be my favorite song on RP that I don't like.  Good luck figuring out that oxymoronic mutually exclusive conundrum of a statement.  Or to put in song rating terms, my 3 rating on this song gets a 10 from me.  Long Live RP!!
 
+2, my 3's a 5 now, and I rate my rating an 8 now (starting to like RH more) LLRP!!
 dmcanany wrote:

Would you mind explaining the genius? At risk of sounding of substandard intelligence, the lyrics seem nonsensical, and the music seem repetitive.
 
why do lyrics have to mean something? 
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Nope, not as good nor as smart as folks think this is. 
 
Good that you're around to correct folks.
 maxvonevil wrote:
"Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking..."
 
I'm sure you did, Mr. Yorke. The question is; did you swallow?
Good god I hate radiatorhead with a vengeance.
 
 
 

This x1000
Nope, not as good nor as smart as folks think this is. 
This is really nipping my head even though I like Radiohead
 cely wrote:
Such a brilliant and beautiful piece of music.  All the negativity fits in with a venerable tradition of genius bashing by the dumbasses of the world. 
 
Would you mind explaining the genius? At risk of sounding of substandard intelligence, the lyrics seem nonsensical, and the music seem repetitive.
This might be my favorite song on RP that I don't like.  Good luck figuring out that oxymoronic mutually exclusive conundrum of a statement.  Or to put in song rating terms, my 3 rating on this song gets a 10 from me.  Long Live RP!!
"Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking...
 Yesterday I woke up sucking..."
 
I'm sure you did, Mr. Yorke. The question is; did you swallow?
Good god I hate radiatorhead with a vengeance.
 
 
Thom York being awful.  
I haven't heard this for years, don't know what made me think of it.
cosmicjoe54 wrote:
"So where do you go to my lovely, when you're alone in your bed?"
 

"So where do you go to my lovely, when you're alone in your bed?"
Such a brilliant and beautiful piece of music.  All the negativity fits in with a venerable tradition of genius bashing by the dumbasses of the world. 
Not a fan.
 jelgator wrote:
I really liked "Creep."  All downhill from there.

 
My opinion is exactly the opposite.
I remember when this album came out. I had purchased it on release day. At first I was really taken aback by the completely different sound. This didn't sound like rock music! At the same time I did, and still do, find it captivating. On top of that, I appreciate Radiohead's courage in trying to reinvent themselves and not become repetitive.
I really liked "Creep."  All downhill from there.
 scott_bruce wrote:
This is on the soundtrack for the movie Vanilla Sky - the somber tone fits the movie beautifully!

 
And employed to very good effect in my opinion, for the movie Anonymous... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xK7PLk_nX4  
 user4176 wrote:
One of the very few 1s in my list. Just not for me.

 
User4176 I have just congratulated you on a rating system for another song (The Cure's Fascination) and here you are the very next song rating a 1 to my rating of 9!

How do we meet in the middle?  Well this song is about someone with OCD and trapped in their own mind and the music tries to convey what it might feel like to be inside the head of that person.  Claustrophobic, repetitive,  relentless - I don't know but it must be awful.

So the subject matter might not be 'normal' and even I would not play it at a party but you got to hand it to RH for attempting such a thing.

In my system I give extra rating kudos for tackling the non-normal. 
One of the very few 1s in my list. Just not for me.
This is on the soundtrack for the movie Vanilla Sky - the somber tone fits the movie beautifully!
For the vinyl heads.  This album was released in a double 12 inch 45 speed set.  Stil available I do believe. If you like RH it might be one to put on the list.  Go read the Wiki on how this set of music was put together, it is interesting.
 careah wrote:
I like electronic music alot. Also everything psychedelic but I never liked a radiohead song. Something about them that makes me unimpressed. Probably my fault

 
It's not your fault.
That must have been pretty weird for him to wake up sucking on a lemon.
I like electronic music alot. Also everything psychedelic but I never liked a radiohead song. Something about them that makes me unimpressed. Probably my fault
 asilbuch wrote:
Make it stop!

 
All good things come to an end {#Cry}
Blech.

Mumble. 
Whine. 
Drone. 
Off key.
Tickle the keys. 
Breathe. 

Repeat. 

 
8
my favourite in any version, feels like this radio station is right for me😁
Really went downhill lately. Sad too. I loved the early stuff. 
The latest addition to my "Chill Set," all inspired or due to my RP revelations, music-wise.
 markg063 wrote:
Has anyone been to the Radiohead website lately. It slowly faded away the other day... now look!

 
Artists. . .
 black321 wrote:
I like a lot of Radiohead, but this sucks.  Ha
...never really listened to this album...does it need to be heard in context?

 
Obviously. After this song cames Kid A (that called the album), and after "Everything in its right place" they sing "Live in the shadows at the end of my bed". You must listen the entire album.
Make it stop!
Has anyone been to the Radiohead website lately. It slowly faded away the other day... now look!
The 2Cellos cover of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" right before this?  Brilliant! {#Clap}
The intro of this song is like a warm bath...
pinto wrote:

Funny.  I was born in 1954 and was obviously influenced by the Beatles.  My wife was born in 1964 and came of age after the Beatles had broken up.  She shares your sentiment.  She once told me that you can't go for a day without some sort of Beatles reference, whether it be hearing a song of theirs or a song by one of the four individual members, or as a reference to them somehow, something, anything. It's amazing how close she is to being correct.

 
1954? me too
i'll bet you watched the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964
we were normal the first 10 years of our lives 
My first exposure to Radiohead was "Creep", played incessantly on the radio back in its day.  So I dismissed them out of hand, only to see the light later, when I found RP.
 bendame wrote:

Can we stop comparing every band to the over rated long gone Beatles PLEASE !!!
 
Funny.  I was born in 1954 and was obviously influenced by the Beatles.  My wife was born in 1964 and came of age after the Beatles had broken up.  She shares your sentiment.  She once told me that you can't go for a day without some sort of Beatles reference, whether it be hearing a song of theirs or a song by one of the four individual members, or as a reference to them somehow, something, anything. It's amazing how close she is to being correct.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
This song is from the theme album of my divorce. Initially it makes me feel all creepy, as if someone is stalking me, wanting to kill me. Hey, WAIT-  there is actually someone out there who wants to kill me!

 
Did you keep the furniture?

And cut the kids in half? 

(RH Morning Bell)
Oy!!
Definitely one of their best efforts...if you don't absolutely hate Radiohead.
YES  {#Cowboy} 
OMG! 
Atonal buzzkill.  
Desperate.
Brilliant..... and an immersive experience with headphones or a high quality audio system!  (Easy 10)