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Radiohead — Nice Dream
Album: The Bends
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 2397









Released: 1995
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 3
They love me like I was a brother
They protect me, listen to me
They dug me my very own garden
Gave me sunshine, made me happy

Nice dream, nice dream
Nice dream

I call up my friend, the good angel
But she's out with her answerphone
She says she would love to come help but
The sea would electrocute us all

Nice dream, nice dream
Nice dream, nice dream
Nice dream, nice dream
Nice dream

If you think that you're strong enough
If you think you belong enough
If you think that you're strong enough
If you think you belong enough

(Just as well Just as well Just as well)

Nice dream, nice dream
Nice dream, nice dream
Comments (262)add comment
 arserocket wrote:

must try harder .... just sayin
 
I think this is the best guitar album ever. I actually like it better than OK Computer. Shoot me.
Rained out of a hiking day at the gorge; under a tarp with enough wood for 6 hours I’ll be spending my afternoon with this excellent community of RP. As for my day of hiking, this song says it all: Nice Dream
 whatsupdude wrote:
If you've ever seen their performances on Jools Holland Live then you understand.
 
What am I understanding?
If you've ever seen their performances on Jools Holland Live then you understand.
my favorite RH album but they each have superior moments
 BCarn wrote:
Nope. I tried. Just can't get into these folks. (Maybe a few songs but in general, nope.)
 
must try harder .... just sayin
 lizardking wrote:

I'm going to 8 on this RH track...now I'm above the average rating on a 2nd RH tune....who knew I'd turn into an RH fan?  Props to BnR for all the subtlety in the playlist and giving me a chance to grow in my musical likes.  Long Live RP!!
 
+1 to 9...LLRP!!
Brilliant, like 95% of their catalogue.
 BCarn wrote:
Nope. I tried. Just can't get into these folks. (Maybe a few songs but in general, nope.)
 
Feel sorry for you. Really.
I can still remember the first time I heard this album.  Changed everything for me, musically.  Not so keen on them now, though.  This still gets a 10, though, from the Bristol office.
Nope. I tried. Just can't get into these folks. (Maybe a few songs but in general, nope.)
Still brutal after all these years.
 lizardking wrote:

I guess if you're normally abnormal then normal is...abnormal.....this is one of my fav RH tunes on RP...as the first half has a Beach Boys sound to me ("Don't Worry Baby" maybe?) - Long Live RP!! 
 
I'm going to 8 on this RH track...now I'm above the average rating on a 2nd RH tune....who knew I'd turn into an RH fan?  Props to BnR for all the subtlety in the playlist and giving me a chance to grow in my musical likes.  Long Live RP!!
Thank you for playing the other songs than the 'singles'  
Love this radio! Your repertoire is wonderful! A hug from Brazil!  
Fantastic song. Nice and easy to play as well.
 Proclivities wrote:

I tend to appreciate artists who strive to deviate from "normal" things in music (structure, chord changes, lyrics, etc.). "Normal" music, (e.g. The Eagles, Tom Petty) often doesn't interest me as much.  I'm not a huge fan of Radiohead but this is a good tune, even if it is relatively "normal" for them.
 
I guess if you're normally abnormal then normal is...abnormal.....this is one of my fav RH tunes on RP...as the first half has a Beach Boys sound to me ("Don't Worry Baby" maybe?) - Long Live RP!! 
NOT groovy. Yecchh.
Just saw them live in Chicago on Saturday - INCREDIBLE show. It's a small North American. tour but worth your while if you can get to one of the shows...
I support RP!!! Just for this reason!!!!! {#Group-hug}
I keep hearing "Ice Cream, Ice Cream" -  I must be hungry for some Cold Stone Creamery.
It was worth waiting until that mad and interesting guitar solo started. Perhaps they should have recorded only that solo...
 Emwolb wrote:
STILL don't get their appeal....I must be too old
 
I'm exactly one year younger than you and I love these guys.  Especially this album.  Age had nothing to do with it.

I hope.
 TianGongZhong wrote:
I switched on RP and....bad luck...it was Radiohead. But during the whining I heard something like "happy" and I checked the lyrics, which go like that: "...gave me sunshine, made me happy...." .
I heard the word, however I cannot believe that Tom Yorke has ever used the word "happy" in his life. I am confused. The world has become even more unpredictable, Trump, Yorke,...where will it end ?

