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Radiohead — Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Album: In Rainbows
Avg rating:
7.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2879









Released: 2007
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Just as you take my hand
Just as you write my number down
Just as the drinks arrive
Just as they play your favorite song

As your bad day disappears
No longer wound up like a spring
Before you've had too much
Come back in focus again

The walls are bending shape
They got a cheshire cat grin
All blurring into one
This place is on a mission

Before the night owl
Before the animal noises
Closed circuit cameras
Before you're comatose

Before you run away from me
Before you're lost between the notes
The beat goes 'round and 'round
The beat goes 'round and 'round

I never really got there
I just pretended that I had
Words are blunt instruments
Words are sawed off shotguns

Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out

Before you run away from me
Before you're lost between the notes
Just as you take the mic
Just as you dance, dance, dance

A jigsaw falling into place
So there is nothing to explain
You eye each other as you pass
She looks back and you look back
Not just once
And not just twice

Wish away your nightmare
Wish away the nightmare
You got a light you can feel it on your back
A light and you can feel it on your back
Your jigsaw falling into place
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 eveliko wrote:
OK one has to admit on this track, dude is whining with slightly more energy than the usual.
But that's still whining.
 

Lol
He is.
I just red the lyrics - I'm thinking dude might be better off talking to girls in church  sundays
Radiohead just continues to astound. 
 Laptopdog wrote:
This CD is still in heavy rotation in my car. Such a great album.
 
Wouldn't sound of much if it wasn't rotating. Just sayin'
Some songs deserve any 11
 planet_lizard wrote:
YES! That's how I like to start my day. What a feckin choon.
 
Hey now - who you calling a choon?
7.7 rating? For me it's beyond godlike! :)
Like the tune.  Like the band name.
 HectorPascal wrote:
I understand all the RadioHaters out there. It's natural with anything that elevates an art form to another level.

Mahler had a similar problem - if problem is the correct word.

RP knows what's what though.
 
This type of pretentiousness pretty much epitomizes RH fans.
This whole album is "most excellent",,,,give it  a "8"...
I understand all the RadioHaters out there. It's natural with anything that elevates an art form to another level.

Mahler had a similar problem - if problem is the correct word.

RP knows what's what though.
 hempmandan wrote:
They do nothing wrong. They make other bands wonder why they try...I need a song or two to recover after that....

 

take your meds
 WonderLizard wrote:
For years I savaged Radiohead on these pages and in print, and one day I finally figured out that if you took Yorke's voice with a very large grain of salt, the band was incredible. Ditto the lyrics. Sigh. Unlike other bands, who will go unnamed, I think you have to take the wonderful with the not-so-wonderful. Still, Radiohead is pretty much everything touted about them. One hell of a band.
 
I'm getting there too, WonderLizard!  And maybe I haven't been as savage against RH, though it's taken till recently to listen to this and 3 other albums in full, and yes, great stuff....this one's going +1 to 9...Long Live RP!!
For years I savaged Radiohead on these pages and in print, and one day I finally figured out that if you took Yorke's voice with a very large grain of salt, the band was incredible. Ditto the lyrics. Sigh. Unlike other bands, who will go unnamed, I think you have to take the wonderful with the not-so-wonderful. Still, Radiohead is pretty much everything touted about them. One hell of a band.
i guess Radio Head is very polirizing band just like Rush ,you eithr hate them or dig them
That was pretty good! For years and after repeated listenings, I expected them to eventually declare that they were 'just kidding' after a tune.
A good example of, 'just because it's Radiohead, doesn't mean it's good'.
There is a LOT of Radiohead on RP I note. Jolly good thing too.
soundtrack for a busy dream
This sucks cherry balls. Tasty
OK one has to admit on this track, dude is whining with slightly more energy than the usual.
But that's still whining.
Sucks.
“You took too much man, too much, too much.”
Awesomest!!!! Love Radiohead!
This CD is still in heavy rotation in my car. Such a great album.
YES! That's how I like to start my day. What a feckin choon.
love the Radioheads!
Love this song.
MUTE
Their last masterpiece album....

