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Radiohead — Go to Sleep
Album: Hail to the Thief
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 2116









Released: 2003
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Something for the rag and bone man
"Over my dead body"
Something big is gonna happen
"Over my dead body"

Someone's son or someone's daughter
"Over my dead body"
This is how I end up getting sucked in
"Over my dead body"

I'm gonna go to sleep
Let this wash all over me

We don't wanna wake monster taking over
"Tiptoe round, tie him down"
We don't want the loonies taking over
"Tiptoe round, tie them down"

May pretty horses
Come to you as you sleep
I'm gonna go to sleep
Let this wash all over me
Comments (363)add comment
They can do no wrong, great music
I wish it was longer.  You really get rockin and then it's over.  And yet, maybe it's better that way.
I can not get the lyrics to match up with whatever it is he’s singing.
good. god. Thom.
"Go to Sleep"  is a metaphor for "hit the PSD button."
Never too much Radiohead... they are that good and then some
Way too much Radiohead on RP... They are not that good.
I've tried so many times to warm to this band -- and this the song that makes me think they can rock.

But ultimately, I end up pressing "skip".
Praises, at last a rocking RH track. 
I am continually amazed by all that's going on in this mad, dizzying track! So deceptive, how it's JAMMING before one even knows it...

"Go to Sleep" and "There There" are the two "surviving" songs from the album "Hail to the Thief" from the five songs previously selected by RP-Prodution since 2003. But something is missing here.
There is another essential song from this album that has been forgotten (say this way): "Where I End And You Begin. (The Sky Is Falling In.)"
They can not all be here, right?  Okay Chief.  :))


.
And with that, I'm going off to sleep.

Thanks RP for a day of great music.  {#Daisy}
The more I hear Radiohead...the more I like Radiohead. This band is a flurry of memorable atmospheres and transcends beyond the mundane  trivalities of life. Let's just say...I like this. Period.
 twoplain2sea wrote:
 Thanks God, I'm not alone in this.

 
me too
it's been a Radiohead summer for me 
ok, stop working
go mtb
...got you!
{#War}{#Group-hug}{#Guitarist}
THIS DOES ROCK!{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}
 Lemonhead wrote:
{#Dancingbanana_2}ALWAYS RADIOHEAD. PLAY LOTS  MORE RADIOHEAD{#Dancingbanana_2}

 

I second that emotion...   {#Bananajam} {#Bananasplit} {#Dancingbanana}
{#Dancingbanana_2}ALWAYS RADIOHEAD. PLAY LOTS  MORE RADIOHEAD{#Dancingbanana_2}
Whoah, ya know, with a bit of a buzz on, this can be a mighty mind-bending thing! Love the guitars, the timing, tinge of electric passion
 Thanks God, I'm not alone in this.
I have no idea why I rated this so low before.  Solid 7 for me.
I so desire a  banjitar.
I remember jamming this when it came out; I was living The Dream in Tokyo, partying every night in Shimokitazawa, no care at all!
I discovered this song about 3 years ago and it is one of my all time favorites. The guitar is soo good.
 Rick_V wrote:
One of my favorite songs of the last 10 years. The guitar is so good on this track.

 
Agreed. A solid 10 for me. It holds up.
RadioHead - ruining lovely hooks since 1992 {#Ass}
More Radiohead!
{#Heartkiss} ......... brill 8 >>>>>>>>>>>> 9
Radiohead hasn't written a song this strong in a long time.  Great song.
 socalhol wrote:

Ahh, for us in the USA it sounds like a Fred Sanford then...  {#Wink} 
sanford and son poster

 


Every Fred Sanford needs his Esther:


photo of Aunt Esther and Fred Sanford glaring at each other: from "Sanford and Son" TV show

Radiohead certainly engenders passionate discussion....

Did someone feed Thom anti-depressants for this song? He sounds almost happy!  
One of my favorite songs of the last 10 years. The guitar is so good on this track.
 snap_dragon wrote:

Hey Russ

Anyone who reads comments knows that you hate Radiohead.  When they come on, why not just hit PSD.  Your comments are repetitive and juvenile.  And no one cares if your lack of personal hygiene leads to itching.

 

 

I know you are but what am I? {#Moon}
 MassivRuss wrote:
Such a nice guitar hook. Then Yorke opens his yawp and my rectal itch kicks up.

 
Hey Russ

Anyone who reads comments knows that you hate Radiohead.  When they come on, why not just hit PSD.  Your comments are repetitive and juvenile.  And no one cares if your lack of personal hygiene leads to itching.

 
...this becomes a time machine preset when it plays as my marriage is breaking apart and I'm sitting in a porch swing sipping a contemplative hoppy pop on a late Colorado summer evening...

Everybody in my churches be dancing...  love this song...
 