 
Based on your comment I'd say you might want to educate yourself Re: Tom Yorke before making further comments regarding said Mr. Yorke..
I switched on RP and....bad luck...it was Radiohead. But during the whining I heard something like "happy" and I checked the lyrics, which go like that: "...gave me sunshine, made me happy...." .
I heard the word, however I cannot believe that Tom Yorke has ever used the word "happy" in his life. I am confused. The world has become even more unpredictable, Trump, Yorke,...where will it end ?
 torino390 wrote:
Great album. Not a bad track on it. A must-have.

 
+1
Great album. Not a bad track on it. A must-have.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Enjoy it, my friend.  It's the best there is.

 
i finally ordered The Bends and Ok Computer today
 Skydog wrote:
nice dream, nice song
i'm gonna have to get this cd 

 
Enjoy it, my friend.  It's the best there is.
nice dream, nice song
i'm gonna have to get this cd 
PSDream. 
A solid "1" for Thom Yorke and the One-Trick-Pony Band !
Dang.

Gotta close RP now so i can go listen to that album.
Best song to wake up to.{#Cowboy}
The record is 20 years old. Unbelievable. Time flies
Nice nice.  
fingernails on a chalkboard
....brilliant, sublime, beautiful...
Always nice to hear a tune from one of their 2 good albums.
I love when Bill plays Radiohead. I'll spend the next 5 songs reading through all the haters hating on the lovers, and the lovers hating on the haters. Can get quite amusing!

Oh, and the song is just plain Outstanding.
This is actually quite a normal song, with a normal structure, normal chord changes, normal melody, normal time signature etc.

Are we sure this is Radiohead?

I coughed up a 6 for this track..."pretty good" as they say. 
 Emwolb wrote:
STILL don't get their appeal....I must be too old
 
I didn't for the longest time. It took me forever to get past Yorke's whine--and it is a whine, to appreciate that they are one hell of a band.
STILL don't get their appeal....I must be too old
 kingart wrote:

Wow. I guess I'm f'd, then, since I have abominated a few times on RH cuts, although I wouldn't and haven't PSD'd on this cut, if that helps keep me from the pit of hell for the tasteless excommunicated. Yorke didn't seem to be marinating in off-key existential angst. 

  

Well than, I'll see you in hell.   {#Fire} {#Evil} {#Eek}


 rdo wrote:

The PSD button should be disabled for Radiohead songs.  To hit PSD on a Radiohead song is an abomination and should result in excommunication automatica from RP.



 
....... totally agree
He looks like he is getting radio head. No wonder it's a nice dream...
  trek_29er wrote:
i keep trying to like radiohead...trying and trying and trying.....but no luck so far

  wrote:

Hey, stop trying. They're like gaining enlightenment; you'll never get it until you "get it." 
 
Best reply to a comment ever!!!
 trek_29er wrote:
i keep trying to like radiohead...trying and trying and trying.....but no luck so far

 
Hey, stop trying. They're like gaining enlightenment; you'll never get it until you "get it." 

 rdo wrote:

The PSD button should be disabled for Radiohead songs.  To hit PSD on a Radiohead song is an abomination and should result in excommunication automatica from RP.



 
Wow. I guess I'm f'd, then, since I have abominated a few times on RH cuts, although I wouldn't and haven't PSD'd on this cut, if that helps keep me from the pit of hell for the tasteless excommunicated. Yorke didn't seem to be marinating in off-key existential angst. 
Greatest album in the history of the world.  Probably.  Godlike.
i keep trying to like radiohead...trying and trying and trying.....but no luck so far

The PSD button should be disabled for Radiohead songs.  To hit PSD on a Radiohead song is an abomination and should result in excommunication automatica from RP.



Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
One of my all-time favorite songs.  
Weird; I  played The Bends CD 20mins ago , this one was the last before I turned it off. 
Brilliant, underrated song. 10 


I'll dance to this marvelous song...

 

yeah, great.

Awesome. . . 



love it...

 
I decided to be nice and rate this Ho Hum but I find it pretty annoying.


Ed O'Brien of Radiohead at Victoria Park, East London  by Keira Vallejo Photography
https://www.flickr.com/photos/keira76/

© All rights reserved.



 Tana wrote:
Radiohead is like fine wine - just gets better with age.
 
