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Airbagtelex

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  1. Actually,if you were high enough,you make OKC about a whale if you tried.
  2. It is very clear that OKC has a recurring theme to it. It's a very special album in every way,and that includes it's lyrics. Sometimes it's theme get a bit fuzzy,but here's my attempt at OKC's storyline. There was an android made in a 1984 modern world. The government is cruel and watches everything the people do in this day and age,and that's why the robot was made-to destroy this government. However,the robot acts decidedly human and looks decidedly human,so it is accepted,though it is really a spy. Airbag-The robot is driving a car,gets in a car wreck,and it's circuits are scrambled. However,it survives complete destruction because of the airbag. Because its circuits have been scrambled,it takes on a human nature,and actually believes it's human. Paranoid Android-Even though being in a crash looked as to have a positive effect,the crash made the robot have some side-effects,thus causing the jumbled-up nature of the lyrics of this song. Subterranean Homesick Alien-After recovering from his injuries,the robot realizes how boring this earth really is,and wishes to meet aliens and leae the planet. Exit Music (For A Film)-The robot finds a girl,and attempts to leaves the planet with her (this might be Sarah,later mentioned in Lucky),but her Dad refuses to let her go with him (his psychosis might have something to do with that ). Let Down-He goes back to living life normally,and examines what people do when they're dissappointed,and how dissappointing the world can be. At this point,for tracks 6,7,and 8,the focus switches to the world itself in this 1984 world and what's happening in it, Karma Police-Whether literal or not,there appears to be a penalty for not following the status quo,and the song examines the fate of those who do not follow it,including Thom,who sings as a person part of the "police". Fitter Happier-For those who get caught by the "karma police",they get sent to a brainwashing center to help them "get their lives together". It starts off good,but ends up a horrifying poem of boredom and erosion. Electioneering-This song examines the process of campaigning,and how anyone will do anything to get to the top. Now the focus switches back to the android for the rest of the album. Climbing Up The Walls-The robot appears to be having a dream about what he was built to do before the crash:kill. No Surprises-He wakes up,realizing he's back in his warm,but suffocating world where no one can harm him. It sounds that people are trying to get him to return to his normal programming,but he still thinks he's human. Lucky-He finally snaps his twig,and tries to kill himself,"Pull me out of the aircrash,pull me out of the lake..." The government that he was built to take down wishes to recruit him,realizing that he's invincible,(I don't think the airbag saved him at all) but he chooses not to go. However,it also dawns on him that he's a robot. The Tourist-After trying to kill himself,he leaves the girl,and the planet. A dog also finds out he's a robot. Where he ends up,I'm not sure,but I think an OK Computer 2 would be appropriate. I came up with this from a user on Epinions.com,but put my own spin on it. His name is divad23. I hope you enjoyed my probably inaccurate interpretation! If you have any of them of your own to post,put them here.
  3. Er... Karma Police Subterranean Homesick Alien Lucky Treefingers High And Dry
  4. What's with all the Idioteque lovers? That song grates at me...
  5. See,you learn something new everyday. Genchildren....
  6. I would love a jazz album! Remember the end of Optimistic? Mmm...yeah.
  7. I only have 3 so... Plenet Telex Subterranean Homesick Alien Kid A
  8. How could a CD break in half? You couldn't have done that on purpose right? Heresy it is in my book! Anyway,yeah. I'm surprised this thread is still alive.... BTW,I got my first copy of OKC last spring.
  9. Thank you for forwarding me to that.
  10. Some people find this song to be out of place,but I love it so much. Hardest rocker on OKC? Yes! Appreciate it!
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