Love the song, love the video clip!

https://youtu.be/GoLJJRIWCLU


Allright! Turn volume UP and sing with me!!! {#Bananapiano}
 FatPants wrote:
Perhaps their best song, along with Everything in Its Right Place, Idioteque, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Street Spirit, You and Whose Army?, A Punchup at a Wedding, Codex, and Decks Dark.


Kaw wrote:

And a few dozen others {#Cheesygrin} Knives out for example is excelent.

 
'Paranoid Android', 'There, There', 'House Of Cards', lots of 'em
 FatPants wrote:
Perhaps their best song, along with Everything in Its Right Place, Idioteque, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Street Spirit, You and Whose Army?, A Punchup at a Wedding, Codex, and Decks Dark.

 
And a few dozen others {#Cheesygrin} Knives out for example is excelent.
8
Perhaps their best song, along with Everything in Its Right Place, Idioteque, Subterranean Homesick Alien, Street Spirit, You and Whose Army?, A Punchup at a Wedding, Codex, and Decks Dark.
Beautiful song from a beautiful album.{#Sunny}
Yeeeeaahhhhhh  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Doesn't get much better than this!!  {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
 aspicer wrote:
Wow - how do you not play the new tune Bill?!  "Burn the Witch" - it's right down the middle for RP.   And I would say this one is better. {#Guitarist}

 
We're playing that one too.
Wow - how do you not play the new tune Bill?!  "Burn the Witch" - it's right down the middle for RP.   And I would say this one is better. {#Guitarist}
 eroz wrote:

Time to boost the volume!



 
Zactly - just did {#Cheesygrin}
Never noticed before but he sounds like Pete Yorn, or rather Pete Yorn sounds like him?  Makes sense why I like them both.{#Clap}
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
I don't get it. Is he on serious drugs? Is he recovering from a stroke? It all sounds slurred and sloppy to me. Oh well, to each his own, huh?

 
Now, that's art. It's not for everyone, just as any other ;)
{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}
I don't get it. Is he on serious drugs? Is he recovering from a stroke? It all sounds slurred and sloppy to me. Oh well, to each his own, huh?
 8 < 7. Sorry. Its effect decreases with repeats. Does this guy write any upbeat or affirmative material? So much f'in angst. That aside, his vocals, as usual, grate my ears like a roll up gate that needs some lube. 
 Best radiohead song! The unique godlike for me of radiohead.
Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out
Come on and let it out
{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
A perfectly crafted and executed song.
Perfect!
 hempmandan wrote:
 They make other bands wonder why they try...I need a song or two to recover after that....
 
I sometimes wonder why they bother as well. At least it stops him whining in another band.
Uh oh! Crossfire!
Beguiling!
Droning!
Well, at least we're not listening to Quadrophenia!
"Love, Feign o'er Me"
Always beguiling, never fails to draw me in. Thanks Bill.
It would be great if it wasn't for the awful vocal. 
Ugh.  Yet another droning-turned-to-whining contribution from Radiohead.  How it is that the emo sheeple have caused this to linger is one of life's great sad moments.
This is growing on me hugely, as their stuff usually does.  Eventually.  ↑8
Sometimes Yorke's voice works, sometimes it doesn't... This is a case of the latter.
They do nothing wrong. They make other bands wonder why they try...I need a song or two to recover after that....

Time to boost the volume!


amazing sequence:
 porcupine tree, then a day in the life, roundabout (yes), and finally this..
 
One of my rare 10s.  This song is brilliant.
the musical "feng shui" of this against Zep is why I dig on RP
I just lowered my rating to 'sucko barfo'. I had to, for the sake of reexperiencing the satisfaction of rating it 'godlike' again.
 Relayer wrote:
This song ends a great RP prog rock set:
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
Beatles
Yes
Radiohead

 

Great set!!!
Wow.....A Radiohead "dance track".....woke me up.
 Steely_D wrote:
Reminds me of the Sea and Cake.