OMG you copied my comment on youtube? Or we thought the same. This is funny.

https://www.youtube.com/comment_servlet?all_comments&v=57q2uFaMjNs&page=2


 boober wrote:
OK boys, go to your respective corners.....
I'm sure Bill is reading this dribble and laughing his ass off.
"Hey Rebecca....get a load of this shit"

BTW....I love this song....and I don't think they are faking the emotion in this song.
For what it is worth.

 

The word is "drivel".

I don't completely disagree with you, but before you race to conclusions about how it might be perceived, read the RP rules of engagement, particularly the one that says "play nice".


OK boys, go to your respective corners.....
I'm sure Bill is reading this dribble and laughing his ass off.
"Hey Rebecca....get a load of this shit"

BTW....I love this song....and I don't think they are faking the emotion in this song.
For what it is worth.

 wrangler wrote:


oh yes, cute emoticons and acronyms for "fuck" sure do indicate adulthood!  (no offense, bosami)
i stand corrected, oh great and wise butterfly. 
 

That was sarcasm without namecalling.  Works fine.

And I still think that Radiohead are a bunch of fakes.

 keller1 wrote:


See how adults express their views, Wrangler?
 

oh yes, cute emoticons and acronyms for "fuck" sure do indicate adulthood!  (no offense, bosami)
i stand corrected, oh great and wise butterfly. 
 wrangler wrote:


hey internet tough guy - indicating that you're trolling the forum is not name-calling.  i'm simply pointing out that you apparently have nothing better to do with your life than hang out on the internet and call radiohead a bunch of fakes, which ironically enough sounds an awful lot like name-calling.................
 

And you must have been asleep when they were teaching debate, wherein you should have learned that it's ok to apply pejoratives to the subject of the debate ... not your opponent.

If you want to call people names, try the Fox "News" comments pages or your local schoolyard.
 keller1 wrote:


Ooh, we have a stubborn one here.

Namecalling places the intellectual age at roughtly, um, twelve.
 

hey internet tough guy - indicating that you're trolling the forum is not name-calling.  i'm simply pointing out that you apparently have nothing better to do with your life than hang out on the internet and call radiohead a bunch of fakes, which ironically enough sounds an awful lot like name-calling.................
 Bosami wrote:


Yes. And hopefully before the world ends in 2012. I can't wait for that. What other predictions do you have oh great Nostradamus? Hmm? Please wow us some more.
 
Leave the Mayans out of this, Einstein.

 keller1 wrote:


Nope ... and sooner or later they'll be proven to be The Big Lie.
 

Yes. And hopefully before the world ends in 2012. I can't wait for that. What other predictions do you have oh great Nostradamus? Hmm? Please wow us some more.
 Bosami wrote:


Yeah, you can sure tell how fake and insincere these guys are.

wtf?   {#Stupid}

 

See how adults express their views, Wrangler?


 keller1 wrote:

What he said.

What a bunch of fakes.

 

Yeah, you can sure tell how fake and insincere these guys are.

wtf?   {#Stupid}

 keller1 wrote:


Quelle surprise —- another namecalling Radiohead fan.  Grow up.
 

troll.
If ever there was a gorgeous song this is it!
 keller1 wrote:

What he said.

What a bunch of fakes.

 

so says the tool with the iron butterfly quote
Brilliant record - beginning to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo gooood for the ears...
 

Is this like a reverse troll or something?  It's starting to seem insincere...

 mooseisadick wrote:
Please turn this insipid crap off.
 
What he said.

What a bunch of fakes.

 AmandaMaria wrote:
Am I the only person who can't stand this band?
 

Nope ... and sooner or later they'll be proven to be The Big Lie.




This song is soooo gooood for the ears...



 crushedvelvet wrote:
What a disgusting picture on the album cover.  It looks like a starving mummy.
 
I think its an astronaut in training in a centrifuge machine

Brilliant. Period.
 horstman wrote:
This whole album is superb from beginning to end. I think they can definitely be compared to Porcupine Tree in regards to their ethereal nature of weaving songs and energy together to transcend the ordinary. However, Porcupine Tree has captured my heart with way more enthusiasm than Radiohead has. Plus, PT just flat out rocks. They can be as light as a cloud and then as heavy as a thunderstorm spitting hail!
 