That was a nice transition from the Yardbirds.
Such a nice guitar hook. Then Yorke opens his yawp and my rectal itch kicks up.
There is not a single day, when Radiohead is NOT playing at least 5 times a day. The same goes for Led Zeppelin, Natalie Merchant and Calexico.  Thank you, Radio Paradise! I can't wait for the next plays of these great artists.
Every weeknight my phone alarm goes off with this song as the ringtone to let me know it's past bedtime.  I hate going to sleep! {#Sleep}
{#Sleep}There is not a single day, when Radiohead ist NOT playing at least 5 times a day, same goes for Led Zeppelin, Natalie Merchant and Calexico!

I simply CANT hear it anymore! {#Wall}

   
 fredriley wrote:
I wonder how many folk in the UK the right side of 30 know what a 'rag and bone man' is? You so rarely get them on city streets these days. What always fascinated me about them as a kid was the strangled cries they made - it's amazing the noises that you can derive from the original phrase "RAG AND BONE!". A bit like newspaper sellers in kiosks.
 
Ahh, for us in the USA it sounds like a Fred Sanford then...  {#Wink} 
sanford and son poster
PSD PSD PSD PSD
Ooh, nice mix Bill - Yardbirds Shapes of Things into this was almost seamless! 
 richlister wrote:

These people have been in your hotel a very long time. Are they just agreeing with you because they have been taken hostage? And having to endure your constant dancing?
 

I have been saved...  everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 (former member) wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this cool song...


 
 
These people have been in your hotel a very long time. Are they just agreeing with you because they have been taken hostage? And having to endure your constant dancing?
My most listened to song of 2004
Love u,love u,love u...
This song never fails to move me... in the best possible way, of course!
Go to..... somewhere else.... having just listened to Yardbirds 'Shapes of Things', I know which I prefer! 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer evening...

 
 Proclivities wrote:

Thom Yorke's vocal stylings may occasionally sound similar to those of David Gates, and maybe because they're both sort of "mellow" bands.  I've heard or read that comparison before.  I don't personally hear very much similarity - especially in the lyrics - but that comparison was probably made by a critic from Rolling Stone or NME, and is just brought up over and over.
 
Listen to Everything I Own, then Fake Plastic Trees.   I think it really applies to those two songs.  Both great songs.  These are very similar, I wouldn't go so far as to say it's an homage, but pretty close.  I say that in a good way.


killer segue out of the yardbirds - shapes of things...
 gemtag wrote:

I agree this is great stuff. I disagree on King of limbs. I like the "direction" quite well. They continue to evolve. 
 
Indeedium.



absolutely marvelous...  love it...

 
 jules44 wrote:
A good friend of mine, says he just doesn't get RH....says they sound like bread to him.......WTF? Anyone?Comments? Agree? Disagree?
 
Thom Yorke's vocal stylings may occasionally sound similar to those of David Gates, and maybe because they're both sort of "mellow" bands.  I've heard or read that comparison before.  I don't personally hear very much similarity - especially in the lyrics - but that comparison was probably made by a critic from Rolling Stone or NME, and is just brought up over and over.


 fredriley wrote:
I wonder how many folk in the UK the right side of 30 know what a 'rag and bone man' is? You so rarely get them on city streets these days. What always fascinated me about them as a kid was the strangled cries they made - it's amazing the noises that you can derive from the original phrase "RAG AND BONE!". A bit like newspaper sellers in kiosks.

Photo of rag and bone man
...recycler - early version

 romeotuma wrote:


Yes, the volume just went wayyyy up... yes, this song is incredible...  love it...

 
 
 and toes a tappin! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}

Everybody in my hotel room loves this cool song...


 
 jules44 wrote:
A good friend of mine, says he just doesn't get RH....says they sound like bread to him.......WTF? Anyone?Comments? Agree? Disagree?
 
Radiohead is to Bread as Monet is to a 4-year old with a great set of crayons (or whoever did the album art)

jules44 wrote:
A good friend of mine, says he just doesn't get RH....says they sound like bread to him.......WTF? Anyone?Comments? Agree? Disagree?
 

Bread was a pretty fair soft rock band with a few hits back in the 70's like "Baby i'm A Want You," "Everything I Own" and "Let Your Love Go" but I don't quite get the Radiohead comparison. {#Smile}

Grey Eye Glances "Close Your Eyes" f/b Radiohead "Go To Sleep." Cute.
 Relayer wrote:
This is SO much better than anything on King of Limbs, and as a whole, this album is better than anything they have released since. I just can't get into Radiohead's new direction. It's all so "average".
 
I agree this is great stuff. I disagree on King of limbs. I like the "direction" quite well. They continue to evolve. 
Brilliant!!!!!  And they better come back to NY.
A good friend of mine, says he just doesn't get RH....says they sound like bread to him.......WTF? Anyone?Comments? Agree? Disagree?
Going to see them in Atlanta in early March of 2012. Can't wait!
This is SO much better than anything on King of Limbs, and as a whole, this album is better than anything they have released since. I just can't get into Radiohead's new direction. It's all so "average".


Yes, the volume just went wayyyy up... yes, this song is incredible...  love it...

 


This song is soooo good for the entire body...  love it...


Volume just went wayyyy up...  love it...




