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How To Disappear Completely is the 4th track on Kid A and has been described by Thom Yorke as "the most beautiful thing they ever did."

History

Thom Yorke has said about How To Disappear Completely:

"That song is about the whole period of time that OK Computer was happening. We did the Glastonbury Festival and this thing in Ireland. Something snapped in me. I just said, ‘That’s it. I can’t take it anymore.’ And more than a year later, we were still on the road. I hadn’t had time to address things. The lyrics came from something Michael Stipe said to me. I rang him and said, ‘I cannot cope with this.’ And he said, ‘Pull the shutters down and keep saying, ‘I’m not here, this is not happening."

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
That there, that's not me
I go where I please
I walk through walls
I float down the Liffey

[Chorus]
I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

[Verse 2]
In a little while
I'll be gone
The moment's already passed
Yeah, it's gone

[Chorus]
I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

[Verse 3]
Strobe lights and blown speakers
Fireworks and hurricanes

[Chorus]
I'm not here
This isn't happening
I'm not here
I'm not here

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