 
Sounds like a good single malt!
Reminds me of the Sea and Cake.
This song ends a great RP prog rock set:
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
Beatles
Yes
Radiohead
{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist}{#Drummer}
Not many tracks stop me dead in my tracks when I'm busy at work ... but this one does. Always has. Can't explain coherently here as to why, other than it's wonderfully complex and "edgy" and so brilliantly crafted. In Rainbows is an album that I just couldn't get my head around when it was first released. Maybe they were just way ahead of the curve back then when it was released (2007), but now - it's probably my most played RH album. As from their Wiki page "On 12 July (2014), Jonny Greenwood stated that Radiohead would "start up in September, playing, rehearsing and recording and see how it's sounding" ... Salivating here at the thought of what's to come!

I don't mute RP very often but this made me do it, dreadful.


 lemmoth wrote:
BEST BAND ON THE PLANET

 
Which planet?
The opening riff of this song owes an awful love to Arthurly and Love.
 Stratocaster wrote:
To me, this is almost mindless drivel. Not bad enough for PSD but not even remotely great. I realize that the fanboys will explain how Thom Yorke is singlehandedly saving music as an art form, but it is COMPLETELY lost on me.

That said, to me "Knives Out" is a great tune and arrangement, and RH do have other occasional flashes of brilliance. But the sun doesn't shine out of their collective arse.

Out of respect to said fanboys, I won't rate the song.

 
Well, I will.  6. I admire RH and there is smth like here...just not much.  lots of better RH played on RP, but nice to have a spectrum played. Thanks BillG.
 lemmoth wrote:
BEST BAND ON THE PLANET

 
Agreed.
{#Guitarist} {#Dancingbanana_2}
Volume up up up!!! I love mornings with RH (and days and nights)
{#Motor} 
TERRIBLE!!!!
To me, this is almost mindless drivel. Not bad enough for PSD but not even remotely great. I realize that the fanboys will explain how Thom Yorke is singlehandedly saving music as an art form, but it is COMPLETELY lost on me.

That said, to me "Knives Out" is a great tune and arrangement, and RH do have other occasional flashes of brilliance. But the sun doesn't shine out of their collective arse.

Out of respect to said fanboys, I won't rate the song.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
They just can't write a bad song.

 
{#Yes}
this song deserves the little guitar jamming {#Guitarist} icon
They just can't write a bad song.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
getting a headache

 
You are obviously not a Radiohead-head.
 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice!

 
exactly
so annoying...why oh why.
getting a headache
 MassivRuss wrote:

What planet? Where does this insufferable worship of RadioHead come from?

Really trying to get it. This one got a 3 from me, it takes nearly a whole minute for Thom Yorke to turn his weak voice into true rectal itch and hearty PSD. As for the composition, it's no different from dozens of other of their songs. There's minimalism, then there's mindlessly arranged noodling in a single register.

 
Please excuse Jimmy's negative comment about your intellect in his response.

But to answer your question - the planet is earth (in my opinion of course - although I'm joined by many - it doesn't make it fact)

I couldn't disagree more with some of your opinions (weak voice?, rectal itch?, mindlessly arranged noodling?, no different fom dozens of RH songs??)

I'm thinking Thom's voice is a powerful 5th or 6th instrument - used in a wide variety of ways - in RH's catalog.
I believe the arrangements are precisely and splendidly arranged and the playing powerful, fluid and unique in rock.

My opinion is this album overall and this song in particular are more accessible to the average listener than many of their prior 2 or 3 efforts, very different from the vibe of Kid A, Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief.  I think that's why many folks on this board who are not big RH fans still express admiration for this tune/album.

Won't address your feelings in your rear quarters.  These guys have a major affect on my mind, heart and soul.




