there, there…


From Radiohead’s album Hail to the Thief, the song There, There was the first single from the release and was nominated for a  Grammy award.  Co-produced by Nigel Godrich, when There, There was completed the emotions of the song made lead singer Thom Yorke cry.

There, There was given the alternate subtitle “The Boney King of Nowhere“, as a reference to Yorke and his son’s favorite British children’s television show Bagpuss.  Directed by Chris Hopewell, the luminous music video was created for There, There as a tribute to the memories of the show and shares different human-like eccentricities performed by animals.

Personally, the meaning of Radiohead’s There, There maintains the idea of how songs relay different messages that pertain to one’s life.  It can make one realize how one person feels, may be completely opposite to someone else’s emotions.  As a song meaning, There, There represents the battle of letting something go that’s not real, or to keep holding on because it is.

What does it mean to you?


One Response

  1. Iva Troj

    I’ve been reading up on some Russian philosophers from the 18th and 19th century… you know… the big guy with the beard, the one and only 🙂 All of a sudden I realized that there is a connection between many of my favorite Radiohead songs and the brilliant writings in front of me. Radiohead lyrics in my head (including this one found in many different shapes in “God and the State”) seemed like quotes from his writings, and it wasn’t just one or two, they were many. It felt so obvious…