Good summation.  I enjoy some Radiohead, but there's something about PT that really grabs me.  Hard to get too much PT in my opinion.


 bindi wrote:

I always thought it looked like an android,  getting. . . um, uh, you know. . . .

 
or enjoying himself a bit too much! {#Lol}
Love this whole record.  How about some Fake Plastic Trees?!
{#Notworthy}  nice!
I am not of the Radiohead Generation
I'm dreaming some other dream.
My favorite Radiohead album by far- reminds me of camping in Savannah next to these people who had this album and the Sublime self-titled. They played them until late late at night and my fiance and I fell asleep to this one. Beautiful memories-
I thought they were singing about less string!
 Tana wrote:
Radiohead is like fine wine - just gets better with age.
 

The reissues of their first three CD's (despite the fact that Capital is still cashing in on the back catalogue like mad), are very tasty...
Radiohead is like fine wine - just gets better with age.
 stewliscious wrote:


ooooooooh..............ooooooooh............uuuuuhn.......
 
THAT!

 crushedvelvet wrote:
What a disgusting picture on the album cover.  It looks like a starving mummy.
 
I always thought it looked like an android,  getting. . . um, uh, you know. . . .

The round is the best part..."if you think that you're strong enough..." ahhh{#Music}
I'm in the opinion range of acceptable, I once owned this CD and another Radiohead CD and I traded it in at one of those used CD shops. I'm a music collector and it is very uncommon for me to part with members of my collection, Radiohead just does not connect with my Parrothead.

 lovemydog wrote:


Wow. You couldn't be more wrong. I think the word you want is stupendous!
 
Yea, that individual meant to say STUPENDOUS. One of their best songs, off maybe their second best record.{#Cheers}
 keller1 wrote:
Horrendous.
 

Wow. You couldn't be more wrong. I think the word you want is stupendous!
 keller1 wrote:
Horrendous.
 

Horrendously wonderful, boy that was a mouth full!
I love this Radiohead-The Bends is a desert island CD for me for sure!
Horrendous.
 OmegaConcern wrote:


Sorry I'm late!

This sucks.
 
See if I volunteer any more band names for you!{#Wink}

 crushedvelvet wrote:
What a disgusting picture on the album cover.  It looks like a starving mummy.
 

Oooh, how sensitive.
 crushedvelvet wrote:
What a disgusting picture on the album cover.  It looks like a starving mummy.
 
It's a photo of a medical dummy.


What a disgusting picture on the album cover.  It looks like a starving mummy.


 horstman wrote:
This whole album is superb from beginning to end. I think they can definitely be compared to Porcupine Tree in regards to their ethereal nature of weaving songs and energy together to transcend the ordinary.

However, Porcupine Tree has captured my heart with way more enthusiasm than Radiohead has. Plus, PT just flat out rocks. They can be as light as a cloud and then as heavy as a thunderstorm spitting hail!

Porc tree has that strong metal influence therein that you consider rocking out ..... and that's cool.

But if songs like Just, My Iron Lung, There There, Paranoid Android and several others don't "rock" to you - you've got a narrower definition of rock than I do..... and I guess that is cool now.


It's a pretty song, but if I were to order the tracks on this album from most to least favorite, this one would be quite near the bottom of the list.

Still, I give it a 7.
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, the Maastricht song again. As with all Radiohead, fine instrumentals are spoilt by weak, whining vocals - if they ever release a purely instrumental album I'll snap it up. And no, they're not a patch on Porcupine Tree. It's time again for a slap across the chops with a wet herring...
 

you are so clueless about Thom's exquisite, varied and unique use of his voice as an instrument that I truly feel sad for you.
 eeke wrote:

yeeeeesssssss
 

ooooooooh..............ooooooooh............uuuuuhn.......
felam wrote:
WHA WHA WHA? A Radiohead song that everyone isn't whining about? Wow! :stupid:
Sorry I'm late! This sucks.
WHA WHA WHA? A Radiohead song that everyone isn't whining about? Wow! :stupid:
KdK wrote:
...Tim (Jeff) Buckley re-do...rather hear these originals
Nice Dream is a Radiohead original, not written by either of the Buckley clan. . .
I'm a huge Radiohead fan, and yet I find this track a bit underwhelming. Give me some "Optimistic"!
Great song/great album...this was playing lots around the time my 1st son was born...takes me back (he's 9 now)
:sunny:
Skip this comment if you don't like Thom Yorke or Radiohead, but that long sustain near the end as he holds a high note then goes straight into the final refrain...really impressive technique and great use of the voice as instrument. Most excellent tune off a landmark album.
One of the best from a superb CD. Great stuff!
:stop:
...Tim (Jeff) Buckley re-do...rather hear these originals