This song is soooo good for the feet...

 
I wonder how many folk in the UK the right side of 30 know what a 'rag and bone man' is? You so rarely get them on city streets these days. What always fascinated me about them as a kid was the strangled cries they made - it's amazing the noises that you can derive from the original phrase "RAG AND BONE!". A bit like newspaper sellers in kiosks.

Photo of rag and bone man


We be dancing...  love it...

 


This song is soooo good I am running out of superlatives...  love it...

 
 smackiepipe wrote:

When I first read this I thought it said "this song be soooo good I am running out of laxitives..."
 


It is spelled laxatives, you moronic poop head...  you can't even spell what is on your mind...

and I am running out of superlatives for this song...  this song is soooo awesome...

 



This should be followed by "Rolling People" by The Verve
 smackiepipe wrote:

When I first read this I thought it said "this song be soooo good I am running out of laxitives..."
 
Must be something to do with Ms Tuma's verbal diarrhea.
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
 swruch wrote:

...and repeat segue on 2.12.2011 - fire the programmer!  Just kidding RP.
Excellent segue from Shapes of Things.  All Hail RP.
 


 jules44 wrote:

Romeo......I kinda get the sense you love this song........me too!
 


Hope you are having a great new year!

Yes, I love this song...


 
 romeotuma wrote:


Absolutely magnificent—  this song be soooo good I am running out of superlatives...


 
When I first read this I thought it said "this song be soooo good I am running out of laxitives..."

Perfect perfect perfect (for me).
ok, tell me these guys never heard "masons children" ... the guitar riff parallels this more obscure dead song, but it sure sounds sweet!
Still love it...
 romeotuma wrote:


perfect...


 
Romeo......I kinda get the sense you love this song........me too!



perfect...






Soooo cool...  we still be dancing like bow-legged gypsy mule-skinners...  love it...

 
 vandal wrote:
Awesome. . .
 


Yeah, this song is incredible...

 
Awesome. . .
Love it.
 rtkmusic wrote:


As in, "okay, kids, let's compare these two songs: with the Yardbirds track, we have evidence that bands actually can write songs, play their instruments with taste, and present enjoyable music. With the Radiohead track, not so much..."

 

Could not have said it better myself.  Tremendous comment.


Going to sleep soon, but for now we be dancing...  love it...

 
 swruch wrote:
Excellent segue from Shapes of Things.  All Hail RP.
 

As in, "okay, kids, let's compare these two songs: with the Yardbirds track, we have evidence that bands actually can write songs, play their instruments with taste, and present enjoyable music. With the Radiohead track, not so much..."



love it...  love it...  love it...





Absolutely magnificent—  this song be soooo good I am running out of superlatives...






This song is just so incredible...  it blows me away every time I hear it...  love it...




awesome...




This is a great song...


 rdo wrote:


after OK computer, there was no place to go but down, you can't top perfection.
 
OK Computer may have been perfection.
But that's not to say they didn't produce some great music after that.
There are some wicked trax on Hail to the Thief.
And "In Rainbows" is an incredible album.
It battles OK as my favourite Radiohead record.
No matter how much I listen to Rainbows, I can't seem to get bored of it.

They continue put out fantastic music.
Even Thom Yorke's solo album was one of my favourite albums of that year.
I can listen to it over and over again.
What talent!




soooo cooool...




GREAT song...  love it...


 albertgf wrote:
Radiohead , sou els millors ¡¡ collons !!
 

I like the Radiohead/colon juxtaposition.  Now we're getting someplace.

1, and only because I can't figure out how to give it minus 800.




This song rocks...

I like this, sometimes, exactly as bill plays!
 musicjunkie1963 wrote:
Man, I love the guitar work in this track!  
 


Yeah, this is one of my favorite Radiohead songs...



Man, I love the guitar work in this track!  
Excellent segue from Shapes of Things.  All Hail RP.
 pushkinjim wrote:
Puke Puke Puke - This song sucks!
 
I totally concur


This song is soooo good for the ears...


7 to 8, and climbing!


Radiohead is so awesome...




This is a fantastic song... in fact, it is one of my all-time favorites...


Puke Puke Puke - This song sucks!
 gabbadar wrote:


Agreed. The last 3 records even. Amnesiac, and Kid A weren't bad; fun to listen to even. A couple good tracks on Hail to the Thief.. much better than Thom Yorke's solo which I'm ashamed of myself for purchasing.

I'm afraid we've already seen the best they'll produce.
 

after OK computer, there was no place to go but down, you can't top perfection.
Excellent follow-up to the Yardbirds! {#Cool}{#Cheers}


This is really a great song... love it...


 lemmoth wrote:

Who is his???

 
His = her husband.  I don't think she was referring to Radiohead being single person (Thom Yorke).

 handyrae wrote:
I liked this song so much, I asked my husband to burn me a copy of his CD. I think I almost made it through my first and only listening of it. Blah.
 
Who is his???

<turns volume up to loudest point in days>

Oh, yeah.  I dig this a LOT.