Most Radiohead  -- with the exception of "Creep" -- falls into the Bjork category for me. I can tell it's good tea, but it's just not my cup of tea. It's the singer's voice in both cases. For most songs like this, as with this song, I just don't vote.

 
If I could only take 5 albums with me to a desert island, this would be near the top. I hear something new every time I listen.
 jimmpypowder wrote:

You have to be of higher intellect to appreciate Radiohead.Sorry mate.

 
What a TYPICAL RadioHead fan response. Wow. Thank you for making my case so much better than I could. {#Moon}


 MassivRuss wrote:

What planet? Where does this insufferable worship of RadioHead come from?

Really trying to get it. This one got a 3 from me, it takes nearly a whole minute for Thom Yorke to turn his weak voice into true rectal itch and hearty PSD. As for the composition, it's no different from dozens of other of their songs. There's minimalism, then there's mindlessly arranged noodling in a single register.

 
You have to be of higher intellect to appreciate Radiohead.Sorry mate.
I am pretty sure this is the only Radiohead song after The Bends that I don't PSD
 lemmoth wrote:
BEST BAND ON THE PLANET

 
What planet? Where does this insufferable worship of RadioHead come from?

Really trying to get it. This one got a 3 from me, it takes nearly a whole minute for Thom Yorke to turn his weak voice into true rectal itch and hearty PSD. As for the composition, it's no different from dozens of other of their songs. There's minimalism, then there's mindlessly arranged noodling in a single register.
Wow- this has been quite a ride.  Ruby Falls => Empty Spaces / Young Lust => Collapse The Light Into Earth => A Day In The Life => Roundabout => Jigsaw

Time to throw $5 into the jukebox.  Thanks, Bill & Rebecca!
Damn, I woulda sworn that was Norah Jones. Weird.
BEST BAND ON THE PLANET
 hippiechick wrote:
The more I listen to Radiohead, the more I realize what a genius Thom Yorke is.

 
hear, hear
Very nice!
Love love love this song. Don't want it to end.
Pretty lively for these guys. I bet they need a nap after playing it. I'd probably rate it a 7 if it was someone I'd never heard of. Will give Radiohead the benefit of the doubt and go 8 now instead of bumping it later.
Probably my fav RH piece. It accelerates instead of drones. 
This song manages to be both jaunty and ominous - brilliant!
Probably my favorite Radiohead song. Love this one.
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
Radiohead will be on the Colbert Report Monday night...

this song is groovy...
 
Time flies when we're having fun...  this song is still groovy...  love it...
 
Trying, really trying to like this from the opening hook... really, really trying. But it just. goes. nowhere... PSD!!
 Queue wrote:
Saw "From the Basement" on Palladia the other night.  Worth checking out!

 
AGREE 100% - great footage of a band of crack musicians playing their hearts out - a must see for any RH fan
This is one of their best albums - very acessible
 oceansurf wrote:
Sorry, but this music would have never seen the light of day if they didn't slap the name "Radiohead" on it.  Crapola.

 
Nice to hear that I'm not alone.
Sorry, but this music would have never seen the light of day if they didn't slap the name "Radiohead" on it.  Crapola.
 hippiechick wrote:
The more I listen to Radiohead, the more I realize what a genius Thom Yorke is.
 
Well really ....genius the BAND is....He would not be anywhere near what Radiohead is without the amazing talent of the band as a whole....just sayin'.  His solo projects are not in the same league as Radiohead, that is not even a discussion!

So how do you follow a classic Led Zeppelin........oh this will do nicely. Well done Bill !!!
10. this song makes me groove with it. I can't stop moving. 
Actually Bill, this came out in 2007. Sure it wasn't in stores then, but considering they released it for free/'pay-what-you-want'....  Anyhoo.
 AliGator wrote:
I do so love this song. Rawr.
 
Me too...it gives me goosebumps every time I hear it...amazing.
I do so love this song. Rawr.

Rated it 8 when it was a constant in the rotation. After a fresh listen, this is most obviously a 10.


Yes! Yes! Yes! 
11
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}