You’re So Special, Radiohead

Radiohead is an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), brothers Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments) and Colin Greenwood (bass), Ed O’Brien(guitar, backing vocals) and Philip Selway (drums, percussion).

Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992, It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995).

Radiohead had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide by 2011. Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s. In 2017, they were nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in their first year of eligibility.

Three of Radiohead’s singles have appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 charts: Creep, High and Dry, and Nude. The band has received sixteen Brit Awards nominations, but have yet to win one, the Best Alternative Music Album award three times at the Grammy Awards, At the MTV Video Music Awards, awarded for Best Art Direction forThere There. Radiohead has also received the Best Act In The World Today award three times at the Q Awards.

Their first song, Creep was not initially a chart success, but became a worldwide hit after being re-released in 1993. The members of Radiohead grew weary of the song in later years, and refused to perform it for a brief period. It is included in the Radiohead: The Best Of compilation album.

Creep, Lyrics


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When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
And I wish I was special
You’re so fuckin’ special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

She’s running out again,
She’s running out
She’s run run run run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fuckin’ special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo,
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.
I don’t belong here.

TeRra Magazine

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